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California, the longtime national leader in solar energy, has a capacity of more than 500 megawatts of solar power at peak periods in the early afternoon — the same as a major power plant.
Although national legislation isn’t usually NC WARN’s bailiwick, we’ve been closely following the long-running debate over regulating carbon emissions. It’s clear that 2,400 energy industry lobbyists have lately turned the highly complex Waxman-Markey bill into a labyrinth of loopholes. However, even before then, NASA’s Jim Hansen, environmental justice advocates and …
Instead of risking $35 billion on new plants, there is a better, cheaper and more secure way to handle North Carolina’s energy needs.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUKTRE5447HI20090505 UK U.S. utilities, regulator disagree on generation Wed May 6, 2009 12:59am BST By Eileen O’Grady HOUSTON (Reuters) – The nation’s top power industry regulator on Tuesday suggested that U.S. utilities don’t need to build big nuclear or coal-fired power plants to fill the nation’s future power supply needs. …
The Duke University economics chairman emeritus argues that modest increases in efficiency and renewable power can allow North Carolina to retire coal-fired power plants instead of building new plants. See his study for NC WARN.
The answer to the riddle became clear on the train on the way home. I had puzzled about the continued attraction of Cap&Trade. Empirical evidence shows that Cap&Trade does not have a prayer of phasing out fossil fuel emissions fast enough to save the planet, e.g., allowing us to phase-out …
Rocky Mountain Institute’s Energy and Resources Team has just published a report that shows the opportunity for 30 percent energy savings in the United States. Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the U.S. Efficiency Opportunity analyzed electric productivity state by state, and found a significant gap between the highest and lowest performing states.
Stockings filled with coal come by the Wyoming trainload to feed the furnaces powering CPS Energy’s plants. But impending federal regulation of carbon emissions is causing utilities nationwide to wrestle with alternatives.