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We Need More Energy Innovation: But What Does That Actually Mean?

December 10, 2015 by Jeff Kessler
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What Shape Will Energy Innovation Take?

 

If we are going to tackle climate change from a technology innovation perspective, we have a dearth of usable innovation data. We need to improve our data, and better map out the trajectories we’re on, so we can be more effective at allocating the resources that we have.[read more]

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Should Home Solar Leave Behind Net Metering

December 3, 2015 by Clean Energy Leadership Institute
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Solar and Net Metering

The Hawaii PUC has substantially restricted the state’s net metering program. As other net metering policies across the country come under fire from utilities, could the best path forward be to eliminate net metering in favor of giving distributed solar owners direct access to wholesale energy markets?[read more]

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State Of The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market, October 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 9, 2015 by Leslie Hayward
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The Electric Vehicle Market

In this latest update to the State of the Electric Vehicle Market Infographic, we look at various facets of the U.S. market: Monthly sales, cumulative sales, market share broken down by model, the status of infrastructure, and fuel prices compared to gasoline vehicles.[read more]

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Green Manufacturing Needs To Go Global

Green Manufacturing

Between 2012 and 2020, approximately 90% of the growth in the world’s electricity consumption will occur in emerging markets. By 2020, two-thirds of global energy consumption will be located in these same regions. Such a drastic growth of energy demand in these areas could spell trouble.[read more]

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Understanding IRPs: How Utilities Plan for the Future

August 17, 2015 by Coley Girouard
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Utility Planning

In order for utilities to plan for meeting future energy demands in the most cost-effective way, many states require through regulation or legislation that utilities to file integrated resource plans (IRPs) with their state public utility commissions (PUCs).[read more]

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Europe's Major Challenges: Looking at Renewables Beyond 2020

February 19, 2015 by
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Earlier this year the European Union announced that its member countries will soon reach their emissions targets for 2020. The problem facing Europe is one that is familiar to those with experience in manufacturing or efficiency optimization: the deception of low-hanging fruit. It needs a single energy market to move forward.[read more]

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The Keystone Showdown: #EnergyChat on the Final Chapter of the Pipeline Fight

February 7, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins
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The years-long fight over the Keystone XL pipeline appears to be entering its final chapter. The new Congress recently passed legislation requiring the Obama Administration to approve it. Now the President must decide whether or not to make good on a threat to veto any bill forcing his hand on the issue.[read more]

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Keystone Showdown: The Political, Economic, and Environmental Consequences of the Pipeline Fight

January 28, 2015 by Amelia Smith
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The podcast for the exclusive #energychat webinar that occurred on January 26th.[read more]

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Oil Prices Tumble: Impacts on the Economy, Geopolitics, and the Future of Clean Energy #EnergyChat

January 20, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins
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Tweet Chat on the Impact of the Oil Price Collapse

 

Global oil prices have been in freefall over the past six months, tumbling from a high of $115 per barrel to less than $50 per barrel this week. And that changes, well, pretty much everything in the energy world. To get to the bottom of all of it, I recently hosted a live #EnergyChat on Twitter on January 12th.[read more]

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Lima Climate Talks: A Catalyst for Global Change? A Future Energy Fellows #EnergyChat Webinar

December 15, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

TEC #EnergyChat

Is the UNFCCC still a viable pathway to confront climate change? Are bilateral deals, like the US-China partnership, an alternative to the UNFCCC process? In collaboration with Shell's Future Energy Fellows Program we hosted an #energychat webinar to find out how experts felt about the subjects.[read more]

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Utility 2.0: New York Draws Lessons on Utility Regulation from Across the Pond

December 13, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

New York Energy Planning

When the New York Public Service Commission opened its historic “Reforming the Energy Vision” proceeding, it recognized that the way utility companies have been regulated is out of sync with innovations in technology, business realities, and evolving customer needs, including the need to reduce harmful pollution.[read more]

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Future Energy Fellows: #energychat on Energy Storage Advancements

November 20, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins
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Major advances in materials science and manufacturing are driving down the cost and upping the performance of energy storage at a rapid pace. With energy storage on the cusp, The Energy Collective hosted a live Twitter conversation to explore the implications for electricity systems and markets.[read more]

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Bursting the Bubble: Shale Gas Impact on Natural Gas Exports in GCC

November 12, 2014 by Jessica Obeid

Shale Boom Market Impacts

Experts, decision-makers and high level authorities have had conflicting positions on whether or not shale gas, and the North American shale boom, presents a threat to GCC’s natural gas market; with some ignoring it and others warning of its upcoming results. But what should we expect?[read more]

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Energy Storage Start-Up: Lessons Learned and a Focused Future

October 28, 2014 by
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Globally, energy storage mandates are on the rise. Countries like Japan, China, India, Germany and the US have all issued storage targets and commenced development projects aiming to support the growth of their electric energy needs as well as balance the variability of load on their existing generation assets.[read more]