Community Solar

Eight months after announcing a 5-megawatt community solar project, Evergy has yet to hit its subscription target. Kansas City-area utility customers have been slow to embrace a planned community solar project, prompting some to question the program’s marketing or financial model.  Evergy (formerly Kansas City Power & Light) announced last July that it would build a 5-megawatt...
Wind Power

By Gerson Freitas Jr., Bloomberg Two decades ago, when coal ruled U.S. power generation, a Florida utility plowed some of its extra cash into a wind farm atop a desolate Oregon plateau. It was the start of an unimaginably successful bet. This year, that company — now named NextEra Energy Inc. — became the world’s first...
Storage

David R. Baker, Bloomberg New York City dove headlong into the race to build bigger and bigger batteries this week, as regulators approved plans for a massive system on the East River in Queens. But for those keeping score, the biggest of all in America has been quietly at work for almost 16 years in a far...
Wind Power

Many climate scientists warn that if we don’t change course the planet will warm by as much as 6 degrees Celsius, according to an article prepared by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. If that happens, the World Bank Group predicts there will be more than 100 million climate refugees by 2050.  Capitalism and Climate Firmly rooted...
Onshore

Renewable energy, particularly solar, is poised for significant growth in the southeastern United States. The Southeast has also mostly retained a vertically integrated utility model, and most utilities in the region have not joined a Regional Transmission Organization or Independent System Operator (collectively known as, RTO). Recent developments have led stakeholders and policymakers in the Southeast to rethink whether it is beneficial for some utilities to join RTOs – something that is generally seen as a positive development for renewable energy.
Bioenergy

In late 2018, I put out the call to see how many fellow energy nerds I could gather to indulge me in combining my passion for energy analysis and clean power policy with my love of fantasy sports. By the end of January 2019, I had my cast of characters who somehow thought this idea was as fun as I did (isn’t the Internet the greatest tool for finding people who share your interests?) and I released my Draft Preview. Coordinating this draft among 14 different teams with different time zones and schedules chock-full of actually helping to save the planet proved no easy task, but by the end of March we had conducted 5 rounds of picks for a total of 70 selections in this Inaugural Fantasy Energy League!