Baseload Power Will Keep The Lights On

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Several recent papers have questioned traditional notions regarding baseload power requirements for the electric grid.  For example, the Natural Resources Defense Council released a report prepared by the Brattle Group. The NRDC says that, “baseload is an outdated term” as it “does not refer to any electricity system values or services, and it is not equivalent to …

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Trump Declares “Build It Now” In Newly Issued Infrastructure Actions

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Today marks an astounding reversal for supporters of infrastructure projects who have felt their voices were not heard during the Obama years. From the Oval Office, President Trump issued one Executive Order and four Presidential Memorandums today, declaring open season for those wanting to build new transportation, energy, and social infrastructure throughout the country. Administration …

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The 2016 First Presidential Debate, Who Won?

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When it comes to job creation, both candidates suggested this evening that investing in companies and infrastructure is important. Both candidates also suggested that trade is of vital importance to the economy. Trade itself is dependent on infrastructure and the energy utilized to move goods across oceans and across the neighborhood. With respect to investing, …

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FuelRod Is Taking Mobile Charging To New Heights

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The importance of energy storage has been widely discussed as the international community pivots to renewable energy generation. Despite talk of innovative power storage, advances in battery power which charge most mobile devices today are often over-looked. Virtually every handheld device runs on battery power, from the dry cell AA batteries in remote controllers to …

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Coal Ash: Should We Be Concerned?

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Since the 1880’s coal has been the fuel source of choice for making electricity here in the United States. That however has changed in recent years as the shale revolution and concerns over greenhouse gas emissions has undercut coal. While coal has recently fallen out of favor here in the U.S., other countries such as …

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Protecting Alaska’s Economic And Energy Future

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Alaska stands at an economic crossroad. The state faces a multi-billion dollar deficit, historically low oil prices, and declining energy production; yet energy development is essential to its economy. Nevertheless, the federal government is poised to make decisions which could impact Alaska’s ability to access vast energy resources in the largely untapped Arctic, putting the …

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