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Harvey Highlighted Vulnerability of Nation’s Fuel Infrastructure

September 11, 2017
[caption id="attachment_29715" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by PO1 Patrick Kelley/U.S. Coast Guard/UPI[/caption] In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the average price of a gallon of gasoline nationwide spiked by 25 cents, with...
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Policymaker Support Key to Offshore Wind Prospects in U.S.

September 5, 2017
Offshore wind is not yet easy to build in the United States. But the question is no longer if a boom will happen, industry stakeholders say, it is when and...
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Grid Passes Eclipse Test

August 23, 2017
This week, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States for the first time in nearly a century. The eclipse dimmed the sun for several hours, leaving utilities questioning the...
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The Future of Fossil Fuels: Trailing and Leading Indicators

August 14, 2017
In late July, Hunter Harrison, the CEO of CSX railway corporation, declared that his railroad, founded to haul coal, and still getting a fifth of its revenue from coal, would...
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What is Next for the Clean Power Plan?

August 7, 2017
The Clean Power Plan (CPP), the signature piece of environmental regulation from the Obama Administration, is now facing an uncertain future. Following President Trump’s request for a review of the...
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How to Pack More Power into NYC’s Energy-Efficiency Bill Package

August 1, 2017
Earlier last month, the New York City Council introduced a package of bills designed to make buildings more energy efficient. Given that about 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in...
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Climate Scientists Challenge ‘100% Renewables’ Paper

July 19, 2017
In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson released a report claiming via modeling that 100% of the energy – not just the electricity – needed by the U.S. could be reliably provided...
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Targeting Corporate Climate Risk

July 10, 2017
With American federal climate policy in retreat after President Trump announced his intention for the US to withdraw from the Paris Accords, where will climate change activists focus their efforts?...
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Challenges With Kemper Raise Concerns For “Clean Coal”

July 3, 2017
Proposed in 2006, Southern Company’s (“Southern”) Kemper County Power Generation Facility (“Kemper”) was initially viewed as a flagship demonstration project for “clean coal” technologies like carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”)....
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Three Mile Island: The End of an Era?

June 19, 2017
If climate change is considered a real concern by most government officials, why are policy makers and politicians not acting to keep reliably operational nuclear plants from being prematurely shutdown?...
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