by Jeff Spross Oct 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Jul 9, 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 Jun 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 Apr 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 Apr 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.
by Ari Phillips Mar 31, 2014
Starting in April, most California households will received a $30 to $40 "climate credit" on their electricity bills twice a year.