The Natural Gas Supply Collaborative (NGSC) released a report that identifies 14 key environmental and social performance indicators for natural gas production. NGSC is a voluntary group of natural gas purchasers that are promoting safe and responsible practices for natural gas supply.
MJB&A is pleased to announce the launch of a new video, produced in collaboration with NRDC and Ceres, that highlights key actions needed to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The video features experts from around the country on the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to deliver cheaper and cleaner transportation solutions, the challenges and opportunities associated with accelerating transportation electrification in the United States, and the roles of electric utilities.
“Powering America – The Economic and Workforce Contributions of the U.S. Electric Power Industry”
M.J. Bradley & Associates prepared this detailed study of the entire electricity industry’s economic and jobs impact on behalf of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
On behalf of the American Clean Skies Foundation, MJB&A prepared a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities for natural gas to power U.S. marine vessels, including tugs, barges, ferries, and Great Lakes bulk carriers. Most marine vessels today operate on liquid petroleum fuel – either marine distillate or marine residual oil. Worldwide there are fewer than 50 vessels in-service or on order that operate on natural gas.
In 2010, MJB&A completed a report for a major natural gas transmission company of coal-fired electricity generating units (EGUs) in several different geographic regions and their potential for retirement and/or to repower with natural gas. This analysis developed an indicative model of future coal-fired power plant repowerings and retirements based on a range of operational and market variables including plant operating characteristics and electricity market parameters.
MJB&A authored a report that examines and compares the energy efficiency expenditures and energy savings of a diverse set of 50 electric utility ratepayer-funded energy efficiency portfolios in the United States while highlighting the challenges that face this and similar efforts. Given the current shortcomings of publicly available data, this report should be viewed as an opening statement in an ongoing dialogue over the importance of comparing energy efficiency portfolios and the process for doing so.
Upwards of four million trucks enter the U.S. each year through various southern port crossings in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Scientific studies at congested US-Mexico border crossings suggest that cross-border truck emissions are contributing to air pollution problems in border communities. Officials expect the problem to become increasingly severe and widespread when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is fully implemented. Signed in 1992, NAFTA calls for more open trade between the US and Mexico.
MJB&A acted as project manager to a New England Produce Center (NEPC) Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Electrification Project led by the Chelsea Collaborative, a community-based organization. NEPC, located in Chelsea, MA, is the second largest produce market in the U.S., and is the hub for virtually all produce deliveries in and out of New England.