Energy

Failure to Build Energy Infrastructure Could Cost New England $5.4B

Karen Henry

Failure to expand New England’s energy infrastructure will lead to $5.4 billion more in energy costs for households and businesses, according to a study commissioned by the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy. These impacts would ramp up from 2016 through 2020, with similar or larger impacts expected beyond that timeframe if infrastructure is not added.   …Continue Reading


Power Sector CO2 Emissions Reach 27-Year Low in April

Linda Hardesty

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest for any month since April 1988, according to the most recent estimates in the Energy Information Administration’s Monthly Energy Review. In any year, April is typically the month with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions from the   …Continue Reading


10 Ways the Clean Power Plan Protects Electric Grid Reliability

John Moore

EPA’s just-released Clean Power Plan final standards will cut carbon pollution from our nation’s power plants while protecting grid reliability. EPA’s standards give states the time and the flexibility to design customized plans for emissions reduction, such as increasing the use of wind, solar, and energy efficiency; making changes at existing power plants; and even   …Continue Reading


GE Reignites Energy Storage Business

Karen Henry

General Electric is relaunching its energy storage business and has its sights set on becoming a sizable player in the market, Reuters reports. In the wake of diminishing demand for its Durathon industrial battery, GE has overhauled its approach to the energy storage market and is now positioning itself as a provider of energy storage   …Continue Reading


3 States Lead a Power Market Revolution

Karen Henry

California, Hawaii and New York are radically reforming their state regulatory processes, and eventually their energy markets, to accelerate the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) into the grid. Power market reforms in these states will enable dramatically increased solar and distributed energy penetration, improved reliability, lower costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, according to   …Continue Reading


TerraForm Buys 930 MW Wind Portfolio for $2B

Karen Henry

TerraForm Power has signed a definitive agreement to acquire net ownership of 930 MW of wind power plants from Invenergy Wind. The acquisition leverages SunEdison’s wind portfolio, which began with its acquisition of First Wind in January 2015. TerraForm intends to acquire net ownership of 460 MW of the wind power plants from Invenergy with the remaining   …Continue Reading


NGSA Calls for Gas Exports, Other Major Policies

Josh Kessler

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) sent letters to the House and Senate energy committee leaders on June 19 calling for three major policies to advance the interests of the US natural gas industry. According to its website, NGSA represents suppliers that produce and market natural gas. Dena Wiggins, president and CEO of NGSA, said   …Continue Reading


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly When Oil Giants Shift to Natural Gas

Ben Ratner

Six large European oil and gas companies recently announced a commitment to engage on climate policy, calling for a price on carbon. The now-emerging picture of their coordinated corporate talking points, however, leaves no doubt that promotion of natural gas is a core part of the group’s position. Is this development a beneficial push to help   …Continue Reading


US Installs 1.3 GW of PV in Q1 2015

Karen Henry

The US residential solar market is up a record-breaking 76 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014, with 437 MW of PV installations, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q1 US Solar Market Insight Report. The US installed 1.3 GW of solar PV across all market segments,   …Continue Reading


5 Reasons Clean Energy Investments Beat Expectations

Karin Rives

The solar industry is booming, and the US Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, chastised after several high-profile cleantech companies went belly up in 2011, has more than recovered. In fact, leading venture capitalists, some of our largest banks and brands, and — lately — private investors are expected to continue to invest heavily in   …Continue Reading


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