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Should We Continue Tax Credits for Carbon Capture?

April 18, 2016
As a party to the Paris Climate Agreement, the United States affirmed its continued commitment to significantly reducing carbon emissions by 2025. According to the Department of Energy and the...
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Can Additional Funding Boost ARPA-E’s Tolerance for Risk?

March 14, 2016
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) is responsible for funding transformational energy technologies that are too early in their development to attract private-sector investment....
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Alternatives to Net Metering: A Pathway to Decentralized Electricity Markets

March 7, 2016
The traditional regulated monopoly model for electric utilities is outdated. It limits innovation, product and service development in the power sector. One example is the regulatory treatment of distributed energy...
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Advanced Energy Now 2016 Market Report

March 3, 2016
Full Title: Advanced Energy Now 2016 Market Report Author(s): Navigant Research Publisher(s): Advanced Energy Economy Publication Date: 03/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is the pragmatic voice of business leaders who are...
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Is there a Policy Path that Pursues Today’s Greenhouse Gains while Building the Capacity to Solve Tomorrow’s Grander Challenges?

February 23, 2016
Transitioning to a non-polluting energy menu and safe climate in a world of growing energy needs and persistently abundant fossil fuels is a tough task, whatever path you favor. And...
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ICAO Proposes Carbon Emissions Standard For Aviation Industry

February 10, 2016
Today the aviation industry is responsible for about 2% of all GHG emissions. Experts predict that by mid-century, this number could triple without policies designed to combat aircraft emissions due...
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Grid Reliability: What Congress Can Learn From New York’s REV Initiative

February 1, 2016
On a hot day in August 2003, a stretched transmission line tripped after dipping into an overgrown tree in Ohio. Soon after, multiple transmission lines nearby also tripped beginning what...
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Solutions to Energy-Water Conflicts

January 13, 2016
Water and energy networks are inextricably linked. Energy production and electricity generation both require water. Conversely, treatment and distribution of water to consumers and wastewater collection and treatment depend on...
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Integrating Food, Energy and Water Systems to Beneficially Utilize Food Waste

January 12, 2016
Industry production systems underlying the Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) Nexus have traditionally treated pollution and waste as externalities that often end up in a landfill. Food waste is the...
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Could Hydropower Flood America With New Power?

January 4, 2016
After the events of COP21, the National Hydropower Association’s (NHA) goal to expand hydropower in America over the next few decades seems especially important. The existing hydro fleet was constructed...
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