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FERC's ruling to restrict renewables and batteries in New York's capacity market follows on a similar decision for mid-Atlantic grid operator PJM in December.

FERC Decisions Could Undermine Renewables and Energy Storage in New York Capacity Markets

The decision could price out clean energy and batteries, keeping old fossil-fired plants open longer.

by Jeff St. John
California’s Microgrid Plan Exposes Conflicts Between Utilities and Customers

California’s Microgrid Plan Exposes Conflicts Between Utilities and Customers

State law calls for clean-energy-based customer microgrids and tariffs. But the rush to prepare for the 2020 fire season has pushed utility plans and fossil fuels to the fore.

by Jeff St. John |
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How Clean Is Massachusetts’ Clean Peak Rule? Not So Much, New Study Says

How Clean Is Massachusetts’ Clean Peak Rule? Not So Much, New Study Says

Researchers challenged the effectiveness of a new policy designed to tamp down costs and emissions from the hours of highest electricity demand.

by Julian Spector
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Smart Electrical Panel Startup Span Lands LG Chem as Battery Partner

Smart Electrical Panel Startup Span Lands LG Chem as Battery Partner

The sleek, remote-controlled panel from a Tesla alum’s startup is now part of LG Chem’s customizable solar-storage solution.

by Jeff St. John
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California law requires 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045.

Southern California Edison’s Vision for How the State Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Spoiler: There’s no happy ending for natural gas.

by Justin Gerdes
Grid Edge 0
Utilidata is using its grid voltage tech to manage solar and other DERs.

Utilidata, Long-Time Grid Voltage Specialist, Sets Its Sights on Grid Edge Controls

The grid edge vendor sees opportunity as utilities grapple with the challenge of balancing solar, batteries and electric vehicles.

by Jeff St. John
This 115-page paper examines how key U.S. states are reshaping power utility markets and defining opportunities for the generation and delivery of distributed, clean energy.

US State Energy Policies and Power Utility Regulation

The second insight in our policy and regulation series focuses on Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New England, New York, Ohio, Oregon, PJM, Texas, Virginia and the Western U.S.

by Jeff St. John, Emma Foehringer Merchant, Julian Spector |
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An Orsted offshore wind farm could power the U.K.'s first green hydrogen project. (Credit: Orsted)

Orsted Among Winners as UK Backs Hydrogen Demos

The U.K. is funding what could become the world’s largest electrolyzer—and one that would be linked to an offshore wind farm.

by John Parnell
Grid Edge 0
PG&E says it can meet a June deadline to emerge from bankruptcy, despite massive losses from wildfire settlements.

PG&E Reports $7.7B Loss in 2019, Pledges to Meet June Bankruptcy Deadline

The California utility absorbs $25 billion in wildfire charges and promotes plans to improve safety and fend off a state takeover.

by Jeff St. John
Energy Storage 0
EDF's 49-megawatt West Burton battery in the U.K. The Minety project could be the first in a string of much larger U.K. sites now that planning rules have been relaxed. (Source: EDF)

Shell Signs Offtake Agreement With ‘Europe’s Largest Battery’

Large project sizes could become the norm as European storage developers leverage scale to overcome profitability problems.

by John Parnell
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The State of Off-Grid Energy Access

The State of Off-Grid Energy Access

This week on The Energy Gang: the cutting-edge business of bringing power to the last billion people on earth without it. 

by Stephen Lacey
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A growing number of American cities are enacting electrification measures to limit gas use.
Industry Perspective

Why States Need to Ban New Gas Hookups in Buildings (in 5 Charts)

The building sector’s climate impact does not receive enough scrutiny. That will change in 2020, the author writes.

by Mike Henchen
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Dandelion is investing in R&D to minimize disruption from drilling geothermal wells at homes.

Google Spinout Dandelion Energy Ramps Up Home Geothermal Installations

With fresh investment, a new CEO and a supportive state policy environment, Dandelion is ready to expand in New York.

by Julian Spector
Solar 0
A rendering shows the location of the PV panels on the Sion's exterior. (Credit: Sono Motors)

The Carmaker Putting Solar Panels on Its Electric Vehicles

Sono Motors reckons that extra bit of solar energy will make a difference. Analysts are skeptical.

by Jason Deign
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CATL, like all top Chinese battery manufacturers, has had to slow production. (Credit: CATL)

Battery Market Faces Supply Crunch as Coronavirus Slows Output of China’s Factories

China’s leading battery producers, led by BYD and CATL, face high risk of additional production delays, WoodMac says.

by Julian Spector
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Making Money in Renewables Is Not Easy. Enel Claims to Have It Figured Out

Enel Green Power CEO Antonio Cammisecra on turning a profit in the thick of the energy transition.

by Julia Pyper
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Led by PG&E, California's utilities plan to spend billions on grid-hardening efforts. (Credit: Jeff Turner/Flickr)

California Utilities Look to Spend $10B Reducing Threat of Grid-Sparked Fires

California’s big utilities have different investment plans with the same goal: preventing fires and limiting blackouts.

by Jeff St. John
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Ice's bankruptcy is a setback for a sector looking to store thermal energy insetad of electrons. (Credit: Ice Energy)

Ice Energy, Thermal Storage Evangelist, Files for Bankruptcy

During its run, Ice Energy won several utility contracts, including a breakthrough deal with Southern California Edison.

by Julian Spector
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Isabelle Kocher's four years as the head of Engie is coming to an end. (Credit: Engie)

Rumors Swirl as Engie Board Sacks CEO Isabelle Kocher

Board’s statement on the need to “deepen” Engie’s energy transition rings hollow when Kocher’s achievements are stacked against rivals.

by John Parnell
Grid Edge 0

Bankruptcy Plan Gains Ground, But PG&E Still Facing Possibility of State Takeover

A bill proposed this week in California’s Senate could pave the way for a public takeover of PG&E.

by Jeff St. John
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Generate Capital secured funding for emerging asset classes like community solar and EV charging.

Generate Capital’s $1B Raise Draws Global Infrastructure Funds to Cleantech

“It matters a lot that they’re paying attention,” said co-founder and President Jigar Shah.

by Julian Spector
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Limerick, Ireland is bringing energy-efficiency measures to neighborhoods with old buildings.

Europe’s Plan for Districts That Produce Energy, Rather Than Using It

As many as 100 “positive energy districts” could be up and generating across Europe by 2025.

by Jason Deign
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A wind rotor blade being transported to a project site in Kansas.

Midwestern Utility Evergy Pledges Carbon Cuts in Line With Paris Accord

Kansas and Missouri aren’t asking much of their utilities when it comes to renewable energy. Evergy is forging ahead anyway.

by Jeff St. John
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Stem Confirms It’s Looking for Potential Buyers

The energy storage pioneer has a new growth story to tell around selling through solar installer partners.

by Julian Spector
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WoodMac: 6 Cleantech Startups to Watch
Research Spotlight

WoodMac: 6 Cleantech Startups to Watch

Pretend you’re a cleantech VC. Which companies should you be keeping an eye on right now?

by Chloe Holden