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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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Trump Budget Breakdown: The Clean Energy Economy and American Innovation

June 13, 2017
[caption id="attachment_28914" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo source: U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr[/caption] The Trump administration recently released its full federal budget proposal, which could slash funding for the DOE Office of...
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A Solar Trade War

June 4, 2017
Last month the International Trade Commission (ITC) agreed to proceed with a trade case filed by the bankrupt solar manufacturing American company Suniva. Suniva has claimed that the current import...
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What are the Implications of Exiting Paris?

May 23, 2017
President Trump is expected to make a decision after the impending G7 summit regarding whether the U.S. will remain a party to the Paris Climate Agreement. For weeks, the President has...
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Opportunities for Carbon Capture in California

May 9, 2017
California has demonstrated leadership in setting ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by setting a target to reduce emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. While California is...
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Where Should Electricity Investment Go?

May 1, 2017
With a single executive order issued at the end of March, the Trump administration launched a robust effort to roll back Obama-era climate policies designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide...
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Energy Reset: Free Markets vs. Government Influence

April 24, 2017
The National Capital Area Chapter for the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE) held its annual energy policy conference on April 6th entitled “Energy Reset? Conflicting Forces in the Energy...
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