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Wants Versus Needs: The Struggle to Realize New York's Energy Vision

Will the complexity of a distributed energy future hamper short-term progress?In 2009, National Grid chose ABB for a SCADA/EMS system that would allow for more modern and integrated visibility into its electric transmission and distribution networks...

Posted May 27, 2015    

UN Sustainable Energy Goals Falling "Substantially Short"

More than $1 trillion in investment will be needed to get the world up to speed on sustainability. The United Nations has an ambitious goal of bringing sustainable energy to all by 2030. But according to a new report from the International...

Posted May 22, 2015    

Which Technologies Will Make New York's Energy Vision a Reality?

Join GTM, NYC Acre, and Solar One as we discuss the infrastructure needed to move New York to a distributed energy market.In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a bold new model of the electrical utility system and energy markets called...

Posted May 20, 2015    

IMF Study: Global Energy Subsidies Will Cost $5.3 Trillion in 2015

That’s more than double the previous estimate.The cost of fossil fuels is much higher than previously thought, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund.The global post-tax subsidy for energy, which accounts for the environmental...

Posted May 19, 2015    

4 Ways to Blunt the Solar Tax Cliff

George Washington University’s Solar Institute finds it’ll take more than one fix.The coming reduction of the 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar creates a steep cliff no matter which way you crunch the numbers, according to a...

Posted May 9, 2015    

How Solar Is Playing a Role in Nepal's Disaster Relief

As nonprofits rush to help in the wake of Nepal’s earthquake, experts discuss the work needed to make clean energy a bigger part of disaster response and preparedness.Avishek Malla is no stranger to bringing solar-powered light to communities in...

Posted May 8, 2015    

NRG Bundles Solar With Water Efficiency in California

The water-energy nexus comes home to roost in California.NRG Home is adding water management technology to its solar offering for one of its target markets, California, which faces new water regulations as the state withers in its fourth year of...

Posted May 2, 2015    

Georgia Power Leverages Smart Meters for Prepaid Electricity

Prepay may be moving beyond munis and cooperatives.Michael Garrett enjoys the convenience of paying for electricity when he wants to and keeping tabs on his daily usage.He’s not prepaying for electricity because he moves around a lot or has...

Posted May 1, 2015    

Half of Americans Say Solar Is Important, But Only 6% Say They'll Buy PV Today

A new survey shows broad acceptance for clean energy, but low adoption rates persist.Solar and wind power top the list of energy sources that Americans identify as most important to their energy future, according to a new survey from SolarCity and...

Posted April 23, 2015    

Smart Water Meters Gain Traction in Drought-Ridden California

Will more cities follow San Francisco’s lead?When San Francisco’s water meters were coming to the end of their lifespan about six years ago, the city wanted to make sure the next set of devices installed would prove useful for the next 20 years.“It’...

Posted April 20, 2015    

Back to Business: GE Sells Real Estate, Dismantles GE Capital

Sales could return $150 billion to investors as GE focuses on industrial verticals.General Electric is selling off its real estate assets and much of GE Capital to focus on its industrial businesses, including energy, healthcare and aviation. By...

Posted April 19, 2015    

Hydropower Losses From California's Drought Cost Ratepayers $1.4 Billion

“We expect these costs to rise further.”The diminished hydropower capacity of California’s dams cost electricity customers a total of $1.4 billion in the past three years, according to a study from the Pacific Institute. When the 2007 to 2009...

Posted April 15, 2015