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Storage Opinion & Commentary

Bill Watkins - August 21, 2014

The Next Big Challenge for Energy Storage

The energy storage era is upon us. States like California and New York have adapted energy policies that will make it possible to economically deploy storage systems, while technology...

Scott Sklar - August 20, 2014

Lubricating Energy Policy

The new report from the Taxpayers for Common Sense shows that oil companies paid just 11.7 percent of their U.S. income in federal taxes over the last five years, and the “smaller”...

- August 15, 2014

Expert Interview: Utilities Should Take Advantage of the Transformation

Perry Stoneman (pictured below), Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Sectors and Utilities at Capgemini, who will be speaking at this year's European Utility Week, says that...

Lawrence Jones - August 15, 2014

Could Africa be the Global Epicenter of Renewable Energy by 2030?

Today, headlines like “Africa Rising” and “Africa Ascending” are often used around the world to describe the unprecedented transformation and steady economic growth on the continent....

- August 11, 2014

Big Companies, Big Renewable Investments

The world’s largest enterprises are realizing the benefits of renewable energy, motivating many top-tier companies to set up voluntary corporate renewable energy programs that scale...

Zolaikha Strong - August 11, 2014

The Future of Energy Storage: Perspectives from the Copper Industry

As director of the Copper Development Association’s Sustainable Energy Division, I am often tasked with examining emerging trends for copper in U.S. electricity generation and infrastructure,...

Listen Up: Electricity from Nuclear Too Cheap to Meter — Or Not

It's the environmentalist's third rail question: "Should we promote nuclear power as an expedient way to reduce CO2 emissions?" On the one hand, nuclear power generates electricity...

Tom Konrad - August 06, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: August Update

July was a hard month for the stock market and clean energy stocks in particular. My broad market benchmark of small cap stocks, IWM, fell 7 percent and is down 2.7 percent for the...

Mahesh Bhave - August 05, 2014

A Requiem for Today’s Grid

People speak reverentially about the electricity grid, and rightly so. The U.S.’ electricity grid is an awesome technical, operational, and public policy accomplishment. Who can deny...

Richard Heap - July 31, 2014

Grid Battery Storage: Four Reasons to Invest

Think of a product — chances are that Hawaii has to import it. From food and cars to electronics and building materials, there are few areas where the U.S. state is self-sufficient...

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