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Transportation and Climate Initiative Webinar on September 16; OnLocation Modeling Supports This Process

Posted by OnLocation on Sep 14, 2020 1:38:08 PM

On Wednesday September 16, 2020, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will host a webinar to present updates on program design, modeling, and the implications of COVID-19. The goal of the initiative is to establish a regional policy to encourage the use of low-carbon transportation fuels and investment in transportation projects to achieve additional environmental benefits. The program would cover more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from twelve TCI states and the District of Columbia.

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Topics: Energy, Environmental Compliance, NEMS, Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Integrated Modeling, Transportation Technologies, Electric Vehicles, climate change, transportation climate initiative

Opportunities and Challenges Presented by High Deployment of Renewables on the Grid

Posted by OnLocation on Aug 28, 2020 3:49:05 PM

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Alternative Technologies, Integrated Modeling, Transportation Technologies, Electric Vehicles, NEMS Model, Advanced Technologies, TCI

The Next Generation of Vehicles

Posted by OnLocation on Aug 11, 2020 3:34:09 PM

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Alternative Technologies, Integrated Modeling, Transportation Technologies, Electric Vehicles, NEMS Model, Advanced Technologies, TCI

What if... Fracking was banned?

Posted by OnLocation on Mar 4, 2020 12:51:43 PM

Recently there have been calls for a ban on U.S. oil and natural gas production using hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking”), and several states have passed laws banning its use. To investigate such a policy initiative, the American Petroleum Institute (API) turned to OnLocation to provide quantitative modeling and analysis to determine the impacts of an outright ban on fracking. API chose OnLocation because of its reputation for respected and timely analysis of this nature.

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Topics: Energy, NEMS, Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Alternative Power, Alternative Technologies, Integrated Modeling, Oil and Gas Production, Fracking, fossil fuels

Why the U.S. Needs Nuclear Power

Posted by OnLocation on Oct 17, 2018 11:36:00 AM

The United States has a long and complex history with regards to nuclear energy, stretching back to the first harnessing of nuclear power during the Manhattan Project through the panic in the wake of the Three Mile Island accident and to today where technological advancements are making nuclear power safer and more efficient than ever before. Despite these advancements, decreasing natural gas prices, a boom in solar and wind power, and a persistent inherent fear of nuclear power in some circles has brought construction of new nuclear plants to a virtual standstill. Only one new reactor, Watts Bar #2, has come online since 1996, one construction project in South Carolina was abandoned partway through construction, and the only active nuclear construction project, Plant Vogtle in Georgia, has been mired in controversy and uncertainty amid escalating costs. Compounding that issue in the nuclear industry is the expected closure of many of the aging nuclear reactors across the country, with almost 12% of U.S. nuclear capacity expected to close in the next seven years.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Integrated Modeling, climate change

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