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USEA Virtual Press Briefing: Natural Gas – The Essential Grid Stabilizer [Video]

Is the grid being destabilized in the rush to shut out gas? Is backing away from natural gas prematurely a potential risk to the U.S. electric grid?Some players in the energy industry are seeking to reduce the role of natural gas. But natural gas is vital in electricity production, especially in backing up wind and solar. Also, gas is a versatile storage medium and its existing infrastructure could be repurposed for hydrogen.Many thought leaders say there is a significant danger of destabilizing the world energy situation if natural gas is eliminated, as nations aren’t yet prepared for a full transition to renewables. They cite the current energy shortage in Europe, due to a unpredictable gas supply from Russia and a long, unprecedented wind drought. In Britain, conditions are worse, because it has come to rely on wind for 20 percent of its power and the wind hasn’t been steadily available. In addition, Britain has very little capacity to store gas for emergency use during a catastrophe.How secure are we? This question and more will be addressed during this USEA Virtual Press Briefing. USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will give opening remarks, and Lllewelyn King, who organized this briefing, will moderate.Panelists:Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director, USEAArshad Mansoor, President & CEO, Electric Power Research InstituteSuriya Evans-Prichard Jayanti, International Energy Counsel, U.S. Department of CommerceBranko Terzic, Managing Director, BRG LLCJournalists:Rod Kuckro, FreelanceKen Silverstein, ForbesJasmin Melvin, S&P Global

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An Online FDP on “Integration of Alternate Energy Resources in Smart Grid” from 25 Dec -29 Dec 2020 [Video]

Expert Lecture on “Electric Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources: Key Issues and Challenges” by Dr. Bharat Singh Rajpurohit, IIT Mandi (Part-1)An Online FDP on “Integration of Alternate Energy Resources in Smart Grid” from 25th December to 29th December 2020 by Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NIT DELHI

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Just Transition for All: The World Bank Group’s Support to Countries Transitioning Away From Coal [Video]

Many countries continue to rely on coal for jobs and energy. But since coal is the leading driver of carbon emissions, phasing it out is critical to the fight against climate change. The transition to a lower-carbon future is urgent. How can it also support workers and communities? And how can we support transformative approaches for a more sustainable and equitable future? Learn more: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/extractiveindustries/justtransition?cid=ECR_YT_Worldbank_EN_EXTABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP 🌐 The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for low-income countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. http://www.worldbank.orgFOLLOW US YouTube: http://wrld.bg/x4SB50x47Lu Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/worldbank Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/worldbankInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/worldbank LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-world-bank/Events: http://live.worldbank.orgImmersive Stories: https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/news/biggerpictureNewsletter: https://www.worldbank.org/en/newsletter-subscription