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Is Carbon Capture the Solution for Climate Change?

Is Carbon Capture the Solution for Climate Change?

David Harary, ERS, for Zondits Catastrophic hurricanes, raging forest fires, flooding and drought. The last two months of summer have shown America glimpses of a new era of climate. The environmental, social, and economic costs of this problem are simply too high to turn a blind eye. Mitigating the adverse effects of climate change starts

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Sustainability Programs on the Rise in Higher Education

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The popularity of sustainability programs within higher education continues to increase across the US in response to both heightened awareness and a growing number of jobs in the field. These multidisciplinary programs unite sciences with humanities and span subjects including ecology, economics, global studies, urban planning, and environmental law. The

Kansas Energy Program Interns Present Findings to the EPA

Kevin Moluf, Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute Intern Program, September 14, 2017 The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute Intern Program will conclude its twelfth year on Friday, September 15. Throughout the life of the program, recommendations to more than 43 institutions from the program’s 90 interns stood to realize collective industry savings of

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Solar Eclipse Highlights Need for More Grid Resiliency

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Utility companies nationwide were more than adequately prepared for increased grid demand caused by drop-offs in solar power generation during the August 21 eclipse. Nevertheless, the phenomenon shined light on the need for overall grid flexibility for managing short-term fluctuations in demand. Customers were expected to use more power during

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The Eclipse: A Test for Solar Power Generation

Solar Power Dipped Along Great American Solar Eclipse Path SPACE, August 24, 2017 As the solar eclipse moved from coast to coast, solar-energy generation dropped. The map shows the hottest zones — in dark orange — fading to nothingness as the moon covers the sun overhead, and then slowly coming back as the eclipse concludes. The

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NJ PBU Approves Spending to Expand PSEG’s Energy Efficiency Programs

New Jersey regulators approve $69M in efficiency spending for PSEG Utility Dive, August 24, 2017 Dive Brief: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities yesterday signed off on a $69 million slate of efficiency programs to be implemented by Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) The decision will extend three energy efficiency programs the

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Grid Operators Manage Swings in Solar Generation During the Eclipse

Grid Operators Manage Solar Eclipse RTO Insider, August 21, 2017 CAISO and other electric grid operators across the country managed large and rapid swings in solar generation output Monday during the first continent-wide total solar eclipse in nearly a century. ISOs and RTOs were well prepared for the event, especially in solar-heavy California where the

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Much-Hyped Eclipse Kinder to Grid than Expected

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Whether last Monday’s solar eclipse lived up to the surrounding hype is a matter of widely varying opinion, but it clearly fell short in terms of predicted power demand. Grid operators and utility spokespeople expected increased electricity demand to fill the gap left by the temporary lack of the sun