Renewable energy could face a challenging future in the US

Renewable Energy In Need of Support - Time for Change

DOE report calls for more support for fossil-fuels The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new report that could signal a major shift in the agency’s support for renewable energy. The report was commissioned by the agency’s head, Rick Perry, and recommends that more of the country’s electricity be generated from coal. Renewable energy advocates have been concerned for changes in federal energy policies since the Trump Administration came into power. Now, these concerns may become a reality as the Department of Energy begins to show stronger interest in…

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Economic impact of climate change understated in US

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Study shows that impact of climate change miscalculated due to faulty models A new study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences shows that the U.S. government is drastically understating the potential economic impact of climate change. Authors Dr. Laurie Johnson, chief economist of the National Resources Defense Council, and Chris Hope of the University of Cambridge, suggest that various U.S. agencies proclaiming the consequences of climate change are making use of a faulty model that does not account for the full impact of…

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NRDC report shows drivers can expect major savings on fuel in the future

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Report highlights fuel efficiency standards as power behind savings A new report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) suggests that U.S. drivers can expect to see massive savings in fuel costs as the result of the Obama administration’s efficiency standards. The standards require vehicles to have fuel efficiency of 54.5 miles-per-gallon by 2030. This standard will not be implemented until 2030, but the NRDC report shows that drivers do not have to wait that long to find financial relief from high gas prices. $68 billion in saved fuel costs…

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