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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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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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A Carbon Dividends Plan

February 14, 2017
Climate change poses a threat to the safety and prosperity of America’s and the world’s citizens. Every major scientific academy agrees that global warming is real, is mostly caused by...
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Can Nuclear Power Rise From The Chaos In Washington?

February 8, 2017
In January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Advanced Nuclear Technology Act of 2017 (ANTA). At the same time, the latest version of the Interim Consolidated Storage Act (ICSA)...
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Ohio Regulators’ Controversial $600 Million for FirstEnergy

October 31, 2016
In a long-awaited decision, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved a $600 million electricity rate plan for Ohio utilities provider, FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy has been struggling financially since a...
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Is Utility Solar Better Than Residential Solar To Meet Renewable Goals?

October 24, 2016
[caption id="attachment_26792" align="alignright" width="300"] Long Island Solar FarmPhoto: Brookhaven National Lab[/caption] Twenty-nine states have renewable energy mandates. California’s mandate calls for 33% renewable energy by 2020 while New York State mandates...
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Arguments of the Clean Power Plan

October 3, 2016
Last week, the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) latest chapter unfolded before an en banc hearing at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Petitioners argued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped...
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If Cities and States Could Cut CO2 Without Raising Energy Bills, Shouldn’t They?

August 8, 2016
City skylines have long been a symbol of innovation and prosperity. What you can’t see is that these same buildings are some of the largest energy consumers in the United...
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Replacing California Nuclear with Renewables

July 11, 2016
California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires 50% of utility retail sales derive from renewable sources by 2030. This includes ramping up efficiency, storage and renewable infrastructure, especially rooftop solar projects....
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Should the Pentagon Rethink its Energy Strategy?

July 5, 2016
According to the Pentagon, the military’s reliance on fossil fuels – and the vulnerabilities that accompany that reliance – could potentially pose a major national security issue. This potential threat...
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