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Rising to the challenge: The whys and whens of renewable energy

Rising to the challenge: The whys and whens of renewable energy

If seems that no matter who you ask, renewable energy is finally considered a serious answer to several of the world's most pressing problems - but why? In this report, Anil Cabraal, Sachin Agarwal and Masaki Takahashi look at some of the reasons and discuss the economic feasibility of various electricity generation technologies as well as the implications of these findings for power system planners. Finally, they take a quick look at World Bank plans in this area.
Obama Messes with the US Renewable Fuel Standard

Obama Messes with the US Renewable Fuel Standard

In Washington, the EPA released its 2014 proposed standards and volumes for renewable fuels. The volumes, as widely expected, include substantial reductions from the statutory standards in the original Energy Independence & Security Act.
City Power Play Report: Part 1 – Municipal Utilities

City Power Play Report: Part 1 – Municipal Utilities

Chattanooga, TN, is adding over $1 billion to its local economy in the next decade by implementing one of the most advanced smart grids and delivering the fastest internet service in the country with its municipal utility.
City Power Play Report: Part 1 – Municipal Utilities

City Power Play Report: Part 1 – Municipal Utilities

Chattanooga, TN, is adding over $1 billion to its local economy in the next decade by implementing one of the most advanced smart grids and delivering the fastest internet service in the country with its municipal utility.
Land of Giants: PV Players and Prospects

Land of Giants: PV Players and Prospects

The weather may be gloomy in Europe right now, but the outlook for solar players on both sides of the Atlantic could hardly be better. With production capacity expansion a recurring theme and many players announcing record operating results, it is hard to imagine a cloud on the horizon for the PV industry. Here we present the first part of our look at the major players and events of 2007, and take a peek into what 2008 may hold. David Appleyard reports.
Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

Aggressive state policy and cost reductions for clean energy have created two business model crises for electric utilities: stagnant sales and exponentially rising production from distributed renewable sources. This is the second of four parts of ILSR’s Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy report being published in serial.  To see the first post, click here. Download the entire report and see ILSR’s other […]
HydroVision 2008 Preview

HydroVision 2008 Preview

The HydroVision 2008 Conference and Exhibition convenes in Sacramento, Calif., July 14-18.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Finessing Trump

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Finessing Trump

The focus of the 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2017 list will be on companies that rely little on support from the federal government, and which should be relatively unaffected by the possible reversal of President Obama's attempts to encourage Clean energy.
Champion advocates of solar

Champion advocates of solar

The political will to support solar has arguably been the single largest factor determining the growth of the market in the last decade, with the German feed-in tariff (FIT) as the most obvious example. That political will depends largely on public awareness, and that's where this group of PV champions comes in.
Champion Advocates of Solar

Champion Advocates of Solar

The political will to support solar has arguably been the single largest factor determining the growth of the market in the last decade, with the German feed-in tariff (FIT) as the most obvious example. That political will depends largely on public awareness, and that's where this group of PV champions comes in.