Resilience Or Flexibility? DOE’s Grid Report Lays Bare The Struggle Between Past And Future

In a Utility Dive editorial, EI’s Mike O’Boyle analyzes how the recent DOE grid report lays bare the struggle between past and future philosophies through a shifting focus to resilience, and outlines how the grid study’s recommendations could increase flexibility.

Getting the Most Out of Vehicle Electrification for Both Customers and the Grid

EVs are on the path to becoming mainstream, thanks to strong policy support and rapid battery cost declines. The next key driver is the role utilities will play: If managed well, EVs are a massive opportunity for utilities to invest productive capital into the distribution system.

Economy-Wide Gains, 9.5 Billion Tons HFC Emissions At Risk From U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling

A court decision vacating EPA’s rule to reduce HFCs could diminish the Obama Administration’s legacy, cost up to 9.5 billion metric tons avoided emissions, slow economic gains by U.S. companies and consumers, and block the U.S. from its climate action commitment under the UN’s Kigali Amendment.

How To Decarbonize Indonesia And Achieve Low-Carbon Prosperity

Like many Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia must decide how to supply its fast-growing energy demand.A new quantitative tool, the Indonesia Energy Policy Simulator (EPS), can help policymakers explore various avenues to leapfrog high-carbon development through energy efficiency and clean energy

Solar Brightfields: Gigawatts Of Clean Energy Potential On America’s Landfills And Brownfields

Solar brightfields, solar arrays built upon landfills or contaminated land, are a fast-growing segment of the U.S. solar industry with the power to unlock gigawatts of clean energy potential and recharge blighted areas or urban communities.

New U.S. DOE Report Shows How Utilities Can Avoid Risky Investments

Rising demand for clean electricity and shifting customer demand has upended America’s utility sector, making building new fossil fuel generation a tricky proposition. A new DOE/LBNL report shows how utilities can avoid risky investments through flexible long-term planning.

On Energy, Be Careful About Falling In Love

Renewable energy and fossil fuel advocates have one thing in common – an unhealthy tendency to fall in love with a particular energy technology. Each has a cadre of vocal advocates, but each are a bit myopic. The problem is that picking winners and losers based on such biases sells the U.S. short.

Energy Efficiency’s Existential Crisis Is Also an Opportunity

A guest contributor for America’s Power Plan says creating portfolios of energy efficiency projects to deliver demand reductions where and when utilities need them can help keep pace with grid demand.

The State Of Wholesale Power Markets; Principles For Managing An Evolving Power Mix

Three principles can help U.S. policymakers manage evolving wholesale markets to achieve a cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable grid.

Offshore Wind’s Investment Opportunity: Economic Growth With Emissions Reductions

Offshore wind energy’s costs are falling fast, just at technological innovations combine with smart state policy to generate huge investment opportunities for utilities and developers along with economic growth for states and communities along the U.S. coasts.