Let’s chat and compare a few notes. I’ll tell you what I see bubbling to the surface of this industry --- Musk is a rock star but not a game changer like drones --- and you tell me your thoughts on the matter either in the comments section or on Twitter @IntelUtil.
The product of numerous hearings and months of work, the Energy Policy Modernization Act is being billed as the first comprehensive update of national energy policy since 2007. Now will Congress do the right thing?
| Aug 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune, Ind.
Construction of new $10 million solar park in Kokomo is set to begin this fall after the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Thursday approved an agreement to sell the electricity produced at the facility to Duke Energy.
| BIG CREEK, Calif. Aug 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ivan Penn Los Angeles Times
Nestled high in the Sierra mountains among the pine and fir trees, a little-known man-made wonder may help resolve a pressing energy concern: how to store wind and sun power that the grid increasingly can't handle.
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| Aug 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jeremiah Dobruck Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa, Calif.
A few Costa Mesa residents lost power when an electrical malfunction blew the cover off of an underground transformer and sent some smoke billowing into the air Friday morning, according to fire officials.
Auction results disclosed on Friday likely will lead to higher electricity bills for consumers a couple of years down the road and a boost in revenue for power-plant owners such as American Electric Power.
Delmarva Power, an electric utility company, has announced that it will replace several poles and upgrade associated infrastructure on power lines on Brown Street and Kidwell and Little Kidwell avenues in Centreville, Maryland.