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Energy Efficiencies, Improve Energy Efficiencies, Renewable Energy Sources

We live in the Energy Age – imagine life in the 21st Century in most developed nations without the benefits of abundant and economical energy.  But no resource on this Earth is really inexhaustible – and our traditional fossil fuel sources are not without limits.  The world’s oil supplies are being depleted at a rapid rate.  And more expensive (to extract, process, transport and distribute).  There are still many nations without abundant and affordable energy.  As more nations industrialize and modernize their systems, the demands made on the world’s fossil fuel supplies will place stress on things energy-related and on global supplies.

The hot topics today in energy include reduction of use, conservation of existing supplies, energy efficiencies, and especially alternative sources of energy.  While the world goes on using traditional fossil fuels, the race is on to harness natural and renewable energy sources – solar, geo-thermal, wind, tidal, and other “clean” technologies.  This section of Accountability Central brings you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more information you can use on Energy topics. 

News & Updates

March 3, 2021 Corporate sustainability initiatives may open doors for carbon offset startups

Source: Tech Crunch

Commitments to carbon neutrality keep coming from all corners of the business world — over the past few weeks, companies ranging from the fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen to the security-focused networking IT company Palo...

March 3, 2021 Georgia Power issues sustainability bond

Source: Daily Energy Insider

The proceeds from the bond – expected to be $742 million — will be allocated to fund the company’s environmental, renewable, and social (ESG) initiatives. The bond carries a 3.25% coupon – the lowest 30-year coupon for a...

March 3, 2021 Circling the sun

In the third quarter of 2019, for the first time ever more electricity was supplied to homes in the UK by renewable sources than by fossil fuels. And in 2020, renewables were the main source of electricity in the UK for the whole...

Research & Insights

February 26, 2021 Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New Report

Source: National Academies

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so that it can adequately provide...

February 16, 2021 New Global “Wind Atlas” Propels Sustainable Energy for All Parts of the World

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Wind energy scientists at Cornell University have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in any given...

February 5, 2021 Renewables expected to replace coal by 2033, says Morgan Stanley

Source: The Hill

A new report from global wealth management company Morgan Stanley projects coal-fired power generation is likely to disappear from the U.S. power grid by 2033 and will largely be replaced by renewable energy resources.

Commentary & Opinion

October 26, 2020 For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics

Source: The Hill

For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics © istock Two words — sustainable and transition — are frequently used when we talk about energy these days and unfortunately, the definitions are at best...

October 2, 2020 Unsustainable Energy Production Will Stop, BP Projects

Source: Forbes

The longer society waits to address climate change, the more likely climate will change society, according to BP’s chief economist Spencer Dale. The human tendency toward procrastination is just one of the scenarios Dale attempts...

September 28, 2020 Elon Musk: “The US Is Moving Toward Sustainable Energy”

Source: CleanTechnica

The US is moving toward sustainable energy.” While on this topic of sustainable energy, Elon Musk noted that eventually everything we do will be done with sustainable energy.


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