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July 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Unleashing Corporate Sustainability

by: Jeffrey Moe
Global Director, Energy Policy and Advocacy
Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand
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While some companies associate sustainability with added costs, sustainable business practices actually deliver value to society and can be a growth engine for business. The United States’ experience over the last decade shows how a country can reap the benefits of increased private sector sustainability efforts. With the right policy support, the corporate sector can do even more to expand and accelerate these practices. Though companies may have different experiences, our efforts demonstrate that it is possible for the industrial corporate segment to integrate sustainability into its strategy while still delivering strong returns to shareholders.

At Ingersoll Rand, we made …

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June 24, 2019 at 3:31 PM

The Need for a Diverse Approach to Energy

by: Laura Nelson
Executive Director
Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development
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As new and cleaner energy options are deployed, our national energy portfolio is transforming faster than ever before. Facing changes occurring across our power, transportation, and resource systems, Utah has chosen an all-of-the-above state energy policy. Embracing energy diversity and focusing on efficient markets, technology, infrastructure, and new partnerships will create an energy economy that supports our state’s economic and environmental goals.

As discussed at Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s recent energy summit, the Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED) has worked to advance Utah’s energy agenda with smart and innovative solutions. Among the OED’s significant initiatives are projects

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June 10, 2019 at 11:01 AM

The Key to Saving the Nuclear Power Sector

by: Wil Burns
Co-Executive Director
The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, American University
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Nuclear power plants—which emit zero greenhouse gas emissions and have very low emissions during their entire lifecycle—can contribute significantly to addressing climate change. However, many reactors have been retired, with more to follow. In many cases, these reactors are being supplanted by natural gas, which can result in a large increase in greenhouse gas emissions, especially when methane leakage is taken into account. As the Union of Concerned Scientists recently concluded, “the resulting emissions set back national efforts to achieve needed emissions reductions.” Many energy experts believe that a commitment to thorium-based nuclear reactors might help to turn the

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May 21, 2019 at 4:06 PM

A Big Step for Small-Scale LNG

by: Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03)
Member
U.S. House of Representatives
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The United States is blessed with an abundance of natural gas and has been a net exporter since January 2018. Thanks to the Trump Administration’s increased de-regulation, we are reaping the fruits of this expanding energy sector. With this increase in energy production, Congress must make proper investments in infrastructure and effectively reform regulations to aid in the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). To help accomplish this, I and Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL-06) have introduced the Small-Scale LNG Access Act (H.R. 1836). Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has introduced a Senate companion bill (S. 816),

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May 6, 2019 at 10:03 AM

Bipartisan Energy Storage Solutions

by: Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA)
Co-Chair, Advanced Energy Storage Caucus
U.S. Representative, State of California
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Americans are looking to leaders in Congress to take action on environmental causes and identify new and innovative solutions to address climate change. Part of that strategy must include the development and expansion of energy storage. Battery energy storage is the future of renewable energy, and cheap grid-scale storage means that renewables can compete with fossil fuels on cost alone. Advanced energy storage is also a technology that can improve the integrity and resilience of our energy infrastructure and grid.

We must explore battery energy storage and invest in it to improve America’s energy infrastructure and make our national grid

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