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Mapping Program Pinpoints Natural Gas Leaks in Cities

These terrific interactive methane maps were created through a collaborative effort by the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach. These maps shows the all-too numerous methane leaks in our urban local natural gas distribution pipes. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 120 times stronger than carbon dioxide when first released, and is the primary […]

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New Report Outlines Pathways for Decarbonization in Global Energy Sector

On July 8th, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) released an interim report that explores the possible pathways to decarbonize the global energy sector. DDPP is made up of 15 Country Research Teams, located in countries that represent 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Each team has been tasked with analyzing the options for […]

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Video: How Weather Extremes Become the Norm

As part of the Risky Business Project, Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey was recently featured in a short video explaining the economic implications associated with shifting weather patterns. Hal begins by describing the normal distribution of summer temperatures, with most measured temperatures occurring near the average and fewer measured temperatures occurring as they move toward […]

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Ask the Experts of America’s Power Plan: Volume 8

This post was originally featured on the America’s Power Plan blog. To view more Q&As, go to APP’s “Ask the Experts” page, or check out APP’s monthly newsletters, which include previous Q&As and much more. By Sonia Aggarwal, Eric Gimon, and the experts of America’s Power Plan This is the next edition in a monthly […]

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Polls Show Americans See Value in Combating Climate Change

Last week, the Obama administration announced proposed regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants. The proposed rule calls for a 30 percent reduction in GHG emissions (compared to 2005 levels) by 2030. (Energy Innovation CEO, Hal Harvey, opines on the design and impact of the proposed rules in a Huffington Post guest blog.) […]

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Ask the Experts of America’s Power Plan: Volume 7

This post was originally featured on the America’s Power Plan blog. To view more Q&As, go to APP’s “Ask the Experts” page, or check out APP’s monthly newsletters, which include previous Q&As and much more. By Sonia Aggarwal, Eric Gimon, and the experts of America’s Power Plan This is the next edition in a monthly […]

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National Climate Assessment Examines Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.

On May 6th, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released its Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) report, the largest and most comprehensive U.S. climate assessment to date. Pursuant to the Global Change Research Act of 1990, Congress requires the USGCRP to prepare an assessment on the latest findings in climate change research, and how […]

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The Solar Industry Celebrates Six Decades of Innovation

This Friday marks the 60th anniversary of the first demonstration of a photovoltaic cell converting solar energy into electricity. Bell Laboratory engineers Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson displayed this breakthrough technology at a press conference on April 25th, 1954. Until then, light had never been converted into electricity to generate any useful amount […]

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The Mystery of the Missing Methane

Last week, Energy Innovation released its latest paper, “The Mystery of the Missing Methane,” which urges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve its data collection and analysis of methane emissions. The paper’s author, Energy Innovation’s Director of Research Chris Busch, describes the significant gap in information on both the amount and sources of U.S. […]

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APP’s Latest Paper Released at the Western Interstate Energy Board Meeting

As innovation continues to redefine America’s power sector, century-old regulatory models are no longer serving advanced utilities or their customers. Performance-based ratemaking could be a game-changing solution for the utility industry. America’s Power Plan has a terrific new paper that analyzes performance-based ratemaking, showing how it can provide new revenue streams to utilities in a […]

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