Ed Carley

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How Tesla’s Energy Storage Play Could Take Flight—or Flop

Now that Tesla is finally lifting the curtain on its energy storage ambitions, let’s take a look at the challenges that the electric-vehicle upstart …

New York City Hall Gets Solar Panels

Mayor Bill de Blasio was climbing the roof at City Hall Tuesday show of its new solar panels<p>New York City mayors are often spotted climbing the steps of City Hall or shaking hands under the historic building’s rotunda.<p>On Tuesday, the building’s roof became the latest mayoral backdrop, as Mayor Bill …

City Halls

NRG Energy Exec Questions Why Solar Is the ‘Bad Boy,’ While Efficiency Is Good

Is there a way to integrate increasing amounts of rooftop solar, enabling customer choice and a cleaner grid, while ensuring that utilities are …

Study: Hydropower Losses From California’s Drought Cost Ratepayers $1.4 Billion

The diminished hydropower capacity of California’s dams cost electricity customers a total of $1.4 billion in the past three years, according to a …

Water

Could the First Major Solar PPA Offering in China Drive Even Faster Market Growth?

China, the fastest-growing solar market in the world, could now see an extra boost from the widespread use of power-purchase agreements.<p>UGE …

Apocalyptic Schadenfreude

What the New York Times — and everybody else — gets wrong about California’s water crisis.<p><b>By Steven Johnson</b><p><b>There’s a certain</b> kind of story, and a …

U.S. Carbon Emissions Falling to Two-Decade Low in Coal Shift

Carbon dioxide emissions will slip to the lowest since 1994 as U.S. utilities shift away from coal in favor of solar, wind and natural gas.<p>The power …

Why 2015 could be a record year for the greening of U.S. energy

In general, changes to our energy system come slowly. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.<p><i>In general.</i><p>Nonetheless, 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty special year and a pretty significant 365-day shift in how we get our power, says a 2015 power market outlook released Thursday by Bloomberg New Energy …

The Year the Dam of Denial Breaks – Ready for the Flood?

This is the year the “dam of denial” will break and the momentum for climate action will become an unstoppable flood. It will be messy, confusing and …

Fossil Fuels

There’s an emerging right-wing divide on climate denial. Here’s what it means (and doesn’t)

For as long as climate change has been a public agenda item — let’s date it back to 1988, when James Hansen testified to Congress — there has been a …

California could power itself three to five times over with solar

Deserts and remote fields are popular spots for building vast arrays of solar panels, which generate dramatically more energy than individual homeowner rooftop installations. These areas are rich in sunlight while offering plenty of clear, flat land to work with. But what if we didn’t always have …

PosiGen Brings Solar to the Working Class With a Unique Twist on a Lease

Going solar isn’t something that should be reserved for the wealthy, according to the founders of PosiGen, a four-year-old solar company out of New …

Renewable energy is growing very, very fast. It’s just still not fast enough.

The global shift toward renewable energy is not only continuing apace — it may be picking up speed.<p>Such is the upshot of a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme, finding that worldwide investment in renewables totaled $ 270.2 billion in 2014, which represented an almost 17 …