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Congressional Unveiling of Major Energy Savings and Carbon Reduction…

Congressional Unveiling of Major Energy Savings and Carbon Reduction…

Do you want to save 4.48-7.95 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon annually (equivalent to removing approximately between 3-5.4 million automobiles annually)? Do you want to save 25 to 42 Terawatt hours (billion kWh) per year (equivalent to 3 to 6 nuclear power plants or 6 to 10 coal-fired plants)? Do you want to drive innovation and spur technology? If you do, see NEMA’s newly unveiled consensus agreement outdoor lighting standard. Today, Senator Bingaman, Senator Murkowski, Senator Read more [...]
With No New Transmission Lines, No New Wind Energy

With No New Transmission Lines, No New Wind Energy

An article in the latest issue of Renew Grid magazine (see page 5) adds to the chorus of concern about siting new transmission corridors.  According to the article, a survey by NRG Systems of attendees at the recent American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference shows that half of respondents cited transmission/interconnection issues as the single greatest obstacle to new wind generation.  Access to capital was a distant second in the survey. This is nothing new, of course.  Read more [...]
Making the Case for Nuclear Energy

Making the Case for Nuclear Energy

NEMA had the privilege of hosting a lunch for former Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman the other day.  Ms. Whitman is running the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in environmental and energy issues.  Recognizing NEMA's significant role these days in energy policy, she visited with us to make the case for the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (or CASEnergy Coalition).  (She co-chairs the Coalition with Patrick Moore, former leader Read more [...]