February 7, 2018

February 6, 2018

Puerto Rico’s Utility Moves Toward Privatization, With Strained Cooperation

As Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority takes steps towards privatization, the governor's office and other officials have found themselves at odds over how to manage it. A resource plan is due in July; the governor has called for at least a third of electricity generation to come from renewables. Meanwhile, more than 400,000 customers are still without power, more than four months after the hurricane.

February 5, 2018

The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up

Controlled Thermal Resources wants to develop 1,000 megawatts of geothermal electricity near the Salton Sea in Southern California over the next decade—enough to potentially power about 1,000 homes. The technology has been largely overlooked since plants have been expensive to build.

February 1, 2018

January 31, 2018

BP Reshaping Portfolio, Concedes Risk of Stranded Oil Assets

Facing increasing competition from alternative energy and pressure from investors, BP says it is shifting more of its focus to natural gas. "We have more oil than the world needs," said Bernard Looney, head of the oil company's upstream division. "The change is structural. The change is here to stay."

January 30, 2018

Americans Are Staying Home More. That’s Saving Energy.

On average, Americans spent 7.8 more days at home in 2012 compared to 2003, which reduced national energy use by 1.8 percent, according to new research. Some researchers suggest this shift has to do with changing work habits, like more part-time workers and more people working remotely rather than in office buildings because of technology.

January 29, 2018

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