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Rob Anderson

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Director of Resource Planning San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

He has spent over 30 years at San Diego Gas and Electric Company. He has held a range of positions involving power plant engineering, resource planning, strategic planning, and generation development. In his current position, he oversees the development of the long-term electric resource plan that determines the resources needed to meet the growing electric demand in San Diego over the next ten years. ... Read more about Rob Anderson

Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

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Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

Robb Anderson
Director – Resource Planning
San Diego Gas and Electric Co.

Key future opportunities for utilities and customers

•Use technology and improved business processes to reduce energy costs•Increase customer engagement through innovative programs and services, including an online energy marketplae
•Advocate for a more streamlined regulatory process to provide greater flexibility and transparency
•Use programs and technology to optimize use of the grid

 

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Ban Ki-moon: World on course to run out of water

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John Parnell
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said business as usual will mean demand for freshwater outstripping supply (Source: UN/Mark Garten)
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Speaking on the UN’s International Day of Biological Diversity, Ban said there was a “mutually reinforcing” relationship between biodiversity and water that should be harnessed.

“We live in an increasingly water insecure world where demand often outstrips supply and where water quality often fails to meet minimum standards. Under current trends, future demands for water will not be met,” Ban said. ... Read more about Ban Ki-moon: World on course to run out of water

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Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below

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Andrew Higgins
The Krafla plant is Iceland’s largest geothermal power station, a showcase of renewable energy. Credit Ilvy Njiokiktjien for The New York Times
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KRAFLA, Iceland — Soon after work began here on a power plant to harness some of the vast reserves of energy stored at the earth’s crust, the ground moved and, along a six-mile-long fissure, began belching red-hot lava. The eruptions continued for nine years, prompting the construction of a stone and soil barrier to make sure that molten rock did not incinerate Iceland’s first geothermal power station. ... Read more about Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below

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Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report

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Claire Provost
Young Guineans, without access to electricity, study under carpark lights at G'bessi airport in Conakry, Guinea. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP
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Energy poverty has left more than 1 billion people in developing countries without access to adequate healthcare, with staff forced to treat emergency patients in the dark, and health centres lacking the power they need to store vaccines or sterilise medical supplies, according to a report. ... Read more about Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report

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Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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George Aggidis, Ian Arbon, Colin Brown, Charles Clarke, John Earp, Tim Fox, David Greenway, Alistair Smith, Bob Stannard, David Warriner, Simon Whatley, David Williams
Farmer tending rice paddy.
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Feeding the 9 Billion: The tragedy of waste

By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century, a period in which substantial changes are anticipated in the wealth, calorific intake and dietary preferences of people in developing countries across the world. ... Read more about Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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