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Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: 2014 Update

Ceres (free download with registration) http://bit.ly/1vl12Zp This 2014 update to Ceres’ 2012 report, Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: What Every State Regulator Needs to Know, looks at key trends that continue to reshape the U.S. electricity industry, analyzes changing costs and risk profiles of energy resources (especially renewable energy), and offers further insights and recommendations for … Continue reading

NRDC’s Second Annual Energy Report 2014: Positive Energy Trends Bode Well for U.S. Security and the Economy

NRDC http://www.nrdc.org/energy/energy-environment-report/default.asp [From Press Release] The United States is reducing oil dependence, slowing the growth of electricity needs, and making energy services more affordable to all Americans. Oil and energy consumption remain well below levels seen a decade ago, renewable energy is surging, and growth in U.S. electricity sales continues to decline. NRDC’s 2014 review … Continue reading

Transforming the Electricity Portfolio: Lessons from Germany and Japan in Deploying Renewable Energy

Brookings Institution / John P. Banks, et al. http://bit.ly/1momF7k Amid an ongoing international debate on the reduction of carbon emissions, Germany and Japan are undertaking a dramatic shift in their electricity portfolios. The 2011 Japanese earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility accident have sparked both Japanese and German energy policy to shift away from … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants

National Research Council http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18294 The March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami sparked a humanitarian disaster in northeastern Japan. They were responsible for more than 15,900 deaths and 2,600 missing persons as well as physical infrastructure damages exceeding $200 billion. The earthquake and tsunami also initiated a severe nuclear accident at the Fukushima … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants

National Research Council http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18294 The March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami sparked a humanitarian disaster in northeastern Japan. They were responsible for more than 15,900 deaths and 2,600 missing persons as well as physical infrastructure damages exceeding $200 billion. The earthquake and tsunami also initiated a severe nuclear accident at the Fukushima … Continue reading