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End Usage and the Democratization of Energy

July 8, 2014 by Michael Weinhold
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What will be the single biggest change in energy usage over the next 40 years? “I believe this is best described in terms of democratization of energy,” said Dr. Michael Weinhold. “By this I mean that many more people will come to own, or share in the ownership of production, distribution and storage of energy."[read more]

Swapping Negawatts for Megawatts Under the EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan

June 25, 2014 by Meredith Fowlie
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The EPA and its Clean Power Plan

 

If you are working to get your finances under control, you should look for ways to both increase your household earnings and reduce spending. And so it goes, as we work to reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s power sector, pursuing a mix of supply and demand-side strategies makes good sense.[read more]

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Can Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy Learn to Get Along?

April 15, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins
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Renewables and Nuclear Cooperation

Nuclear power and variable renewable energy sources like wind and solar power “don’t play well together.” The more I think about this, however, the more I’m convinced that the accepted wisdom that renewables and nuclear mix like oil and water is true only up to a point.[read more]

Too Big to Fail?

April 1, 2014 by Lucas Davis
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Son Onofre Closure

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) was closed abruptly in February 2012. During the previous decade, SONGS had produced about 8% of the electricity generated in California, so its closure had a pronounced impact on California’s wholesale electricity market.[read more]