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ORIGINAL REPORTING: With Nuclear Out, New Energy And Natural Gas Will Be The U.S. Power Mix

If nuclear is not in the future US energy mix, what will replace it? The U.S. had only two nuclear plants being built; now one is out and the other is uncertain Herman K. Trabish, Aug. 29, 2017 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: With theShow More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Rising Power Of U.S. Ocean Wind

Policymaker support key to offshore wind prospects in US; Huge price drops attract global developers but they need policy follow-through Herman K. Trabish, Aug. 30, 2017 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: The viability of U.S. offshore wind has grown since this story ran. Offshore wind is not yet easy to build in the United States. Show More Summary

Why the container industry needs to replace BAF with a new pricing tool

The container industry has an elephant in the room. It’s big, smelly and has some serious boundary issues. Its name is the Bunker Adjustment Factor and recently it has grown so large that market players can barely see each other behind its fat bulk. Show More Summary

Columbia Enhances, Target Introduces, Take-Back Programs

Columbia Sportswear is enhancing the purpose its ReThreads program for a limited time: the retailer announced it will donate $1.00 to select non-profit organizations for every pound of clothing and shoes collected at its stores. TheShow More Summary

PepsiCo’s New Conservation Projects Help Mitigate Water Risk in Southwest

In-depth: PepsiCo has taken a major step toward its water conservation goal with a new project in the Southwestern that helps manage watersheds in high-risk areas. With such projects, the company is actively facing risks related to climate change. Show More Summary

New Method to Grow Large Single-Crystal Graphene Could Advance Scalable 2D Materials

The novel technique, developed by a team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, may open new opportunities for growing the high-quality two-dimensional materials necessary for long-awaited practical applications.

TODAY’S STUDY: Meet Solar’s Duck Curve

Ten Years of Analyzing the Duck Chart; How an NREL Discovery in 2008 Is Helping Enable More Solar on the Grid Today February 26, 2018 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In February 2008, a team of NREL analysts led by Paul Denholm...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 20: The Big Climate Change Legal Battle Looming; Three Solar Buys To Look At; New Wind Technologies To Protect Wildlife

The Big Climate Change Legal Battle Looming Big oil faces big test in climate-change court showdown with SF, Oakland Kurtis Alexander, March 19, 2018 (San Francisco Chronicle) “A San Francisco judge who must decide whether to hold the...Show More Summary

Thinking About Energy Efficiency

This quick piece offers a great way to think about the path to the best deal a homeowner can get. From CSUExtension 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");

TODAY’S STUDY: U.S. New Energy Now

2018 Factbook – Sustainable Energy in America February 15, 2018 (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) Executive Summary The massive and historic transformation of the U.S. energy sector clicked into a higher gear in 2017, despite some new headwinds including policy uncertainties. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 12: The Right Climate Change Question; New Energy Is Minnesota’s 2ND-Biggest Power; NY To Put $1.4BIL Into New Energy

The Right Climate Change Question Getting Climate Change Right: In Light Of The Stars Adam Frank, March 9, 2018 (National Public Radio) “…With the right question, we could finally see how the climate crisis looming over our fate is actually a harbinger. Show More Summary

Really BIG Wind

Here’s how to harvest ocean energy without threatening oceans. One 12 MW machine can power 16,000 homes and lower offshore wind’s cost. From GE Renewable Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(sShow More Summary

Climate Change Hits Women Harder

Climate change 'impacts women more than men' Mary Halton, 8 March 2018 (BBC News) “Women are more likely than men to be affected by climate change…Roles as primary caregivers and providers of food and fuel make them more vulnerable when...Show More Summary

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