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How Blockchain is Changing Energy

August 8, 2018
Quote: Blockchain is not just buzz, it is an existing – and exciting – new technology   Cities are complex patchworks of infrastructures that include electric grids, natural gas distribution systems, water...
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EFI and NASEO Release 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report

May 21, 2018
On May 16th, The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) released the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER). The USEER offers data...
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Accelerating the Growth of Solar and Wind with Biofuels

May 14, 2018
[caption id="attachment_31744" align="alignleft" width="300"] USDA Photo[/caption] Electricity generated from solar and wind has grown rapidly in the past few decades. However, its continued growth is imperiled by the high costs of...
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Subsidies for Electric Vehicles Favor the Wealthy

March 12, 2018
Electric vehicles are heavily subsidized by the federal, state, and local governments. Based on a study I just completed, the federal subsidies are worth over $42.7 billion to their recipients...
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IMPACT for Energy: Driving Investment in New Technologies

February 8, 2018
Recently, a bipartisan, bicameral bill, the IMPACT for Energy Act, was introduced to establish a nonprofit foundation that will channel private-sector investments that support the creation, development, and commercialization of...
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OEP Summary: Put Energy Tax Preferences on a Level Playing Field

June 1, 2017
Full Title: OurEnergyPolicy.org Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org Publisher(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org Publication Date: 08/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), hosted a discussion at OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP) on ta discussion focused on his proposed legislation, the FAIR Energy...
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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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The Future Is Here – Do We Embrace It or Not?

April 11, 2016
Over 20 states are reviewing their net-metering rules for solar energy and at least 10 are conducting value of distributed generation studies. But is this just delaying the inevitable --...
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Distributed Generation: Cleaner, Cheaper, Stronger

March 14, 2016
Full Title: Distributed Generation: Cleaner, Cheaper, Stronger Author(s): The Pew Charitable Trusts Publisher(s): The Pew Charitable Trusts Publication Date: 02/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Distributed energy resources allow electricity to be generated closer to where...
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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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