Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Renewable Natural Gas: A Viable Fuel for Power Generation and Transportation

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Most of us think of natural gas as a reliable, plentiful fossil fuel. Less discussed is its renewable equivalent: biomethane, a biogas that is the result of the decomposition of organic matter. Once processed, this … Continue reading

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What Can the Energy Industry Expect Under the Trump Administration? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Last week we looked at how the incoming Trump administration may or may not significantly impact the energy industry, particularly the natural gas and coal sectors. This week we continue the discussion … Continue reading

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Is the End of Baseload Generation a Reality?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Since the mid-20th century, it’s been widely accepted wisdom: For electric utilities to economically serve customers they must build generating systems rooted in large baseload plants. But with the recent growth of … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Utility Look Like?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, phone service meant one thing – the service delivered by my local Bell company through copper lines connected to my house. Ask … Continue reading

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Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “For the windpower purchasing agreements we’re looking at about $2m a year [in] savings, averaged over the term of the contract.” – Rob Threkhold, Global Manager for Renewable Energy at GM[1] “When … Continue reading

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Energy Issues?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator  As we get deeper into the presidential election season, the current candidates offer very clear and differing views on what is the right energy path for America. There are two extreme ends of … Continue reading

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Can a Hawaiian Island Run Its Grid on 100% Renewables?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator The state of Hawaii has made it law that by 2030 40% of electricity used by utilities mustbe generated by renewable sources and that 100% will come from renewables by 2045.  Many wonder … Continue reading

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