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Businesses and institutions moving slowly toward energy planning, Harvard survey finds - Energize Weekly, October 18, 2017 There is a growing concern among business leaders about rising costs and risks in the[...]
Lack of charging stations may be biggest hurdle in adoption of EVs - Energize Weekly, October 18, 2017 The adoption of electrical vehicles (EVs) is gathering speed, but that momentum could be blunted[...]
States take the initiative on energy policy and legislation while gridlock reigns in Washington - Energize Weekly, October 11, 2017 Energy policy, legislation and initiatives are alive and bipartisan in the state houses across the[...]
The battery market for industrial and commercial facilities is growing across the country - Energize Weekly, October 4, 2017 The use of battery storage by business and industry to help manage electricity bills is[...]
Wave of pollution control installations as EPA deadline approached favored activated carbon technology - Energize Weekly, October 4, 2017 A wave of mercury control technology installations—mainly lower-cost activated carbon systems—were made at coal-fired power[...]
Sharp drop in 2017 solar module prices imperiled by Suniva trade case ruling - Energize Weekly, September 27, 2017 Driven by falling solar module prices, the cost of utility-scale photovoltaic installations have dropped 30[...]
The cost of wind power could be cut in half with better modeling and management, NREL study says - Energize Weekly, September 20, 2017 Technological improvements could cut the generating costs of wind power in half, making it as[...]
Residential solar market set to have its first annual decline in 2017 - Energize Weekly, September 20, 2017 Solar installations were at near-record levels in the second quarter of 2017, but the rooftop[...]
Transmission investment rises spurred by aging infrastructure and a changing grid, survey finds - Energize Weekly, September 13, 2017 Transmission investment has become a growing focus among utility industry executives, according to a survey[...]
Researchers increase solar cell efficiency by more than 50 percent—cost is the big hurdle - Energize Weekly, September 6, 2017 Swiss and American researchers have developed a silicon-based solar cell with efficiencies as high as[...]
Xcel Energy proposes replacing two coal-fired plants with mix of wind, solar and natural gas - Energize Weekly, September 6, 2017 Xcel Energy is proposing closing two Colorado coal-fired plants and adding wind, solar and natural[...]
Four trends will reshape the global power sector, says GTM analysis - Energize Weekly, September 6, 2017 The global power sector is being transformed by four potent trends—decarbonization, electric vehicles, decentralization and[...]
Cities push for 100 percent renewable electricity—whether the goal can be met still debatable - Energize Weekly, August 30, 2017 The push to reach 100 percent renewable electricity generation, led by U.S. cities, is sweeping[...]
Lawrence Berkeley study finds wind and solar may be saving lives and dollars - Energize Weekly, August 23, 2017 Wind and solar generation, in addition to becoming economically competitive, have also provided billions of[...]
Solar in tandem with battery storage gaining traction among utilities - Energize Weekly, August 23, 2017 The hottest couple in the utility industry these days may be photovoltaic solar generation and[...]
The future of the robust U.S. wind market is uncertain as subsidies and mandates end - Energize Weekly, August 16, 2017 The wind energy market is being spurred by declining prices and rising efficiency, but faces[...]
Coordinated Vegetation Management Programs Lead to Better Communities - By Joe Bennett, Vice President, Engineering, ITC Holdings Corp. When blackouts hit, they serve as a harsh reminder of the[...]
Western utilities get ready for a solar power blackout during coming total eclipse - Energize Weekly, August 8, 2017 The total solar eclipse set to sweep across the sky on Aug. 21 is going[...]
Corporate power purchase agreements are rapidly growing - Energize Weekly, August 2, 2017 Corporate power purchase agreements, initially the domain of high-visibility, multi-billion-dollar enterprises, are increasingly being used[...]
New York announces $440 million transmission project to boost renewable energy generation - Energize Weekly, August 2, 2017 A $440 million project to upgrade a 75-year-old transmission line to carry renewable energy was[...]