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Ensuring New Infrastructure is Climate-Smart

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Global investment requirements 2015–2030, US$ trillion, constant 2010 dollars


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How Americans Charge Their Plug-In Vehicles

Monday, October 5th, 2015
Figure 3-1. Areas where public charging infrastructure was installed and vehicles were enrolled in The EV Project and ChargePoint America Project.

The answer is clear: despite installation of extensive public charging infrastructure, in most of the project areas, the vast majority of charging was done at home and work. About half The EV Project participants charged at home almost exclusively. Of those who charged away from home, the vast majority favored three or fewer away-from-home charging locations, with one or more of these locations being at work for some drivers.

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Energy-Neutral Wastewater Treatment

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Energy-Neutral Wastewater Treatment

A detailed animation on how GE’s advanced digestion technologies can extract energy from sludge in wastewater treatment.

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Transportation Fuels Supply & Demand on the West Coast

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Figure 1. Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADDs)

This study examines supply, demand, and distribution of transportation fuels in Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) 5, a region that includes the western states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. For this study, transportation fuels include gasoline, diesel fuel, and jet fuel.

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Accelerating U.S. Clean Energy Deployment

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Table 1: Ways for Institutional Investors to Finance Clean Energy

Institutional investors, and the corporations they invest in, are playing a growing role in financing the clean energy infrastructure needed to meet international climate goals. These investors and companies must support policymakers who seek an international agreement that will provide clearer market signals and greater certainty for needed clean energy investments.

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Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
| globally averaged combined land and ocean surface temperature anomaly, globally averaged sea level change, globaly averaged greenhouse gas concentrations, globaly anthropogenic co2 emissions

GREENPEACE Introduction The good news first: the Energy [R]evolution is already happening! Since the first edition was published in 2005, costs for wind power and solar photovoltaics (Pv) have dropped dramatically and markets have grown substantially. Between 2005 and the end of 2014 over 496,000 MW of new solar and wind power plants have been […]

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Infographic: How to Combat Air Pollution

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Air pollution has a variety of contributors from stationary sources, like factories and power plants, to natural sources, like forest fires and dust storms. Air pollution has been shown to have a direct link with health. Those living in areas with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer. It can also cause respiratory inflammation, asthma, and ear infections.

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Green Building Economic Impact Study

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The future for the green industry is projected to see positive growth for years to come, with its influence reaching across the U.S. economy with significant environmental and social benefits being generated to protect the people and the planet. Our findings show that green building construction growth currently outpaces general construction and will continue to do so through 2018.

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The Economic Impacts of Failing to Build Energy Infrastructure in New England

Friday, September 18th, 2015

NEW ENGLAND COALITION FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY 1. Introduction and Overview The New England Coalition for Affordable Energy (“the Coalition”) retained La Capra Associates, Inc. (“La Capra”) and Economic Development Research Group (“EDR Group”) to conduct an independent, objective study of the economic consequences of constrained investment in natural gas and electricity infrastructure to serve New England’s […]

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Natural Gas & Pipeline Infrastructure: Impacts of the Clean Power Plan

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Figure 1. Projected U.S. Natural Gas Demand in AEE Institute Scenarios

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes state-by-state carbon emissions rate targets that it projects will reduce U.S. electricity sector carbon emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Some stakeholders, including the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), have raised concerns that states might rely heavily on natural gas generation for CPP compliance, creating stress on gas pipeline capacity and ultimately affecting electric system reliability. While it is likely that states will pursue a diverse portfolio of emission reductions, examining the infrastructure implications of gas use scenarios helps with risk management.

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