Apple, Google among Green Power Leadership

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the recipients of its annual Green Power Leadership Awards for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 19 Green Power Partners…

Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any New Power Plants

  Within a few decades, large-scale, centralized electricity generation from fossil fuels could be a thing of the past in Europe. That’s the word from investment bank UBS, which just released a new report anticipating…

Hawaii’s utilities plan for 67% renewables by 2030

Hawaii’s utilities have submitted detailed plans to regulators on how they will meet customer demands for more renewables at lower power prices were. The new Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) and Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan…

Electric cars could drive utility power demand

Dive Brief: A drop in the electric utility deliveries has companies pushing electric cars as a way to maintain power demand. Utilities are proposing pilot projects and refueling stations to boost usage of the technology….

Solar Disruption? Yes. Utility Death Spiral? Not Necessarily

Suddenly, we have seen a spate of “death spiral” talk about electric utilities. Grid parity — through lowered costs — is supposedly triggering this decline. Homes are expected to defect from the grid, or maintain…

The Utility ‘Death Spiral’

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Too many off-grid personal power stations will undermine communal infrastructure The price of photovoltaic cells continues to plummet while their efficiency continues to rise. Batteries and other energy-storage technologies are…