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How Can We Enhance The Efficiency Of The Existing Coal Power Plant Fleet?

November 24, 2014
The existing fleet of coal-fired power plants is critical to the economic prosperity of the U.S. As the leading provider of U.S. electricity generation (at 39%), low cost coal keeps...
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A Look At State Energy Plans

October 14, 2014
A State Energy Plan (SEP) is a comprehensive strategy that helps policymakers, state utility regulators, energy suppliers, and consumers strategically plan for a state’s energy future. The goal of an...
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The State And Promise Of Energy Storage

October 6, 2014
Energy storage has become one of the hottest topics in the electric power industry today as penetration levels of variable energy resources (e.g. wind, solar) rise rapidly. However, from the...
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Will There Be Sufficient Electricity?

September 11, 2014
An analysis has been made to determine if there would be enough electricity in the US by 2050 to support a carbon-free future to avoid the worst effects of climate...
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Legal and Regulatory Issues Related to the Renewable Fuel Standard

March 19, 2014
The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Energy Project seeks your input as part of a yearlong effort aimed at fostering constructive dialogue and action on reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). BPC...
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Vehicle and Supply Chain Issues Related to the Renewable Fuel Standard

March 18, 2014
The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Energy Project seeks your input as part of a yearlong effort aimed at fostering constructive dialogue and action on reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ...
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Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure From Cyber Threats

March 11, 2014
Cyberattacks are occurring with greater frequency and severity, and could have enormous impacts on huge swaths of the highly interconnected electric grid. Despite the serious risks posed by cyber attacks,...
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Examining Texas’ Regulated and Deregulated Electricity Prices

January 2, 2014
About 85% of Texas residents purchase their electricity in a deregulated, competitive market, while the electric rates in a few major metropolitan areas (Austin, San Antonio) are regulated by the...
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Should U.S. Climate Policy Focus More on Innovation?

October 23, 2013
Most clean energy advocates believe that the world has all the low-carbon technologies needed to effectively address climate change. In their view – what we describe as the Clean Energy...
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Fuel Choice and Energy Security

October 22, 2013
A report, “Fuel Choice for American Prosperity,” recently published by the United States Energy Security Council (USESC), a group within the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), identifies...
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