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China's Coal Imports Drop For The First Time Since Country Became Net Coal Importer

September 12, 2014 by Justin Guay

China Coal Imports

An analysis compiled by Lauri Myllyvirta and Greenpeace International showed the unthinkable -- Chinese coal consumption fell for the first time this century in the first half of this year. China's GDP growth and coal consumption have decoupled, suggesting a structural shift in the Chinese economy.[read more]

Rise of the Prosumer: Will Homeowners Ever Be More Important Than Power Plants?

June 28, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

A lot of people in the energy business are making predictions about what the future of electricity service will look like. Although scenarios vary considerably, most agree that consumer choice will be one of the biggest factors changing the way power companies deliver service over the next decade.[read more]

California's Plan to Replace San Onofre Nuclear: Green Success or Natural Gas Giveaway?

March 18, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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San Onofre Replacement

The long-range plan to replace 2,200 megawatts of shuttered Southern California nuclear power will include new natural gas-fired power plants, as well as a hefty share of green alternatives. But advocates of an all-green replacement strategy are still pushing for smart, distributed clean alternatives.[read more]

Can Solar Energy Fill the Hydropower Gap During California's Drought?

March 3, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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After reading an article in the San Jose Mercury with the unwieldy title, “Drought threatens California’s hydroelectricity supply, but solar makes up the gap” I was intrigued enough to do a little fact-checking on state-level electricity statistics.[read more]