Solar 3
The 18-deal package covers wind and solar projects across the U.S., Europe and South America.

‘Largest Ever’: Google Announces 1.6GW of Renewables Purchases

Big clean energy announcements from Google and Amazon come a day ahead of planned climate-inspired walkouts at the tech giants.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Grid Edge 1
V2G could mean big money for EV fleet operators. (Shutterstock)

Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Puts Businesses in Driver’s Seat of EV Revolution

V2G technologies and their income streams mean businesses more than consumers could drive EV adoption.

by John Parnell
Energy 19
Raising the bar: Duke CEO Lynn Good.

Duke Energy Vows to Eliminate Its Carbon Emissions by 2050

The utility will lean heavily on gas and renewables in the medium term. Beyond 2030, big questions remain.

by Jeff St. John
Energy Storage 8
A firefighter watches a 2017 blaze in California. (California National Guard/Flickr)

California Supercharges Battery Incentive for Wildfire-Vulnerable Homes

A boosted $1-per-watt incentive will cover nearly the entire cost of a Tesla Powerwall home battery system.

by Jeff St. John
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Solar 1
An Ikea partner invested in U.S. solar plants for the first time this week. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Corporations Drive Greater Share of US Solar Procurements

Growth in corporate deals a “particularly striking” trend, as Wood Mackenzie outlines record-high U.S. utility-scale solar pipeline.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Research & Analysis 10
Fueled by public policy and declining battery costs, global electric bus adoption is set to triple by 2025.
Research Spotlight

Global Electric Bus Adoption to Triple by 2025

China accounts for a whopping 98 percent of today’s global e-bus market.

by Timotej Gavrilovic
Grid Edge 15
Keeping the lights on.

Looming Grid Shortfall Prompts 2.5GW California Procurement Proposal

“All-source” reliability procurement for Southern California could open massive new market for renewables, batteries and demand response.

by Jeff St. John
PacifiCorp Sees Savings in a Rising Tide of Renewable Energy

PacifiCorp Sees Savings in a Rising Tide of Renewable Energy

Each time PacifiCorp analyzes the savings it would get from closing coal plants early and replacing them with renewables and storage, the numbers get better.

by Jeff St. John |
Grid Edge 18
In this week's podcast, we dissect the failure of an ambitious transmission project.

How America Thwarted a Giant ‘Extension Cord’ for Renewables

This week on The Energy Gang: Has the United States lost its ability to build grand infrastructure?

by Stephen Lacey
Grid Edge 10
Rivian wants to sell EVs that work just as well for off-road adventuring. (Credit: Rivian)

More Money for Electric Trucks: Rivian Raises $350M From Cox Automotive

The startup had already raised more than $1 billion from Amazon, Ford and others.

by Julian Spector
Energy 33
A long way to go.

DNV GL: Renewables at 80% of Global Electricity Mix by 2050

Consultancy “very technology optimistic” amid daunting climate challenge, says energy practice CEO Ditlev Engel.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Solar 0
Iluméxico has installed 20,000 solar home kits across Mexico. (Credit: Iluméxico)

Lifting the Lid on Mexico’s Off-Grid Opportunity

The solar-as-a-service model is showing promise among Mexican families without access to reliable electricity.

by Jason Deign
Solar 0
Consolidation comes to the solar racking space.

Europe’s Esdec Buys Two More US Solar Racking Companies

Dutch supplier says latest U.S. acquisitions make it the nation’s largest racking group.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Grid Edge 1
Utility Pacific Gas & Electric outlined a reorganization plan Monday. (Shutterstock)

PG&E Pledges to Honor Renewable Contracts in Bankruptcy Plan

California utility’s $18 billion pledge for wildfire victims faces scrutiny, but legacy renewable contract holders are breathing a sigh of relief.

by Jeff St. John
Energy 4
San Francisco city officials have offered $2.5 billion to bankrupt utility PG&E to take over its grid assets.

San Francisco Offers $2.5B to Take Over Its Share of PG&E’s Grid

A longstanding dispute over grid infrastructure has morphed into a plan to take over wires from bankrupt utility.

by Jeff St. John
Grid Edge 4
5 States Blazing the Trail for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources

5 States Blazing the Trail for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources

Even in the most forward-thinking states, progress on folding DERs into the grid has been uneven at best.

by Jeff St. John
Solar 5
Africa is by far the largest destination for investment into off-grid energy access. (Credit: BBOXX)

The Land of Opportunity for Off-Grid Solar

Consolidation is picking up in Africa’s off-grid renewables market, where big investors like Engie are betting on the electricity consumers of the future.

by Fatima Sadouki
Grid Edge 4
EV charging companies have been a small slice of the grid edge market to date.

A Decade of Investments Into EV Infrastructure: Where’d the Money Go?

Electric vehicle sales have grown rapidly, but investments into charging companies have been much lumpier.

by Julian Spector
Grid Edge 3
Coffee roasting is becoming increasingly distributed, digitized and decarbonized. Sound familiar? (Credit: Bellwether)

Electrify Coffee? Nancy Pfund and the Rive Brothers See Returns in Roasting

Former SolarCity CEO to join the board at Bellwether Coffee, whose all-electric bean roaster has VCs abuzz.

by Julian Spector
Mobility 0
Laura Schewel is our latest guest on the Watt It Takes podcast series.

Watt It Takes: The Startup Reshaping Mobility Planning With Data

In this edition of Watt It Takes: Laura Schewel of Streetlight Data talks about her unexpected path into becoming a founder.

by Stephen Lacey
Policy 53
Seven hours of climate questions on a Wednesday -- what's not to love?

Climate Town Hall Exposes Key Differences Among Democratic Front-Runners

Top Democratic presidential candidates differ significantly on issues like fracking, nuclear energy and who should own the future renewables fleet.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Grid Edge 0
Rules of the load. (Credit: EDF)

EDF Renewables Acquires EV Charging Startup PowerFlex Systems

It’s another grid edge acquisition for EDF, as European oil and utility companies continue buying up EV and distributed energy startups.

by Jeff St. John
Grid Edge 2
Oahu faces the retirement of a coal-fired power plant, one of its primary generators.

Sunrun Lands Another Big Virtual Power Plant Deal, This Time in Hawaii

Aggregated residential solar-storage systems will be used to help meet Hawaii’s unique grid challenges.

by Jeff St. John
Solar 4
The Trump administration excluded bifacial modules from import tariffs in June. (Credit: NEXTracker)

JinkoSolar Strikes Upbeat Tone on Market Signs in China and the US

The world’s largest PV manufacturer reported a healthy Q2 with increased shipments and revenue.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Energy 2
Enjoy it while it lasts.

Your Catch-Up Reads for Labor Day Weekend

Maybe you missed a story or two during a busy summer. Let’s get you back up to speed.

by Karl-Erik Stromsta
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