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New Report Shows Remarkable Reduction in Water Use by Power Plants

November 17, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Power Plant Water Reduction

Among all the things that we use less of today than in 1970 – paper maps, postage stamps, and cameras without a phone are some of the items that immediately come to mind – water is the next thing that should be added to that list, according to the newest report released by the U.S. Geological Survey.[read more]

Will Falling Prices Shift Oil Industry's Focus to Cost Reduction?

November 10, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Oil prices have dropped by more than 20% since July. Some expect prices to rebound, including at least one large oil services company. However, indications that the official policy of Saudi Arabia may have shifted away from its role of "swing producer" raise the possibility of an extended period of lower prices.[read more]

The Politics of Distributed Generation

September 29, 2014 by James Greenberger
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Properly understood, and properly represented, wealthier and better informed consumers are using distributed solar and behind the meter storage to do what they have been trying to do for years with other technologies: use electricity more efficiently and reduce their energy costs.[read more]

Trimming Solar Balance-of-System Costs With Electronics and Racking

April 28, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Trimming Solar Costs

The solar balance-of-system and racking sector is under intense pressure to reduce costs -- but it won't actually be all that easy. Cutting the costs of racking will be a little too much like bleeding a stone. One key is incorporating electrical components.[read more]