Policy

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March 12, 2013

The Energy Department has issued a new funding opportunity announcement to help U.S. industry design and certify innovative small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs).

Article
March 4, 2013

The Federal District Court for the Southern District of California has ruled in favor of the Ocotillo Wind project and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in two separate suits before the Court. 

Article
February 25, 2013

Overall, state governments and electric utilities provided more effective responsiveness and handling of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy emergency than did local and federal governments, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Hurricane Sandy Responsiveness Study.

Article
February 12, 2013

Continued uncertainty in the future direction of climate frameworks, political instability of the Middle East and North Africa region, energy price volatility, and the global economic recession are what energy leaders consider as the top "insomnia" issues driving the world energy agenda this year, according to the 2013 World Energy Issues Monitor.

Article
February 8, 2013

Germany is facing a unique problem on its streets. An EU directive decreed that from September 2012 onwards no more filament light bulbs could be installed because of the high energy usage; Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs were to be the new norm.

Article
January 8, 2013

Southern Research Institute has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy to test a method for producing liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass thereby improving the economics and lifecycle impacts of coal-to-liquid (CTL) and coal-biomass-to-liquid (CBTL) processes.

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Article
January 7, 2013

ROI battles EROI and resource planning just got a lot more complex!

Article
January 2, 2013

 Moving away from chronic self-criticism to positive, sustainable action can be a long journey.

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Article
January 1, 2013

Cities get planning help and a fresh perspective from the feds.