electric utilities


Utilities Look Toward a Clean Energy Future, Yet the Administration Keeps Looking Back

, senior energy analyst

As the president and the coal industry continue to rely on dubious arguments to justify the idea of keeping economically struggling coal plants afloat, we began to wonder: what are electric utilities doing on the ground? Read more >

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A darkened Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

Energy Storage is the Policy Epicenter of Energy Innovation

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Battery advances—some from government-funded R&D for vehicles, some from laptops and cellphones—have opened a door. Read more >

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Clean Energy Leaders and Laggards: How Utilities Stack Up

, , senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Utilities are lynchpins in moving us toward the clean energy future we need to see. But how quickly they’re helping us move in that direction varies greatly. A really useful new report from Ceres and Clean Edge looks at who’s leading and who’s lagging among U.S. utilities. Read more >

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The Falling Cost of Wind Power Spurs New Investments

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

After a very slow start in 2013, U.S. wind development is really starting to pick up. According to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) just released Third Quarter 2013 Market Report, over 7,500 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity is under development in the U.S., representing an investment in the U.S. economy of roughly $15 billion. Read more >

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