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“If you want to know how wind works for America, just ask a Texan.” That’s according to Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which just released its newest wind industry market report. The AWEA report shows Texas is the nation’s indisputable wind powerhouse, including serving as home to nearly a quarter… Keep reading →

3 Policies Driving Innovation In The Electricity Sector

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

As rapid changes in energy technology – both in renewable and fossil fuel sources – transforms the way we power our lives, we have a chance to leave our children a prosperous world and reduce the effects of climate change. But, to scale fast enough, we need smart policies – at all levels of government.… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

California has a nice problem: It’s producing so much clean solar energy that the state’s electric grid is at capacity, and sometimes beyond. As Vox’s David Roberts reports in his excellent piece about California’s grid headache, it makes good sense to expand the system by interconnecting state-run energy markets. But he also notes, at the… Keep reading →


GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has asserted that if the United States had declared its intention to achieve energy independence after the September 11th terror attacks, moderate Arab governments would have turned over Osama Bin Laden within two weeks. [ABC] Prof Jacquie McGlade said the UK was shifting away from clean energy as the rest of the… Keep reading →

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With hundreds of thousands of jobs in energy, transportation and other sectors added to the economy since 2010, manufacturing is making a big comeback in America. This upward trend is expected to continue as the nation, and the world, boosts clean energy production and efficient energy usage to combat the threat of global climate change.… Keep reading →

Tesla Motors Continues To Report Quarterly Losses, While Interest In Their Batteries Grow

With more than 350,000 sold, plug-in electric vehicles — also called electric cars or EVs — are increasingly common on our nation’s roadways. If you’re one of the many people who purchased your EV after hearing about their economic and environmental benefits from a co-worker, family member, friend or neighbor, we want to hear from… Keep reading →

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

On September 11, 2015, the California State Legislature approved the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (SB 350) which aims to increase the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030 from the present goal of 33 percent by 2020, in addition to increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings by 50… Keep reading →

California Faces Continued Energy Woes

Home energy storage is entering a new era as advanced lithium-ion chemistries are offering longer life-spans that could soon flood the market. [MIT Technology Review] The default rate among U.S. energy companies has accelerated in recent months to 4.8%, the highest level since 1999 and up from 3.3% in August, according to Fitch Ratings. [WSJ]… Keep reading →

Energy Secretary Moniz Delivers Address On Energy Supply And Exports

In support of the President’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, Secretary Moniz unveiled a strategic plan today laying out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers and other stakeholders can use to achieve this goal. The report, Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030: A Strategic Roadmap for American Energy Innovation, Economic Growth, and… Keep reading →


The Obama administration announced Wednesday morning a series of efforts worth more than $120 million aimed at boosting solar and other clean energy sources. [The Hill] Global renewable giant SunEdison announced Wednesday that it would supply advanced battery technology for nine Southern California homes that will generate and store their own energy. [LA Times] An… Keep reading →

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