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Public Investment in Clean Energy ''Poised for Exponential Growth'

A push to allow MLPs for renewables could add hundreds of billions in investment.A bill that would allow clean energy projects to leverage master limited partnerships, which are used by the oil and gas industry, was reintroduced in the Senate on...

Posted June 30, 2015    

Can Billions of Philanthropic Dollars Bridge Cleantech's Valley of Death?

When Sarah Kearney was a high school senior in upstate New York, she was a recipient of the 2003 Rochester Business Alliance’s Young Women of Distinction award.During the process she came to know one of the judges, Arunas Chesonis, a successful...

Posted June 16, 2015    

The Better Buildings Challenge Has Saved $1B in Energy Costs

The White House Better Buildings Challenge has saved participants more than $1 billion in just two years, according to a recent review of the program.More than 250 partners have signed on to the challenge, which calls for a 20 percent energy...

Posted June 12, 2015    

Demand Response Could Have Saved Texans $85 Million in One Day

No political will for meaningful demand response in TexasEconomic demand response could have saved the Texas energy market $85 million during a single summer day in 2012.Across five days in 2012 and 2013, Texas could have saved more than $200...

Posted June 3, 2015    

Nearly Half of Western U.S. Power Plants Vulnerable to Climate Change

The desert Southwest will be the hardest hit.The effects of climate change could hamper electric generating capacity in the Western U.S. during peak summertime energy use by about 3 percent on average, and up to nearly 9 percent if there is ongoing...

Posted June 1, 2015    

Wants Versus Needs: The Struggle to Realize New York's Energy Vision

Will the complexity of a distributed energy future hamper short-term progress?In 2009, National Grid chose ABB for a SCADA/EMS system that would allow for more modern and integrated visibility into its electric transmission and distribution networks...

Posted May 27, 2015    

UN Sustainable Energy Goals Falling "Substantially Short"

More than $1 trillion in investment will be needed to get the world up to speed on sustainability. The United Nations has an ambitious goal of bringing sustainable energy to all by 2030. But according to a new report from the International...

Posted May 22, 2015    

Which Technologies Will Make New York's Energy Vision a Reality?

Join GTM, NYC Acre, and Solar One as we discuss the infrastructure needed to move New York to a distributed energy market.In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a bold new model of the electrical utility system and energy markets called...

Posted May 20, 2015    

IMF Study: Global Energy Subsidies Will Cost $5.3 Trillion in 2015

That’s more than double the previous estimate.The cost of fossil fuels is much higher than previously thought, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund.The global post-tax subsidy for energy, which accounts for the environmental...

Posted May 19, 2015    

4 Ways to Blunt the Solar Tax Cliff

George Washington University’s Solar Institute finds it’ll take more than one fix.The coming reduction of the 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar creates a steep cliff no matter which way you crunch the numbers, according to a...

Posted May 9, 2015    

How Solar Is Playing a Role in Nepal's Disaster Relief

As nonprofits rush to help in the wake of Nepal’s earthquake, experts discuss the work needed to make clean energy a bigger part of disaster response and preparedness.Avishek Malla is no stranger to bringing solar-powered light to communities in...

Posted May 8, 2015    

NRG Bundles Solar With Water Efficiency in California

The water-energy nexus comes home to roost in California.NRG Home is adding water management technology to its solar offering for one of its target markets, California, which faces new water regulations as the state withers in its fourth year of...

Posted May 2, 2015