Be Prepared – For a LOT More Solar by 2025 | The Energy Collective Daily

Be Prepared – For a LOT More Solar by 2025 | The Energy Collective Daily     Be Prepared – For a LOT More Solar by 2025 Posted: 11 Sep 2014 09:00 AM PDT 2025 may sound a ways off, but it’s only 11 years away. What will the world …

GREENER INFORMATION AGE TRANSFORMING ENERGY, FINANCE AND OUR FUTURE

By Hazel Henderson © 2014 Much has been written about the disruptive shifts in many industrial sectors, from retailing, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, medicine, law, architecture, transport and public services caused by computers, automation and the digital revolution. Since the robotization of automobile production in the 1960s, debates have raged over …

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND REPORT RANKS U.S. ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANIES’ RENEWABLE ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE

Xcel Energy, Edison International, Sempra Energy, Northeast Utilities, PG&E Rank High; Dominion Resources, Southern Company, SCANA Rank Low BOSTON, MA (July 24, 2014) — As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares for July 29-Aug 1 listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, a new report from Ceres …

Same Price, More Renewables. San Diego’s Fight for Community Choice – Episode 23 of Local Energy Rules

An Island Utility Hinders Incredibly Cost-Effective Solar Power Last week I shared a new podcast about the struggle for local energy in San Diego.  Residents of that city are trying to follow in the footsteps of Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power to gain local control over their energy …

Energy Self-Reliant States: New Report! Minnesota’s Value of Solar

A busy week for democratic energy!  Last week we: Released a comprehensive explainer on Minnesota’s value of solar policy. Fired back at the biggest solar leasing companies in their war on value of solar with An Enormous Question for ‘Solar Choice’. Published a presentation I gave at Electrons on the Run, a …

Greentech Solar – October 7th

    LATEST NEWS: Vivint Solar Moves Into Orange County and the No. 2 US Installer Spot  Eric Wesoff – October 4, 2013 It’s green trucks versus orange trucks. Rooftop Solar Scores a Crucial Win Against Arizona’s Dominant Utility  Herman K. Trabish – October 3, 2013 Landmark regulatory memo rejects …

Are Utilities Missing Out on the Benefits of Combined Heat and Power?

  NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected]  202.507.4043    Are Utilities Missing Out on the Benefits of Combined Heat and Power?    When a power plant generates power, it also generates massive amounts of heat. Though that heat is a valuable resource, it is typically rejected as waste …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Proposed Solar Standard is Cheap Compared to Minnesota Utilities’ Rate Increases

I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the 1.33% rate hike proposed in the solar …

National Grid to Keynote Energy Ocean

  Keynote Announced!  Utility Perspective: An Investment in the Future of Offshore Renewable Energy Ronald T. Gerwatowski Senior Vice President for Regulation & Pricing for National Grid National Grid is at the forefront of investing in offshore renewable energy projects. The utility has signed long-term power purchase agreements with Cape Wind …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

Coming to you from the distributed energy guru   I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the …