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Indian Point

What Happens When We Shut Down Indian Point?

What Happens When We Shut Down Indian Point?

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located in Westchester County, New York, provides around 16 million MWh of electricity annually and accounts for around one-fourth of the total energy consumption for the five boroughs and Westchester. Although it produces an abundance of energy, the State of New York has announced that

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GreenTech Media’s Solar Energy Year in Review

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits Stephen Lacy, the editor-in-chief of GreenTech Media, sat down with Shayle Kahn, Senior VP of GTM Research for a special podcast on the solar industry’s record-setting 2016. The 36-minute podcast is worth the listen, but we’ve summarized some of the highlights here: America’s solar market nearly doubled in size last

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Wyoming’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, or, Standard Portfolio Renewable?

Ethan Forauer, ERS, for Zondits In a piece of legislation that has proven to be one of the first of its kind, Wyoming State Representative David Miller has brought forward a bill aiming to penalize state utilities that incorporate ineligible clean energy resources in the state’s electricity portfolio. This comes at a juncture where economic

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The North America Renewables Pledge

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits It was only days ago that we were telling you about how well Europe has been handling their carbon emissions reductions. Well, North America wasn’t far behind with a headline of its own. This week at the Three Amigos Summit, the leaders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico announced

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Creating Energy With Graphene – the Miracle Material

Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Produces Electricity Gizmodo, April 15, 2014 A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, no fuss. They created energy with just a miracle material and one of the most plentiful

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Clean Power Plan is Transforming Ohio’s Power Plan

Surprise: ​AEP chief says Clean Power Plan can be a ‘catalyst’ for transforming the industry Biz Journals, November 11, 2015. Image credit: Pulpolux !!! Ohio is among the dozens of states suing the U.S. EPA over its wide-ranging Clean Power Plan, but one of the state’s coal-centric electric utilities says it can help as it diversifies

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Boiling Research Could Improve Power Plant Efficiency

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, September 17, 2015. Image credit: kadufernandiz Kripa Varanasa, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working to improve industrial boiling to avoid or postpone the onset of critical heat flux conditions. Critical heat flux occurs when the bubbles and vapor generated

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Hawaii & Vermont Raise the Bar with Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets

Hawaii and Vermont’s high renewable portfolio standard targets Today’s Energy Solutions, July 2, 2015. Image credit: Andre_Rau Renewable portfolio standards are state- or local-level policies that mandate all or certain types of electricity producers to supply a minimum share of their electricity from designated renewable resources. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have RPS policies,

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