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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
I proudly joined NRG exactly one year ago as the new head of sustainability, knowing I was joining the power sector at a time of rapid transformation. It’s an exciting time of technology and business model innovation, but it’s also a time of uncertainty. The surest thing we know about the future of power is that it won’t look like the past.
Posted: May 23, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
President Trump promised in his campaign to rebuild America’s infrastructure by investing $1 trillion in the nation’s roads, bridges and airports. Although the Trump administration has yet to release the proposal, construction companies and others who may be contracted for this work are already anticipating it.
Posted: May 04, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
For each day that passes, energy becomes a larger concern. After all, as the population continues to grow, energy needs rise right along. However, there is a fast-growing and constantly evolving solution that should help for years to come: Microgrids.
Posted: Mar 22, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST
The time has never been more urgent to reduce energy costs. Electricity prices are increasingly volatile and external pressure to show progress on sustainability is at an all-time high. The Paris Climate Change Agreement was the most comprehensive, universally acknowledged framework ever signed, and despite current political conditions, it’s clear that businesses are facing increased pressure to reduce overall carbon emissions and to factor extreme weather and resource shortages into revenue projections.
Posted: Mar 10, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The cost of local renewables continues to drop dramatically around the country. On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the local electric cooperative just signed a deal for a multi-site solar-plus-storage project that will deliver power to the grid — way beyond the sun setting — for $0.11 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). To put that in context, the average U.S. residential cost of electricity is $0.125 per kilowatt-hour.
Posted: Sep 21, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Since the Wright brothers, planes have been running on fossil fuel – that’s 100 years of using the same energy source. Just as the term “fossil” implies, the externalities from this form of fuel means there is need for rethinking. Investments in renewable energy are needed for a more sustainable future, especially in the aviation industry.
Posted: May 27, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The question of energy efficiency is ever-pressing, especially as it relates to infrastructure growth in developing nations. In fact, so much attention has been given to this topic that the International Solar Alliance recently invited 120 countries to support the expansion of solar technologies in the Global South.
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Energy, fashion, money: Part Two of a series on the how-to questions to make sustainability and impact the main show in town.
Posted: Sep 22, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Climate change has been top of mind for many individuals, businesses and government leaders for decades, but the COP21 represents the first time the world firmly positions climate change as a critical global issue that is best addressed at scale.
Posted: May 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The latest call for Talkback article submissions wants to get to the very core of the sustainability challenge - energy.
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