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What's the (Demand) Forecast? More Energy Efficiency on the Radar

October 13, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Accurately forecasting electricity demand is highly critical to ensuring that grid operators are able to plan for adequate generation and transmission but do not over-procure or over-build, which can lead to the overcharging of electricity customers.[read more]

California's Gasoline Imports Increase 10-Fold After Major Refinery Outage

October 13, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

California Fuel Sources

Over a five-month period following an explosion at a California oil refinery in February 2015, imports of gasoline into California increased to more than 10 times their typical level, drawing from sources that include India, the United Kingdom, and Russia.[read more]

What the Congressional Hearing on Volkswagen Missed

October 12, 2015 by Geoffrey Styles

I made time in my schedule to watch the recent Congressional hearing on the Volkwagen scandal on C-SPAN. It left me with very much the same sense tweeted by Amy Harder of the Wall Street Journal, comparing it to the BP spill hearings, though perhaps for different reasons.[read more]

Canadian Climate Policy Report Card: 2015

October 12, 2015 by Mark Jaccard

Over the past three decades, governments in developed countries have made many commitments to reduce a specific quantity or percentage of greenhouse gases by a specific date, but often they have failed to implement effective climate policies that would achieve their commitment.[read more]

Paris Climate Talks: On Track to Create a New Kind of International Agreement

October 12, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

India announced its national plan for addressing climate change recently. It will reduce its carbon intensity and dramatically expand its growing renewable energy sector. India's solar energy market grew more than 100-fold in the past four years.[read more]

Citibank: How Investments in Clean Energy can Save Trillions

October 12, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Citibank and Energy Savings

A number to remember: $44 trillion. It’s what Citibank estimates that climate change will cost the global economy by 2060 unless we take decisive steps to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. To put it in perspective, that is the combined gross domestic products of the United States, China and the European Union.[read more]

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