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Energy Security Must Be High On The Agenda

August 27, 2018
Whether it’s the flip of a light switch or plugging in your cell phone to charge – never has the reliability of our energy supply been more important to so...
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Unleashing Hydropower

August 20, 2018
Several years ago, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a report on the energy potential of the thousands of non-powered dams in the US. With a significant number of untapped...
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How Blockchain is Changing Energy

August 8, 2018
Quote: Blockchain is not just buzz, it is an existing – and exciting – new technology   Cities are complex patchworks of infrastructures that include electric grids, natural gas distribution systems, water...
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Should the EPA Spur Emissions Trading?

July 31, 2018
The Trump administration is close to an official announcement freezing fuel economy standards for U.S. cars and light-trucks at their 2020 levels (roughly 35-37 miles per gallon), rather than continuing...
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Fugitive Emissions and the Future of Gas

July 16, 2018
It’s hard to overstate the growing importance of natural gas in the global energy marketplace, and the scale and mood of June’s World Gas Conference in Washington DC bore witness...
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The Ineffectiveness of Renewable Portfolio Standards

July 9, 2018
Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) require a certain percentage of the electricity sold by utilities to be from qualifying sources as determined by state statute. RPS are one of the most...
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Can the US Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies?

June 25, 2018
The use of fossil fuels drives climate change. Unfortunately, the path to clean sources of electricity, heat, and transport is impeded by the continued government subsidization of fossil fuels. In...
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Carbon Tax: Barriers and Solutions

June 18, 2018
Although there is a broad consensus that we need to “price carbon” to enable markets to account for the external costs of burning fossil fuels, no proposed national legislation has...
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Coal, Nuclear, and National Security

June 11, 2018
On June 1st President Trump directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to halt the closure of competitive coal and nuclear power plants, which are being pushed offline by less expensive energy...
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From 6% to 90% — The New Offshore Drilling Plan

June 4, 2018
In January, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” as part of the 2019-2024 National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposal Program (DPP)....
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