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Unleashing Hydropower

Author(s): Michael Messina
Director, Market Development & Business Affairs
Whooshh Innovations
Date: August 20, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Several years ago, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a report on the energy potential of the thousands of non-powered dams in the US. With a significant number of untapped hydropower sources readily available, it makes sense to consider how we can utilize more of this emissions-free resource. Many companies have attempted to shepard one of the more than 80,000 non-powered dams through the hydropower licensing process at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) only to find that unanticipated obstacles can arise like the requirement for fish passage. Often, FERC imposes a condition on the issuance of a hydropower license… [more]

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Battery/Diesel Grid-Connected Microgrids: A Large-Scale, Industry-Based Case Study of Future Microgrid Capabilities

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: January 20, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Full Title: Battery/Diesel Grid-Connected Microgrids: A Large-Scale, Industry-Based Case Study of Future Microgrid Capabilities Author(s): ABB Publisher(s): ABB Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): As large scale battery technology and economies of scale continue to improve, many industrial utilities are investigating the use of battery technology as the basis for Grid Energy Storage Systems (GESS). Based in Victoria, Australia, AusNet Services, the state’s largest energy delivery service owning and operating approximately $11 billion of electricity and gas distribution assets that connect into more than 1.3 million Victorian homes and businesses, began investigating GESS in 2013. AusNet Services chose… [more]

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Maryland Resiliency Through Microgrids Task Force Report

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: January 7, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Full Title: Maryland Resiliency Through Microgrids Task Force Report Author(s): Maryland Energy Administration Publisher(s): Maryland Energy Administration Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Recognizing the value that microgrids can offer to energy surety and resiliency, on February 25, 2014, Governor Martin O’Malley directed his Energy Advisor to lead a Resiliency Through Microgrids Task Force (“Task Force”) to study the statutory, regulatory, financial, and technical barriers to the deployment of microgrids in Maryland. The Governor’s charge required the Task Force to develop a “roadmap for action” to pave the way for private sector deployment of microgrids across the State. As… [more]

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Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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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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Do We Have the Talent to Manage America’s Energy Needs?

Author(s): Elias Hinckley
Partner
KL Gates
Date: October 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Our inability to provide enough skilled labor presents real and serious challenges to our ability to meet America’s energy demands over the coming decades. In recent years there has been a growing and increasingly vast shortage of skilled labor in the energy industry at every professional level, from technical specialists and operators to leaders and senior management. A Deloitte Survey from a few years ago put this in stark perspective with 70% of respondents from throughout the U.S. energy industry answering that given the current labor force, they would not be able to meet their future staffing needs. In addition,… [more]

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Loss and Damage under the UNFCCC

Author(s): Wil Burns
Co-Executive Director
The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, American University
Date: June 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

The focus of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) originally was the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as emissions associated with land-use change and forestry. However, by the 2000s scientists and policymakers realized that emissions targets were too low to avoid serious negative impacts, necessitating the development of adaptation responses as a complement to mitigation. In the past few years, it has become clear that historical emissions have “locked in” a certain level of climatic change, making some serious impacts unavoidable. Moreover, the feckless response of the world in arresting emissions makes even graver unavoidable… [more]

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The Role of Innovation in Meeting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Author(s): Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
Date: May 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

The EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, meant to reduce carbon by 30% by 2030, is expected to be accomplished through a combination of improving existing power plants, switching to cleaner generation, boosting renewables, and improving energy efficiency. It is more than likely that the global economy’s ability to innovate and drive economies of scale will significantly ease this transition, providing as yet unknown but superior alternatives. Consider this: the wind and solar industries barely existed five years ago. Today, costs of wind have fallen by 58% in the last five years, and the price of installed solar has plummeted by… [more]

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Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: April 29, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Full Title: Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Author(s): Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Transportation Research Board; National Research Council Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the past few years, interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has grown. Advances in battery and other technologies, new federal standards for carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel economy, state zero-emission-vehicle requirements, and the current administration’s goal of putting millions of alternative-fuel vehicles on the road have all highlighted PEVs as a… [more]

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Worldwide Engagement for Sustainable Energy Strategies

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: April 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Full Title: Worldwide Engagement for Sustainable Energy Strategies Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT WorldwideEngagementforSustainableEnergyStrategies<- Description (excerpt): In the early 1970s, oil powered the global economy. The 24 industrialised member countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) accounted for 72% of world oil demand. The relatively new producer group, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), produced 50% of the world’s oil. In 1974, when OAPEC (Organisation for Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries) implemented an embargo cutting oil supplies to major consumer countries, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was… [more]

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