In the United States, the growing share of renewable resources over the last decade has contributed to operational challenges in several regions, including the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and H
This article is adapted from the following, with the author’s permission: Nelson (2014), Roadmap to a Low Carbon Electricity System in the U.S. and Europe.
“I spent two summers building improved cookstoves in the highlands of Peru.
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The scientific evidence is now overwhelming that anthropogenic climate change is not just something that will impact us in the future, but it is
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