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CRS Report: '21st Century U.S. Energy Sources: A Primer'

6 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Michael Ratner coordinated this CRS report published on 19 May 2017: 21st Century U.S. Energy Sources: A Primer, Lots of charts, tables and graphs! Yes, even coal. Click on the graphics to enlarge them. Summary Since the start of the 21st century, the U.S. energy system has seen tremendous changes....

How Climate Scientists Know

They arrive at the same answer over and over again because ice has no ideology, it just melts. From YaleClimateConnections via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Save The Fish

There are all kinds of good reasons to fight to turn back climate change – and NO good reasons not to. From ONgov via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Making Going Solar Go Easier

This is about how SunShot backed an online marketplace that streamlines the buying and selling of solar. It is also about what will be lost if the Energy Department pulls its support for New Energy. From U.S. Department of Energy/SunShot via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//

The Political Solution of CAFE Standards

Peter Van Doren, Caleb O. Brown Federal fuel economy standards (CAFE) are effectively a tax on cars, but how is that tax distributed? Peter Van Doren comments.

CRS Report: 'Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress'

23 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

CRS just released this report by Frank Gottron on 23 May 2017: Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress. Download CRS_S_andT_Issues_115_Congress_23May2017 Summary Science and technology (S&T) have a pervasive influence over a wide range of issues confronting the nation. Public and private research and development spur scientific and technological...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 20 - 26 May 2017

Best wishes to those of you celebrating Memorial Day Weekend. Blessings to my Muslim friends and colleagues who celebrate the beginning of Ramadan today. I leave for South Africa on 28 May for our semi-annual GWP Steering Committee meeting and a UN meeting on the Valuing Water Initiative (see graphic)....

Stormwater Management for Parking Areas Benefits from New Surface Options

Businesses with large surface parking areas are increasingly needing to focus on stormwater runoff management, particularly as rules are toughening regarding how such water is being collected, writes the BizTimes of Milwaukee. New porous pavement and pervious concrete options are beginning to solve the problem for some companies. Show More Summary

What Are the 5 Biggest Mistakes Made by New Executives?

Congratulations, you just earned a place among the c-suite elites of a new employer. Don't become the statistic that says nearly half of all new CEOs leave their position within 18 months. Avoid these five biggest mistakes that a new executive makes upon taking a new job. Show More Summary

Significant Step Toward Zero Waste As Simple as a Fresh CEO?

Sock manufacturer Wigwam says it has been in the business of protecting the environment and using sustainable manufacturing practices for 112 years, but just recently discovered a significant – and easily solvable – sustainability problem: new president and CEO (as of last fall) Tom Wheeler discovered that a large number of... Show More Summary

Prioritizing Water Reduction and Reclamation: Q&A with Ford’s Andy Hobbs

Andy Hobbs, director of the Environmental Quality Office at Ford Motor Company, discusses strategies for water reclamation and reduction. The post Prioritizing Water Reduction and Reclamation: Q&A with Ford’s Andy Hobbs appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Ransomware Spiked Even Before WannaCry

Ransomware, a threat that has been in the news in recent weeks, grew aggressively during the first quarter of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab.

First Utility-Scale Microgrid in U.S. Enters Service

Almost 200 electric customers in Illinois are now part of a utility-scale test of microgrid technology, including real-time price signals

What to Put on Your Resume When You are Changing Careers

Writing a professional resume can be difficult when you're changing careers — the document must demonstrate that you can do the job without over-emphasizing your unusual background. With a few tweaks and tips, you can adjust your resume to increase its visibility and make yourself more marketable to potential employers in a new industry. Show More Summary

Obama Talks Global Food In A Time Of Climate Change

Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’; The former president addresses the greatest challenges facing the world, and what we can do about them Barak Obama, May 25, 2017 (UK Guardian) (Editor’s...Show More Summary

Global New Energy Jobs Keep Booming

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 May 2017 (International Renewable Energy Agency) “…Jobs in renewables excluding large hydropower increased by 2.8%, to reach 8.3 million in 2016. China, Brazil, the United States, India,...Show More Summary

Record-Breaking Solar Sales In India

2 Solar Power Records In 2 Days In India Saurabh Mahapatra, May 25, 2017 (Cleantechies via Cleantechnica) “Two marathon competitive auctions for a cumulative solar power capacity of 750 megawatts yielded new record-low solar tariff bids...Show More Summary

China Wind Will Re-Train U.S. Coal Workers

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal miners Jacob Snyder, May 25, 2017 (WISTV) “…[Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer Goldwind Americas, looking for workers to take permanent jobs on the Wyoming wind farms...Show More Summary

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