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July 20th, 2023

Expanding and Modernizing Transmission Infrastructure to Facilitate Reliability, Resilience, Lower Costs, and Drive Growth   Reliability, Resilience and Clean Energy  Transmission infrastructure allows electricity generated in one location to be transported, sometimes over long distances, to distribution lines and ultimately, to the consumer. Long-distance transmission is often necessary for utility-scale wind and solar generation to reach …

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January 31st, 2023

Industrial emissions have been steadily on the rise and could soon exceed emissions in the power sector as it continues its successful decarbonization efforts. As demand for industrial commodities grows in developing nations, it matters where these goods are produced. In the U.S., manufactured products are 40% more carbon efficient than the world average. Therefore, …

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September 26th, 2022

The key to making the most of zero-carbon electricity When the energy produced by renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels or wind turbines exceeds demand, which often happens during Spring and Summer months when there is abundant sunshine, that output is reduced, or curtailed. In short, these resources are taken offline. The production of …

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March 2nd, 2021

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) capabilities need to be drastically expanded in order to meet the goal of keeping the global average temperature increase below 2°C. The IEA estimates that to achieve this target, the number of industrial scale carbon capture facilities needs to increase from the …

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August 26th, 2020

Energy storage is considered the “holy grail” of energy because it allows for stockpiling unused power for when consumers need it the most. Currently, the U.S. electricity grid only has enough cumulative storage capacity to provide power for around 20 minutes – or a mere 10 seconds if only battery storage is considered. The development …

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May 28th, 2020

Hydropower is the United States’ oldest and most reliable renewable energy resource, and its potential still is not fully tapped. As we work to decarbonize the power sector, hydropower’s unique benefits are an essential part of any climate solution. Moreover, hydropower has great potential to produce more power with a smaller environmental footprint than ever …

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February 26th, 2019

Facebook, Google, Walmart and Sony; Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Minneapolis—these are just some of the major corporations and U.S. cities that have pledged to transition to 100% renewable electricity sources over the next few decades. With new commitments being announced on a near- daily basis, it seems clear that growing numbers of citizens, civic organizations …

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August 3rd, 2018

29 States have Restructured Markets for electricity and/or gas. Texas is the leader, where more than 85% of residents have access to a competitive energy market. Graphic: Competition benefits the consumer In the decades since deregulation started, competitive energy markets have delivered reliable service to individuals at lower cost. Freedom to choose in electricity markets …

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July 23rd, 2018

Household- and community-level energy independence Net metering is the reimbursement for excess distributed energy generation supplied back to the grid. At their core, net metering policies are capable of helping to democratize energy generation by empowering individuals and communities to “sell back” to the grid which incentivizes lower operating expenses and more conscientious consumption of …

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March 17th, 2018

Increasing investment opportunity in clean energy Leveling the playing field for energy technologiesLowering the cost of capital for renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, carbon capture, and other next-generation energy sourcesCreating options for investors that do not rely on tax credits A Master Limited Partnership (MLP) is a form of business venture commonly used in the …

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