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How to get the most out of grid modernization, in 5 simple steps

March 13, 2017 by Utility Dive

A new paper offers guidelines for designing and evaluating expensive utility modernization proposals[read more]

Report: White House planning deep cuts to DOE efficiency, renewables office

March 9, 2017 by Utility Dive

More details on energy policy continue to trickle out of the White House, with Bloomberg reporting that an upcoming budget for the Department of Energy will cut $700 million or more from an office focused on clean energy technology.[read more]

MIT startup Sistine Solar debuts camouflaging photovoltaics

March 2, 2017 by Construction Dive

Rooftop photovoltaic systems have long faced the challenge of melding efficacy and aesthetics, with the former usually winning out over the latter. A new startup out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is tackling that disparity with a PV panel system that blends into the roof.[read more]

Analysis: Clean Power Plan repeal could cost $600B, result in 120,000 premature deaths

March 1, 2017 by Utility Dive

Repealing the Clean Power Plan would have significant impacts on the United States' economy and the health of its citizens.[read more]

Organics may offer most growth potential for creating renewable energy from waste

February 28, 2017 by Waste Dive

Combustion remains steady, but most of the action right now is in RNG.[read more]

Pushing for scalability, utilities look to new hybrid models for microgrid deployment

February 27, 2017 by Utility Dive

Microgrids are a hot topic in the power sector, but for years utilities have struggled to devise business models that allow deployment at a larger scale.[read more]

California lawmaker proposes to raise renewables mandate to 100% by 2045

February 23, 2017 by Utility Dive

A bill, SB 584, introduced in the California legislature last week would increase the state’s current 50%-by-2030 renewables mandate to 100% by 2045.[read more]

Report: Trump executive orders to target Clean Power Plan, coal production, water rules

February 22, 2017 by Utility Dive

Following several media reports that the new Trump administration has been preparing to roll back energy and environmental restrictions put in place by President Obama[read more]

How federal tax reform could complicate prospects for renewable energy

February 15, 2017 by Utility Dive

Republican plans to upend the tax code present both benefits and pitfalls for wind and solar, financial analysts say.[read more]

Renewable energy on the rise, but WTE has stalled

February 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

Renewable energy is on the rise in the U.S., but waste-to-energy (WTE) is not part of that growth according to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy's new 2017 "factbook" produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. No new financing was reported for WTE technologies in 2016 and no new facilities were built last year.[read more]

UPS to install solar panels in 8 facilities as part of sustainability drive

February 9, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

From its original four, UPS intends to add solar power to eight more of its 2,580 facilities by the close of 2017. UPS will spend roughly $18 million to increase its solar power to five times its current output.[read more]

How California's utilities are planning the next phase of electric vehicle adoption

February 8, 2017 by Utility Dive

IOUs in the nation's largest EV market are pushing new proposals to enable electrification beyond small consumer cars.[read more]