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How Integrated Energy Models Predict the Impact of Alternative Futures

Posted by OnLocation on Dec 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As new power generation technologies emerge and gain acceptance, many different companies and organizations have a keen interest in their long-term impact. State and national energy and environmental offices, non-governmental organizations, and members of the power industry are all doing their best to keep a close watch on the progress of technologies like wind and solar power, small modular nuclear reactors, and distributed energy. These groups are interested primarily in:

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Alternative Power, Integrated Modeling

3 Key Factors That Impact Alternative Power Generation Technologies

Posted by OnLocation on Dec 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As the movement to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions gains momentum among policy makers, the general public, and members of the power industry, interest in alternative power generation technologies has never been higher.

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Topics: Alternative Power

6 Questions to Ask About the Future of Electricity Generation

Posted by OnLocation on Dec 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As new power generation technologies emerge, so do questions about the future of those technologies and the impact they might have. Policy makers must consider the potential impact of growing technologies such as wind and solar power and promising technologies like small modular reactors and CO2 capture and storage. The interest and impact from policymakers and power companies are, at one time, local, national and even global in scope. Key issues include the adoption rate of these technologies, their effect on electricity prices, how they could help efforts to reduce carbon emissions, and how their impact will be felt across different economic sectors.

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Topics: Alternative Power

Managing Risk Due to Changing Natural Gas Prices

Posted by OnLocation on Nov 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Prices are down—way down—for natural gas. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, natural gas futures hit a three-year low this year. But, as the Wall Street Journal and other observers report, these low prices aren’t likely to stick around. Reasons for this include:

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Energy Policy, Alternative Power

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