renewables


Will Renewables Finish Ahead of Coal in 2020?

, Senior energy analyst

Though the numbers aren’t final yet, 2020 might just be the first time in US history that, on an annual basis, renewable energy overtakes coal in the power sector. Read more >

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Clean Energy 2020 Year in Review: 3 Bad-News Stories, 2 Good, 1 Write Your Own Ending

, Senior energy analyst

In this year-like-no-other, the fate of clean energy has definitely been a mixed bag. Read more >

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Will Congress Let Clean Energy Momentum Stall Out During COVID?

, director of gov't affairs, Climate & Energy

While Congress provided federal assistance to some industries early into crisis, they have completely ignored others, like the clean energy industry. Read more >

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Flexible demand programs can boost renewables integration at the neighborhood and grid level. Credit: Dennis Schroeder/NREL

One Way to Boost Renewables? Let Flexible Demand Lend a Helping Hand

, Senior Energy analyst

The power grid has been designed, operated, and financially oriented around fossil fuels for decades. The legacy runs deep. Which makes a key topic in the energy transition “renewables integration,” or the technology, policy, and market changes needed to bring, and keep, ever higher levels of renewables online. One such switch? Fully valuing and mobilizing flexibility in electricity demand, the subject of a new issue brief from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Read more >

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The US Power Sector’s Decade In Review: Clean Energy Ascendant, Fossil Fuels Intransigent

, Senior Energy analyst

For the long-plodding electricity sector, “transition” doesn’t begin to convey the stunning magnitude of what this decade just saw transpire. At the same time, the magnitude of what’s just occurred is only beginning to approach the magnitude of what we need to achieve in the years to come.

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