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#EnergyChat Webinar: The Utility of the Future

April 6, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

Planning the Utility of the Future

The electricity sector has been abuzz with talk of “disruptive challenges,” “transformational changes,” and “reforming the energy vision.” In this #EnergyChat Webinar, we chatted with experts about the technologies, new business models, and regulatory reforms transforming the electric utility sector.[read more]

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The Keystone Showdown: #EnergyChat on the Final Chapter of the Pipeline Fight

February 7, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

The years-long fight over the Keystone XL pipeline appears to be entering its final chapter. The new Congress recently passed legislation requiring the Obama Administration to approve it. Now the President must decide whether or not to make good on a threat to veto any bill forcing his hand on the issue.[read more]

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Lima Climate Talks: A Catalyst for Global Change? A Future Energy Fellows #EnergyChat Webinar

December 15, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

TEC #EnergyChat

Is the UNFCCC still a viable pathway to confront climate change? Are bilateral deals, like the US-China partnership, an alternative to the UNFCCC process? In collaboration with Shell's Future Energy Fellows Program we hosted an #energychat webinar to find out how experts felt about the subjects.[read more]


The Energy Collective Analyzes EPA's Power Plant Carbon Regulations [VIDEO]

June 6, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

EPA Rule Analysis

On Monday, the EPA unveiled an historic proposal to cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. The ambitious and flexible proposed regulations would see each state develop it's own plan to cut power sector carbon emissions using a variety of options.[read more]


#EnergyChat: Why David Kroodsma Rode his Bike 30,000 Miles for the Climate, and Where He's Off to Next

April 30, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

Bike Riding for the Climate

David Kroodsma has already logged more than 30,000 miles traveling the world by bicycle and raising awareness about climate change. This week, the author, data journalist, and travel adventurer embarked on his latest journey: an 8,000 mile journey across Asia from Turkey to Bangladesh.[read more]

Can Innovation Beat Climate Change and Resource Depletion? Ramez Naam on "the Infinite Resource" [VIDEO]

July 16, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

In this installment of our #EnergyChat series, I talk with Ramez Naam, author of The Infinite Resource: the Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, which takes an unflinching look at how to feed and power a world of 9 to 10 billion people.[read more]


Energy Chat: The Ins and Outs of President Obama's New Climate Change Plan [VIDEO]

June 29, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

Capitol Energy Report

In an #EnergyChat with Jesse Jenkins, I discuss the major elements of the President’s Climate Change speech and proposed climate strategy. I also run through the key takeaways on the new White House climate strategy.[read more]


Energy Chat: Hopping on the Taxi Sharing Bandwagon [VIDEO]

June 24, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Taxi Sharing


Ever wish you could cut to the front of that long line at the airport taxi stand, or share a cab and save money on that expensive ride home? If you touch down soon at New York City area airports, you just might get the chance to do both.[read more]


Pandora's Promise, Nuclear Energy Documentary, Asks: What Are You Wrong About?

June 20, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Pandora nuclear energy documentary

The new documentary film Pandora's Promise landed in theaters last Friday and is already sparking debate and prompting a renewed look at the role of nuclear energy in confronting global climate change and the other energy challenges of the 21st century.[read more]