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Should We Continue Tax Credits for Carbon Capture?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: April 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM

As a party to the Paris Climate Agreement, the United States affirmed its continued commitment to significantly reducing carbon emissions by 2025. According to the Department of Energy and the International Energy Agency, achieving large CO2 reductions will require an “all of the above approach” with new and innovative energy technologies playing a primary role in any successful CO2 mitigation strategy. One technology receiving bipartisan support from a number of policymakers is carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). In February Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX 11th Dist.) introduced a bill, which would expand and create a permanent tax credit for CCS. Senator… [more]

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Innovative Energy Technologies: The Next Generation

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: March 25, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Full Title: Innovative Energy Technologies: The Next Generation Author(s): Carnegie Mellon University Scott Institute Publisher(s): Carnegie Mellon University Scott Institute Publication Date: Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Our lifestyle is sustained by energy. Energy increases our daily productivity and quality of life. These may include daily activities such as making our homes warm or cool, moving us from one place to another in our car, or running machines like refrigerators, washers, televisions, and computers. Just as we draw upon the energy stored in fat cells in our body to move throughout our day, we draw upon energy stored as gasoline… [more]

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Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technologies

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 11:35 AM

Full Title: Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technologies Author(s): Publisher(s): Publication Date: Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The United States has diverse and abundant renewable resources, including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar, and wind resources. These renewable resources are geographically constrained but widespread—most are distributed across all or most of the contiguous states. Within these broad resource types, a variety of commercially-available renewable electricity generation technologies have been deployed in the United States and other countries, including stand-alone biopower, co-fired biopower (in coal plants), hydrothermal geothermal, hydropower, distributed PV, utility-scale PV, CSP, onshore wind, and fixed-bottom offshore wind. Today, these… [more]

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Can Additional Funding Boost ARPA-E’s Tolerance for Risk?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: March 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) is responsible for funding transformational energy technologies that are too early in their development to attract private-sector investment. Projects funded by ARPA-E are typically considered high-risk investments due to the long and arduous incubation period for energy technologies. However, in 2015, the 2% of total project applications that ARPA-E funded raised questions about the agency’s tolerance for risk. Because ARPA-E has been under pressure to achieve results quickly, some have suggested that it has been more inclined to invest in projects that have a higher chance of success.… [more]

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“60 Minutes” Calls Cleantech a Bust

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: January 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

A recent “60 Minutes” segment essentially called the cleantech industry a failure, eliciting a flurry of criticisms defending the green technology sector. “Hoping to create innovation and jobs, [President Obama] committed north of $100 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks to cleantech. But instead of breakthroughs, the sector suffered a string of expensive tax-funded flops. Suddenly cleantech was a dirty word,” said “60 Minutes’” host, Lesley Stahl. One of the main criticisms against the CBS segment was that it conflated the cleantech venture capital sector of Silicon Valley with the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. The critics have… [more]

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The DOE Under Ernest Moniz

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: May 16, 2013 at 9:38 AM

The new Secretary of Energy and MIT physicist, Ernest Moniz, has often cited nuclear power as an important means of developing a low-carbon future for America. Moniz has also advocated the use of natural gas for its economic, environmental and energy security benefits, as outlined in a report he authored while at MIT, “The Future of Natural Gas.” So what can we expect from the next Secretary of Energy? Throughout his confirmation process, which has taken place over the past six weeks, Secretary Moniz reiterated the need for an “all-of-the-above” strategy, while expressing his belief that the government is underinvesting… [more]

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Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013

Author(s): Floyd DesChamps
Senior Vice President of Policy & Research
Alliance to Save Energy
Date: April 29, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) recently reintroduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESICA), S. 761. This bipartisan legislation will spur the use of energy efficiency technologies across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, while fostering job creation. Energy efficiency is the best way to address our energy needs, increase the competitiveness of our businesses and create sustainable jobs. ESICA is supported by over 200 entities, from industry to environmentalists, ranging from Dow Chemical to the Sierra Club. This broad support illustrates the value of identifying points of consensus and how energy efficiency is such an area… [more]

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The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on the Future of Energy Technology with an Emphasis on Canadian Oil Sands

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: April 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Full Title: The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on the Future of Energy Technology with an Emphasis on Canadian Oil Sands Publisher(s): House Energy and Commerce Committee Publication Date: 3/2012 Language: English Type: Video Length: 4:33:38 Hearing Notice: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Background Memo: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Description (excerpt): On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold the seventeenth day of its hearing on “The American Energy Initiative.” This day of the hearing will focus on the future of energy technology with an emphasis on Canadian… [more]

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