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Is a Renewable Energy Future on Our Horizon? Experts Say These Five Materials Could Get Us There
 
We're closer than ever before to a viable renewable energy future. Yet, to get there, we'll need to invest heavily in these five materials first. Read on to see which ones experts reveal will be...
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Kelly Mulder, Senior Marketing Manager, Nexant
 
 
Diversity and Women in the Energy Industry
 
Diversity and Women are relevant topics in the energy industry and world today, but when do we have an honest and open conversation? At an AESP 2018 Leadership Roundtable session; read key takeaways...
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Rafael Herzberg, Consultant energy affairs, Self employed
 
 
Power prices for 2019 rose 35% in Brazil
 
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Jim Marston, Vice President, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
 
 
The energy reality behind Cape Town's water crisis – and why the U.S. should care
 
In Cape Town, South Africa, the countdown is on for Day Zero when water taps in the city of 4 million people are expected to run dry. Yet, while this water crisis has been making headlines...
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Paul Driessen, Senior Policy Analyst, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Heartland Institute
 
 
Our next energy and security crisis?
 
Importing 65% of US oil in 2005 vs 100% of many key minerals now (from China and Russia) ...
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Chris Gent, APR, CPRC, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Kissimmee Utility Authority
 
 
KUA Registers 200th Solar Customer
 
Kissimmee Utility Authority, Fla. reached a milestone Monday with the registration of its 200th solar net metering customer....
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AESP Assn of Energy Services Professionals, Communications, AESP
 
 
Three Cities, Three Challenges
 
At the recent AESP conference, leaders from three cities shared their energy efficiency challenges. ...
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Kerry Blake, IT Lecturer
 
 
What Are the Top 3 Best European Countries for Business Expansion?
 
Nothing affects a business' prosperity like the location of the business. It can be said that the location of business holds the key to the success of the business. So, whether seeking to branch out...
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Rafael Herzberg, Consultant energy affairs, Self employed
 
 
Real life "curiosity": public lighting in São Paulo
 
Why are we Brazilians so wasteful? ...
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Steve Kerekes, Consultant, Strategic Communications
 
 
Matheson: Member Engagement Key to Co-op Success
 
Engagement based upon mutual trust among electric cooperatives and their member-owners is essential for success, attendees at the NRECA's annual meeting are told by the organization's chief...
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Nick Mileti, Student, Cornell University
 
 
Explained: The Intermittency Issue
 
A common complaint about renewable energy is that technologies like wind and solar only produce energy when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. Some argue that renewable energy cannot...
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Seyi Fabode, Partner, Asha Labs
 
 
10 Books That Ramp Up The Customer-Centric Culture At Your Utility/Organization.
 
Ramping up customer-centricity culture within your organization will be the winning business model opportunity in the utility industry. Here are 10 books that help you do that....
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Jack Craver, Reporter, Energy Industry
 
 
With few remaining detractors, bill overhauling utility regulation advances
 
This is an interesting look at the shifting politics of utility regulation in Virginia, which just experienced a major upheaval in the November election, due to big Democratic gains. A bill backed...
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Jack Craver, Reporter, Energy Industry
 
 
Fed up with high rates, a Colorado city considers ditching its utility and relying on the sun
 
Very interesting little story out of Pueblo, Colorado. A group of ratepayers are protesting a move by their utility to charge them more because they have installed solar panels on their homes. In...
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Mariaelisa Lichoa, Writer & Editor, Self-Employed
 
 
What the Changes in Climate Conditions and Regulations from 2017 Mean for 2018 and Beyond
 
Last year was a bit of a hurricane. Some would say it felt more like a raging wildfire. Either way, it's safe to say - when it comes to climate change and the US involvement in pushing the fight...
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Rafael Herzberg, Consultant energy affairs, Self employed
 
 
Saving the Brazilian power sector
 
Saving the Brazilian power sector...
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Juana Adler, Web developer, Copywriter, Freelance
 
 
Smart Cities: Buildings of the Future
 
Sum it all up and it seems like buildings will have the ability to listen to the owner and accomodate their wishes. Fantastic!...
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Courtney Myers, Content Writer, Freelancer
 
