Biofuel

The new Oncor is going after a new target: Texas homeowners with solar panels | Business

If this is how the new Oncor Electric Delivery Co. plans to do business, look out, greenies.<p>The state’s largest regulated utility wants to add a …

Renewable Energy

Good News for California: New Data Shows Electric Vehicle Sales in Northeast States Are Rising Fast

New data shows that electric vehicle (EV) sales in northeastern states rose dramatically in 2016. While overall U.S. EV sales grew 37 percent in …

Electric Vehicles

How to Drive Deep Energy Savings From the Nation’s Largest Property Owner

U.S. federal buildings make up the largest portfolio of buildings in the world. Ranging from offices to military bases to national labs, they not …

Renewable Energy

Duke Energy Pays Steady Dividends For Retirement Portfolios

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) is a popular holding in many retirement portfolios because of the company’s generous and dependable dividend.<p>Duke Energy has …

Investing

U.S. asked to slap duties on biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia

(Reuters) - U.S. biodiesel producers on Thursday asked the U.S. government to impose antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia that it says have flooded the U.S. market and violated trade agreements.<p>The move by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) trade group comes after …

Biodiesel

Bidgely's business blooms as residential demand management matures

2016 was a notable year for a number of distributed energy companies, with Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, Opower’s sale to Oracle and key solar …

Renewable Energy

New VW subsidiary to manage $2 billion investment in EV infrastructure

Volkswagen has formed a new subsidiary to manage its $2 billion penance for the dirty diesel scandal. The new company, Electrify America, will be …

Renewable Energy

City exploring potential for network of charging stations for e-cars

Flicking the switch on a widespread electric vehicle-charging network throughout southern Alberta could be sparked by city efforts gauging its …

Canadian News

Michigan utility cancels electric-car charging stations after opposition

In multiple states, electric utilities are beginning to establish networks of electric-car charging stations.<p>But plans for such a network in Michigan …

Electric Vehicles

Solar glass as art, how to create 26.3% solar cell, and more

The header image is found on spot.com. It is a piece of solar glass art made by Sarah Hall. I’ve never seen anyone make such gorgeous solar art that generates electricity. Combined with the products we’re seeing from groups like Onyx Solar – it seems new construction with customized solar in the …

Renewable Energy

Industry chief: solar doesn't now threaten utility profits

The leader of a group representing Indiana's power companies has publicly acknowledged that the growing popularity of solar energy in the state …

Renewable Energy

How electric cars can help save the grid

A key question amid the consternation over the current state of Australia’s east coast energy market has been how much renewable energy capacity to …

Renewable Energy

Critics say Florida bill to implement tax break could be new barrier to rooftop solar

A bill moving through the Florida House to implement the August ballot initiative by giving tax breaks to businesses that install solar energy panels …

Renewable Energy

Spike in ML&P electricity bills draws complaints

Some Anchorage utility customers have been expressing shock after getting their latest electric bill from city-owned Municipal Light and Power, with …

Anchorage

Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister

SSE trials ‘demand-side response’ where vehicles start charging a few hours after being plugged in, when demand is lower<p>Electric cars are putting increasing pressure on the UK’s power grids, making it vital they are recharged at the right time of day, a minister has said.<p>John Hayes, transport …

Electric Vehicles

A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.

Renewable Energy

Indonesia plans to file WTO complaint over EU biodiesel duties

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to file a World Trade Organization complaint this month against European Union anti-dumping duties on biodiesel …

Biodiesel

Critics say Alliant's net metering proposal would hurt solar adoption in Iowa

Coughing up the upfront costs was tough, but Cheryl and David Johnson say tapping the sun's power to heat and cool their Fairfield home made …

Renewable Energy

There’s Vast Untapped Potential for Solar Rooftops in the US, Says Google

When Google first launched its website two years ago that collects data on solar rooftops, called Project Sunroof, it only covered a few cities. But …

Renewable Energy

California Solar Industry and Utilities Unveil Dueling Solar-Storage Tariffs

California is already breaking ground in attempting to properly value the distributed technologies hitting the grid. So far, that’s been done through …

Renewable Energy

Unleashing Clean Local Energy Through Smart Policy, Part 2: Expansion in Georgia

<i>This is Part 2 of the Clean Coalition’s report on how electric utilities across the country are utilizing feed-in tariffs to expand cost-effective</i> …

Renewable Energy

Watchdog: Delete the word 'public' from Public Utility Commission | Watchdog

What North Texans are saying<p>The UC has FAILED to serve Texas consumers of electricity by not proposing common sense ideas to the Legislature to make …

Renewable Energy

Utility wind rush set to strengthen as low prices allow resource to spread across nation

Wind’s growth has been so rapid and its price has dropped so fast that a more important long term trend is often missed: It is quickly expanding its …

Renewable Energy

Biting the Biggest Apple: New York’s New Plan to Reward Distributed Energy Resources

How do we compensate those who add clean electricity to our shared power grid? This fundamental question has affected the rate at which the U.S. has …

Renewable Energy

Who’ll pay most for the clean energy revolution?

John Carrington, Chief Executive Officer, Stem Inc.<p>The clean, distributed energy revolution is here. And it will be driven by a vast scale-up of …

Renewable Energy

California Utilities Face Competition From Solar Providers - Bloomberg

California utilities are losing business to local power authorities that were created to deliver clean power to residents.<p>Pacific Gas & Electric Co., …

Renewable Energy

Bringing Energy Efficiency into the 21st Century

<i>In April 2016, RMI hosted its third annual eLab Accelerator. Described as a boot camp for electricity innovation, the four-day intensive work session</i> …

Renewable Energy

Energy and Blockchain Go Global: Utilities, Startups, and Use Cases

Last month, Indigo launched a dedicated blockchain in energy and utilities resource center. The purpose of the center is to track global blockchain …

Bitcoin

California’s Energy Future: The Revolution (Might) Be Distributed

By most any metric, California leads the U.S. (and perhaps the world) in the extent of Distributed Energy Resources deployed -- and in the …

Renewable Energy

Report: Study says cleaner energy sources could save Duke Energy customers $10B by 2031 - Charlotte Business Journal

The study by Daymark Energy Associates says Duke should make greater use of solar power,… more<p>THINKSTOCK<p>Groups objecting to Duke Energy’s long-term …

Renewable Energy