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Featured In Energize WeeklyMay 20Women Leaders to Shape Utility of the FutureAccording to a 2013 report by Catalyst, the utility workforce is only 23 percent women, as compared to the general workforce where women make up more than half. If that were not bad enough, it gets much worse when it comes to board positions and senior management teams. According to Ernst and Young’s Index of women in power and utilities (P&U), about 5 percent of executive board positions across P&U companies are held by women, while women represent only 13 percent of senior management teams. read more
Featured In Energize WeeklyMay 13Tech Companies Banking on Green Data CentersData centers, those enormous hubs of computer processing power that support the explosive growth of the Internet, are turning to renewable energy to reduce their carbon footprints and lock-in costs for these energy intensive operations. As more of us shop, share, and search online, U.S. data centers have grown to use nearly 10 gigawatts of electricity, the equivalent of simultaneously running 30 million toasters, according to Green House Data. read more
Featured In Energize WeeklyApril 22Microgrids Take Utilities by StormAmerican communities have been increasingly devastated by ravaging storms which strand millions without electricity for days on end, and leave billions of dollars of damage in their wake. As a result, communities are looking for new ways to mitigate service interruptions and safeguard against future disasters which could once again knock-out power to thousands of businesses and residents. “Building in grid resiliency has gained greater urgency in recent years, as demonstrated by the economic and personal losses from electricity outages due to severe weather,” says Ernest Moniz, U.S. Energy Secretary. “Keeping the power on during extreme weather events and other electric grid disruptions is essential.” read more
Featured In Energize WeeklyMarch 10Will The EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule For Existing Power Plants Survive Legal Challenges?On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units read more
Featured In Energize WeeklyFebruary 18The Breeze isn’t Blowing for Offshore Wind Development These DaysCape Wind, America’s first offshore wind farm has been in the works for thirteen years. Thirteen years of data collection, demonstrations for, demonstrations against, US Army Corp of Engineers studies, federal and state reviews, budgeting and financing disagreements, and planning that may have just come to a screeching halt. read more
Featured In Energize WeeklyJanuary 20Advanced nuclear tech makes gains as feds take on carbon emissionsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be delaying its release of new carbon emission rules for all power plants until later this year, but that hasn’t stopped the feds from moving forward with projects designed to prop up advanced nuclear tech as a solution to the country’s energy woes. read more
Featured In Energize WeeklyJanuary 14New Transmission: Why Does It Take So Long to Complete?On December 19, 2014, after a four-year delay, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made available the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line project for review and comment through March 19, 2015. Open houses for the DEIS were held in the first part of January 2015. read more
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