US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

Predictions always involve a certain level of guesswork, but when the US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2006 how much solar capacity would be installed by 2016, the number wasn’t even close. The EIA had underestimated the capacity by 4,813%, an analysis by Statista found. … Read more…

Consumers Better Off With Retail Choice in Electricity, Finds Study

Competitive electricity choice markets offer consumers advantages over monopolistic utility markets in three key areas – price, investment, and reliability – according to research findings released on July 13 by Compete, a Washington, DC-based coalition of electricity stakeholders. The study, Evolution of the Revolution: The … Read more…

DC Boasts Nation’s Lowest Overall Energy Prices

DC Boasts Nation’s Lowest Overall Energy Prices

The District of Columbia is 2015’s least energy expensive state, according to a new report released by WalletHub. WalletHub compared the total monthly energy bills in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and constructed its rankings using eight key metrics that … Read more…

California Grid to Maintain Reliability Despite Drought

California Grid to Maintain Reliability Despite Drought

Despite a drought that has lowered hydroelectric generation in California, the bulk power system in the state is not expected to lose grid reliability this summer, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and reported by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Overall, NERC … Read more…

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