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Monthly Archives: August 2015

27 08, 2015

World Water Week: The Interconnection of Climate, Energy, and Water

By | 2017-03-22T08:47:12-07:00 August 27th, 2015|Climate Science, Environmental Blog|

The incentives for commercial and institutional (C&I) organizations to move toward greater adoption of renewable energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) and other carbon-reducing technologies are stronger than ever. Likewise, the consequences of ignoring this opportunity continue to deepen. There is an inherent connection between water, energy, and climate. An as it turns out, renewable [...]

25 08, 2015

Dropping Prices Spur US Wind Power Growth

By | 2016-03-03T10:55:02-07:00 August 25th, 2015|Industry Trends|

New studies show that the future of renewable energy heavily rests on the proven potential that wind power is showing in the market. As turbine technology improves and development costs rapidly drop, prices for wind-generated electricity are finally at the point of parity with traditional power sources in the U.S., according to a study by [...]

25 08, 2015

U.S. Clean Power Plan to Spur Renewables Growth

By | 2017-07-17T09:22:57-07:00 August 25th, 2015|Industry Trends, Policy|

Since President Obama announced the finalized Clean Power Plan on August 3rd, there has been much speculation on what the final plan will mean for states, and who will become “winners and losers” as a result of the eminent changes in our energy portfolio as a country. An article, via Chadbourne, gave a concise and [...]

24 08, 2015

The Energy-Water Nexus: How Excess CO2 is Killing Our Oceans

By | 2017-04-25T17:09:32-07:00 August 24th, 2015|Climate Science|

{This is the third blog in our series on the interconnection between energy generation and water} While most attention surrounding climate change is the effect global warming is having on Earth’s atmosphere, recent research is revealing the devastating effects fossil fuel-based energy generation has on marine environments. An abundance of CO2 in our atmosphere is [...]