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The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy

In a reversal of Trump's anti-climate policies, Biden's administration has decided to re-instate net-zero emissions goals to 2030. The article brings to light how power generation, transportation, and manufacturing will need to implement radical changes in order to meet this goal, especially...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

What Biden executive orders could mean for the energy sector

This order discusses the, so-labeled, aggressive climate policies Biden plans to implement once he ascends to the Presidency. That said, discussions of executive orders to be implemented include orders to reduce fossil fuel production (with heavy taxation on gas and oil extractors, producers,...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

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

Groups call on DOE to draw a roadmap for TVA to shift to renewables

Deal with TVA is discriminatory as long as TVA has a generation portfolio skewed toward fossil fuels, the companies want to be freed from fossil fuel monopolies to pursue renewable energy.Read more

Defining, measuring and ranking energy vulnerability

This article was one of the first few I read to understand ‘Energy Vulnerability’ before the course started. Ever since, thanks to the invaluable contributions in this course, from the class readings, the class discussions, the guest lectures and the class project, I definitely feel I have come...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

Utility shutoffs should be a rallying cry for justice

In much a continued theme throughout the pandemic, utility shutoffs threaten and have negatively impacted many families across the United States. Without any jobs or assistance to pay for high energy bills, which continue to pile on as we are inevitably forced to stay inside, many families face...Read more

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