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Can the Minds Behind Amazon, Virgin, LinkedIn, and Facebook Deliver the Future of Energy?
Billions of people around the globe live without access to electricity while billions more who have basic access desire more services to improve their lifestyles. However, raising billions of people's access to energy-consuming lifestyles will inevitably have severe environmental impacts unless we change our means of energy production. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and others believe that fundamental research is needed to create the next wave of transformational energy technology. But from where will the R&D come? A coalition of today's most brilliant and entrepreneurial minds may be the answer.
Natural Gas as a Renewable Fuel
Natural gas' renewable equivalent is biomethane, a biogas that is the result of the decomposition of organic matter. By reclaiming methane from landfills, livestock operations, and waste water treatment plants, renewable natural gas (RNG) is being used to produce electricity and to fuel large commercial vehicles. The time has come to acknowledge RNG as a viable form of natural gas and transportation fuel that may be well-suited to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet renewable fuel standards goals.
The Future of Energy
The Election Is Over: What's In Store for the Energy Industry Under the Next Administration?
As the nation transitions to the Trump administration, what changes can we expect in the energy sector? It's hard to predict as there's a gulf between Trump’s campaign statements and his statements as president-elect. But looking at what we know, it appears that while regulatory direction and other policies will change, the ultimate market direction will surprisingly be no different than under President Obama. This means we can anticipate more growth of natural gas and renewables, ongoing decline in coal, and further reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Wholesale Power Markets: A New Online Course by Enerdynamics
Enerdynamics' latest online offering, Wholesale Power Markets, focuses on the electric services bought and sold in wholesale markets. Power markets are vital for energy professionals to understand as they have become increasingly important with the growth of gas-fired generation owned by independent power producers, the growth in renewables, and the expansion of ISO market areas. Wholesale Power Markets is now available for viewing on all platforms including desktops, tablets, and even mobile phones.
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