Omer Faruk Uysal

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Community solar: An unlikely utility savior?

It’s no mystery that utility animosity for rooftop solar is as deeply entrenched as the animosity consumers often have toward their utilities.<p>Most …

Solar Power

This Is Why Oil Companies Should Stop Looking For Oil

There’s no need for expensive oil exploration, a new report says.<p>Oil companies are getting hammered by investors for being oil companies.<p>The price of a barrel of crude is down 60 percent in the last two years. The New York Stock Exchange index for oil and gas stocks has fallen about 25 percent over …

3 radical shifts required to hit the Paris climate goals

The climate agreement reached in Paris in December was an unprecedented global achievement. Delegates from 195 countries agreed to limit global …

Earth Week Guest Post: Corporate Renewables Growth- The Sky is the Limit

By Paolo Natali (Rocky Mountain Institute)<p>Fossil fuels make up two-thirds of the approximately 1,100 gigawatts of capacity in the U.S. bulk power …

Sustainable buildings need to be smarter buildings

The value of designing and constructing more sustainable buildings is no longer in question. Every sector faces the challenge of reducing net …

Green Living

State of Green Business: The sharing economy goes B-to-B

<i>The following is an excerpt from the GreenBiz State of Green Business Report 2016.</i><p>If you Google the terms "Uber for X" or "Airbnb for X," you’ll come …

Measuring success in energy-efficiency financing

Growing momentum for energy-efficiency financing in the United States has motivated State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network to conduct …

Encouraging Signs of Worldwide Progress Since The Paris Climate Talks

<b>Published on</b> April 18th, 2016 | <i>by World Resources Institute</i><p>4<p>April 18th, 2016 by <b>World Resources Institute</b><p>Originally published on <i>WRI</i>.<br>By Ranping Song …

One Way The Paris Climate Pact Is Already Having A Huge Effect

Corporations certainly got the message. Now, will lawmakers?<p>Big businesses’ message to lawmakers is clear: We’re doing our part to slash carbon emissions, now you do yours.<p>On Wednesday, two days before world leaders are scheduled to sign the historic climate treaty reached in Paris last December, …

Climate

Demand Response Is Critical in Enhancing the Use of Aggregated DERs

The $1.4 billion U.S. demand response market is entering a new era driven by innovation and an increasing penetration of distributed resources. …

7 things we've learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

This year, Google is celebrating Earth Day with five different Google Doodles illustrating the planet's major biomes: tundra, forest, grasslands, desert, and coral reefs. They're neat and definitely worth checking out.<p>Personally, I like marking Earth Day by looking at some of the best new …

Can Economies Rise as Emissions Fall? The Evidence Says Yes

Throughout the 20th century, the global economy was fueled by burning coal to run factories and power plants, and burning oil to move planes, trains and automobiles. The more coal and oil countries burned — and the more planet-warming carbon dioxide they emitted — the higher the economic growth.<p>And …

How California wants to align utility revenue models with DERs

When New York regulators kicked off their multi-year proceeding to rethink the utility business model, they started with a single document.<p>In April …

Can Efficiency and Demand Response Save California From Blackouts This Summer?

Southern California is facing the threat of forced blackouts this summer due to the gas leak at Aliso Canyon, according to state agencies.<p>A new …

California has too much solar power. It needs another grid to share with.

The US has no national electricity grid. Instead, it has a patchwork of grids, operated as closed-off regional and local fiefdoms with little trade among them.<p>One of the most important steps America can take to integrate more wind and solar power is to connect and expand those grids.<p>California is …

World Bank Plans To Aid Deployment Of 30 GW In Developing Countries By 2020

<b>Published on</b> April 8th, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>2<p>April 8th, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>The World Bank Group has announced this week that it intends to help …

Panasonic Hits 50,000 Mark In Quest To Distribute 100,000 Solar Lanterns In Poor, Rural Communities Throughout World

<b>Published on</b> April 4th, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>2<p>April 4th, 2016 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>The electronics giant Panasonic recently hit the …

The Next Generation in Wind Power Technology

<b>Ongoing wind power research and development will help the industry harness more wind, more efficiently and at lower costs in the future.</b><p>The biggest …

Follow the Microgrids: Grid Transformation and the Exelon/Pepco Merger

If you want to track electric grid transformation, follow the microgrids.<p>That was one of the lessons quietly underscored by the otherwise noisy …

The new clean energy powers: Europe slides, developing nations surge

Europe was once the world's leading light in the clean energy revolution. In 2010 clean energy investment in Europe peaked at $131.7 billion — far …

Community Solar: Many Forms, Many Contexts, & For Many Reasons

<b>Published on</b> March 25th, 2016 | <i>by Rocky Mountain Institute</i><p>3<p>March 25th, 2016 by <b>Rocky Mountain Institute</b><p>Originally published on <i>RMI Outlet</i>.<br>By Titiaan …

Australian Government Establishes $1 Billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund

<b>Published on</b> March 29th, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>4<p>March 29th, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>The Australian Government has established a $1 billion clean energy …

Report: ITC extension to boost storage-plus-renewables by 33%

Dive Brief:<p>The recent decision to extend the federal investment tax credits for solar and wind could increase the amount of energy storage paired …

4 unexpected champions of the clean transportation revolution

Greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector are growing faster than those from any other sector. With the transportation sector already …

Sustainable Business