America’s Power Plan no one-size-fits-all solution

By Barbara Vergetis Lundin, Fierce Energy New technologies, consumer demand for more efficient energy, an aging grid, and reductions in the cost of renewables are all reshaping America’s electricity sector. Utilities, regulators and policy makers are all in a position […]

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The U.S. Electricity System Is at a Crossroads

By Eric Heitz, President of The Energy Foundation Game-changing new technologies, consumer demand for cleaner, more efficient energy, an aging and increasingly obsolete grid, dramatic reductions in the cost of renewables — these are among the many forces radically reshaping […]

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What is Driving the German Energy Transition?

Bentham Paulos, project manager of America’s Power Plan Germany has committed to perhaps the boldest energy transformation in the world.  With near unanimous political support, they adopted legislation in 2010 that sets ambitious targets for carbon reductions, renewable energy and […]

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Postcard from the Future: PJM

Demand response: A kilowatt saved is a kilowatt earned When demand for something rises and its price spikes, you might choose to buy less of it. When it’s on sale, you might stock up. It’s the kind of calculation people […]

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Postcard from the Future: Texas

Change is blowing through Texas Wind power is booming in Texas, the number-one state for wind. That’s thanks to great wind resources, an early policy commitment by then-Governor George W. Bush, and a deregulated market that creates few barriers to […]

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Postcard from the Future: Hawaii

Island Time to Shine From an energy perspective, Hawaii is unique.  Located in the middle of the Pacific, the Aloha State runs on imported oil. But its island environment — from sunny days to active volcanoes — also holds the […]

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Postcard from the Future: Germany

A Tale of Two Countries Depending on whom you talk to, Germany is either a shining example of the success of renewables, or evidence of their fundamental failure. With a quarter of their power from renewables now, they have a goal of 80 […]

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