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LIHEAP Clearinghouse - History of LIHEAP

The document here presented gives an overview of the policies and programs that have eventually molded into what we know today as LIHEAP. That said, despite its brevity, the document provides viewers with key dates and events that have led Departments of the Government, such as the Energy...Read more

Boiling Point - LA Times

The newsletter here shown is part of several publications on the ways in which heat exacerbates health conditions or leads to their onset. That said, this specific newsletter exemplifies considerations of the way extreme heat can worsen death by heatstroke, and other heat-related deaths, as many...Read more

New Geoelectric Hazard Map Shows Potential Vulnerability to High-Voltage Power Grid for Two-Thirds of the US

How do we secure our power grid in the event of nationwide blackout? The point of this article is to explore the vulnerabilities that could be faced by many parts of the nation in the event of a geomagnetic superstorm. A map was created with power grids across the country and shows their...Read more

Home as Refuge, Fewer Reusables, Less Privacy: The Consumer Trends Emerging From Coronavirus Lockdowns

This article posted on the Wall Street Journal takes a timely look at global consumer trends since the start of Coronavirus Lockdown. The information summarized discusses emerging trends such as activism, pride, and mobility that are heavily influencing how consumers are shopping as...Read more

H&M - Closing Doors to Open Savings

The case study attached is focused on the implementation of the Closed-Door Store Policy for the retailer H&M. As a fast-fashion retailer with sustainability goals, one major area of potential improvement revolved around energy savings at brick and mortar stores. In this case study,...Read more

The role of energy in economic growth

In this article, Nate Hagens gives an overview of the paper written by David I. Stern, energy and environmental economist working on the role of energy in the economy and the drivers and mitigation of climate change and a professor at the Crawford School of Public...Read more

How COVID-19 is changing the world of beauty

This report by McKinsey & Company was created on the basis of their previous global consumer survey. The report outlines how the beauty industry has been known for its resiliency during crises. However, there have been shifts in trends across the globe concerning what the future of beauty...Read more

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES Policy Document

This policy document lays out practices for the preservation of cultural resources and artifacts. It was approved and certified by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to support national legislation to preserve and protect historical and archeological sites related to Native...Read more

Senators call for quick release of LIHEAP funds

This article includes background information on how the three stimulus bills passed to provide economic relief due to COVID-19 impacts LIHEAP. It describes a letter produced by a collective of 28 U.S. senators, based on data from a report produced by NEADA. Read more

Transparency of Retail Energy Pricing: Evidence from the US Natural Gas Industry

This article provided and interesting connection between residential and commercial pricing of natural gas. Although economically based, I thought this article was useful in a few ways- one the study was based in the US, two it discusses transparency, and three its focused on natural gas. Based...Read more

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