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Energy News: New U.S. Electricity Capacity is 99% Pure Advanced Energy

February 10, 2015 by Lexie Briggs
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New Electricity Capacity and Energy News

53.3 percent of new U.S. electricity capacity in 2014 came from wind and solar, 42.8 percent from natural gas. Other advanced energy sources such as geothermal and waste heat capture brought the total new advanced energy capacity to 99.1 percent of the total capacity added in 2014.[read more]

Advanced Vehicles Stand Out at Auto Show, Solar Jobs, and Strange Bedfellows

January 17, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Energy News

Advanced vehicles, front and center at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, enjoyed another week in the spotlight at the annual Detroit Auto Show. Some impressive numbers in solar employment were released this week, and renewable energy got new recognition from an unlikely source.[read more]

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How to Read a 2015 Article About Electric Power

January 1, 2015 by Robert Hargraves
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Start the new year off with the Energy Collective by familiarizing yourself with a few handy formulas, facts, and hints about electricity and electrical power. They will help you breeze through and compare articles over the course of the coming year.[read more]

My Top 10 Energy Stories of 2014

December 31, 2014 by Robert Rapier

There was an energy story that stood head and shoulders above all the rest in 2014, but no clear runner-up. After the #1 entry on the list, the rest of the Top 10 is highly debatable. I don’t think there is a consensus #2 story, and I don’t believe there is a well-defined Top 10. But I do believe there is a clear #1.[read more]

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Top 14 Energy Stories of 2014

December 31, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

Top Energy Stories of the Year

From the impacts of tumbling oil prices and the largest climate march in history to debates over Germany's energy policies and a practical guides to buying a new light bulb, TheEnergyCollective.com was full of insightful analysis, informative articles, and rich debate.[read more]

Energy News Roundup: Climate Deal Spurs Building Spree, Dow Selling Billions in Assets, and IEA Sees US Shale Cap Ex Pullback

November 14, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy News

The US and China agreed to cut carbon emissions in order to combat climate change, a historic pact that has many excited and many outraged. But China’s commitment to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 means the country will need to build out power generation infrastructure in unprecedented ways.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'I Didn’t Expect a 25-Year-Old Man to Get Beaten to Death'

October 28, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Fracking Boom and Community Risk

For a stark on-the-ground report from the hub of Bakken Shale oil & gas development, read this story by Laura Gottesdiener. It provides a glimpse inside the boom that often gets lost in the maze of production figures, reserves estimates, and market analysis that dominates reporting on the issue.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for October 2014 [VIDEO]

October 20, 2014 by Kasper Peters

EU Energy Report

In this Brussels Briefing on Energy, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues including the Juncker Commission, and the recent green light for the Hinkley Point C nuclear project.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for September 2014 [VIDEO]

September 18, 2014 by Kasper Peters

EU Energy Briefing

In this Brussels Briefing on Energy, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues, including the Juncker Commission, new EU sanctions against Russia, and the Ukrainian gas debt.[read more]

Con Ed Goes Big on Efficiency; Crane's Solar-Natgas Dream; WTO Opens Tariff Talks

July 15, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

Energy News

Con Edison announced that it would invest in efficiency, distributed generation, and energy storage to avoid building a new substation for Brooklyn and Queens. New York State’s grid has been especially strained during heat waves and storms in the past few years, with demand in the city a particular challenge.[read more]

Understanding the IPCC: An Important Follow-Up

May 6, 2014 by Robert Stavins

A week ago, I wrote a blog about my frustrations with the approval process of one part of the Summary for Policymakers of the recent IPCC Report. Some in the more fringe elements of the press and blogosphere quickly capitalized on the situation by distorting the message of my original post.[read more]

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The Year in Energy: 10 Big Energy Stories of 2013

January 2, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins
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2013 Energy Stories

As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to look back at the big energy stories of the year. Here's my top 10 stories from 2013. Be sure to have a happy new years and stay tuned at TheEnergyCollective.com for daily coverage of the biggest energy stories of 2014![read more]