Do We Need More Nuclear Power?

Nuclear power and its inherent problems have left us needing to answer some important questions: Do we need more nuclear power? Do we need more coal? Do we need something else? In reality, nuclear power can help, but it’s not a sustainable source of energy. There are too many unknowns, too much room for human error and too much political red tape in the way.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Dismantling Obama Environmental Regulations

Tom Steyer, president of NextGen Climate, said in a statement that Trump’s actions are “an assault on American values and they endanger the health, safety and prosperity of every American.” Concluding “Trump is deliberately destroying programs that create jobs and safeguards that protect our air and water, all for the sake of allowing corporate polluters to profit at our expense.”

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Bio-energy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Negative Emissions with Negative Impacts?

In the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Fourth Assessment Report bio-energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) was highlighted as a key potential technology for reaching low carbon dioxide atmospheric concentration targets. Recently there has been concern that employment of such technology may have detrimental implications for climate justice.

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An Energized Month for Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

NYISO’s DER roadmap is spread out over the next three to five years, designed to develop market elements, functional requirements and tariff language necessary to integrate a DER system.1 CAISO believes that closer coordination with the distribution level utility will be needed to advance DER aggregations and a clean power system. While NYISO and CAISO have been making substantial ground, the development of DER still asks for a considerable amount of research and policy-making.

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