Sustainability

Sustainability trends to act on in 2023

July 21, 2023

Sustainability trends to act
The effects of climate change on our lives and economies have become unavoidably apparent. In 2021, the third assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) observed increased warming of the Earth’s surface caused primarily by human activity, with projected increases to rising sea levels and the frequency of heat waves.

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THE ENERGY BOMB

whitePaper | September 2, 2022

Cryptocurrency mining is an extremely energy-intensive process that threatens the ability of governments across the globe to reduce our dependence on climate-warming fossil fuels. If we do not take action to limit this growing industry now, we will not meet the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to limit warning to 2 degrees Celsius. And cryptocurrency mining operations harm local communities now, including by increasing local pollution and impacting electricity rates and delivery. In our paper, we discuss several such examples where fossil-fueled cryptocurrency mining has increased local air, water, and noise pollution, increased costs on others, and increased climate pollution at a time when we should be doing everything in our power to move in the opposite direction to mitigate the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

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achieving 24/7 renewable energy by 2025

whitePaper | January 2, 2023

Peninsula Clean Energy is leading the charge to fight climate change by radically transforming the electricity sector. We have one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the world: Providing our 310,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers with renewable energy on an hourly basis by 2025. Over the last two years, we have built, tested, and leveraged a new 24/7 clean energy procurement modeling tool, MATCH (Matching Around-The-Clock Hourly energy), to answer the critical questions: What is the optimal 24/7 renewable energy portfolio, how much will it cost, what are the emissions reduction benefits, and what are the impacts to the broader energy system?

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The Great Industrial Repositioning Planning for Corporate Impact and how to Navigate the (Energy) Crisis

whitePaper | November 12, 2022

The phrase ‘perfect storm’ may be a bit over-used lately, but it does accurately describe the situation that European industries are currently in. Several economic and political developments have led to this perfect storm. The COVID-19 crisis has boosted demand, while on the other hand supply chains are struggling to get back up to speed. On top of that, gas prices recently reached an extraordinary high in Europe and high energy prices are pushing up manufacturing cost. Demand for both energy and goods is predicted to remain strong due to high purchase power that is fuelled by low unemployment rates and a surplus of savings, putting extra pressure on scarce supplies. In addition, inflation rates are at an unprecedented level and central banks are fighting inflation by increasing base interest rates.

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Sustainable power grids

whitePaper | January 9, 2023

Stricter environmental and safety regulations, pressure to shift to green energy sources, and a retiring workforce all present significant challenges for today’s power grid operators. Transmission and distribution companies must create a more resilient, dynamic grid, capable of handling increased load and the complexity that distributed energy resources (DERs) will add. New digital tools that enable operators to collect and organize data can help transmission and distribution companies face these challenges by addressing three major imperatives.

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Solar Development in Pennsylvania

whitePaper | August 10, 2023

This paper offers a comprehensive overview of the status of solar development in the state of Pennsylvania. Beginning with a brief background of potential benefits to individuals and communities from residential and utility scale solar, barriers to realizing these opportunities are then discussed.

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Energy Market Outlook: What to Expect in 2020 and Beyond

whitePaper | February 11, 2020

Electricity prices in New England are the highest in the Continental US and are poised to remain elevated for years to come. As state-sponsored clean energy resources represent a growing portion of the region’s resource mix, ISO-NE will face significant challenges accommodating the environmental goals of its member states while maintaining a reliable and competitive market.

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