Regulation & Policy 1
Pile of coal to represent FERC decision on grid resilience.

What FERC Commissioners Are Saying About the DOE NOPR

With the 60-day deadline approaching, LaFleur, Chatterjee and Powelson seem divided over Perry’s controversial proposal.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
New York City Director of Sustainability Joins The Energy Gang

How Are Mega-Cities Like New York Implementing Sustainability?

Another edition of The Energy Gang, transcription-style.

by Stephen Lacey |
Electric Vehicles 7
Volkswagen E-Golt plug-in electric vehicle with lithium ion battery.

The Truth About the Cobalt Crisis: It’s Not a Crisis, Yet

Cobalt supplies will not be a showstopper for electric vehicles, an expert says.

by Jason Deign
Off Grid/Energy Access 5
U.S. Virgin Islands electrical wires after Hurricane Maria.
Industry Perspective

What It Will Take to Rebuild the Caribbean With Clean Energy

When it comes to energy infrastructure, the Caribbean sits at an intersection of need and opportunity. And now is the time to act.

by Bruce Levy
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Demand Response 0
Pinpoint demand response.

Evolutions in Demand Response: Tapping Locational Value With Pinpoint DR

Central Hudson’s non-wires alternatives program is brand-new. Gulf Power’s is 20 years old. Both can serve locational grid needs today, if technology and policy align.

by Jeff St. John
Electric Vehicles 2
Public transit agencies got federal funds to electrify bus fleets.
Industry Perspective

How Federal Grants Are Accelerating the Adoption of Electrified Mass Transit

Black & Veatch’s Paul Stith explains why the migration toward electric buses is picking up speed.

by Paul Stith
Looking Beyond DOE’s NOPR, a Case for Grid Flexibility Alongside Reliability

Looking Beyond DOE’s NOPR, a Case for Grid Flexibility Alongside Reliability

Energy Innovation has some ideas for the grid beyond cost recovery for coal piles. Plus, FERC Acting Chairman Neil Chatterjee speaks, and the California SGIP targets low-income communities.

by Jeff St. John |
Markets & Policy 41
How to Solve Hawaii’s Solar Problem: Smart Imports

How to Solve Hawaii’s Solar Problem: Smart Imports

Creating a “smart imports” program could make excess solar a solution instead of an issue.

by Tam Hunt
Other Energy 55
NREL bioreactor at power to gas pilot facility.

Novel Power-to-Gas Tech Begins Testing in the US

A new pilot combines hydrogen, microbes and biogas to perform energy storage.

by Katie Fehrenbacher
Julian Spector explores the latest must-hear news from the energy storage industry.

What Financiers Want to See From Energy Storage

Plus: Seeing storage in the ashes of California’s wildfire, a virtual power plant that really earns its name, and a stunning storage denouement.

by Julian Spector |
Regulation & Policy 85
Coal fired power plant.

Two Coal Plants Close in Texas, as Trump Admin Pushes Pro-Coal Agenda

More than half the nation’s coal plants have now closed since 2010. It’s unclear if a controversial effort to support coal can reverse that trend.

by Jeff St. John
Grid Edge 0
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by Ashley Fallon
Electric Vehicles 1
A Shell gas station in Bethel, Connecticut.

Shell Buys Slice of the Electric Vehicle Market With Purchase of NewMotion

Oil and gas majors continue exploring new markets in electrification.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Utilities 4
Electric distribution systems power cables and transformers in Salem, Massachusetts
Industry Perspective

The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

ICF presents several ways to protect the grid from extreme weather events—and a framework for paying for them.

by Philip Mihlmester, Anne Choate
Grid Optimization 49
Intermittent Renewables Are Up. So Where Is All of the Gas?

Intermittent Renewables Are Up. So Where Is All of the Gas?

Europe’s wind leaders have different ways of dodging power-balance issues besides just firing up more gas turbines.

by Jason Deign
Regulation & Policy 53
Perry to Congress: Price Tag on DOE Proposal to Prop Up Coal; Nuclear Is the ‘Cost of Freedom’

Perry to Congress: Price Tag on DOE Proposal to Prop Up Coal; Nuclear Is the ‘Cost of Freedom’

Lawmakers grill DOE chief over his rush request for federal cost-recovery mandate in the name of grid resiliency.

by Jeff St. John
Energy Storage 9
Sonnen and Mandalay Homes virtual power plant development.

Sonnen Brings Its Virtual Power Plant to the US With a 2,900-Home Project

The plan: Build first, find a utility contract later.

by Julian Spector
Off Grid/Energy Access 12
National guard presence in Loiza and Canóvanas after Hurricane Maria, showing power lines.

Can the Clean Energy Industry Protect Puerto Rico From Maria-Scale Damage?

For renewables advocates, Puerto Rico may act as a study on how to build a clean grid from the ground up.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Regulation & Policy 10
FERC denies NOPR timeline extension

FERC Won’t Slow Fast-Track Review of DOE’s Proposal to Help Coal, Nuclear

The biggest potential change to energy markets in decades will move ahead on a 60-day timeline, despite protests by every energy sector except coal and nuclear.

by Jeff St. John
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Energy Storage 2
Holyoke solar system

Green Charge Moves Into Utility-Scale Storage With Massachusetts Project

And tries out a new storage financing model in the process.

by Julian Spector
Software & Analytics 10
Why the DOE Needs Blockchain to Secure the Grid

Why the DOE Needs Blockchain to Secure the Grid

The grid edge is becoming too shaky to shield with traditional defenses.

by Jason Deign
Utilities 0
digital marketplace
GTM Research Spotlight

Utility-Branded Marketplaces Offer DER Services to 32 Million Metered Customers

Nascent online utility platforms increase customer access to energy efficiency and load-altering mechanisms. Just how big is the opportunity?

by Olivia Chen
Policy 74
Clean Power Plan Critics Cheer Repeal, Say It Won’t Stop Energy Transition

Clean Power Plan Critics Cheer Repeal, Say It Won’t Stop Energy Transition

The end of a “clumsy regulatory solution” doesn’t mean coal is coming back.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Microgrids 0
Wanted in California: A Healthy Market for Microgrids

Wanted in California: A Healthy Market for Microgrids

A new roadmap and $45 million in funding could help make it happen.

by Justin Gerdes
Regulation & Policy 7
FERC Commissioners and Staff Question DOE’s Push for Cost Recovery for Coal and Nuclear

FERC Commissioners and Staff Question DOE’s Push for Cost Recovery for Coal and Nuclear

Two commissioners speak out for markets free from political interference, while questions for public commenters underscore the weaknesses in DOE’s argument.

by Jeff St. John
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