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EPA Solicits Input And Gets A Surprising Mouthful

The public overwhelmingly wants existing regulations to be left alone. President Trump has made it clear that he does not care much about red tape, regulations, restrictions or anything that gets in the way of doing business. Among his early moves was an executive order instructing all governmental agencies to re-examine existing regulations with the […] The post EPA Solicits Input And Gets A Surprising Mouthful appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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How Much Do Ultra-Supercritical Coal Plants Really Reduce Air Pollution?

The coal industry and some power utilities have been talking up the supposed benefits of ultra-supercritical power plants – leading some decision-makers and commentators to mistakenly believe that the choice of ultra-supercritical technology for a power plant will substantially mitigate air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, writes Lauri Myllyvirta of Greenpeace East Asia. Courtesy Reneweconomy.com. […] The post How Much Do Ultra-Supercritical Coal Plants Really Reduce Air Pollution? appeared first on The Energy …

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Are We Headed for a Solar Waste Crisis?

Last November, Japan's Environment Ministry issued a stark warning: the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces every year will rise from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and the nation has no plan for safely disposing of it. Neither does California, a world leader in deploying solar panels. Only Europe requires solar panel makers to collect […] The post Are We Headed for a Solar Waste Crisis? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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GAIN Awards 2017 Advanced Nuclear Energy R&D Vouchers

The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced that 14 businesses will be provided nuclear energy vouchers worth approximately $4.2 million to accelerate the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies. The GAIN nuclear energy vouchers provide advanced nuclear technology innovators with access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities and expertise available across the […] The post GAIN Awards 2017 Advanced Nuclear Energy R&D Vouchers appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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How J-PAL thinks globally and acts locally

It is a huge question in development economics: If a program yields good results in one country, will it work in another? Does a vaccination policy in India translate to Africa? Does a teen-pregnancy prevention program in Kenya work in Rwanda? And: Why or why not? Leaders of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), one of world's foremost centers for antipoverty research, have developed their own formal framework for thinking about this vexing question, over the last several years. Now, in a new …

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U.S. Exports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Have More Than Doubled Since 2010

U.S. crude oil and petroleum product gross exports have more than doubled over the past six years, increasing from 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2010 to 5.2 million b/d in 2016. Exports of distillate, gasoline, propane, and crude oil have all increased, but at different paces and for different reasons. Restrictions on exporting […] The post U.S. Exports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Have More Than Doubled Since 2010 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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President Trump’s Budget Would Put Communities Living Near Oil and Gas at Risk

The Trump Administration and EPA Administer Pruitt recently released a proposed budget targeting the health and well-being of all Americans. Alarmingly, by stripping funding for critical safeguards, this budget would be especially detrimental to the over 15 million Americans living near oil and gas industry operations across the country. Communities depend on EPA for air […] The post President Trump's Budget Would Put Communities Living Near Oil and Gas at Risk appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline …

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2017 Guide to Virginia Wind and Solar Policy

After several years of writing this annual update and often finding little to cheer about, I can finally share some good news. The nationwide boom in utility-scale solar has hit Virginia full force, juiced by low panel prices, corporate and state government demand, favorable tax policy and an abundance of good sites near transmission lines. […] The post 2017 Guide to Virginia Wind and Solar Policy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Tax Rate Reform Could Make 2017 a “Unicorn Year” for Solar Tax Equity Investors

It's been an interesting few months for the solar industry. Uncertainty about the status and potential impact of tax rate reform, coupled with the gut-punch of the recent Suniva Section 201 filing, has made good news for investors and developers alike hard to come by. However, behind the storm clouds, there is a potential silver […] The post Tax Rate Reform Could Make 2017 a “Unicorn Year” for Solar Tax Equity Investors appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article