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Can Taxpayers Be Grateful This Thanksgiving?

Can Taxpayers Be Grateful This Thanksgiving?

by Jon Coupal As inflation takes a bigger bite out of your turkey than you do, it may be hard to find reasons to be grateful. But the truth is we still have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here’s a few reasons why. In the Legislature, success is often measured not in how […]

California Water Trading

California Water Trading

by Sheryl Hamlin Water Trading History According to a report produced by Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), surface water trading accelerated during the 1987-1992 drought, but trades were flat during the 2000’s. Because farms have more water rights, they are the primary source of sales. Buyers include other farms, cities and wildlife refuges. The […]

New Economy-Wide Decarbonization Analysis Details Key Role of Clean Fuels Network in Achieving California’s 2045 Climate Goals

New Economy-Wide Decarbonization Analysis Details Key Role of Clean Fuels Network in Achieving California’s 2045 Climate Goals

New Economy-Wide Decarbonization Analysis Details Key Role of Clean Fuels Network in Achieving California’s 2045 Climate Goals Summary • Building on previous state and industry studies, new research evaluates potential pathways to reach 100% carbon neutrality in California by 2045 • Analysis demonstrates how a clean fuels network supports decarbonization and electrification • Findings outline […]

Electrification Of Society Requires A New And Smarter Grid

Electrification Of Society Requires A New And Smarter Grid

by Sheryl Hamlin Across the country, states are drafting Transportation Electrification Plans. These could include goals or mandates for electric vehicle adaption, charging infrastructure and localized battery storage. Read about the Arizona and California Electrification Plans here. What receives little to no discussion are the changes and enhancements necessary to the electric grid and all […]

Arizona and California Race Toward Renewables

Arizona and California Race Toward Renewables

  by Sheryl Hamlin History and Background Per a 2020 press release, Arizona announced its official transition from fossil fuels to green energy. The clean energy goals include 100% renewable energy by 2050, 50% by 2035 and 10% distributed energy resource (DER) such as rooftop solar by 2030. According to the staff legislative liaison, Mr. […]

Lake Mead Water Shortage Affects Seven States

Lake Mead Water Shortage Affects Seven States

  by Sheryl Hamlin For the first time since its completion in 1935, the federal government has declared a water shortage disaster at Lake Mead. Read about this here at Reuters. Lake Mead was formed with the water from the Hoover Dam hydro plant and feeds the Colorado River. The image below shows the seven […]

California: Toilet to Tap Criteria

California: Toilet to Tap Criteria

by Sheryl Hamlin The California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) hosted a two day webinar to report on the findings of the expert panel on the proposed criteria for Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) of wastewater. The expert panel members are: · Co-Chair: James Crook, PhD, PE, Engineering Consultant · Co-Chair: […]

Arizona Follows California: Statewide Transportation Electrification Plan

Arizona Follows California: Statewide Transportation Electrification Plan

by Sheryl Hamlin History of Transportation Electrification in Arizona and California A statewide Arizona Transportation Electrification (TE) Plan has been under discussion at the state level for several years. In December 2018, the Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC) filed a policy recommendation for Electric Vehicles (EV) and associated infrastructure needs. The new Arizona EV growth plan […]

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Wastewater Based Epidemiology

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Wastewater Based Epidemiology

by Sheryl Hamlin Chesapeake Water Environmental Association (CWEA) featured two research projects in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University during its June 17, 2021 webinar. The first half of the program was a discussion of urban agriculture and methods of water reuse for urban gardens, a rapidly growing segment of the […]

Renewable Gas 360 Convert Municipal Waste into Renewable Energy

Renewable Gas 360 Convert Municipal Waste into Renewable Energy

by Sheryl Hamlin The Renewable Gas 360 webinar series explains the role renewable gas plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A description of the June 3, 3021 webinar is detailed here. Using case studies and hands-on experiences, the speakers provided 90 minutes of current expertise. Julia Levin, the Executive Director of the Bioenergy Association of […]

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