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Price of solar falls below $1 a watt, but future prices imperiled by trade case - Energize Weekly, June 21, 2017 The federal SunShot Initiative set a goal of an installed price for photovoltaic solar modules[...]
Natural gas-fired plants cheapest to build, wind farms the cheapest to operate, EIA data shows - Energize Weekly, June 14, 2017 The cost of building new electricity generation is coming down across the board with the[...]
States and utilities across the country are moving on grid modernization, survey finds - Energize Weekly, June 7, 2017 Actions to modernize the nation’s electric grid—some small, some sweeping—are underway this year by utilities,[...]
As renewable electricity is added to the grid, are power markets misfiring? - Energize Weekly, May 31, 2017 When increasing megawatt-hours of variable solar and wind energy began coursing through the grid, the[...]
Xcel grid modernization gets wary reception at Colorado utilities commission - Energize Weekly, May 24, 2017 A proposed $612 million grid modernization program by Xcel Energy for its Colorado system came[...]
Trump getting serious about cybersecurity - Energize Weekly, May 17, 2017 Last Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to strengthen the cybersecurity of[...]
FERC has a heavy workload ahead - Energize Weekly, May 10, 2017 Since February, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has had just two commissioners – not[...]
Colorado legislation seeks to retire aging plants while softening local job and tax impacts - Energize Weekly, May 3, 2017 The utility industry is going through a time of transformation as it moves away from[...]
Does coal have a future? - Energize Weekly, April 26, 2017 President Trump took steps to keep his promise to revitalize the coal industry by signing[...]
Lawrence Livermore energy flow charts show renewable energy increase, energy efficiency down - Energize Weekly, April 19, 2017 Renewable energy resources are growing in the U.S., but overall energy efficiency is flagging, according[...]
Demand charges seen as a barrier to the growth of public EV charging stations - Energize Weekly, April 12, 2017 The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and the charging stations they need is often described[...]
NREL study finds battery storage expensive, but future prospects bright - Energize Weekly, April 5, 2017 A new federal study seeking to get beyond “the hype” on residential energy storage and[...]
California lawmakers introduce plan to align renewable generation with peak demand - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 In keeping with their reputation as champions of innovative clean energy and climate change policies,[...]
U.S. reverses course, greenlights Keystone Pipeline - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump has formally approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension, reversing a previous[...]
Aging electrical grid could cost $5 trillion to replace - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 The aging U.S. electricity grid, which has been an integral part of American life since[...]
U.S. Senate forwards bill to license advanced nuclear power - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators easily advanced a bill last week that will update[...]
Illinois launches major utility reform study - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 Illinois regulators have approved an ambitious, 18-month study to determine new technologies, business models, and[...]
Trump signs executive order eliminating Clean Power Plan - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump made due on a key campaign pledge this week after he signed[...]
Growth of distributed renewable generation poses challenges for bulk electricity market - Energize Weekly, March 29,2017 The growth in renewable energy resources—particularly ones distributed across the grid—provide both an opportunity and a[...]
Washington D.C. to initiate green bank to fund renewable investments - Energize Weekly, March 22, 2017 Washington D.C. could become the first city in the country to create a bank dedicated[...]