Energy

North Dakota, Minnesota at opposite ends of energy efficiency scorecard

The article shows how, after evaluating the fifty states and their implementation of energy efficiency and zero emissions policy and goals, North Dakota comes in second-to-last, whereas Minnesota's scorecard comes in at the top 10. Still leading the country in energy efficiency and energy policy...Read more

Energy access takes center stage in fighting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and powering recovery in Africa

Seeing countries with the most robust economies struggling to keep it together in a global pandemic like COVID-19, I wondered how Africa would cope if the virus seeped into the continent. This article chronicles what plight the continent is in, and fortunately what is being done to curb the...Read more

Linky: Do smart meters actually help reduce electricity consumption?

When I saw this article, it underscored how important it is to engage energy technology users in the design and decision-making process of energy initiatives, interventions and retrofit incentives. This is because, the success of these initiatives is contingent on how individuals react to them....Read more

A policy framework for the right to energy

This pdf is a summary of a podcast series on energy rights. The podcast discusses the ways in which energy poverty, a condition where households are unable to meet their energy needs, negatively affects poor households' health and economic security. The podcast calls for energy reform that...Read more

Sobhani - Infrastructure, Unemployment, and COVID19 - 2020

This opinion piece talks about the potential to keep the United States' economy afloat simply by contracting workers to complete outstanding Federal and State infrastructure projects (including bridges and roads, and energy projects).Read more

GHANA’S ELECTRICITY POLICY SINCE 1920

In a bid to provide quality and reliable electricity to households and industries, Ghana’s first attempt to establish a modern legal framework for the energy industry was developed in the 1920s. A strategy paper was then launched in between 2012-2016 to support the 2 strategic stalwarts: “...Read more

Earl Baker: A new energy revolution in Pa.

This article discusses the benefits of building pipelines across the United States, specifically in Pennsylvania where the energy market has provided vast avenues for jobs and the economy. In fact, the article states energy production and the energy market contribute $45 billion to Pennsylvania'...Read more

Funding challenges limit minority-owned businesses’ access to energy efficiency

As already documented prior to the pandemic, Black, Latinx, and minority-owned businesses tend to fare worse than white-owned businesses. With the advent of the pandemic, Black and Latinx-owned businesses closed down at twice or nearly twice the rate of white-owned businesses. A combination of...Read more

America’s Greenest Energy Giant Isn’t Trying to Save the Planet

NextEra a Floridian utility company that has recently moved to investing in solar, slightly surpassing Mobile Exxon (largely due to the company's gradual disinvestment in the renewable sector). Here, the article discusses the role NextEra plays into the renewable energy transitions, which has...Read more

Middleton - COVID19 Increase Pollution - 2020

The article focuses on the current reduction in air pollution, as stay-at-home orders increase, but it talks about the ripple effects and worsening pollution following these measures.Read more

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