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From Boston, More Troubling News About Methane Emissions

By Steven Hamburg The everyday use of natural gas across the greater Boston area is resulting in much higher emissions of methane than previously thought, according to a study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Posted January 31, 2015    

Time-Variant Pricing 101: All Electricity is Not Priced Equally

By Beia SpillerIn the U.S., the electricity sector accounts for over a third of the country’s yearly greenhouse gas emissions, contributing more to climate change than any other sector, including transportation.Furthermore, electricity costs have...

Posted January 30, 2015    

Another Step Forward for Demand Response: The Case of FERC Order 745

By Michael PanfilOver the past several months, we’ve been providing updates on the ongoing litigation surrounding Order 745 – a vital, federal rule on demand response. As a low-cost, environmentally beneficial resource, demand response relies on...

Posted January 29, 2015    

New Case Studies in Energy Management Show the Path from 'Why' to 'How'

By Victoria MillsBusiness leaders have long agreed on the “why” of environmental management: seeing the value in increased profits, reduced waste, and a smaller carbon footprint. But the “how” has often been the stumbling block.Two case studies...

Posted January 28, 2015    

New Drilling Raises New Questions About Air Quality In Wyoming

By Jon GoldsteinWyoming has a long history of living with the oil and gas industry that goes back to the nineteenth century, but that doesn’t mean that new drilling projects in new parts of the state don’t get the public’s attention. New neighbors...

Posted January 26, 2015    

New Jersey Should Leverage Private Capital to Achieve Resilient Energy Goals

By Mary BarberSince Hurricane Sandy exposed the vulnerability of New Jersey’s antiquated power grid, the state has been investing heavily in enhancing the grid’s resilience and promoting clean energy technologies to upgrade to a smarter, more...

Posted January 25, 2015    

Methane Mitigation Sector: EPA Actions Good for Industry, Will Curb Waste and Protect Communities

By Sean WrightA rising chorus of companies in the oil and gas services sector are adding their voices to the majority of Americans who think it’s a smart idea to limit vast waste of methane taking place every day in the nation’s the oil and gas...

Posted January 24, 2015    

2014: A Positive Sign of What's to Come in Clean Energy

By Cheryl RobertoThe New Year is a time for reflection, beginning with a look back on the previous 12 months and all that they brought. A quick scan of the U.S. climate and energy news in 2014 will tell you it was a very big year.The Environmental...

Posted January 13, 2015    

Why 2015 is the Year for Clean Energy in the U.S. and China

By Ben SchneiderWith a new year comes new promises and new opportunities – and that also goes for the United States and China, the world’s biggest climate polluters.The good news is both nations appear ready to embrace solar and other renewables,...

Posted January 12, 2015    

Utility Commission Ruling to Continue Growth of North Carolina Solar Industry in 2015

By Greg AndeckNorth Carolina’s ranking of #3 in the country for solar energy investment is receiving national attention and prompting some states in the Southeast to ask, "What is North Carolina's secret?"The answer: clean energy policies that give...

Posted January 10, 2015    

Why Falling Oil Prices Don’t Hurt Demand for Renewable Energy

Editor's note: Join Energy Collective contributors and energy experts Jesse Jenkins, Elias Hinckley, Jared Anderson, Robert Rapier, Jim Pierobon, and Geoffrey Styles on Monday 1/12/15 at 12pm Eastern for a live Twitter #...

Posted January 8, 2015    

Exploring U.S. Seniors' Perspective Toward the Smart Grid

By Patty Durand, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Executive DirectorUnderstanding customers’ attitudes, viewpoints, and overall favorability around a modernized electric grid is integral to fully realizing all the benefits the smart grid has to...

Posted January 3, 2015