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Commentary


Diverse views on current and perennial power industry issues from guest commentators: power generation technologies, legislation, policy, economics

Addressing a Skilled-Trades Gap in the Energy Sector—and How to Ease the Transition

Increasing demands on the energy sector are driving a handful of serious workforce challenges. One of the most concerning is an aging workforce with high levels of retirement, colliding with…



CEQ Proposes to Restore Impactful NEPA Provisions

The federal government’s Council on Environmental Quality  (CEQ) on Oct. 7 issued a proposed rulemaking to rescind several Trump-era regulatory amendments that limit the scope of environmental reviews completed by…


Getting to Net-Zero GHG Emissions Will Take More Than Closing Coal Plants

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, next month. The roughly two-week-long event will bring together delegates from around the…


Digitalization and Decarbonization: Optimizing Humanity’s Largest Machine

Burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation is by far the largest contributor to greenhouse gases, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Renewable power generation is taking off,…


Avoiding an ‘American Nightmare’—Cybersecurity Initiatives in the Power Sector

Cyberattacks on the U.S. energy system threaten our national security and way of life. While the sources of such risks may be debatable, the threats are real and the potential…


Why Now Is the Time to Push for Carbon Neutrality

In March 2021, we reached an important milestone in the push for carbon neutrality across industries. A report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), a UK-based non-profit, found…