United States

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

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

Boiling Point - LA Times

The newsletter here shown is part of several publications on the ways in which heat exacerbates health conditions or leads to their onset. That said, this specific newsletter exemplifies considerations of the way extreme heat can worsen death by heatstroke, and other heat-related deaths, as many...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

Transparency of Retail Energy Pricing: Evidence from the US Natural Gas Industry

This article provided and interesting connection between residential and commercial pricing of natural gas. Although economically based, I thought this article was useful in a few ways- one the study was based in the US, two it discusses transparency, and three its focused on natural gas. Based...Read more

Vulnerable Census Tracts

Map showing the most vulnerable Census Tracts in the area of Los Angeles, i.e. the areas most vulnerable to heat.Read more

How Covid-19 Has Changed The Way Americans Use Energy

Conca, a Forbes journalist specifically accounting energy topics, discusses the ways in which COVID-19 has affected energy expenditures. Overall, energy consumption has decreased 4% from the same time last year. However, Conca more deeply analyzes the effects lockdown measures have had...Read more

H&M - Closing Doors to Open Savings

The case study attached is focused on the implementation of the Closed-Door Store Policy for the retailer H&M. As a fast-fashion retailer with sustainability goals, one major area of potential improvement revolved around energy savings at brick and mortar stores. In this case study,...Read more

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES Policy Document

This policy document lays out practices for the preservation of cultural resources and artifacts. It was approved and certified by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to support national legislation to preserve and protect historical and archeological sites related to Native...Read more

New Geoelectric Hazard Map Shows Potential Vulnerability to High-Voltage Power Grid for Two-Thirds of the US

How do we secure our power grid in the event of nationwide blackout? The point of this article is to explore the vulnerabilities that could be faced by many parts of the nation in the event of a geomagnetic superstorm. A map was created with power grids across the country and shows their...Read more

Subscribe to United States