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Preparing the Next Generation of Energy Leaders

June 16, 2015
What determines the cost of a ton of coal? Is OPEC an oligopoly? Should we subsidize low-carbon energy or tax fossil fuels? Do Prius owners drive more? These are among the...
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Will Demand for Oil Peak by 2035?

June 2, 2015
Many are familiar with peak oil theory -- the idea that global oil production will hit a ceiling and then decline -- yet the concept of peak oil demand, where...
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Time-Variant Pricing in NY’s REV

March 23, 2015
Throughout most of the country, residential electricity customers pay the same price for electricity regardless of when it is consumed. Such flat rates mask the fact that true system costs...
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Climate Engineering: Solution or Problem?

March 18, 2015
On February 10, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released two major new reports on climate engineering (or "geoengineering"). The reports set out to summarize the scientific basis for what...
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The Water-Energy Nexus: How Can Collaboration Lead to Greater Impact?

December 17, 2014
This prompt is the second in a series of discussions led by invited speakers at the upcoming 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy...
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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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