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It’s Time For Transparency in the Electric Grid

, Senior energy analyst

Regional cooperation to meet energy demand requires transparency and openness now as public, leaders, and utility-industry members meet the challenge of climate and decarbonize energy. Read more >

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Five Facts about Energy Storage that Every Californian Should Know

Matthew Beyer,

If you aren’t already paying attention to energy storage, you should be. While most people admittedly don’t get giddy at the thought of a lithium ion battery, energy experts and policymakers do and they are becoming increasingly excited about the potential role energy storage can play in the future of electricity management. Read more >

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ExxonMobil pledged $5 million to help pay for renovating the US Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters (above) in Washington, despite the fact that the Chamber opposes government action on climate change. Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil Claims Shift on Climate But Continues to Fund Climate Science Deniers

, senior writer

After decades of public denial, ExxonMobil now acknowledges that “the risk of climate change is real” and says it is “committed to being part of the solution,” at least according to the company’s website and statements. Read more >

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Earthquakes and the H.B. Robinson Plant: A Case Study of the NRC’s Failure to Learn from the Fukushima Accident

, Director of Nuclear Power Safety, Climate & Energy

In response to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi triple-meltdown accident in Japan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered nuclear reactor owners to conduct studies to revise and update the seismic hazard profiles at their sites. After nearly a decade, the results are in. Read more >

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Offshore Wind: Latest News on Turbines, State Action, and Markets from Coast to Coast

, Senior energy analyst

While other news is capturing plenty of the public’s attention these days, there are some headline-worthy happenings in the world of offshore wind, including the first turbines in US federal waters. If you could use a splash of good news (and non-other-stuff news) at a time like this, here are a few updates.

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