Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrated the one-year anniversary of an obscure guidance memorandum that surely deserves recognition as amongst the most arcane policy documents to garner a birthday commemoration. Titled “ Enforceability and Use of the Actual-to
The goal of our EnergyInnovates initiative is to highlight promising and interesting technology and people that are at the forefront of new energy solutions. This fall, I had a chance to spend some time with the dynamic team at NET Power who are the very definition of innovators—and are changing the
Mark Twain reportedly observed in 1919 that "A falsehood can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots." When it comes to the debate surrounding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recent rules, Twain’s quip still rings true. Take, for example, EPA’s Affordable
The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released its latest global energy forecast, the World Energy Outlook 201 8 ( WEO2018 ). Although IEA provides three different scenarios—the Current Policies, New Policies, and Sustainable Development Scenarios—we’ll focus on its mid-range “New Policies
It may not have received as much attention as marquee Senate and House races, but energy was very much on the ballot in the 2018 midterms. The Global Energy Institute just released a scorecard covering the results of some of the most significant ballot referendums on Election Day. Even in places
The world is hungry for energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) projects that global energy consumption will increase nearly 30% between 2015 and 2040, driven primarily by developing countries seeking energy access to lift their populations out of poverty. One way or another, these countries are
Hurricane season is far from over. Category 4 Hurricane Michael is poised to make landfall on the Florida panhandle today, accompanied by 100mph winds and a massive storm surge. According to reports, Michael will be the strongest hurricane to ever come ashore along the Florida Panhandle in records
In the late 1960s, 3M scientist Dr. Spencer Silver had a problem. After years of tinkering with formulas for super-strong adhesives, he inadvertently created a mixture for a reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive. Though the concoction was objectively unique, Silver struggled to find any real-world
#Energy security has been a concern for decades. But what exactly do we mean by energy security, and how do we know if it’s getting better or worse? GEI's Steve Eule spoke at @theIWP on how to measure and assess risk in a global energy market. Take a look: https://t.co/PzmhCt6Hji
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