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Grading My 2015 Energy Predictions

January 5, 2016 by Robert Rapier
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The funny thing about predictions is that things are always obvious in hindsight. I rarely have people suggest that any of my predictions are either “no-brainers” or “impossible” when I make them. But when it comes time to grade them, I hear that a lot.[read more]

The Top 10 Energy Stories Of 2015

December 28, 2015 by Robert Rapier

Making the 2015 list was challenging, because so many of the stories are interrelated. Commodity prices continued to plummet, but oil, natural gas, and coal prices fell for somewhat different reasons. This of course resulted in the lowest gasoline prices in years, which was itself a big story.[read more]

7 Energy Storage Stories You Might Have Missed in 2015

December 25, 2015 by Katherine Tweed
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Energy Storage in 2015

It's been a breakout year for energy storage. The U.S. energy storage market grew 185 percent, from $134 million in 2014 to $381 million in 2015. By 2020, it will be a $2 billion market, according to GTM Research. The growth in numbers has come largely from a few states and a few big trends.[read more]

Year in Review: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2015, Part 2

December 21, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Energy News for 2015

Advanced energy makes news, and 2015 was proof of that. From innovative financing models for energy efficiency to Fortune 500 companies choosing advanced energy, businesses big and small had impact on the way the world generates and uses energy.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for December 2015 [VIDEO]

December 2, 2015 by David Thual

European Energy News for December

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview of the latest EU energy policy developments, including State of the Energy Union, Energy Council's conclusions on a governance plan, Nordstream II, and the Hinkley Point C.[read more]

From Deceit to Disaster, Here Are the Top Turkeys of Energy in 2015

November 26, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Energy Turkeys of 2015

We've covered a lot of good news in the energy business this year. But the most compelling stories are often the ones about people, companies and governments doing questionable and difficult things. Or about bad things happening to them. Or about both.[read more]

Brussels Briefing on Environment: All You Need to Know for November 2015 [VIDEO]

November 10, 2015 by David Thual

European Environmental News

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Environment for viEUws, Sonja van Renssen provides an overview of EU environment policy developments, including the EU ETS reform, the latest news on car emissions standards in the wake of the Volkswagen Scandal, and the the long-awaited Circular Economy Package.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for October and November 2015 [VIDEO]

October 28, 2015 by David Thual

EU Energy News

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy, we provide an overview of the latest European Union energy policy developments, including State of the Energy Union, €300 million grant agreement on a gas pipeline between Poland and Lithuania, and the new illustrative nuclear programme (PINC).[read more]

EU Environment and Climate Policy Briefing: All You Need to Know for October [VIDEO]

October 19, 2015 by David Thual

October Energy News

In this Brussels Briefing on Environment for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Sonja van Renssen provides an overview of the latest EU environment and climate policy developments, including information on the upcoming COP 21 conference in Paris.[read more]

It's Always Sunny in Orlando (and Maui); AEE Members Ink Big Deals [ENERGY NEWS]

August 18, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Energy News

Solar becoming cost competitive in sunny Florida and Hawaii, and AEE members making deals worth millions. Just another week’s work for advanced energy. In Orlando, the municipal utility announced a deal to buy solar-generated electricity for less than it could get from coal and natural gas facilities.[read more]

SunEdison Makes a ($2.2 Billion) Deal, Offshore Wind Breaks Water

July 29, 2015 by Lexie Briggs
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Energy News

 

This week, one AEE Member company dominated the news cycle with a major acquisition, HP joined the trend toward advanced energy-run data centers, and the American offshore wind energy industry is finally off the ground (and in the water).[read more]

Energy News: With Powerwall, Musk Makes Energy Storage Cool

May 14, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Tesla's Powerwall and Energy News

The Tesla announcement brought two new and important things to the table: enthusiasm and relentless, wall-to-wall coverage of advanced energy technologies. One YouTube video of the announcement has nearly 2 million views in a week.[read more]

Energy News: Batteries + Renewables = Growth; Kudos and Coverage for Member Companies

May 2, 2015 by Lexie Briggs
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Energy News Stories

We recently reported that “solar-plus-storage” was the hottest new thing in advanced energy. This week, the New York Times agreed, posting a science feature on the growing (and growth!) partnership between batteries and renewable energy. But why now?[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for April and May [VIDEO]

April 28, 2015 by David Thual

European Energy News for April and May

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the European Union Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview of the latest E.U. energy policy developments, including news on Gazprom, and agreements between Greece and Russia.[read more]

Advanced Energy: Wind Booms in China, Rebounds in U.S., with Full Pipeline

April 19, 2015 by Tom Plant

Advanced Energy News

China continued to deploy wind power at a remarkable rate, installing an estimated 23.3 GW in 2014, a 45% increase over 2013. China accounted for 45% of the 51 GW installed globally in 2014, representing $94.6 billion in revenue.[read more]