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India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

New IEEFA report- India’s energy transformation gathers momentum

10 August, 2015: India’s ‘seven horses of energy’ electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, with far-reaching ramifications for renewable energy development and the structural decline of seaborne thermal coal, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Indian energy analysis firm, Equitorials. The report – […]

August 10, 2015 Read More →

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Dutch Utility Changes the Game by Showing Customers How to Buy Less Power

New York Times: When Eneco, a major Dutch utility, tested a promising energy monitor in several dozen homes, things could not have gone much worse. The company making the devices failed to deliver enough of them, and some of those provided did not work. But when Eneco sent workers to recover the monitors, something strange […]

August 21, 2017 Read More →

JPMorgan Chase Commits $200 Billion to Clean Energy Finance Through 2025, Plans 100% Renewable Reliance by 2020

CNBC: JPMorgan Chase will rely solely on renewable energy by 2020, the company announced Friday. To meet its goal, the firm will install on-site renewable energy generators, sign power purchase agreements with renewable energy projects and reduce its energy consumption. The firm has property in more than 60 countries that totals approximately 75 million square […]

July 31, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: Study Finds Distributed Energy Business Models Reducing Electricity Costs by 50%

Ars Technica: Dramatic changes are coming to the old power grid. As infrastructure ages and policy dictates a move away from fossil fuels, utilities and governments are looking at Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) as potential alternatives to continually building out a centralized grid. DERs include all kinds of hardware that the utility may not necessarily […]

July 25, 2017 Read More →

Draft Federal Report Finds Efficiency Initiatives, Battery Storage and Demand Response Enhancing U.S. Grid Stability

Bloomberg News: Wind and solar power don’t pose a significant threat to the reliability of the U.S. power grid, Energy Department staff members said in a draft report, contradicting statements by their leader Rick Perry. “The power system is more reliable today due to better planning, market discipline, and better operating rules and standards,” according […]

July 17, 2017 Read More →

Mississippi and Louisiana Follow Arkansas Model in Expanding Energy Efficiency Mandates

Southeast Energy News: Two states in the Southeast U.S. are moving to step up their energy efficiency mandates by taking lessons from programs in Arkansas. Widely believed to be the first initiative in the Southeast to decouple utility revenues from power sales, Arkansas’ success to date is serving as proof that such regulations can benefit […]

June 26, 2017 Read More →

Trump Administration Closes Office Specializing in Global Clean-Tech Expertise

New York Times: The Energy Department is closing an office that works with other countries to develop clean energy technology, another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on climate-related activities after its withdrawal from the Paris agreement this month. The 11 staff members of the Office of International Climate and Technology were told this month […]

June 16, 2017 Read More →

Help Wanted, New Role: CUO (Chief Utility Officer)

Harvard Business Review: The benefits of smarter utility consumption go beyond just a smaller bill. Eliminating the 30% of unnecessary consumption can improve profitability, reduce equipment downtime, become a competitive differentiator, and lower carbon emissions. The marginal effect on profit through reducing utility costs can be significant. Every dollar saved in utility costs becomes an […]

April 12, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Corporate Pushback in Proposed Cuts to Energy-Efficiency Initiatives

The Hill: Dozens of companies and organizations are pleading with Congress to save the popular Energy Star program for appliances and other products, rejecting President Trump’s proposal to eliminate it. The companies, including major names such as 3M, Johnson Controls Inc., Philips Lighting and Intel, joined advocates such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and […]

March 22, 2017 Read More →

Legislative Forces in Ohio Revive Their Lost Anti-Renewables Strategy

Cleveland Plain Dealer: The Republican majority in the Ohio House is moving again to get rid of the state’s renewable energy rules. The law currently demands that by 2026, 12.5 percent of the power sold must be from renewables. The standards under this proposed legislation would be completely voluntary and there would be no penalties […]

March 8, 2017 Read More →

Minnesota Case Study: Gains by Renewables (and in Efficiency) Drive Consumer Prices Down

Midwest Energy News: Consumers have seen flat or declining energy costs as renewable energy becomes a greater part of the energy mix of Minnesota and the nation. That’s one of the findings in the annual 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable […]

March 7, 2017 Read More →