July 1, 2016

Xcel Tames Variability of Wind Power

Ever since a 2007 winter storm delivered astonishly high levels of wind power to Xcel Energy's Colorado electrical system, the utility has invested in wind variability research, Forbes reports.

June 30, 2016

World Bank to Back India's Solar Power Initiative

Starting this week, the World Bank is an official financial partner of the Indian-led International Solar Alliance, an organization devoted to expanding solar energy in developing countries, the Associated Press reports.

June 29, 2016

Falling Renewable Energy Prices Threaten Energy Storage. Here’s What We Need to Do.

Energy storage can make renewable energy more profitable now, but not necessarily in the long-term, suggests a new paper in the journal Nature Climate Change.

"If storage isn't adopted now and renewables' costs continue to fall, then the added profitability of storage would go away, because at that point it would make more sense to build more solar or wind than it would to install storage," study author Jessika Trancik told Think Progress.

June 28, 2016

U.S., Mexico, Canada Pledge 50 Percent Clean Power by 2025

The United States, Mexico and Canada will soon jointly pledge to help North America meet an ambitious goal of generating at least 50 percent of its energy from a mix of carbon-free electricity sources by 2025, Bloomberg reports. The countries are expected to commit to increasing their reliance on wind, solar, nuclear and hydro power at a summit this week in Ottawa.

June 27, 2016

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June 23, 2016

This California Utility Will Soon Hit Its Net Metering Cap

San Diego Gas & Electric will soon hit its cap on the number of rooftop solar systems that can make money for sending electricity back to the grid, PV Tech reports. This means SDG&E will likely be the first utility in California to use the state's new net metering policies.

June 22, 2016

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