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‘Moneyball’ for the #Power_Grid: Reid Says Metrics Key

‘Moneyball’ for the Power Grid: Reid Says Metrics Key Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid kicked off his annual clean energy summit Monday in Las Vegas by comparing utility companies that undervalue renewable power to an ill-managed baseball team. “Nevada and electric utilities should learn from ‘Moneyball.’ Just as Major League Baseball was stuck in the … Continue reading ‘Moneyball’ for the #Power_Grid: Reid Says Metrics Key

California’s Clean Energy Jobs Act fails to create promised green jobs

California’s Clean Energy Jobs Act fails to create promised green jobs SACRAMENTO >> Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean-energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show … Continue reading California’s Clean Energy Jobs Act fails to create promised green jobs

JARRETT: EPA’S CHANGES TO POWER GRID COULD WRECK THE ECONOMY

by TERRY JARRETT 12 Aug 2015 Well, President Obama’s EPA has gone and done it. For over a year, energy experts, utility regulators, electric grid operators, and everyone else who understands how the power sector works have criticized the EPA’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” (CPP), saying it will increase electricity prices and jeopardize the reliability … Continue reading JARRETT: EPA’S CHANGES TO POWER GRID COULD WRECK THE ECONOMY

Good & Bad News in Continuing Fight for Equal Treatment of Clean Energy Resources in Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Power Markets

Jennifer Chen, Advocate, The Sustainable FERC Project, Washington, D.C. Some of the proposed wholesale capacity market rule changes that are projected to increase costs for 61 million Mid-Atlantic and Midwest energy customers – and tend to favor fossil fuel generation over carbon-free resources – are being revised, but not all of them. The Sustainable FERC … Continue reading Good & Bad News in Continuing Fight for Equal Treatment of Clean Energy Resources in Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Power Markets

#Amazon to use North Carolina wind power to offset #energy needs of Ohio #data_centers

Amazon to use North Carolina wind power to offset energy needs of Ohio data centers Amazon wants renewable energy to power its data centers planned for central Ohio, so the company is helping to build a wind farm — in North Carolina. Clean-energy advocates say Ohio runs the risk of getting bypassed for big projects … Continue reading #Amazon to use North Carolina wind power to offset #energy needs of Ohio #data_centers

Here’s What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It’s Pretty Amazing

Here’s What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It’s Pretty Amazing You’re already familiar with solar power, wind power, and even water power. But when it comes to the future of energy, those renewable power sources soon could be old news. Scientists and engineers are now building mashup versions of the renewable sources … Continue reading Here’s What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It’s Pretty Amazing