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YieldCos Could Cut Renewables Costs by 20%, Study Finds

June 30, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Cutting Renewables Costs

Financial innovation has unlocked distributed solar energy and helped to drive down costs in recent years, but there is also ample room for new investment vehicles for large-scale wind energy and solar energy, according to a recently released study.[read more]

What's the Existential Threat to Utilities? Here's a Hint: It’s Not the EPA's Clean Power Plan

June 10, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

What are the impacts to utilities of the proposed EPA rules? Coal fired power plants, once responsible for 39% of electricity generation in the US, will drop to 30% by 2030, according to the EPA’s projections. However, coal plants have become a riskier investment for utilities for a number of other reasons.[read more]