Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 1:15- 2:45 pm EST REGISTER AT https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8180288864113463310 Energy Democracy: One of the unique opportunities from decarbonization is to reorganize the energy system to empower, support, and benefit communities. How can we achieve that goal? How do we create space for communities to imagine and contribute to debates about energy futures and…

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By Llewellyn KingIf the Biden administration genuinely wanted to get serious about weaning the electric power sector from fossil fuels, it would get serious about nuclear — not just patting it on the head, as it is doing with the government equivalent of “There, there, baby.”Nuclear was an early victim of the culture wars which…

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With Haidi Tajik, Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Friday, December 3, 2021 – 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3362242105516339979 Join SSF and Ambassador András Simonyi in the next webinar in the George Washinton University Leadership in Our Time series. (Watch the past episodes.) In this session, András will host Norway’s Minister of Labour…

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By Llewellyn King It has been an annus horribilis for the nation’s electric utility companies. Deadly storms and wildfires have left hundreds of thousands — and for short periods millions — of electricity customers without power, sometimes for days and weeks. These destructive weather events have come at a time when utilities are being squeezed…

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  The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives humanity a simple directive: Get a grip on greenhouse gas emissions or the dear old planet won’t be the dear old planet we have known and loved down through the millennia. Sounds simple, huh? Like wearing a face mask or getting…

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Security & Sustainability Forum

After the long, dark night of the pandemic, many are predicting a rosy dawn followed by a bright summer day. The feeling is that we, the people, have borne the battle and can now celebrate the victory. But recoveries are tricky, and this recovery will be trickier than most because we are coming out of…

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By Mary Hoff Archimedes once observed that with a long enough lever he could move the world. In the case of moving the world to a more sustainable place, government purchasing could be just what he would have ordered. “Government is the largest buyer of goods across the globe,” Arizona State University Sustainable Purchasing Research…

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A world commodities rebalancing is underway, and China is in a position of dominance. Take lithium, where China is a major processor and battery manufacturer; cobalt, where China has dominated the supply chains; and rare earth, where China has an almost total monopoly. Taken together, these three commodities are key to the future of alternative…

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This is the month when the national spirit should start to lift: COVID-19 vaccines could be administered by mid-December. While we won’t reach the summit of a mighty mountain this month, nor well into next year, the ascent will have begun. It is unlikely to be a smooth journey. There will be contention, accusation, litigation…

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