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Comcast Expands Internet Essentials to Federal Pell Grant Recipients and Pledges $15M to Get Even More Americans Connected

Comcast's Internet Essentials Program will now expand eligibility to Federal Pell Grants recipients. The Internet Essentials is a broad far reaching program designed to help qualifying residents get internet access in various ways. They offer a $9.95 per month internet plan (which can...Read more

Changing Energy Usage Trends in North America, Europe, and Asia

I have travelled extensively for both leisure and work across the continents of Asia, Europe and North America.  So, it has become a habit to compare habits, perspectives, lifestyles and all possible issues across the countries I have visited. This not only makes my trip exciting but also helps...Read more

Use of Simple Telemetry to Reduce the Health Impacts of Fuel Poverty and Living in Cold Homes

This article is of a pilot study with actual responses from 22 households from UK from a target sample of 34 households.  The number looks small and insignificant but as I finished reading the article, I understood and actually appreciated this. What caught my attention was this line: “Fuel...Read more

Navigating the energy transition from disruption to growth

The article here discusses trends in energy transitions following a study conducted with Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Senior Vice Presidents of energy companies. Scholars of this study tried to focus on the six channels of transitions, here bulleted:

Philadelphia School District Moving Forward With Plans To Return Students To Classroom Before Thanksgiving

It seems my field of research (internet insecurity in Philadelphia) has led me down a path of focusing primarily on how schools are reopening.

This article discusses the plans Philadelphia has in order to get students back into school on November 17th, and their recent reaffirmation of...Read more

Is the US electric grid ready for changes brought on by coronavirus pandemic?

This article discusses the impacts the stay at home orders will have on the energy grid in this country.Read more

More national climate policies expected, but how effective are the existing ones?

In my personal opinion, Europe has always been a thought leader in terms of environmental concerns leading the way for the rest of the world. In my extensive travels across Europe, I have noticed a comparatively high level of awareness and consciousness for the environment from the common folks...Read more

Pennsylvania DEP proposes strict limits for ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

A board within Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has cleared the way for setting drinking-water limits for two forms of toxic man-made substances known as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down in humans and the environment. These chemicals are knmown as...Read more

What is Energy Transition?

This article brings forth some of the energy transition discussions and themes documented across various articles: one on anti-...Read more

Department of Energy Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap

Hand in hand with the order released on December 16th, the finalized energy storage plans are part of the United States' attempt to secure energy supply for the nation. In an effort to remain competitive in the energy market, the United States is trying to find innovative ways to both produce...Read more

America's First All-Renewable-Energy City

This article addresses Burlington Vermont's history and how they began their journey to use renewable energy sources. To start, a unique source they use is biomass using wood from fallen trees around the area. While using wood for biomass energy may be harmful at the household level...Read more

How Retail Businesses Can Easily Reduce Energy Consumption and Costs

This article details the practices retail spaces can use to lower energy consumption and electricity bills. I found this particular article very interesting due to the new knowledge it gave me. It details, the problem with retail lighting and how T8 flourescent light bulbs, fixtures and LED...Read more

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