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ISO New England Forecasts the Impact of Energy Efficiency and Rooftop Solar on Demand

Energy efficiency, rooftop solar to trim New England power use, draft report says Krysti Shallenberger, Utility Dive, April 3, 2018 Dive Brief: ISO New England released a draft of its 10-year forecast saying increasing amounts of energy efficiency and rooftop solar will trim power usage and peak demand over the coming decade. The draft report […]

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Is a 100 Percent Renewable Future Possible in the U.S.?

This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential Grist, March 30, 2016. Image credit: Greyerbaby The United States uses about 3.7 million gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. That’s an unfathomably huge number. But the next time someone tries to make the argument that 100 percent renewable energy is out of reach for the U.S., show them this image: […]

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Is the Public Utilities Commission Killing the Rooftop Solar Market in Nevada?

Nevada’s Solar Bait-and-Switch New York Times, February 1, 2016 In late December, the state’s Public Utilities Commission, which regulates Nevada’s energy market, announced a rate change drastic enough to kill Nevada’s booming rooftop solar market and drive providers out of the state. Effective Jan. 1, the new tariffs will gradually increase until they triple monthly […]