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Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The US Treasury Releases Guidance on SAF Emissions Rates, but How Many Questions Does it Answer?


Last week, the Treasury released their long-anticipated guidance [1] on emissions rate calculations for the 40B sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax…

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Split-Form Contracting: A Project Contracting Form Extolled by Experts, But Can Investors and Lenders Accept It?


One of the biggest challenges to developing a bankable project is the contracting structure for engineering, procurement and construction.…

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Can the US Look to the East for Lessons in Wind Deployment?


Taiwan is implementing an ambitious program of offshore wind development and has had to take some bold steps to make it happen. Meanwhile, the US…

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An Exciting Week in Material Science


On Friday afternoon, three Korean researchers released two pre-prints (draft papers not yet reviewed by third party peers or editors) claiming to…

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A Guide to Gasification – How Gasification Is Paving the Way for Sustainability


One of the technology platforms which NER frequently review is gasification. This important process contributes to the production of low-carbon fuels…

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The Evolving Advanced Recycling Supply Chain – The Importance of an Industry Feed Specification


A key challenge for advanced plastics recycling project is securing a reliable, standardized feedstock from a supply chain geared towards mechanical…

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Interview: Vinita Jajware-Beatty, Enkompass


Sherry Huang speaks with Vinita Jajware-Beatty, COO of Enkompass, about leadership, success and aligning work with values.

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Interview: Denise Olson, Zurich


Sherry Huang speaks with Denise Olson, Zurich's head of Programs, about her career trajectory, ambitions, and passions (insurance included!).

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Opponents Of Joe Manchin’s Permitting Reform Demonstrate Why We Need Permitting Reform


Senator Manchin's IRA support is conditioned on environmental permitting reform to benefit clean and fossil technologies alike.

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A Primer on Pyrolysis


Pyrolysis is one example of the innovative technologies that we evaluate and support. This primer is Part 1 in our series that takes a closer look at…

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Interview: Kathleen Carey, Paragon


Following NER's acquisition by Paragon Insurance Holdings, Sherry Huang spoke with Paragon's vice president of underwriting operations, Kathleen…

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Build Back Better Isn’t Enough: Enact Regulatory Reform to Unlock Climate Investment


Government needs to fix policy that stimulates pro-climate grants and tax incentives without addressing structural supply limitations.

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