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Reconsidering the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shutdown

Author(s): Herschel Specter
President
Micro-Utilities, Inc.
Date: March 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM

In January, New York Governor Cuomo, Riverkeeper, an environmental group, and Entergy, a nuclear utility, announced a joint agreement to shut down the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point (IP) by April 2021. Replacement power will be provided by clean energy sources consistent with New York’s Clean Energy Standard, which requires 50% of the State’s electricity to come from renewable energy by 2030. It is claimed that this can be achieved with a negligible cost to ratepayers. The plant currently provides carbon-free and low cost electricity for about one quarter of the power consumed by New York City and Westchester… [more]

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Environmental Policy Guide: 167 Recommendations for Environmental Policy Reform

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: September 21, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Full Title: Environmental Policy Guide: 167 Recommendations for Environmental Policy Reform Author(s): Diane Katz Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Ill-conceived and excessive regulation increasingly inhibits economic growth and erodes individual liberty. Environmental regulation, in particular, frequently lacks a foundation in either sound science or rational economics, fails to balance costs and benefits, and routinely exceeds statutory or constitutional boundaries. These problems represent dysfunction of a high order, and reforms are urgently needed. The Heritage Foundation’s new Environmental Policy Guide offers 167 detailed recommendations for reform stemming from consultations with dozens of experts in… [more]

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A Profile of the Nation’s Renewable Energy Sector

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: September 1, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Full Title: A Profile of the Nation’s Renewable Energy Sector Author(s): American Council on Renewable Energy Publication Date: 08/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): As the nation’s electricity infrastructure ages and older power plants retire, renewable energy is becoming the option of choice to power 21st Century America. Since 2008, renewables have made up more than half of all new power generation capacity in the U.S., outcompeting fossil sources of electricity and delivering tangible economic benefits throughout the country. Continued support of renewable energy is important to sustain our economic growth and maintain America’s leadership and competitiveness in one of… [more]

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Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: February 4, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Full Title: Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels? Author(s): Thomas Covert, Michael Greenstone, and Christopher R. Knittel Publisher(s): Journal of Economic Perspectives Publication Date: 2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Scientists believe significant climate change is unavoidable without a drastic reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels. However, few countries have implemented comprehensive policies that price this externality or devote serious resources to developing low-carbon energy sources. In many respects, the world is betting that we will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels because we will run out of inexpensive fossil fuels… [more]

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“Looking Back … and Looking Ahead”: Energy Sector Developments in 2015 That Will Continue to Shape the Energy Sector in 2016

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: January 21, 2016 at 1:52 PM

Full Title: “Looking Back … and Looking Ahead”: Energy Sector Developments in 2015 That Will Continue to Shape the Energy Sector in 2016 Author(s): Shearman and Sterling LLP Publisher(s): Shearman and Sterling LLP Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In December 2015, President Obama signed into law H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), authorizing budgetary resources for surface transportation programs for fiscal years 2016-2020, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Appropriations Act), an omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2016. The FAST Act also contains provisions intended to improve… [more]

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Report of the Thermal Energy Task Force

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: January 7, 2016 at 1:47 PM

Full Title: Report of the Thermal Energy Task Force Author(s): Maryland Energy Administration Publisher(s): Maryland Energy Administration Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The General Assembly created the Thermal Energy Task Force (“Task Force”) during the 2013 Legislative Session through the passage of SB 797/HB 1084. The legislation requires the Task Force to (1) analyze how to restructure the Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) to incorporate thermal energy sources, including energy generated by wood-derived biomass; (2) determine whether it is appropriate to create a separate compliance tier for thermal energy; (3) determine a method for awarding renewable energy credits… [more]

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Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: November 3, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Full Title: Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015 Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Published annually, the Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report highlights how the overall development and deployment of clean energy technologies evolve, year on year. Each technology and sector is tracked against the interim 2025 2°C Scenario (2DS) targets of the IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), which lays out pathways towards a sustainable energy system in 2050. This comprehensive overview examines the latest developments in key clean energy technologies: Recent trends with reference to… [more]

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Energy Technology Perspectives 2015: Mobilising Innovation to Accelerate Climate Action

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 3:41 PM

Full Title: Energy Technology Perspectives 2015: Mobilising Innovation to Accelerate Climate Action Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): As climate negotiators work towards a deal that would limit the increase in global temperatures, interest is growing in the essential role technology innovation can and must play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Indeed, recent success stories clearly indicate that there is significant and untapped potential for accelerating innovation in clean technologies if proper policy frameworks are in place. In an especially timely analysis, the 2015… [more]

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International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative: Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 1:51 PM

Full Title: International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative: Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report Author(s): U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Nuclear energy represents the single largest carbon-free baseload source of energy in the United States, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the electricity generated and over 60 percent of our low-carbon production. Worldwide, nuclear power generates 14 percent of global electricity. Continually increasing demand for clean energy both domestically and across the globe, combined with research designed to make nuclear power ever-safer and more cost-effective, will keep nuclear… [more]

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Energy-Sector Workforce Development in West Virginia

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: October 29, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Full Title: Energy-Sector Workforce Development in West Virginia Author(s): Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Sean Robson, Andrea Phillips, Gerald Hunter, David S. Ortiz Publisher(s): Rand Corporation Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the past, West Virginia’s energy sector was primarily based on mining and combusting coal for industry or electricity. In recent years, the production and industrial application of natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale resources have increased demand for workers in the energy sector. In 2013, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) asked RAND to work closely with the Community and Technical College System of West… [more]

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