Tag: Energy

  • Volcanic Study Reveals Truth about Environment

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    Hundreds of volcanoes exist in the United States. Most are considered dormant and haven’t erupted for more than 10,000 years. That doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t. Dr. Gary Michelfelder, assistant professor in the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, says that though you may not know it, volcanoes affect […]

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  • New York’s Natural Gas Pipeline Ban: Unconstitutional, Bad For The Environment, Economy & Consumers

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    Most of our political evils may be traced to our commercial ones.” – James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 1786 When the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia in 1787, foremost among their concerns was addressing the growing tendency among states to tax or inhibit their neighbors’ commercial trade. New York was an […]

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  • Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment

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    Washington blocked a coal terminal under the Clean Water Act. New rules could subvert that authority. At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is part of the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Meanwhile, about a thousand miles south in Longview, Washington, on the banks of the Columbia River, […]

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  • Don’t trust the environmental hype about electric vehicles? The economic benefits might convince you

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    With electric cars back in the headlines, it’s time to remember why we should bother making the transition away from oil. In our recent research looking at attitudes towards electric vehicle uptake, we pointed to some of the factors making the case for change. We need to remind ourselves that burning oil, a finite resource, […]

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  • Utilities Starting to See Green in the EV Charging Business — and Competition

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    Electric vehicle sales are rising, and a variety of companies are getting into the charging game. Utilities like Duke see a revenue opportunity that could slip away. With electric vehicle sales climbing, utilities are investing in thousands of new EV charging stations, recognizing that if they don’t move now, they could lose out on a […]

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  • How State Power Regulators Are Making Utilities Account for the Costs of Climate Change

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    The electricity powering your computer or smartphone that makes it possible for you to read this article could come from one of several sources. It’s probably generated by burning natural gas or coal or from operating a nuclear reactor, unless it’s derived from hydropower or wind or solar energy. Who gets to choose? In many states, […]

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  • The 2 Key Reasons the World Can’t Reverse Climate Emissions

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    New figures show we’re using more energy and still pumping out more emissions — so why aren’t we moving the dial? Global energy demand and related carbon emissions both rose again in 2018, according to new figures out this week. This comes as no surprise. The analysis from the International Energy Agency is in line with other preliminary […]

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  • ‘Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind

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    Around 75% of coal production is more expensive than renewables, with industry out-competed on cost by 2025 Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire […]

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  • Save Energy in Hawaii to Save the Environment

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    Is there anyone in the state of Hawaii who does not want to see their utility costs go down? We all know the answer to that. Now, consider this possible solution: Two bills moving steadily through the Legislature promise a $537 million net cost savings for consumers over the next 15 years. The bills, similar […]

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  • Clean Energy Fuels Goes All In on Renewable Natural Gas

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    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it would convert all its natural gas fuel to its renewable product, Redeem, by 2025 as it positions itself to offer the cleanest available fuel alternative to diesel through a broad distribution network. The plan comes as regulatory agencies are considering how to toughen emissions regulations for nitrogen oxide, which […]

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