Commentary

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    Apr 21, 2014 | Dan Sosland
    The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower carbon, lower costs, and cleaner energy-grows clearer each day. The energy system of tomorrow consists of clean local energy resources, new technology for users, and maximizing efficiency measures.
  • Apr 18, 2014 | Jim Bell
    Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat areas to install solar collecting devices that convert direct solar light into electricity.
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    Apr 16, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas. It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers. Below you will find ten questions that have been boggling our readers' minds lately.
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    Apr 14, 2014 | Joao Gomes
    Today 70% of the Brazilian Electric Power comes from Hydroelectric Plants - Renewable Energy - this relation was worse in the past. I do not know if today we can still consider the energy generated by water is Renewable Energy, because it is in constant decline.
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    Apr 11, 2014 | Justine Sears
    The electrification of transportation is posing a challenge and opportunity for utilities across the country, with significant implications for planning, load forecasting, and demand response. As the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in use continues to grow, the grid implications of these vehicles is an important planning consideration for energy utilities.
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    Apr 10, 2014 | Gerry DeNotto
    Imagine, if you would, the following scenario which recently occurred. A man walked down a dark street in his neighborhood in a typical northeastern United States suburb, trying to avoid fallen branches brought down by a Sandy - like super storm and other debris that forced him to keep his eyes on the ground in front of him.
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    Apr 03, 2014 | Evelyn Butler
    The conversation surrounding how solar energy can benefit the environment has been a transformational one over the last 10 years. One of the focal points of that discussion centers on solar energy reliability and cost efficiency to promote widespread adoption.
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    Mar 25, 2014 | Corey Weathers M.Ed.
    Our grandparents are often the first to teach us about the value of a dollar and to not waste anything - food, water, energy, money - you name it. In my case, this is certainly true.
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    Mar 24, 2014 | Austin Morris
    In the past several years, the energy markets in the U.S. and around the globe have been in a state of rapid and unrelenting change, leaving many market participants nostalgic for the "good old days." Unfortunately, the outlook for the coming year does not appear to offer a reprieve from the changes that continue to resonate around the world.
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    Mar 21, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    Maybe you've thought about it once or twice. Exactly how much money is spent on residential electricity in the U.S. each year? It may not seem like a large amount when you pay your bill every month, but with over three hundred million people living in our country, that amount certainly adds up fast. Let's take a closer look.