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Maintaining Supply Chain Confidence

Maintaining supply chain confidence is always an ongoing challenge. However, recent additional factors resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic revealed vulnerabilities that have significantly changed the nature of the supply chain. While some of this...

How the Shift to Distributed Energy Resources Impacts the Water-Power-Carbon Nexus

As global water supplies become more stressed (due to steadily increasing demand spurred by population growth and record-breaking droughts) two major challenges—water scarcity and water quality—are impacting access to clean, plentiful water....

The Big Brain Drain

Call it “brain drain,” call it a “talent crisis,” or call it a structural imbalance between the demand and supply of specialized labor, the problem is the same: in the energy business, in spite of recent challenges bought by the pandemic,...

Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again

Industrial producers in North America and Europe have been tasked with significantly reducing their environmental footprint in record time. In December of last year, the 27-nation European Union (EU) agreed to cut greenhouse gas carbon emissions by...

CCS-Enabled Clean Firm Energy: A Needed Portfolio Addition to Meet California’s Emissions Targets

California is leading the charge in taking proactive action against climate change. From low carbon fuel standards, to aggressive GHG emission reduction targets, to the dictate that all cars sold in the state must be zero emission by 2035, to the...

In Search of Emissionality

The world of corporate sustainability has commonly used the biggest and boldest terms to demonstrate commitment to climate action: Net zero, carbon negative, carbon neutral. How do we know that these climate pledges are more than just buzzwords? How...

Lessons from the Texas Blackout

My phone was on the brink of death. My toes were painfully numb. The USB port inside my frozen car represented my only hope for power and warmth. Just 24 hours earlier, I was absolutely elated at this extremely rare opportunity to stomp...

Striking a Decarbonization Balance to Prevent Future Blackouts

Can flexible, sustainable and reliable solutions today pave the path to a renewable energy future? California’s ambitious renewable energy goals have made them a national and global leader in the race to accelerate decarbonization. The Golden...

Coping with Texas-Sized Weather: How localized generation can alleviate future problems

In mid-February, two severe winter storms crippled Texas’ utility infrastructure and left 4.3 million people without power. Notwithstanding partisan efforts to blame a single resource (Democrats – it was the fossil plants! Republicans – it was...

The Challenge of Electrifying the Modern Home

We live in a world vastly different from even a few years ago. Homeowners and commercial business operators are increasingly concerned about climate change, grid reliability problems, 1,000-year storms every year, record numbers of damaging...

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A Call for Net Zero Energy


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Sheep’s Wool Insulation: A Natural, Non-Toxic, High-Performance Building Material

Insulation in the built environment has been undervalued for too long. Fortunately, that’s changing. Indoor air...

Portable Generator Usage

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Solving Thermal Management Challenges in Electric Vehicles

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A Strong 2011 for Clean Technology

Investments will remain vibrant, and industries to watch will include efficiency, biofuels, nuclear, recycling, and...

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