Commentary

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    Apr 03, 2014 | Evelyn Butler
    The conversation surrounding how solar energy can benefit the environment has been a transformational one over the last 10 years. One of the focal points of that discussion centers on solar energy reliability and cost efficiency to promote widespread adoption.
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    Mar 25, 2014 | Corey Weathers M.Ed.
    Our grandparents are often the first to teach us about the value of a dollar and to not waste anything - food, water, energy, money - you name it. In my case, this is certainly true.
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    Mar 24, 2014 | Austin Morris
    In the past several years, the energy markets in the U.S. and around the globe have been in a state of rapid and unrelenting change, leaving many market participants nostalgic for the "good old days." Unfortunately, the outlook for the coming year does not appear to offer a reprieve from the changes that continue to resonate around the world.
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    Mar 21, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    Maybe you've thought about it once or twice. Exactly how much money is spent on residential electricity in the U.S. each year? It may not seem like a large amount when you pay your bill every month, but with over three hundred million people living in our country, that amount certainly adds up fast. Let's take a closer look.
  • Mar 17, 2014 | Michael D'Aurizio
    For today's post, I'd like to take a break from all of the busy, but important, day-to-day activity of the U.S. energy markets, and instead pause to reflect on where the energy industry might be heading this year (and beyond).
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    Mar 14, 2014 | Dilip James
    There is little doubt that the world urgently needs energy sources in order to survive. Till recently fossil fuels like coal and oil filled this need. Now, fossil fuel reserves have peaked and we are on the down side of a very steep slope.
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    Mar 10, 2014 | Ed Rilkoff
    I recently reviewed the latest CO2 data published by the U.S. EIA. China was the leading producer of CO2 emissions at 8,715 million tonnes in 2011, up 9.0% over the prior year. The majority of emissions in China comes from the burning of coal for electric generation used to produce about 80% of the nation's electric power.
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    Mar 07, 2014 | Davis Swan
    There has been a lot of discussion about the electric vehicle revolution and what its impacts will be. Are EV's gaining traction or getting stuck in the mud?  Will they quickly replace internal combustion powered vehicles or will they represent a "green" niche market for decades to come? Will manufacturers be willing to lose billions of dollars on EV development forever or will they eventually make most of their profits from this technology?
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    Mar 05, 2014 | Bob Ashworth
    It is important to refute the bad rap that coal is getting. Coal gets a bad name because people say the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere during the combustion of coal warms the earth. This is completely false.
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    Mar 04, 2014 | KRS Murthy
    I admire the energy of solar enthusiasts, much more than the Sun's light energy converted into electricity by solar panels. Journalists write on solar industries, some of them on some recent claims by PV scientists and technologists, and most importantly academicians, who claim to change the world of solar industry by their recent laboratory results.