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Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial …

McKerracher: BP’s Energy Outlook and the Rising Consensus on EV Adoption

By Colin McKerracher Strategic Lead for Transport Bloomberg New Energy Finance BP’s 2018 Energy Outlook, published this week, is a thoughtful look at …

Federal Commission Issues Order to Integrate Energy Storage with U.S. Power Markets

Last week, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a landmark order mandating competitive U.S. wholesale power markets design …

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy.“Mounting research suggests that aggressive …

Energy

Startup LevelTen Energy Wants Companies to Buy Renewables Like Mutual Funds

After years of work and billions of dollars of investment, Google recently announced that this year, 100 percent of its offices and data centers will …

How Cheap Can Solar Get? Very Cheap Indeed

<i>This is part 1 of a series looking at the economic trends of new energy technologies. Part 2 looks at the dropping price and increasing reliability</i> …

Solar Power

$200 solar self-sufficiency — without your landlord noticing.

<b>Building a solar micro-grid in my bedroom with parts from Amazon</b><p><b>The problem</b><p>Apartment renters need the landlord’s permission to install anything on …

Big four banks slash lending to coal miners

Market Forces conducted a detailed survey of the big four banks' project finance – lending to a specific mine or project, rather than a corporation – …

India’s failure to honour policies may hurt its solar plans, says US thinktank director Tim Buckley

<b>By Mukta Patil</b><p>On 12 May, 2017, India recorded its lowest-ever solar tariff of Rs 2.44/unit of electricity. That is a 73 percent fall since 2010, and …

Why Big Oil Can't Make the Renewable Energy Transition

Today's fossil fuel giants can see that wind and solar power will be eating their lunch tomorrow, but knowing the disruption is coming doesn't mean …

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

New Report: U.S. Power Sector Emissions Decline as the Generation Mix Continues to Evolve

BOSTON, MA – The nation’s largest electricity producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive …

Fossil Fuels

NYISO Carbon Adder to Test FERC’s Independence, IPPNY Panelists Say

<i>By Rich Heidorn Jr.</i><p>ALBANY, N.Y. — NYISO’s plan to integrate carbon into its markets will test the independence of FERC under President Trump, …

More Corporations Are Turning to Utilities to Source Renewable Energy

Utilities are breaking away from traditional electricity products to offer customers access to large-scale renewable energy. Until very recently, …

Hawaii’s Clean Energy and Oil Consumption Report Card

Hawaii is on a mission to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy by 2045. For this remote group of islands, achieving a fully renewable …

U.S. households’ heating equipment choices are diverse and vary by climate region

(Thu, 06 Apr 2017) Data from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that the majority of American households use one of three …

Cypress Creek CEO: ‘We’ll Be Sub-75 Cents’ per Watt by 2020

In just three years, Cypress Creek Renewables has gone from nonexistent to managing a 1-gigawatt solar portfolio, with a total of 4 gigawatts …

A Plan to Solve Energy Poverty With Distributed Renewables

Putting an end to energy poverty is potentially within sight. Distributed renewable energy can deliver energy access to the billion-plus people …

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

PACE Lender Renew Financial Expects to Close $1 Billion in Deals in 2017, Outpacing Last Nine Years

It's a time of great uncertainty for leading residentialsolarinstallers. But there are positive signs with energy companies serving a different part …

Stem CTO: Lithium-Ion Battery Prices Fell 70% in the Last 18 Months

Tesla's battery factory gets a lot of attention. When completed, the so-called Gigafactory will manufacture more lithium-ion batteries each year than …

Clean Energy

Can Cobalt Supplies Scale With Massive EV Market Growth?

The electric vehicle revolution is underway. The best confirmation of this large-scale shift in transportation of people and goods came last month …

Big Oil Unexpectedly Backing Newest Non-Fossil Fuels

Big oil is dipping a few more toes into clean energy.<p>Exxon Mobil Corp. is partnering with a company to capture carbon-dioxide emissions from power …

Morgan Solar, One of the Last Remaining Concentrating PV Firms, Wins 10MW Project

Morgan Solar, a concentrating photovoltaic manufacturer based in Toronto, has partnered with pipeline giant Enbridge to build the largestsolarproject …

Can This Room-Sized Board Game Help Utilities Plan for Dramatic Changes in the Electric Sector?

Running an electric utility is a complex, serious business. So when 25 professionals gathered in a large meeting room in downtown Toronto to play a …

SA network says no issues with renewables as it looks to wind + solar micro-grids

The operator of South Australia’s vast network says it has no concern about the growing penetration of renewable energy on its grid, and is in fact …

Renewable Energy

Electric Transmission Upgrades Yield Billions In Benefits

<b>Published on</b> January 27th, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>21<p>January 27th, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Upgrading electric transmission lines can result in billions of …

Best Things About Electric Cars

<b>Published on</b> January 27th, 2016 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>23<p>January 27th, 2016 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>In our 5th article pulled from <i>Electric Cars: What Early</i> …