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Hawaii building huge new battery, bidding farewell to coal
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Hawaii building huge new battery, bidding farewell to coal

Julian Spector of Canary Media reports on Hawaii’s new energy storage facility. “KES still needs to get built, and then to operate as advertised. But as other states and the U.S. Congress contemplate 100 percent clean energy goals, KES will become an early test case for whether high-tech clean alternatives can take over from fossil...

Energy Efficiency 101
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Energy Efficiency 101

Buildings contribute nearly 40% of global emissions. Making residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient will thus be important in reducing energy-related emissions and costs. Through effective tax policy and private sector investments, we can improve energy efficiency in the United States and across the globe.

Climate change has a cow and worm problem
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Climate change has a cow and worm problem

“That’s a large discrepancy, especially given how much domesticated livestock is already contributing to climate change. Livestock make up 60 percent of all the mammal biomass on Earth, and livestock industries are responsible for more than 14 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.”

The Green New Deal is awful but unlikely
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The Green New Deal is awful but unlikely

“The adverse economic effects of a net-zero policy, even in its narrower dimension, would be huge, emerging sooner rather than later, and carrying with them serious political impacts. My estimate of the direct cost of only the electricity component of the Green New Deal is about a half trillion dollars per year, or about $4,000 annually per U.S. household, and that is based on a set of highly conservative assumptions.”

October 20, 2020November 9, 2020AEI in Policy

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