 
Conscious Collaboration: How the Renewables Sector Can Learn From and Work With Oil and Gas Leaders
 
Renewable energy is more prevalent today than ever before, but oil and gas are still major industry players. The good news? Leaders in both sectors can learn from each other, share connections, and...
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Homer LATHAM, PhD Student, Paris-Saclay University
 
 
Pros and Cons of President Trump's New Solar Tariff
 
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Rafael Herzberg, Consultant energy affairs, Self employed
 
 
Power prices volatility in Brazil
 
Volatility is a function of the undersized water reservoirs (that feed hydro power plants - most of the Brazilian power matrix)...
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Daniel Den, professional community, Community
 
 
Practical ways to improve communication
 
Whilst learning to be an effective communicator requires a depth of internal change coupled with skills training, there are some things that can be done to immediately improve communication - in the...
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Rafael Herzberg, Consultant energy affairs, Self employed
 
 
Power prices volatility in Brazil
 
The capacity of the reservoirs that feed the hydroelectric plants - which repredepends on the nature! This conclusion derives from the volatility observed in the CMO prices vis-à-vis water...
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Carrie Klauss, Sr. Manager, Product & Adoption Marketing , Globys
 
 
C&I customers don't want a Residential billing portal
 
There are stark differences between a Residential customer and a C&I customer. But when it comes to online billing and payments – the one area with significant impacts to your cash flow – many...
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Emily Bolinsky, Marketing Communications, FoxGuard Solutions
 
 
Wand Waving - Patch Gap Analysis for Energy Utility
 
Utilities are in various stages of implementing a patch management program that meets the NERC CIP-007 R2.1 standard for tracking, evaluating, and installing cyber security patches for IT and OT...
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Phil Houston, CEO, TalEngPro
 
 
Oil and Gas Job Search in the Digital Age: Part 1, Online Presence
 
Due to the downturn in oil & gas industry during 2014 many people left their jobs but now many of them again looking forward to work but the time have changed in 2018 and getting a well-paid job...
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Benoit Marcoux, Executive Advisor, Private Practice
 
 
Wind and Solar PV Are Becoming a Chinese Story | Benoit Marcoux
 
If you want to know what will happen in wind and solar PV electricity generation, look at China. ...
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Anne Connor, Professional Development Committee, American Translators Association
 
 
How to Establish a Real "Worldwide" Web Presence
 
It's highly unlikely that potential consumers in foreign markets will find their way to your website using English-language searches, which means you need to incorporate key words in your target...
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Jan Makela, Owner, My company
 
 
HOW TO DEAL WITH REMOTE STAFF: MANAGING EMPLOYEES THAT YOU CAN'T SEE
 
Five Keys to Get the Most Out of Your Remote Staff...
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Lauren Navarro-Treichler, Attorney & California Senior Manager, Clean Energy, EDF
 
 
California's disadvantaged communities could benefit from time-of-use electricity prices, but it won't happen automatically.
 
It's no secret that California is a clean energy leader. The state is on track to meet its renewable energy goals, with many utilities hitting targets ahead of schedule....
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Andy Gotlieb, Managing Editor of a specialty publication, former public relations practitioner, Freelancer
 
 
8 Excellent Reasons to Redesign Your Website
 
Utilities and other companies survived (and thrived) for decades before the advent of the internet. Today, however, a strong website is a must for utilities, but is yours up to snuff? What are the...
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Andy Gotlieb, Managing Editor of a specialty publication, former public relations practitioner, Freelancer
 
 
How Often Should You Revamp Your Utility's Website?
 
