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COP24: Calling on the World to Act

Three years after the landmark Paris agreement was signed, more than 190 countries are meeting at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, to design the “rulebook” for the global climate deal and figure out the details around how to translate these bold and binding goals into action and results. For Rocky Mountain…

A Renewable Hydrogen Way Forward for the Mining Industry?

Mining companies are facing significant challenges in their efforts to decarbonize, and are looking for more opportunities to incorporate dynamic technologies to aid these efforts. The challenge in many cases is to do this without limiting the efficiency of the extraction and processing systems. Renewable energy solutions can offset many…

Does “Fuel On Hand” Make Coal and Nuclear Power Plants More Valuable?

On April 14, Energy Secretary Rick Perry sent a memo ordering a 60-day depart­mental study of whether federal policies favoring an unnamed competitor—evi­dent­ly renewable electricity like solar and windpower—are constraining supposedly vital “base­load” plants (impliedly coal and nuclear), to the assumed detriment of grid reliabil­ity and resilience. Existing studies by grid …