by Jeff Spross Posted on December 16, 2014
If climate change continues, cities like New York and Philadelphia are "most likely to see big increases in their power outage risk," according to a new study.
by Jeff Spross Posted on October 16, 2014
Germany's four major grid operators said the surcharge consumers pay for renewable energy would fall in 2015, following 14 years of steady increases.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 19, 2014
The new GOP report doesn't mention EPA's carbon rule for power plants, but it clearly assumes the regulation will drive up energy costs. Here's why that assumption is wrong.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 16, 2014
The GAO report upped its estimate of coal retirements by 2025 to 13 percent of national capacity, and said "widespread reliability concerns are not anticipated."
by Ari Phillips Posted on August 19, 2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is setting the scene for a revitalized electric grid that gives renewable energy the consideration its due.
by Jeff Spross Posted on August 12, 2014
Germany only lost 15.91 minutes of electricity per customer in 2012. That's better than most of its European neighbors, and much better than the U.S.
by Jeff Spross Posted on July 9, 2014 Updated: August 26, 2014
The goal is to test out how well three new applications of storage technology improve things like grid flexibility, utilization of storage capacity, and the efficiency with each electricity is distributed.
by Jeff Spross Posted on June 18, 2014
It turns out wind power isn’t just a source of clean energy — it also helps protect consumers from price volatility.
by Jeff Spross Posted on April 17, 2014
The decision does away with a smorgasbord of fees and review processes state utilities had required of any customer who set up their own solar generation system with battery storage attached.
by Jeff Spross Posted on April 11, 2014
A new report from Climate Central has found that major power outages have increased ten times over since the early 1980s -- and extreme weather is by far the biggest culprit.