Your website is an important gateway to your utility for many customers, but how well does your website do that job? Regular checks of your website to ensure that it's easy to use and up to date are...
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Jennifer Espelien, Director, Milestone Utility Services
 
 
California Utility Regulator's IT Modernization Focuses on the Experience
 
IT modernization has resulted in a 67% increase in the number of positions within the new CPUC IT Services Division. This increase is attributed to a focus on modernizing both the customer and...
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Andy Gotlieb, Managing Editor of a specialty publication, former public relations practitioner, Freelancer
 
 
How To Prevent Electric Vehicles From Stressing The Grid
 
The issue of electric vehicles and their energy consumption might make for a good white paper topic. Everyone assumes electric vehicles are a good thing, but there are some consequences that people...
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Andy Gotlieb, Managing Editor of a specialty publication, former public relations practitioner, Freelancer
 
 
KFC Just Handled a Public Relations Crisis Perfectly with a Single Picture
 
This article gives more reasons why KFC's response to a crisis situation was letter perfect. Utilities eventually will find themselves in a position where embarrassing news is being reported and...
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Andy Gotlieb, Managing Editor of a specialty publication, former public relations practitioner, Freelancer
 
 
How Your Utility Should Handle a PR Crisis
 
KFC just handled a major public relations crisis beautifully. Utilities could learn a lot by studying how KFC defused the situation by owning up to the problem and pledging to do better in the future....
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Andy Slipher, Principal, Marketing strategist, Slipher Marketing
 
 
MARKETING AND THE MYTH OF "WE NEED A NEW IDEA!"
 
One of the biggest challenges in marketing heard by businesses across almost all industries is the constant search for their next idea—the one that's going to hook and reel in new customers and...
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Stephen Murage, Lead Consultant, Red Steeds Consulting
 
 
Utilities using social media to reach customers instantly
 
Through social media, utilities can keep customers informed about infrastructure replacement projects, outages, billing and payment options and ways to stay safe. These options give customers the...
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Stephen Murage, Lead Consultant, Red Steeds Consulting
 
 
'Behavioural science' will shape customer reaction to NB Power's smart meters
 
Public acceptance of smart meters is critical to the utility achieving its goal of near universal adoption of the devices. NB Power is working with behavioural scientists to make sure the program is...
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Andy Gotlieb, Managing Editor of a specialty publication, former public relations practitioner, Freelancer
 
 
The Parts of Customer Service That Should Never Be Automated
 
This interesting article from the Harvard Business Review explores why it's not a good idea to entirely automate your customer service offerings. It notes that people still prefer a human touch and...
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Stephen Murage, Lead Consultant, Red Steeds Consulting
 
 
Purchasing power: selling renewable energy direct to customers using PPAs - Power Technology
 
European offshore wind operators face a dilemma. With the price of the power they produce falling and the energy market as a whole becoming decentralised, governments are increasingly reluctant to...
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Stephen Murage, Lead Consultant, Red Steeds Consulting
 
 
Electricity Prices are Highest in Hawaii but Expenditures are Highest in South Carolina
 
Residential electricity expenditures are a function of both electricity prices and how much electricity customers use, collectively measured as retail sales. States with different prices and usage...
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Shannon Ames, Executive Director, Low Impact Hydropower Institute
 
 
Low Impact Hydro NE Forum: hydropower + environment + energy and more
 
Interesting work being done to combine Low Impact Hydropower with storage technologies offering grid balancing with environmental protection. This information and more presented at the LIHI New...
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
What's Next with Solar Panel Pricing?
 
Despite the Trump administration's recent solar tariff, IBISWorld forecasts that pricing drop at an annualized rate of 3.3% in the next three years. Technological improvements and more...
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DW Keefer, Journalist, Energy Industry
 
 
Winter Storm Highlighted Problems for Power Generators
 
New England's ISO says that the weather event shows that the region has a growing fuel security problem. In PJM, the main problem was an 11-fold increase in uplift charges, signaling the need to...
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Jack Craver, Reporter, Energy Industry
 
 
Wind power rivals gas in New England
 
We generally don't think of New England as a source of wind power, but the booming off-shore wind industry will soon be delivering as much power to the northeast as natural gas. Even more...
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Jens Schoene, Director of Research Studies, EnerNex
 
 
Volt-Var Control Settings for Smart PVs
 
The penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), such as residential-scale Photovoltaic generation (PV), is increasing owing to their renewable nature and locations closer to electric loads....
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David Doniger, Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
 
