Some Ways Cleantech Can Defend Democracy & Human Rights (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:44:24 +0000

Saving the planet from major climate disruption, reducing pollution, and even being better prepared for disasters are all in a day’s work for cleantech. Sounds like a superhero already, doesn’t it? But what if I told you that cleantech could also be helping us protect democracy and human rights? It turns out that this, too, […]

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Electricity Regulation with Equity & Justice for All

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:10:35 +0000

Berkeley Lab report outlines systemic changes needed to advance equity in electric utility regulation. By Kiran Julin Poring over the line items on your monthly electricity bill may not sound like an enticing way to spend an afternoon, but the way electricity bills are structured has a significant impact on equitable energy access and distribution. For example, […]

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Tesla & Elon Musk Take A Stand For California Homeowners Who Want Solar

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:16:05 +0000

It seems that the California Public Utilities Commission wants to tax homeowners for making use of the sun’s existence. I wrote about this last month, noting that the state’s $8 per kilowatt solar tax would punish homeowners for using clean energy, but I’m just a girl living far away in Louisiana whose voice probably doesn’t matter […]

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Aligning Utilities & Electric Vehicles, for the Greater Grid

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 21:58:17 +0000

New Research Explores Potential Value of Implementing EV Managed Charging To Move Toward Realizing Effective Vehicle-Grid Integration It is 5 p.m., and you arrive home from work when it is peak demand for the grid. Your electric vehicle (EV) is 50% charged — you could either plug it in and charge right away or, if […]

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Bill Filed to Crush Solar Choice in the Sunshine State (Florida)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:43:43 +0000

The wolf is always at the door for rooftop solar. This time, FPL aims to crush solar choice and solar jobs once and for all. Originally published on By George Cavros The monopoly utilities are at it again. Florida Power and Light (FPL), the state’s largest power company, has written an anti-rooftop solar bill and […]

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Michigan Utility Regulators Rejected Home Battery Pilot Project. Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing.

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 00:30:28 +0000

By Joseph Daniel Fifteen million dollars is a lot of money to you or me. To a utility, it’s practically pocket change. Annually, the industry spends hundreds of billions on capital projects investing in electric infrastructure (not to mention hundreds of billions more on fuel and operating costs). It is also an industry that is […]

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Power Sector Risks Loom Large Over the Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:17:00 +0000

The fog of uncertainty that hangs over the global power industry is getting larger and denser as generating companies and utilities navigate ever more complex challenges.

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COVID Drove Rise in Electricity Burden — RMI Reality Check

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 03:05:22 +0000

By Obianuju Ugwu-Oju, Jon Rea, and Maria Castillo Despite claims that the growth of clean energy has caused more burdensome electric bills, a new look at utility data suggests that COVID-related factors, not the changing energy mix, drove 2020 increases in electricity burden for US customers. In fact, customers of the utilities that increased their […]

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Nebraska Just Voted To Go 100% Clean Electricity … By 2050

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2021 02:58:08 +0000

Nebraska became the 20th state to commit to 100% clean electricity by 2050. The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) approved net-zero carbon by 2050 goal and is joining Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and Lincoln Electric System (LES) in committing to decarbonization. The NPPD board of directors voted 9–2 to adopt this goal and the […]

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Nevada to Power Clean Vehicles with Clean Electricity

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 03:30:51 +0000

$2.8 Billion in Societal Benefits from Reduced Pollution, $14.1 Billion in Driver Savings, $3.6 Billion in Reduced Electric Bills

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