America's Power Plan's Blog Posts

- July 30, 2014

ENERGY EXPERTS UNPLUGGED... VOLUME 9

This is the next edition in a monthly series of short answers to some of the questions we’re hearing from public utilities commissions, market operators, utilities, legislators, and...

- May 19, 2014

ENERGY EXPERTS UNPLUGGED… VOLUME 7

This is the next edition in a monthly series of short answers to some of the questions we’re hearing from public utilities commissions, market operators, utilities, legislators, and...

- April 08, 2014

Postcard From the Future of Energy: Making Markets Work in Texas

Wind power is booming in Texas, the number-one state for wind. That’s thanks to great wind resources, an early policy commitment by then-Governor George W. Bush, and a deregulated market...

- February 19, 2014

Postcard From the Future of Energy: Hawaii as a Solar Laboratory

From an energy perspective, Hawaii is unique. Located in the middle of the Pacific, the Aloha State runs on imported oil. But its island environment -- from sunny days to active volcanoes...

- January 14, 2014

How to Build a Clean Energy Grid

By John Jimison, Bill White, and Ben Paulos As part of their regional webinar series, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid is hosting a free webinar on transmission issues and opportunities...

- December 11, 2013

Postcard from the Future: 122% Wind Power in Denmark

Renewable electricity records are falling every day. In early October, Germany recently hit a 59 percent renewable peak, Colorado utility Xcel Energy peaked at 60 percent wind at the...

- November 22, 2013

An Action Plan for Distributed Generation

The rapid growth of solar power, and the promise of fuel cells, microturbines, battery storage and other distributed technologies, is engendering change and new opportunities in the...

- November 12, 2013

It Doesn't Have To Be So Hard: Making Renewable Energy Siting Easier

There is a deep irony at work in the intersection of energy and the environment. The biggest threat to our planet is climate change, caused in large part by our profligate use of energy....

- October 28, 2013

The Official Explanation for the German Energy Transition

In a recent posting, John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance lays out three clear drivers for why Germans are going renewable at all costs.  He lauds their focus on bills...

- October 16, 2013

Changing the Rules to Help Utilities Embrace the Future

By Ron Lehr and Bentham Paulos The basic business approach used by much of America’s electric power sector has changed little over the past 100 years.  Electric utilities operated state...

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Our nation’s electricity system is undergoing a rapid transformation. Market forces — driven by demand for cleaner, more efficient energy and technological innovation — are redefining America’s power sector. Yet these forces are being hindered...

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