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Here’s How to Build 100% Clean Renewable Energy in the U.S. Before 2040

There really is a feasible way to build our way out of the climate crisis in time to avoid the worst effects of global warming, writes Tom Solomon of 350 New Mexico. We do it by rapidly replacing all fossil fuel-based energy with renewable energy built with current technology, installed in a smart grid.

Energy News: Fire, Ice, Wet’n’Wild – It’s All Part of Energy Storage’s Best Year Ever

It’s no secret that energy storage is on the rise. This week, though, we saw several stories on innovative thermal storage solutions, everything from hot rocks to cool ice. Plus, member updates from SunPower (solar + storage!), Bloom...Show More Summary

American’s Nuclear (Power) Program Is Way Behind Russia’s

After the first hour of the second Trump-Clinton debate, I was beginning to worry that I wouldn’t be able to fulfill my assignment to write about the way that the candidates spoke about my coverage area. There was no mention of energy, clean energy, nuclear energy or climate change. Show More Summary

“We Are All Lukewarmists”

In his keynote at the University of Michigan Energy Institute’s symposium on nuclear power (and in the ensuing panel discussion), Ted Nordhaus makes the claim that “we are all lukewarmists.” Barring the rapid deployment of advanced, disruptive technologies, in other words, an inevitable rise in temperatures lies ahead. Show More Summary

NRC and Palo Verde Focus on Making Nuclear Outages Safer with FLEX

Bob Bement The following is a guest post by Bob Bement, Executive Vice President at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS).Learnings from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March of 2011 are actually impacting U.S. Show More Summary

The Economic and Moral Bankruptcy of UK Energy Policy

With its choice for Hinkley Point C – a £100 billion boondoggle – its enthusiastic support for expensive and environmentally harmful fracking, and its relentless attack on renewable energy, the UK government’s energy policy is both morally...Show More Summary

The “Fuel” That’s Helping America Fight Climate Change Isn’t Natural Gas

You’ve heard the good news on climate: after a century or more of continuous rise, U.S. CO2 emissions have finally begun to decline, due largely to changes in the energy sector. According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), energy-related CO2 emissions in 2015 were 12% below their 2005 levels.

Is The Tesla Model X The Hummer Of Electric Cars?

Not all electric vehicles are created equally. As Russ Finley explains, some are a lot better for the environment than others.

A Simple Fix with a Big Benefit: California Lawmakers Consider Closing Loophole to Curb Gas Leaks

After passing the State Assembly Appropriations committee last Wednesday, a little known bill – SB 1441 – is headed for the assembly floor, which is slated to deliver big benefits for consumers and the environment. Not only will theShow More Summary

Green Building at the RNC: A Report from Cleveland

You’ve probably just about heard it all from the Republican convention hall last week. The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, was—unsurprisingly—a media frenzy. From speeches by "Charles in Charge" star Scott Baio...Show More Summary

Brexit lights slow fuse under EU energy goals

There’s a video doing the rounds on social media that explains how the UK’s foreign policy toward Europe hasn’t changed in 500 years. It’s from a political sitcom written more than 30 years ago but still sounds plausible. Sadly the writers...Show More Summary

USGBC Launches LEED Lab in India

USGBC announced today the launch of LEED Lab in India. An interactive multidisciplinary immersion course, LEED Lab utilizes the built environment to educate and prepare students to become green building leaders and sustainability-focused citizens. Show More Summary

Game Localization Link Roundup – June 2016

After a calmer month of May, June once again saw a large number of articles about video game localization. Interviews, case studies, essays, resources and more, enjoy this new selection! This month, at IGDA’s LocSIG, we were also excited to…

Clean Energy Incentive Program Marches Along Despite Clean Power Plan Stay

Despite the “stay” halting implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) earlier this year, rulemaking regarding the national Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) continues. The purpose of the CEIP is to encourage early investment in renewable energy (i.e. Show More Summary

FAA Adopts Operating Rules for Commercial UAS Use

New rules set stage for next phase of UAS operation in U.S. skies The wait is over: nine months after a Congressionally-mandated deadline, the FAA has finally issued rules for the commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, known familiarly as “drones”) in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). The Order – which officially … Continue Reading

LEED and Industrial Facilities Meet Four of the Top Users of LEED [VIDEO]

The latest in a series of reports highlighting the impact of LEED across sectors and regions of the world, the LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report illustrates the many ways modern factories, warehouses and more are leveraging LEED for cost savings, greater efficiency and better human health.

Improving Electricity Service in Rural India

India’s progress in electrifying rural areas – first villages, and then households – has been impressive. According to the 2011 Census of India, the rural electrification rate had increased to 55% from just 44% in 2001. Since then, national electrification programs have made further progress.

Sprint Poaches Verizon Pitchman to Help Educate Consumers on Negligible Network Differences

Just after the turn of the millennia, as the world became more aware of the potential of wireless network technology, one particular phrase seemed to embody our entire mobile awakening. “Can you hear me now?” It was the pitch of Verizon’s enormously effective marketing campaign, which ran from 2002 to 2010, and featured the “Test […]

Looking Back at #NEA16

Here at NEI, it seems as if the first five months of the year has gone by in a blur. January featured Third Way's Advanced Nuclear Summit and Showcase. February was our annual Wall Street Briefing.March saw us participating in the U.S. Show More Summary

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