With 15 Million Customers Improving Water Infrastructure. It Is, Indeed, A Wonderful Life!

Source: By Dr. Mark LeChevallier In Frank Capra’s classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a young Jimmy Stuart explains to townsfolk where the money is that they deposited in the bank.  The impassioned George Bailey states, “Your money is in Joe’s house… right next door. And in the Kennedy house, and […]

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The Biggest Clean Energy Advances in 2016

A must read article by MIT’s Tech Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603275/the-biggest-clean-energy-advances-in-2016 By James Temple Clean energy made critical strides in 2016. The Paris Climate accords went into effect, the price of solar installations continued to drop, investments in renewable energy soared, offshore wind finally got under way in the United States, and scientists made a […]

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Court Issues Nationwide Stay on Clean Water Rule

Check out this article on the importance of the Clean Water Rule. On Oct. 9, following an injunction blocking the enforcement of the Clean Water Rule in 13 states, the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a nationwide stay on the rule. Finalized by the U.S. Environmental […]

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Five Things You Need to Know about Georgia’s Energy

Tim Echols, who serves on Georgia’s Public Service Commission, describes five things you SHOULD know, but probably don’t, about energy in Georgia, including: Pending EPA Rule 111(d). Without a doubt, nothing will impact our energy future more than the proposed EPA rule set to be finalized next year. The rule […]

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Reports: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy Demand

Article Source:  www.forbes.com How can solar become the largest source of electricity in the world one day? The International Energy Agency released two reports on Monday to tell you how. The two reports outline the technology improvements and policies needed to make solar a big part of the world’s energy production […]

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Is a fee for solar energy users a ‘sun tax’ or fair play?

Article Source: http://www.sltrib.com Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol in Salt Lake City has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. […]

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EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program: Achieving 100% Clean Energy One Partner at a Time

Source: www.theenergycollective.com Despite being a voluntary program, Green Power Partnership is successfully attracting major companies, universities, and communities. In fact, there are over 1,300 organizations participating in the program. The idea is to bring a wide variety of expertise and create cross-sector partnerships that will drive the implementation and purchase […]

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Water-Energy Nexus Explored – U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus.  Present day water and energy systems are tightly intertwined.  Water is used in all phases of energy production and electricity generation.  Energy is required to extract, convey, and […]

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Solar-powered roads: Coming to a highway near you?

Proposal calls for the traditional petroleum-based asphalt highways to be replaced with a system of structurally-engineered solar panels. These would act as a massive energy generator that could feed the grid during daytime. They would also recharge electric vehicles while moving, thus helping to reduce greenhouse emissions drastically. U.S. has […]

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Showtime Documentary Series Features the Climate-Coal Connection

Source:   www.triplepundit.com Showtime Documentary Series Features the Climate-Coal Connection By Dayna Reggero Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series premiering next month on Showtime, provides a compelling introduction to the people and places affected by climate change. Sharing these stories is a roster of major film, television and news figures, including […]

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