Renewable Energy, Electrification Big Winners in Inflation Reduction Act

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:28:12 +0000

The U.S. House on Aug. 12 passed a bill with major implications for the power generation industry, joining the U.S. Senate in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature, includes major provisions to combat climate change, including support for a variety of clean energy […]

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AEP CEO Nick Akins to Step Down, Julie Sloat Tapped as Next Company Head

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:33:38 +0000

American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) long-serving chairman, president, and CEO, Nick Akins, will step down as CEO on Jan. 1, 2023, and has already passed the company’s presidency to Julie A. Sloat, AEP executive vice president, and chief financial officer (CFO). Sloat, 53, will become the power generating company’s CEO in January, making her the first […]

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Comparing The US & China On Climate, Economy, & Other Outcomes Should Be Deeply Humbling For America

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 00:50:46 +0000

Visual Capitalist infographic of EV sales by country for 10 yearsThe narrative that Americans and many Europeans share about China and themselves is not aligned with observable reality, and the USA is in significant danger of economic decline even as the world improves.

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U.S. Utility Survey Suggests Industry Mulling Additions of 90 GW of New Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:24:35 +0000

A Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) survey suggests U.S. utility members expect to add up to 90 GW of new nuclear generation by the 2050s, including more than 300 new small modular reactors (SMRs) in the U.S. over the next 25 years. The nuclear industry group’s survey, unveiled on July 29, sought to gather input from […]

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NOAA: 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report & Useful Interactive Tools

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:30:47 +0000

Continuously tracking how and why sea level is changing is an important part of informing plans for adaptation. Our ability to monitor and understand the individual factors that contribute to sea level rise allows us to track sea level changes in a way that has never before been possible.

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Revisiting Degrowth For Sustainability — It’s Necessary, But Challenges Traditional Economics

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 19:50:47 +0000

degrowthThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that outright cuts to consumer demand are needed to reduce carbon emissions, and that recent perspective has resurrected a controversial theory from the 1970s. Shouldn’t we cut consumption to move toward zero emissions?

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Why Aren’t More People Swapping Meat & Dairy For Plant-Based Alternatives?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:46:04 +0000

swapping meatHigher beef prices are becoming a reality for meat eaters in the US as ranchers are reducing their cattle herds due to drought and lofty feed costs. Can plant-based substitutes take the place of a juicy beef burger?

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Our Water Heaters Could Help Save the Wilderness

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 03:50:22 +0000

These solutions – renewable energy, heat pumps, electric vehicles and other electric solutions –  are capable of eliminating the majority of global carbon emissions.  Whenever a furnace or water heater or gas burning car is replaced with a clean electric alternative, it builds a piece of our new clean energy system and helps slow devastating climate impacts.

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