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iPhones and Electrons: Apple Grows Energy

iPhones and Electrons: Apple Grows Energy

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We live in an era of increasing electron consciousness. It seems that this energy awareness has influenced corporate culture in that a growing number of large companies are now sourcing more of their electricity from renewable resources—and many are producing their own.

In fact, the generating capacity of corporate clean energy  … Read More

Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning

Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning

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Nuclear generation makes up about 20% of the United States’ energy supply. While nuclear plants are in-line with current carbon-free environmental goals, positive attributes, such as grid stability and consistent base load are often overlooked. As a result, today, they are struggling to compete.

In May, at a US Department of  … Read More

Is There Life After the Death of Portfolio Standards for Renewables?

Is There Life After the Death of Portfolio Standards for Renewables?

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Yep, it certainly appears so, particularly for solar where a record 7.3 GW of new capacity came aboard in 2015, 4 GW of which emerged courtesy of utility activity. Now we’re seeing 2016 forecasts of more than double last year’s installed capacity, as much as 16 GW of installations, of  … Read More

Can Renewable Power Sources Cut It?

Can Renewable Power Sources Cut It?

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There are plenty of reasons for businesses to invest in renewable energy sources, but investment bank Lazard thinks an integrated, balanced approach is needed. Their energy market analyses share important insights on the state of renewable energy and some interesting observations on energy storage.

You can find the pdfs here: Levelized Cost  … Read More

To the Bat Cave

To the Bat Cave

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In our November/December issue of Business Energy (available online and in print on November 20), we’ll be running an article on turbine use in alternative and renewable energy projects, and I just learned of one more—one that promises no less than a cave full of energy, and another cave full  … Read More



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