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US transition to renewables is ‘is irrevocab...

Brief NRDC: US transition to renewables is ‘is irrevocably underway’ Author By Robert Walton @TeamWetDog • Published Dec. 6, 2016 Dive Brief: The United States transition to renewable energy is “is irrevocably underway,” according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, and it is unlikely that a change in Presidential administrations will be able to reverse that...

The Black Snake in Sioux Country: Dakota Access Pi...

  The Black Snake in Sioux Country: I made this map to show the geography of the 2016 struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline in North Dakota. The map highlights the reroute of the pipeline corridor to avoid potential water contamination in majority-white communities while putting Native American communities at greater risk, along with the locations of resistance...

New infrastructure aims to increase takeaway capac...

New infrastructure aims to increase takeaway capacity of natural gas from Utica region eia.gov | November 22, 2016  A number of pipeline projects that have been approved, or are in various stages of the approval process, would increase capacity to transport natural gas from the Utica production region in Ohio to natural gas markets. Collectively, these projects could add up to 6.8 billion cubic feet per...

Pence ignored 2014 plea by Carrier to save efficie...

Vice President-elect Mike Pence is seen at the Indiana Statehouse in March, where as governor he spoke about Carrier Corp.’s decision to move jobs to Mexico. Photo courtesy of AP Images. POLICY Jeffrey Tomich , E&E News reporter EnergyWire: Thursday, December 1, 2016 eenews.net | Pence ignored 2014 plea by Carrier to save efficiency jobs A decision by Carrier Corp. to keep its gas furnace plant...

Developing Countries Are Disproportionately Drivin...

  IEEFA Update: Developing Countries Are Disproportionately Driving Global Growth in Renewables Half of All $300 Billion in Activity Is in Emerging Markets Tim Buckley More than half of all renewable investment activity in the world last year occurred in developing countries. And 2015 was no small year for renewables, as new investment set a record US$286 billion and total transactions (including...

Rise of Trump Puts China in Position to Take Over ...

On the Blogs: Rise of Trump Puts China in Position to Take Over Global Renewables Boom From ChinaFile.com:The transition away from fossil fuels is real—and in this context, other countries will spy the opportunity to master and supply the technologies needed for a carbon-constrained world. Best positioned among these nations is surely China. “If America wants to forfeit that [renewable energy] leadership, or erode it,...

The 21st Century Power Grid: The Future Ain’...

Energy Seminar: Terry Boston, The 21st Century Power Grid: The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be   LINK to video: https://energy.stanford.edu/vef/load/a7bcf5f163465561326f5a0b48bbcfed?width=640&height=365 stanford.edu | Terry Boston, Retired President and CEO, PJM Interconnection Talk Abstract: Few things are more important to our lives than the availability and reliability of electricity. Electricity is...

OHIO ’ S ENERGY FUTURE AT RISK

Two years ago, the Ohio legislature suspended Ohio’s renewable energy portfolio standards (RPS) and its energy efficiency resource standards (EERS).  These requirements specify percentages of Ohio’s electricity production that must be sourced from renew-able energy sources, and mile-stones in electricity efficiency that must be achieved.  Those standards were intended to foster development of renewable energy and energy...