Well-established power groups are drawing different conclusions regarding the feasibility of maintaining grid reliability as states act in order to abide by the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. What’s causing these reliability authorities to reach such different conclusions, and is more analysis needed?
The National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change took place this week, drawing over a hundred energy experts from government, businesses, utilities, and other stakeholders to discuss the role of the smart grid in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. The summit was a reminder that the future of the power system is already here in many ways; the technologies needed to establish a smart grid and accelerate the integration of renewable sources are ready to play.
In this month’s “Trending Topics” piece, the experts of America’s Power Plan discuss new opportunities for electric utilities to drive development of distributed energy resources. Utilities can help their customers take advantage of new investment opportunities in distributed generation and efficiency. By offering these services to their customers, they can fold the environmental and economic benefits of customer investments into their environmental compliance plans.
On October 30th, Energy Innovation, in partnership with The Energy Foundation and Calthorpe Associates, had the opportunity to host approximately two dozen government officials from Wuhan (one of the largest cities in central China) for a training program on innovative energy policies and urban planning best practices that help to address the city’s environmental issues.
In Politico Magazine’s recent article, “Oil Prices Are Dropping. So What?,” Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey and 14 other energy thought-leaders provided their opinions on how the recent drop in oil prices will affect America’s economy, security, and politics.
More than one million people move to cities every week, so the shape of urban areas and their transportation networks carry huge consequences for global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Will these growing cities be sprawling or compact? Will residents rely on cars or alternatives to private vehicles?
After the D.C. Circuit Court’s invalidation of FERC Order 745, how can we pay for demand response?
On October 6th, Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey gave a presentation on energy policy at the Oxford Martin School. The presentation, “How to design policies that can save the planet,” discusses the differences between good and bad policy, delving into detail about the ways to design and implement policy that is feasible, effective, and affordable. […]
It is a common misconception that achieving the world’s shared goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires an enormous, coordinated global effort. However, the effects of a variety of climate actions taken on a smaller scale can be combined to produce powerful results, and can often be implemented more quickly and at a lower cost. […]
As Climate Week 2014 draws near, all eyes are on New York City (NYC), the host of this year’s events. And given the recent release of New York’s progressive draft State Energy Plan, “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV), it is perhaps the most appropriate place to hold such discussions about how to create and implement low-carbon solutions.