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Advocacy or Climate Science

A geography professor at the Delaware University points out that advocacy should not replace science. A global warming researcher took a stand against the way college students are being presented with advocacy instead of actual scientific facts when it comes to climate change.  David Legates, the geography professor at the Delaware University, said that students […]

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What is GE doing with Natural Gas? It will amaze you!

General Electric is sinking billions of dollars into natural gas turbines and power plants as the answer to the world’s need for cleaner and more flexible power. It’s also investing heavily in software to manage every aspect of electricity generation, distribution and consumption, in the form of its internet of things (IOT) offering, which it […]

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Why Moodys Thinks Cheap Batteries are Bad for Utilities

Batteries for grid-scale energy storage are getting cheaper all the time, and could be economically competitive without subsidies for certain key applications by decade’s end. That’s good news for utility customers and the power grid, but bad news for merchant power generators and utilities, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report released last week. “The […]

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Open Platforms with Demand Flexibilities are a Boon for Utilities!

The fastest-growing companies in America generate billions of dollars from platform business models that match suppliers directly with customers, free from the debt burden of ownership of physical assets. In spite of the success of such models, most electric utilities are heading in the opposite direction and maximizing capital investment as a vehicle to maximize returns. In […]

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Utilities Strive to Reach the Forefront of Community Solar

Community solar is transforming from an experimental offering supported by mandates to a powerful utility tool for retaining customers, says a leading community solar developer. With 115 megawatts of projects expected through the end of 2015, community solar is still a small fraction of the U.S. solar market. But the sector is defined not just […]

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