Renewable Energy Generates More Than 25% Of UK Electricity In 1st Quarter:

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | June 30th, 2017: Renewable energy sources generated more than a quarter of the UK’s electricity in the first quarter of this year, with onshore wind setting a record high of 8.3%, helping to further dismantle the UK’s reliance upon coal energy. In total, renewable energy accounted for 26.6% of the UK’s electricity…

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Report – Deepening of Peak Energy Reduction in Homes:

Clean Technica | June 29th, 2017 | By: John Farrell: While most programs so far have targeted home comfort (central air conditioning or electric water heating), there are other sources of electricity consumption that remain untouched. In the past decade, two major trends have threatened the ability of electric utilities to meet the needs of the electricity system. The first…

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A New Problem For Keystone XL – Oil Companies Don’t Want It:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Bradley Olson | June 29, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET: After weathering years of protests, pipeline operator TransCanada is struggling to attract customers amid low crude prices and competing oil-transportation options. Keystone XL is facing a new challenge: The oil producers and refiners the pipeline was originally meant to serve aren’t interested in it anymore.…

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Pathways For Innovation Report:

Rocky Mountain Institute | By Courtney Fairbrother, Leia Guccione, Mike Henchen and Anthony Teixeira: PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT: This report explores challenges to effective innovation at U.S. electric utilities, with a focus on pilot and demonstration projects. We offer recommendations for utilities, regulators, and DER technology providers to support more effective and meaningful electricity innovation. Arizona Public Service, Avista Utilities,…

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China safeguards its green energy revolution with index insurance: Swiss Re

Reinsurance News | By: Marianne Lehnis | 28th June 2017: Along with wind and sun, China has harnessed the power of insurance to catalyse its clean energy revolution, after having successfully pioneered government led re/insurance partnerships to safe-guard regional development with an index insurance scheme that makes a post-disaster payout to local government. To further advance its green energy revolution…

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Renewable Energy Provides More Electricity Than Nuclear Power In US:

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | June 27th, 2017: Renewable energy sources are now providing more electricity than nuclear power for the first time ever in the United States, according to figures issued by the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its most recent “Electric…

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Batteries Plus Backup Power ~ Advanced Microgrid Solutions Partners With PowerSecure:

Video Above: “What Are Microgrids?” Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | June 27, 2017: One of the country’s biggest microgrid providers plans to share technologies and markets with one of California’s top BTM storage startups. Microgrids require a hefty combination of technologies to execute properly. They also require software that can turn those distributed, behind-the-meter resources into multiple…

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Global Wind Energy Insight: Offshore Breakthrough:

Renewable Energy World | By: Steve Sawyer | June 21, 2017: ‘A remarkable achievement,’ is the only thing I can say about where the European offshore wind industry finds itself today. It has taken a lot longer and cost a lot more money and effort than we thought back in the late ’90s, but the industry has exceeded its pricing…

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‘Significant Implications’ For Design Of African Power Markets As Renewables’ Prices Fall:

Engineering News | By: Terence Creamer | 26th June 2017: Recent renewable energy price reductions, together with sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA’s) formidable solar and wind resources, have made solar and wind technologies the cheapest sources of power in several countries, which carries significant implications, a newly published academic paper argues, for how the region’s relatively undeveloped power systems are designed. Titled…

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UK Breaks Solar Record; Generates 24 Percent Of Power From Solar:

Renewable Energy World | By: Renewable Energy World Editors | May 26, 2017: On Friday, May 26, on what was expected to be one of the hottest days of the year, solar panels in the UK generated a record amount of power, enough to meet almost 25 percent of demand. This is according to data compiled by National Grid Plc…

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There Is No Free Market For Electricity: Can There Ever Be?

American Affairs Journal | By: Travis Kavulla: Electricity is an input in virtually everything we do as a modern society. Few Americans remember what it was like to live without it and its attendant benefits on quality of life, labor productivity, and human health. Electricity is today largely taken for granted, yet for middle-class and older Americans utility bills often…

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Interconnectors — Moving Clean Power Around a Continent:

Renewable Energy World | By: Tom Ewing | May 22, 2017: In the U.K., National Grid (NG) is the utility that owns the high voltage electricity network in England and Wales. It is also one of four British gas distribution companies. It’s a big player — “joining everything up” (NG writes) — within the U.K.’s overall energy system. Now, NG…

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China, India Plans For Electric Cars Threaten To Cut Gasoline Demand:

Reuters: Environment | Fri May 12, 2017 | 4:07am EDT: By: Seng Li Peng and Florence Tan | SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: Demand for gasoline in Asia may peak much earlier than expected as millions of people in China and India buy electric vehicles over the next decade, threatening wrenching change for the oil industry, oil and auto company executives warned. They…

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