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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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Geothermal Heating: The Introduction

An ever-developing phenomenon that is taking over the private and public sector. Because the Earth’s heat is available in virtually any area of the globe, from the remote deep wells of Indonesia to your annoying neighbor’s backyard, geothermal energy represents one of the most reliable renewable heating sources. Furthermore, heat is constantly produced in the […]

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Shell Leaving the Arctic?

Associated Press: Shell to Cease Alaska Offshore Arctic Drilling Royal Dutch Shell will stop drilling for oil and gas in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement represents a big change of heart from Shell, which was counting on offshore […]

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