Storage Opinion & Commentary

Bloomberg News Editors - January 30, 2015

Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now

Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh...

Michael Panfil - January 28, 2015

Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential

A tool only has value if it’s used. For example, you could be the sort of person who’s set a goal of wanting to exercise more. If someone gives you a nifty little Fitbit to help you...

Joel Stronberg - January 27, 2015

Climate Change: The Need for a More Consistent Baseline and Immediate Action

The UN climate conference in Lima set the stage for Paris in 2015. Next year’s accord is to provide a working, albeit not a final, answer to the question: Is it possible to keep global...

Mahesh Bhave - January 22, 2015

Microgrids as Fact and Metaphor

In visualizing microgrids as smaller versions of the existing grid, we ignore a whole new dimension of the impending electricity revolution that I wish to call “microgrid as metaphor,”...

Mike Freni - January 15, 2015

Power to the People: Bringing Light to the Darkness in the Developing World

Over the past two decades, natural disasters and deadly diseases have wreaked havoc around the world, causing millions of deaths, disrupting the lives of billions of people, and leading...

Ron Pernick - January 14, 2015

The Year Ahead: Top Clean Energy Trends of 2015

For the past 13 years, Clean Edge has published the annual Clean Energy Trends report that has sized the global market for solar, wind, and biofuels and tracked everything from venture...

Kaitlyn Bunker - January 09, 2015

A Caribbean Island Says Goodbye Diesel and Hello 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Bonaire (pop. 14,500), a small island off the coast of Venezuela, is famous for its beautiful marine reefs, which are visited by 70,000 tourists every year. What many of the tourists...

Tom Konrad - January 08, 2015

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2015

2015 marks my seventh annual list of ten clean energy stocks. An equal weighted portfolio of the ten stocks in each year's list has outperformed my industry benchmark every year except...

Takafumi Arai - January 08, 2015

Even in the Off Season, Utilities Must Prepare the Smart Grid with Storage for Natural Disasters

Although the U.S. made it through a quiet 2014 Atlantic hurricane season this year, it doesn’t mean we’re out of the waters. Natural disasters are an ongoing threat to our infrastructure,...

Tom Konrad - January 05, 2015

Ten Clean Energy Stocks: Past Performance and Predictions for 2015

The last two months have not been kind to clean energy stocks. Most commentators attribute the weakness to declining oil prices and the Republicans' strong showing in the midterm elections...

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