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IDEA Endorses Bipartisan Financing Our Future Energy Act

Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Mike Thomson (D-CA-05) and Ron Estes (R-KS-04) are leading the Financing Our Energy Future Act (formerly known as the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act ) to be presented to the 116 th Congress. The core purpose of the...


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BUSINESS: Another group supports taxing carbon

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News Summary A dizzying number of corporate carbon tax initiatives are flying around Washington these days. There's the Climate Leadership Council ( https://www.clcouncil.org/ ), whose plan for a carbon dividend is supported by the likes of Exxon Mobil Corp.,...

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Bill introduced to establish a federal clean energy standard

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., introduced legislation May 8 that aims to establish a federal clean energy standard (CES) that would put the U.S. on a path to net-zero electricity emissions. Several forms of bioenergy meet the...

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Waste Heat to Power Applications in the Utilities Market - the Veyo project

Waste Heat to Power (WHP) is the process of recovering waste heat and using it to generate power with no combustion and no emissions. WHP and Combined Heat and Power projects are gaining traction among utilities, as a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the...

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Old is New with Cogeneration

David Shadle, T&D World Summary In recent years there has been a lot of buzz over distributed energy resources (DERs) with renewables based systems such as solar installations getting the limelight. However, before solar DERs were a thing and even before we coined the phrase DER, there...


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Power switch: Simple steps can cut energy bills

Martin Daks, NJBIZ Summary Beginning in April, the City of Hoboken will purchase “100 percent clean, non-polluting renewable electricity” for municipal facilities, according to an announcement from Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. Besides being eco-friendly, the changeover is expected to be green in...


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Climate Change: How Can Manhattan be Protected? Make it Bigger

William Neuman and Jeffery C. Mays, The New York Times Summary After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse. ...


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Fact Sheet: Energy Storage (2019)

Alexandra Zablocki, Environmental and Energy Study Institute Summary Due to growing concerns about the environmental impacts of fossil fuels and the capacity and resilience of energy grids around the world, engineers and policymakers are increasingly turning their attention to energy storage...

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ACEEE research claims Florida could gain 135,000 jobs through more energy efficient policies

Chris Galford, Daily Energy Insider Summary According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Florida could stand to gain an additional 135,000 jobs by embracing five new energy policies. Photo: © Shutterstock In 2017, Florida ranked fourth in the nation for...


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Mapped: Every Power Plant in the United States

Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist Summary Every year, the United States generates 4,000 million MWh of electricity from utility-scale sources. While the majority comes from fossil fuels like natural gas (32.1%) and coal (29.9%), there are also many other minor sources that feed into the...