 
NRDC to Pruitt: Strengthen Clean Power Plan, Don't Repeal It
 
NRDC urged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this week to reverse course on his reckless plans to dismantle the Clean Power Plan and replace it with weak limits on power plant carbon pollution....
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Jim Marston, Vice President, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
 
 
New interactive map shows the economic impact that solar, wind, and energy efficiency have on U.S. communities
 
The benefits of clean energy reach far beyond protecting the environment. Investments in the U.S. clean energy sector are creating millions of jobs and supporting local communities across the...
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Pat Remick, Senior Energy Communications Strategist, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
 
 
2017 Clean Energy By the Numbers: A State-by-State Look
 
How clean is the energy in your state? As part of its Electric Power Monthly series, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its year-end 2017 energy figures this week, detailing...
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H. Sterling Burnett, Research Fellow on Energy and the Environment, The Heartland Institute
 
 
Real Needs Are Being Ignored in the Pursuit of Green Fantasies
 
Despite President Trump's efforts to shore up its fortunes, the future of coal mining and electric power generation in the United States remains tenuous at best....
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Pat Remick, Senior Energy Communications Strategist, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
 
 
City Energy Project Mayors Support the Clean Power Plan
 
Over 230 mayors from across the United States, including a significant majority of those participating in City Energy Project, strongly oppose EPA's proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan...
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Steve Kerekes, Consultant, Strategic Communications
 
 
What the ESSEX carbon tax would do for Vermont
 
The Ethan Allen Institute's John McLaughery assesses the potential impacts of a proposed carbon tax before concluding the idea should be dropped "with a thud." Agree or disagree, it's a thoughtful...
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Jack Craver, Reporter, Energy Industry
 
 
Has climate change polarized the environmental debate?
 
The environmental movement might accomplish more if it focused its arguments less on climate change and more on the immediate negative effects of pollution. ...
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Jack Craver, Reporter, Energy Industry
 
 
Could environmentalists entertain nuclear energy as a partner with renewables?
 
It's difficult to imagine a carbon-free future if the environmental movement won't even consider nuclear power. ...
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Mary DeFilippe, Marketing Director, Eka Software
 
 
Mexico – the New Energy Frontier
 
Four years ago, Mexico ended the 75-year monopoly of state oil company Pemex and replaced Mexico's state-owned utility company. The Mexican government established its first independent power...
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Areg Bagdasarian, Independent Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Trends, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
 
 
The Copenhagen Post - Danish News in English
 
Danish giant and industry innovator Vestas still tops the charts for two years in a row as the world's top supplier of wind turbines. With wind growing at such a great clip, how long can Vestas...
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Jack Craver, Reporter, Energy Industry
 
 
More Than 100 Cities Worldwide Now Powered Primarily by Renewable Energy
 
In the last three years the number of cities getting a majority of their energy from renewable sources has more than doubled! While a number of U.S. cities have committed to ambitious goals, the...
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Amy Hou, Marketing Associate, Urjanet
 
 
Climate Mayors Charge Ahead Despite Proposed Clean Power Plan Repeal
 
Climate mayors speak out against EPA's proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, and chart a path forward for climate action....
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
Microgrid Operates Well in Practice as Well as in Theory
 
The Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine, ran its megawatt-class microgrid autonomously for more than one hour. The school's Generic Microgrid Controller (GMC),...
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Randy Wheeless, Spokesman, Duke Energy
 
 
Video: Hogwaste to Biogas in 30 Seconds
 
Duke Energy power plants are using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity – the first application of the technology from North Carolina farms.Sometimes...
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Lu Nelsen, Policy Program Associate, Center for Rural Affairs
 
 
Information Guide: Wind Energy Ordinances
 
When county or city elected officials are approached about a wind energy farm, what are the first steps in creating an ordinance? What kinds of things need to be considered?"Wind Energy Ordinances,"...
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Steve Kerekes, Consultant, Strategic Communications
 
 
New report shows millennials concerned about climate change
 
Nearly nine out of 10 millennials believe climate change is happening, and the vast majority of those believe that change is being driven by human activity, according to this public opinion survey...
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Benjamin Roussey, Freelance Writer, Arizona
 
 
Why Did Two Energy Scientists Quit When Officials Asked For Data?
 
