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James Quilligan: The Commons and the Future of Democracy

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What is the American dollar based on? It was based on the gold standard until 1971 when it transitioned to a floating monetary system. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio believes US currency now rests unofficially on the price of oil. What will a successful Green New Deal will look like if the underlying currency upon which the US economy rests is based on fossil fuels? We speak to James Quilligan, the Managing Director of Economic Democracy Advocates and longtime policy analyst in the international development space.

National Grid Leads Nation on Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island top list in 2019 ACEEE rankings
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WALTHAM, MA October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and National Grid’s  service area in three states — M.A., R.I., and N.Y.— all ranked among the top five states in energy efficiency.  Massachusetts ranked number one for the ninth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from sixth in 2018 to fifth this year. 

Restaurants Set Table for Induction Cookware to Increase Efficiency, Reduce Costs

With an increase in interest among its customers, SCE is rolling out a new induction equipment lending program.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

Regulars at Pepe’s quick service Mexican restaurant in Downey have long enjoyed the popular establishment’s beans and cheese burritos and shredded beef tacos. Now customers may soon enjoy these same dishes prepared on the latest energy-efficient induction equipment.

The Clean Energy Promise eBook: Extreme Weather’s Less-than-Extreme Solutions

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Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you.

You’re not alone.

More than a third of Americans say they don’t worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it’s exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won’t pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat.

GM Earns EPA Green Power Leadership Honors Reinforcing Vision for Zero Emissions Future

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DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2019 /3BL Media/— General Motors announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards recognize companies for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented GM with the award for Direct Project Engagement at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, California.

GreenBiz and State of California to Collaborate on Advancing Grid Resilience

Summit at VERGE 19 to convene public- and private-sector leaders in response to wildfire and clean-energy goals.
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OAKLAND and SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/— GreenBiz Group and the state of California today announced a collaboration to advance California’s climate and energy goals in the wake of devastating wildfires, with a Grid Resilience Summit to be held on October 24 as part of VERGE 19.

How Did Massachusetts Blossom Into an Environment Ripe for Energy Storage, Pushing Technology and Business Models to the Cutting Edge?

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It created a market that demands and allows for value stacking.

Today's energy storage technology can help power the country more efficiently and sustainably, and it's getting better all the time. However, this resource's greatest strength—the ability to both take in and let out energy rapidly—can be complicated to properly value. It's also been a bit of a headache to equitably work into the country's many mechanisms governing electricity generation and transmission.

eBook - Energy Storage and Load Management for Cooperative and Public Power Utilities

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Charges for peak demand on the distribution system are an increasingly vexing line item for cooperative and public power utilities. The charges are rising, understandably, due to higher transmission and capacity costs. Yet customers still rely on you to keep their energy affordable. This eBook explains the factors behind peak demand charge hikes and how you can manage them effectively:

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

Black & Veatch Appoints Dynamic Industry Veterans to Power Business Leadership Team

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following the announcement of Black & Veatch’s global Power business restructuring in July, the company today announced the completion of its global Power leadership team. The appointments strengthen the company’s full portfolio of engineering services to full turnkey EPC solutions as clients address the rapidly evolving Power market landscape.  

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