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Danielle Kershner - October 15, 2014

Transforming the Utility Sector with New Business Models

The “utility death spiral” is a term that is becoming all too familiar as distributed energy technologies expand. But how real is it? Are regulated utilities going way — or are they...

UnThink Solar - October 15, 2014

5 Common Twitter Solar Marketing Mistakes and Fixes for SPI

Next week is Solar Power International in Vegas, and I’ve been watching the Twittersphere for how solar manufacturers are communicating about their SPI plans and promotions, and I’m...

John Farrell - October 13, 2014

City Poised to Adopt First-in-the-Nation Partnership with Energy Utilities

Ever wonder what happened to the notion last August that the city of Minneapolis (MN) would take over its energy utilities? While it may seem like the issue vanished, last Monday the...

Doug Young - October 13, 2014

China Finally Acknowledges Unfair Pricing, To Sharply Lower Renewable Tariffs by 2020

Lofty targets contained in a new report show that China intends to push ahead with ambitious plans to build up its renewable energy sector. But perhaps the most interesting thing about...

Meg Cichon - October 10, 2014

Prost! 5 Breweries Embracing Renewable Energy

Love it or hate it, summer is gone and cold weather is creeping its way into our lives. Here in New England, fall brings all sorts of activities, from apple picking to pumpkin patches...

Benjamin Falber - October 10, 2014

Will an Energy Proposal in New York Institutionalize Power Monopolies?

Co-written with Natara Feller. On August 22, the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) issued a proposed rule on the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative and comments...

Emily Hois - October 10, 2014

Net-Zero Neighborhoods Gaining Traction

The largest net-zero neighborhood in North America will be constructed more than a mile above sea level. All 308 houses in the Geos Neighborhood in Arvada, Colo. will harness sunlight...

John Farrell - October 09, 2014

Local, Lower Prices, 33 Percent Renewable — Sonoma Clean (Community) Power Has Launched

Starting this May, 20,000 Sonoma County, CA, electricity customers are getting renewable power at a lower cost than from their previous electric utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. The...

UnThink Solar - October 08, 2014

Are You a Mac or a PC? Are You a Solar Person or a Utility Person? It’s the Same Question

Most of us probably remember the “Get a Mac” campaign from about 10 years ago. It wasn’t about Macs or PCs, or which are better. That’s what it seems to be on the surface, but really...

Doug Young - October 08, 2014

New Financial, Project Woes for China Solar Sector

The solar power sector has become a highly volatile place these days, with company stocks rallying one week on upbeat news, only to tumble days later on more downbeat signals. Much...

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