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U.S. Utilities: For or Against a Green Future?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Most adventuresome new car buyers are skipping electric cars for now and buying another gas-powered vehicle to tide them over until the problems of range and public charging are solved. Clearly, the EV charging market requires standards.

The Uber Effect on Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Llewellyn King

Who pays the cost of maintaining the grid while the rooftop entrepreneur uses it at will? Short answer: everyone else.

A $48 Billion Opportunity for U.S. Electric Customers

John Farrell | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
John Farrell

A 2.0 utility business model that doesn't accommodate this opportunity for local, equitable access to energy production and management will leave many U.S. electricity consumers deeply unsatisfied.

Nuclear Giant Exelon Blasts Wind

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Exelon's brazenly dishonest campaign against wind and other renewables has outraged environmentalists and nuclear watchdog groups. But it also has aroused the ire of some of its own industry fraternity members.

Value of Solar Tariffs (VOSTs) Are Value of Solar Taxes

Anne Smart | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

The Commission voted to value solar above the retail rate, and to allow solar customers to receive compensation at that rate for the power they produce. It may sound like a sweet deal for solar, but the reality is that VOSTs are a major red flag.

Avoiding a Solar Black Eye

Chris Warren | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green
Chris Warren

A different approach to quantifying the very real value of going solar would be wise. At the very least, solar companies should jettison the practice of using past rate increases to predict the future, something that is far too common these days.

Dan Froomkin

Power Plays Preceded Storm's Power Outages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday night's freak storm, people in the nation's capital aren't talking about power as a metaphor. They're talking abou...

Power Plants Don't Have to Suck (Literally)

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Collectively, the power industry sucks in approximately 80 trillion gallons of water annually to cool their equipment. In the process, they kill on a massive scale fish, larvae and other aquatic organisms.