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Should Policymakers Reconsider the Role of Biomass?

May 2, 2016
The Senate recently passed the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act (S.2012) cosponsored by Senators Murkowski and Cantwell. One aspect of the bill that is creating controversy revolves around provisions characterizing...
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State of the U.S. Solar Market: How Valuable are State Subsidies?

March 29, 2016
Solar power generation in the U.S. is on the rise with an added 7.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity in 2015. Demand for solar is projected to increase as...
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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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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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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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Should We Use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a Revenue Stream?

December 3, 2015
The U.S. currently maintains one of the world’s largest stockpiles of government owned oil, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). In response to the 1970s oil embargo and supply shocks, the...
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Fueling Marine Shipping: The Potential of LNG?

November 9, 2015
There are over 90,000 cargo ships powered by oil-based fuels that, according to one study, account for 3-4% of worldwide emissions (including SOx, NOx, PM and CO2). In 2012, the...
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Solar in Low-Income Communities

November 2, 2015
In 2014, the U.S. residential solar industry installed 1,231 MW of capacity and installation costs fell 10 percent. While lower prices made onsite solar energy more affordable and accessible for...
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