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As Administration Transitions, President Obama and Executive Agencies Recap Achievements

On January 9, Science Magazine published an online editorial by President Obama entitled “The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy.”  In it, President Obama addresses the decoupling of economic growth from energy sector emissions, private sector initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Second Installment of Quadrennial Energy Review

After almost a year of stakeholder engagement, the DOE released the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2).  While the first installment of the QER focused on modernizing the U.S.’s energy infrastructure, QER 1.2 addresses the interrelated issues … Continue reading

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A Look at Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

In December, DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. This study compares three scenarios: (1) a no RPS scenario (RPSs do not … Continue reading

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EIA, Others Report Renewable Energy Gained Significant Ground During 2015

The Energy Information Administration reports that during 2015, eleven states generated at least 10% of their total electricity from wind, a significant increase from 2010, during which only three states had at least a 10% wind share.  Of the states … Continue reading

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LBNL Releases Reports on Utility Planning for a Changing Grid

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently released two reports related to utility planning efforts for future changes to the electric grid. The first, The Future of Electricity Resource Planning, is coauthored by Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) and is … Continue reading

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