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Commentary: I’ve had it up to here. Fire the climate leaders now!

The Texas governor is calling for the resignation of ERCOT leaders in the wake of the frigid temps and subsequent blackouts that ensued. Dangerous cold temps and no electricity are not a combination that...

How virtual power plants will help the UK meet its net zero targets

By pulling together the output of disparate power generating/using units such as small, decentralized power producers and on-site renewable sources such as wind and solar, VPPs are carving themselves a key role in bringing higher efficiency and more flexibility to the UK’s energy supply.
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EBCE’s resilient home program aims to deploy over 1,000 battery backup systems in California

California is suffering its worst fire season ever, with over 4 million acres burned this year alone. In EBCE’s service area, PG&E is continuing to implement Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, proactively shutting...
Offshore Wind on Coast

Four key considerations for the development of U.S. offshore wind projects

Recent Congressional action extends tax credits, reach of “Jones Act” by David Cole, Debra Duncan, Shay Kuperman, John Michael, and Danielle Patterson at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Today, the U.S. has one offshore wind project in...

Appeals court strikes down Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule

In what many might consider one more defeat for President Trump, today on his last full day in office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded back to the...

Saving the planet and the economy: We must do both

The problem humanity faces is not climate change per se – it is providing reliable energy to a growing world economy and a global population projected to hit 10 billion by 2100. Climate change...
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The first rule of connecting DERs: Keep it simple

When I founded my distributed energy company a decade ago, the idea of 100% renewable energy was still on the fringe. Now, innovative utilities are setting 100% clean energy goals and working to integrate...

Run for the money: The case for climate stress testing of banks

Asked why he robbed banks, the infamous bank robber Willy Sutton is reputed to have said “Because that's where the money is.” Advocates of meaningful action on climate change should take note. It’s time...

The Yieldco virtuous cycle

Readers who followed my coverage of the Yieldco bubble in 2015 know the Yieldco Virtuous Cycle.   A Yieldco’s stock price risesIt issues new shares, and invests the money in renewable energy projects.  Because the stock price is high, it...

Haiti is breaking down renewable energy barriers and developers should take note

In recent years energy stakeholders in Haiti have been daunted by one question: How will Haiti reverse the monumental energy deficit in the country and ensure reliable access to energy to the eleven million...