When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asked two senior scientists at the US Geological Survey (USGS) for data from a natural gas and oil study, they quit their positions with the agency. Wow! We knew...
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Benjamin Roussey, Freelance Writer, Arizona
 
 
As EPA Policy is cited as Cause for Bankruptcy by Energy Firm, A Look at Where Electric Energy Sector Stands, Policy-wise
 
PES has pointed out the costs to comply with Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the reason for the bankruptcy filing. This is what the EPA wants, all...
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Areg Bagdasarian, Independent Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Trends, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
 
 
Germany's Runaway Power, Pollution Bills Haunt Merkel's New Term
 
High pollution prices and rising energy costs are two big issues that Germany needs to contend with as it continues to finance its energy revolution through consumer energy bills. Those bills will...
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Rakesh Sharma , Journalist, Freelance Journalist
 
 
The Countries Poised To Become "Renewable Superpowers"
 
This post attempts to predict which countries will dominate energy markets in the future, given the changing mix and composition of fuels. That future, of course, is still some away because coal and...
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Benjamin Roussey, Freelance Writer, Arizona
 
 
Steep fall in American Crude Stocks Opens Questions of More Reliance on Natural Gas
 
The unexpected decline in crude stocks in America for the week ending on February 16th has kicked off debates about the wisdom in expanding the energy portfolio of the nation – particularly to...
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Andrew Burger, Man Friday, Energy Ventures
 
 
Energy Execs Cautious When It Comes to Proclaiming a Renewable Energy Tipping Point
 
Reaching the point at which renewable energy can be expected to supplant fossil fuels in the worldwide energy mix may take longer than expected and rates of progress will vary across and between...
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Miles Farmer, Clean Energy Attorney, NRDC
 
 
NY Spurs Community Solar by Upping Project Size Threshold
 
In a win for solar power in New York, the state's PSC released an order expected to encourage more communities to pursue shared solar projects by increasing the maximum size of community solar...
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Steve Kerekes, Consultant, Strategic Communications
 
 
Stanford professor withdraws lawsuit over renewable energy paper
 
Hard to say one couldn't anticipate this outcome: Stanford professor Mark Jacobson has withdrawn his multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging his reputation was damaged by a critique of a paper he...
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
EnSync Teams up with Lower Electric to Offer Solar Solutions
 
EnSync is working with Lower Energy to deliver solar energy to Illinois customers. The state has mandated that at least 25% of its energy come from wind or solar by 2025. Under the agreement, EnSync...
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
Invenergy Selects NarrativeWave's Wind Management System
 
Invenergy, a clean energy supplier, has projects creating more than 17,500 megawatts of energy. Recently, the company piloted NarrativeWave's wind management system and found that the solution...
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APAR Completes Several Important ACCC Projects in India - CTC Global
 
The appetite for high-capacity, energy-efficient conductors in India is growing quickly...
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
ABB Builds Latin American Digital Substation
 
ABB plans to construction a digitally-enabled substation in Juazeiro, Brazil. The new 230-kilovolt (kV) substation and connection bay is expected to deliver power from a 156-megawatt (MW)...
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
Wartsila Energy Storage Systems Come Online
 
Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, completed two grid-scale energy storage systems in partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables in Texas. The 9.9-megawatt,...
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Steve Kerekes, Consultant, Strategic Communications
 
 
New England's "tenuous" ability to affordably and cleanly keep the lights on
 
Can New England chart a course to a reliable, clean and affordable energy future? The present trajectory offers less than a warm and fuzzy feeling....
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
Neural Grid to Offer Many New Features
 
Today's Smart Grid capabilities are poised to become passé, according to market research firm Navigant Research. The Neural Grid is a new hardware and software platform leveraging ubiquitous...
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PJ Davis, Content Manager | Editor | Webinar Producer, Energy Central
 
 
Contractors Are Leaving Puerto Rico, Where Many Still Lack Power
 
Nearly 1,000 power workers have left the island in the past two weeks, according to Twitter messages posted by the corps....
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Steve Kerekes, Consultant, Strategic Communications
 
