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Good Policy Gone Bad: How Nevada Killed Jobs and Clean Energy Competition

If you want a good example how bad government can kill good jobs and clean energy innovation, take a look at what’s happening in Nevada, where a decision by Governor Brian Sandoval’s appointees, pushed by NV Energy Inc., essentially killed the thriving local solar energy industry. read more

Supreme Court Stays CPP While Senate Halts Energy Bill

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of EPA’s Clean Power Plan until the pending litigation against the rule is resolved, including any appeal to the high court. This means the rule will be in legal limbo until the Supreme Court rules on the merits of the case. read more

U-Battery – Micronuclear power with intriguing business model

U-Battery was one of the more intriguing presenters at the Advanced Reactor Technical Summit (ARTSIII) held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory last week. Even though this was a technical summit, the segments of the presentation that captured my attention were the business model and the funding source. Show More Summary

Initial Production Rates in Tight Oil Formations Continue to Rise

Tight oil production in the United States increased from 2007 through the month of April 2015, based on estimates made in EIA's Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), and accounted for more than half of the total oil production in the United States in 2015. read more

Net Metering: The Class of 2015

The solar energy industry ended 2015 on a high note with the approval of the Clean Power Plan, the successful international climate agreement at COP 21, and the extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC). However, alongside federal policy, state policies can make or break solar energy. read more

Debunking Silly Arguments for Utility Protectionism

Ohio utilities FirstEnergy and AEP, as readers of this blog know too well, want the Buckeye State to bail out their uneconomic power plants. Combined, their proposals before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) would run Ohioans nearly $6 billion in increased costs. read more

Happy Valentine's Day! Paper: 'Four Billion People Facing Severe Water Scarcity'

17 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your valentine is like mine - Mary Frances! Back to Earth now... More good news that will no doubt give further fuel to the notion of a global water crisis. 'Four Billion People Facing Severe Water Scarcity', by Mesfin M. Mekonnen and Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Science...

Attention, Reverse Auction Applicants: An Important Letter from the FCC is on its Way to You!

First Confidential Status Letters advising of potentially fatal incompleteness flaws have been sent to would-be reverse auction applicants; Deadline for corrections: February 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) If you’re a TV licensee who submitted...Show More Summary

Cellulosic Ethanol Falls A Few Billion Gallons Short

The promised cellulosic ethanol boom has consumed billions of dollars, but this week Robert Rapier asks "Where are the billions of gallons of cellulosic ethanol?"

It’s Called Leadership

This President’s fight against climate change recalls what FDR did before and during World War II. His leadership on New Energy has been powerful and unwavering. From The White House via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.Show More Summary

Defending FP&L from Tim Dickinson’s Rolling Stone hit piece

Tim Dickinson wrote a piece for Rolling Stone titled The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power: All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida. Though the Koch...Show More Summary

Global Warming Versus Climate Change

How wrong does Ted Cruz have to be before voters turn away from him? From greenman3610 via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

From Old Energy To New Energy And Why

The “most massive machine humans have ever built” and what to do with it now. From The Good Stuff via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Jump on the Advanced Reactor development and deployment bandwagon

On February 10-11, 2016, the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) sponsored the 3rd annual Advanced Reactor Technical Summit. Oak Ridge National Laboratory provided the venue for the event. Though he wasn’t the first speaker, I’d like to begin my reports from the event with Jeffery Merrifield’s stage setting talk. Show More Summary

Green Homes Yield Major Resale Premiums in Washington, D.C.

High-performing homes (HPHs) with green features—both single- and multi-family—in the District sell for nearly 3.5 percent more than those without green features, according to a recently released report by real estate appraiser and author Sandra K. Adomatis and the Institute for Market Transformation. read more

It's Time to Implement Good Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs in Your State

The industrial sector represents a big opportunity for low-cost energy savings from utility energy efficiency programs. In general, investments in energy efficiency lower operating costs for manufacturers, which increases their productivity and improves competitiveness. read more

EE retains number one spot with RootMetrics

RootMetrics this week published its latest biannual report into the reliability, call/text performance and data speeds of the UK’s four primary Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). The results are based off 874,586 tests. Overall EE came out as the highest rated operator, followed by Three UK, Vodafone and O2. Scott Stonham, RootMetrics General Manager of […]

Advanced Electric Water Heaters Could Save Money and Cut Pollution

The humble water heater used to heat water for bathing and washing dishes in America's homes also may be a promising new tool for cutting residential utility bills, promoting clean energy, and strengthening the reliability of the power grid. read more

Good Stuff from GRACE! Paper: 'A Decade of Sea Level Rise Slowed by Climate-Driven Hydrology'

Here it is! Climate change driving hydrology - imagine that! 'A Decade of Sea Level Rise Slowed by Climate-Driven Hydrology', by J. T. Reager1, A. S. Gardner, J. S. Famiglietti, D. N. Wiese, A. Eicker, M.-H. Lo, Science 12 Feb 2016: Vol. 351, Issue 6274, pp. 699-703, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8386 Download...

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