California invests in “by location” distributed energy resources

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“California is leading the nation with several pilot projects to reward more rooftop solar energy generators and other distributed energy resources in specific locations as an alternative to utilities’ needs to invest in upgrading their electricity generation networks. This use of Locational Net Benefit Analysis (LNBA) can foster the growth of hundreds of megawatts of…

How Ohio can capture $25 billion worth of clean energy growth

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“Ohio risks missing out on roughly $25 billion in investments and 20,000 new jobs over the next two decades if state officials don’t take steps soon to expand clean energy, according to a new analysis. The report details nine steps state leaders could take to capture new clean energy jobs and investments. They include new…

How the 2008 financial meltdown shaped clean energy

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“Ten years ago this week, stock markets around the world cratered as fears grew that the global economy was headed into a deep, dark recession. Alan Greenspan called it “a once-in-a-century credit tsunami.” The drama was high in energy. Oil prices collapsed. Carbon prices cratered. Capital dried up. The burgeoning renewables sector looked like it…

Renewables demand a revamp of power market rules

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““RTOs are going to have to recognize the inevitability that wind and solar are going to continue to grow on their grids,” said Gallagher. “We know that these resources are coming, we know what kinds of characteristics and capabilities they have now, and there’s some data to prove it. Now we have to work with…

On the menu: Turkey, potatoes, energy efficiency

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“Did you know your Thanksgiving dinner is fairly carbon friendly (link is external)? While holiday travel and some parts of the cooking process consume a lot of energy, the ingredients in a traditional Thanksgiving feast have a light carbon footprint. First of all, poultry, a.k.a. your Thanksgiving bird, makes it to your table using eight…

California CCAs achieve 2,000-megawatt milestone for new renewables

“The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is pleased to announce that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 megawatts (MW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization…
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