 
EEI Thanks President for Extending Critical Federal Funding to Support Power Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico
 
With its member companies deeply involved in the ongoing efforts to restore power in Puerto Rico, the Edison Electric Institute is hailing last Friday's announcement by the White House that it will...
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Steve Kerekes, Consultant, Strategic Communications
 
 
America's largest blackout is the best argument for grid resilience
 
We need look no farther than Puerto Rico for grim evidence that we cannot take the durability of the mainland U.S. electric grid for granted. Many thousands of island residents remain weeks away...
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Areg Bagdasarian, Independent Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Trends, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
 
 
Tax Incentives for the Solar Age – An Interview with Brooklyn SolarWorks' Steve Nelson
 
With tax day fast approaching for individual filers on April 17th, solar customers have a wide array of federal, state, and city tax incentives available that should make them feel a little more...
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Areg Bagdasarian, Independent Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Trends, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
 
 
Internet of Things Feedback Loops for EV Charging
 
IoT in the EV charging space has the potential to deliver a fully charged vehicle for the most drivers in the most grid-optimized manner...
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Subramanian Vadari, President, Modern Grid Solutions
 
 
Making a case for Utility Transformation
 
Progress at the distribution level was sparse and sporadic until the term "Smart Grid" was coined sometime in the early 2000s. Then, it exploded. Smart Grid gave birth to new terms and technologies...
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Areg Bagdasarian, Independent Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Trends, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
 
 
Pennsylvania leads nation in power grid battery storage
 
Unbeknownst to many, almost half of utility scale battery power comes from the PJM interconnection the grid that powers Pennsylvania and surrounding areas including the mid-Atlantic. Utility scale...
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Muhammad Humayun, Senior Consultant (Power Systems), EnerNex
 
 
Volt-Var Control Settings for Smart PVs
 
The penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), such as residential-scale Photovoltaic generation (PV), is increasing owing to their renewable nature and locations closer to electric loads....
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Andrew Burger, Man Friday, Energy Ventures
 
 
Inspire Teams Up with Shell Energy in Bid to Reach 1 MM Clean Energy Services Subscribers
 
Inspire sees the wide-ranging, strategic partnership with Shell Energy NA as the key to achieving its smart home-clean energy goals and aspirations....
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Areg Bagdasarian, Independent Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Trends, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
 
 
Utility Rate Cases and Electrified Infrastructure in New York
 
There's a big push by EV advocates for a smarter approach to rate cases that will incentivize electric vehicles and the accompanying infrastructure. ...
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Richard Schlesinger, Principal, Alpine Communications
 
 
Protecting The Grid
 
Because of its vast physical structure, the grid is an obvious target for physical attack for everyone from criminals to foreign terrorists to say nothing of its vulnerability to natural disasters....
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Seyi Fabode, Partner, Asha Labs
 
 
Using Historical Data To Compete/Serve The 'Customer of 1'
 
How do you serve the 'customer of 1' in a world of increasing competition for the hearts of customers? By using all the historical data and context that the utility already has to compete and win....
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Wayne Pales, Freelancer & Author. Helping Utility professionals succeed with smart metering and demand response, The Chapel Group
 
 
Navigating the 8 utility industry challenges
 
Utility executives must successfully navigate these 8 industry challenges if they are to deliver long term growth.  How does your Digital Utility roadmap navigate these challenges?...
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Rakesh Sharma , Journalist, Freelance Journalist
 
 
Measuring Energy Consumption For Electric Cars
 
A look at the latest research regarding energy consumption in self-driving cars. ...
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Why Charging Your Electric Car at Night Could Save the World
 
Daniel Brenden, a senior power and renewables analyst at BMI Research in London: "EVs are either going to be huge problem or a huge tool."...
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Rakesh Sharma , Journalist, Freelance Journalist
 
 
Nokia Uses Blockchain To Launch Sensing-As-A Service Smart City Solution
 
The idea behind the service is to enable operators of telco equipment to gather and sell critical data, such as environment-related data, to government agencies and private outfits. "Operators can...
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Rakesh Sharma , Journalist, Freelance Journalist
 
