Two Laws Set an Aggressive Energy Course for California

Carl Weinschenk

California is a bellwether state in environmental and energy matters. The most recent illustration is the promulgation of Assembly Bill 802 and The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015. The impact will be felt on two deeply related fronts: The laws mean that the amount of electricity generated from renewables will accelerate more   …Continue Reading

Which 3 States Have a Head Start on the Clean Power Plan? The Answer May Surprise You.

Keith Gaby

Everyone in Colorado skis, all Oklahomans can rope a calf, and native New Jerseyans like me all talk like Pauly D did on Jersey Shore. Right? You may also stereotype when it comes to clean energy: Progressive states such as California are pumping out clean, renewable energy while others insist on clinging to old, dirty power   …Continue Reading

What SB350 Means for Utilities in California and Beyond

Austin Whitman

California’s next big energy law has arrived. Years in the making, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, also known as SB350, was officially passed last month to drastically reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The bill assures that energy efficiency and renewable energy will be a mainstay of California’s energy strategy and   …Continue Reading

Changing Winds on Ways and Means — PTC Future Uncertain

Elizabeth Noll

This article was co-authored by Emily Barkdoll. With Congressman Paul D. Ryan (R-WI) becoming Speaker of the House, his seat as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is up for grabs. Both Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) have thrown their hats into the ring to succeed him. The House Ways and   …Continue Reading

Energy Woes May Close South Carolina Smelter

Carl Weinschenk

Almost 600 people may soon be unemployed because the Mt. Holly Century aluminum smelter in Goose Creek, S.C. can’t make a satisfactory deal with utility Santee Cooper or another energy provider, according to ABC News 4. The story says that State Representative Joe Daning tried to broker a deal, which fell through. A statement from Santee Cooper   …Continue Reading

Gensets in Demand Response Programs Generate Revenue, Decrease Outages

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by ConEdison Solutions. Utilizing distributed generation (DG) assets such as standby generators (gensets) can be one of the most effective and easy ways for building owners and operators to curb electricity load during demand response events, whether using existing gensets or other equipment. Distributed generation offers building owners a number of unique advantages, including resiliency   …Continue Reading

New Jersey’s Moves To Prove Clean Energy Pays

Carl Weinschenk

New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities will be the first regulatory agency in the nation to participate in an energy-focused Investor Confidence Program. The program, according to New Jersey Spotlight, focuses on “increasing investor confidence that projected energy savings will be achieved.” The program was developed by the Environmental Defense Fund with the idea of convincing   …Continue Reading

Simplifying Carbon Emissions Reporting in the U.K.

Carl Weinschenk

In the United Kingdom, all but the smallest businesses have to pay carbon taxes. The problem they face is that there are two sets of programs and three sets of reporting requirements. The government, according to Lexology, has set a goal of simplifying this confusing situation in the autumn. The story describes the current, and   …Continue Reading

Florida, Missouri Take Steps in Favor of PACE Financing

Carl Weinschenk

Last week, the law firm of Bryant Miller Oliver said that at the beginning of October the Florida Supreme Court ruled that municipalities in the state can issue bonds funding property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs. The decision came in an appeal of a bond validation judgement that was decided in favor of the Leon County   …Continue Reading

IEMS Revenue to Reach $35.6B by 2024

Karen Henry

The industrial energy management system (IEMS) market is expected to grow from $13.5 billion in 2015 to $35.6 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Increasing customer demand for IEMS software and services will cause this market will grow aggressively during the next decade. The North American and European markets are   …Continue Reading