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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 3 of 4

This is part 2 of our 4 part series on 2020 Energy Trends. Governments and Administrations will band together to overcome barriers to clean energy According to the WRI, after cities sign clean energy commitments and begin to identify options to increase renewable energy use, barriers are sometimes encountered by government entities through laws or regulations that come from areas such as state or federal government.  According to the WRI, […]

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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 2 of 4

This is part 2 of our 4 part series on 2020 Energy Trends. Increasing questions about the future of natural gas The EIA still expects natural gas to be the dominant generating resource in the U.S. through 2050.  A study released in September found that if all currently proposed gas plants are built, 70% would become uneconomic by 2035. According to Utility Dive, “[w]hile alternative options may threaten gas, the ability of […]

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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 1 of 4

Energy generation and distribution is a matter of national security for the United States.  Recent domestic investments into renewable energy generation have allowed the US to increase its energy independence and security. According to the Energy Information Administration (“EIA”), renewable adoption grew solidly across the country in 2019.  The EIA also “forecasts that utility-scale renewable fuels, including wind, solar, and hydropower, will collectively produce 18% of U.S. electricity in 2019 and 19% in 2020.” According to the World Resources Institute (“WRI”): 155 cities have […]

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Governor Murphy Launches Broad Regulatory Reform to Protect Against Climate Threats

by Martin Milita To help address climate change threats in New Jersey Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 100 (“EO 100”) on January 27, 2020. Initially, EO 100 directs the NJDEP within two years to establish a monitoring and reporting program designed to identify all significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.  In addition to addressing greenhouse gas emissions, EO 100 instructs the NJDEP to integrate climate change […]

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