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Why coal isn't coming back--cheap renewables

It’s not environmental regulation now that is leading to the demise of the coal industry–it’s the cheaper cost of alternatives. Rather than “bring back coal mining jobs,” we should focus on how we retrain and relocate those displaced workers. 54 more words

Energy Innovation

Push comes to shove on whether electricity markets are functioning

Over the last year, various states have introduced subsidies and preferences for different electricity resources that have circumvented the independent system operator (ISO) markets that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved in the 1990s. 185 more words

Energy Innovation

Electrification May Be Key to Saving Utilities and the Environment

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor

These are uncertain times for electric utilities. With flat load growth, increasing distributed energy, shrinking value for many large centralized power plants, and discussion around changing business models, electric utility shareholders are left wondering from where future earnings growth will come. 551 more words

Electricity

Budget 2017: Singapore to impose carbon tax on direct emitters by 2019

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: The Government will introduce a carbon tax on large direct emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as power stations from 2019. The tax is expected to affect between 30 and 40 emitters currently operating in Singapore. 394 more words

Current Affairs

Gas sample collection at PACT – Investigating how the CC influences monitoring of the S!

In January 2016, Stuart Gilfillan and I (Stephanie Flude) made the long drive from Edinburgh to Beighton, Sheffield to collect some gas samples from UKCCSRC’s Pilot-Scale Advanced CO2-Capture Technology (PACT) facility. 731 more words

Earth Science

William Nordhaus now urges a more dramatic response to climate change  - CSMonitor.com

William Nordhaus has long relied on traditional economic cost-benefit analysis to minimize the costs to the world economy from potential climate change impacts. This article discusses how he now views the increasing risk, the continuing uncertainty, and the likely increasing costs from delayed responses as driving the need for a more rapid effort. 16 more words

Risks Of Climate Change