 
Which? says suppliers must install smart meters faster - Utility Week
 
There is a race to install, or at least 'offer', smart meters in the UK. The country is committed to offering the option of smart meters to all citizens by 2020. It needs to accelerate current rates...
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Rakesh Sharma , Journalist, Freelance Journalist
 
 
Blockchain Meets the Energy Industry (Analysis of POWR, MWAT, WPR, and SLR)
 
In my other, more lucrative gig, I write about bitcoin and shiny new cryptocurrencies. This article provides an interesting look at three tokens for companies that have promised to use blockchain to...
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Bill Meehan, Director, Utility Solutions, Esri
 
 
The Wise GIS
 
The secret sauce of a GIS platform is analysis, helping you make sense of your utility's information. It uncovers patterns. It connects the dots. It creates relationships that you could never figure...
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Jason Deign, Author, Energy Storage Report
 
 
Seven little-known companies looking to slash the cost of bulk energy storage
 
Everyone is looking to cut the cost of energy storage. But when it comes to storing a lot of energy, say gigawatt-hours instead of megawatt hours, cutting the cost of battery manufacturing, for...
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NY Petition Urges Greater, Faster Action on EVs
 
A coalition of 40 organizations, including NRDC, submitted a formal petition to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) today, requesting that it do more to accelerate electric vehicle (EV)...
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Cara Goldenberg, Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute
 
 
DEMAND FLEXIBILITY: THE KEY TO ENABLING A LOW-COST, LOW-CARBON GRID
 
RMI's new Insight Brief, Demand Flexibility: The Key to Enabling a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Grid, shows how demand flexibility can be a lower-cost, less-polluting alternative to natural gas-fired power...
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Karen Marcus, Freelance Business Writer, Final Draft Communications
 
 
Utilities Should Start Small to Gain the Huge Benefits of Data Analytics
 
For utility executives, the idea of analyzing big data may sound like a big hassle, but the potential benefits from using data analytics can't be denied. ...
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Andrew Burger, Man Friday, Energy Ventures
 
 
Novel Twists on Green Energy Investing for Commercial Property Owners
 
Policies and regulations have always been fundamental determinants of business models and financial prospects, and they're more fluid in the power market than they have ever been, as Kilroy Realty's...
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Andrew Burger, Man Friday, Energy Ventures
 
 
Kilroy Realty Trust Co-Locates Battery Storage with Solar at Commercial Properties in Los Angeles, San Francisco
 
Black Bear Energy is playing a key advisory and agency role as commercial property owners consider investing in energy efficiency and on-site clean power generation and energy storage capacity....
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Power prices in Brazil rose 35%
 
A price spike or a permanent situation?...
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Paul Korzeniowski, Journalist, Freelance Writer
 
 
Private Sector Investments Drive Zero Energy Building Initiatives
 
About 500 building in the United States and Canada produce as much energy as they consume, according to the New Buildings Institute (NBI). Traditionally, such structures were government funded by...
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Energy Efficiency Olympics Reveals Challenges in Making Apples-to-Apples Comparisons
 
The purpose of a building or facilitiy -- how it's used -- distinguishes them significantly in terms of energy consumption and efficiency, and the ability to realize savings, FirstFuel Software found....
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Pat Remick, Senior Energy Communications Strategist, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
 
 
Energy Efficiency Saves Lives, Avoids Huge Health Costs
 
Achievable and commonsense energy efficiency measures could help save six American lives every day and avoid up to $20 billion in health harms each year. That's the takeaway from a new report by the...
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Jim Marston, Vice President, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
 
 
New global underwriting standard for the buildings sector helps cities tackle pollution
 
Cities around the world are taking the lead on fighting climate change, making huge commitments to reduce pollution and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. And it's a good thing they are....
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Asian Energy Efficient Building Market Booms
 
Asian energy efficient building revenue is expected to grow from $65.3 billion in 2017 to $111.3 billion in 2026, according to market research firm Navigant Research.  The region's booming economy...
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