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Want To Cut Emissions? Go Where The Emissions Are

New Climate Report Names Current Decade As Warmest On Record

If you want to catch fish, go where you know the fish are. That’s our best advice for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as they draw up details to set methane pollution limits for the oil and gas industry, expected later this summer. The agency knows where the “fish” are – they drew a pretty… Keep reading →

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Ranking utility business models, from quick-reward opportunities to long-term investments  For years now, U.S. utilities have been finding ways to make money outside their core business of building energy infrastructure and selling kilowatt-hours. Some are putting their field service expertise to use for tree trimming and landscaping services, or using their call centers and service… Keep reading →

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On-road vehicles account for nearly 60 percent of total U.S. oil consumption and more than a quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, the major contributor to climate change. Taking small steps to improve vehicle fuel efficiency can go a long way to lowering the amount you pay at the pump and reducing your environmental… Keep reading →

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The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

USGS interactive map showing location of utility-scale wind farms.

It gets more than its share of dramatic weather, but the U.S. South is generally not windy, at least not over land. As a result, wind power isn’t a thing there. East of Texas and south of parallel 36°30′ north – the Missouri Compromise line – the only wind farm in the entire region is… Keep reading →

Gigafactory illustration from Tesla Motors.

Tesla’s Elon Musk wowed the world with batteries for home and business energy storage late last month, but let’s not forget the guy is in the electric car business. Lux Research hasn’t forgotten. The Boston-based agency, pimping a new report on lithium-ion battery trends, said Panasonic and Tesla’s joint battery technology, brought to large-scale production at the… Keep reading →

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The Asahi Shimbun reported in March on the decision of four big Japanese electric utilities to decommission a total of five nuclear reactors that have been in operation for more than 40 years. Respective plans have been submitted to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). “This is the first application of the regulation… Keep reading →

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New York and other cities across the U.S. and around the world are grappling with the imperative to cut greenhouse gas emissions and implement low-carbon energy and fuel systems. Whether the emission reduction goals are 30% by 2020, 50% by 2030, or 80% by 2050, leaders and climate experts agree: the time to act on climate… Keep reading →

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At the White House earlier this week, President Obama announced new efforts to support emerging entrepreneurs who develop solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including climate change. As part of the event, Felipe Gomez — founder of energy startup FGC Plasma Solutions — was recognized as an emerging entrepreneur and took part in… Keep reading →

Duke Energy Buys Progress Energy In $13 Billion Deal

Duke Energy has pleaded guilty to environmental crimes, agreeing to pay a $102 million fine over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. “Duke Energy appeared Thursday before a federal judge in Greenville, N.C., Thursday to settle criminal charges stemming from its 2014 coal ash spill into the Dan… Keep reading →

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