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Reclaiming ‘Sustainable’ for the Energy Industry’s Long Term

What we call things matters. When efficiency is the only stated goal, companies send the message they seek only to wring whatever profit they can from a market without consideration of how their behavior impacts the longer-term future of both the markets or, thereby, each company's own survival.read more

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Switch From Ethanol to Gasoline Causes Ozone Levels to Drop 20%

A Northwestern University study by an economist and a chemist reports that when fuel prices drove residents of São Paulo, Brazil, to mostly switch from ethanol to gasoline in their flexible-fuel vehicles, local ozone levels dropped 20 percent. At the same time, nitric oxide and carbon monoxide concentrations tended to go up.

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Report: Fisker creditors want a repayment do-over

Filed under: In February, the Chinese company Wanxiang won control of Fisker Automotive at a bankruptcy auction for a final bid of $149.2 million. The sale meant that Wanxiang would now have to deal with all of the creditors claiming that Fisker owed them money. Those …

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PSE&G Wins Approval for Pared-Down $1.2B ‘Energy Strong’ Plan

After a year of negotiations, Public Service Electric and Gas Company reached a $1.2 billion settlement with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for its Energy Strong proposal. The approval of $1.2 billion over five years is far lower than the nearly $4 billion, ten-year plan that PSE&G first proposed in February 2013. The New Jersey utility …

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Solar and Other Renewables Are Key Inputs for Next-Gen Microgrids

GTM Research's Grid Edge Executive Council members received a Q1 2014 Executive Briefing that outlines the U.S. microgrid landscape using data from our upcoming report, North American Microgrids 2014: The Evolution of Localized Energy Optimization. According to the Quarterly Briefing, the current operational microgrid capacity is approximately 1 gigawatt, with the majority of the generation …

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Global Solar Demand Grows in Russia, Surges in Chile, Stumbles in India and Marches On in China

We check in with GTM Research solar experts Adam James, Jade Jones, and Scott Moskowitz periodically to see what's on their solar-obsessed minds. Here's the global demand update, with the most recent news and our analysis on Chile, China, India, and Russia. Emerging Market Spotlight: Russia Brush up on your conversational skills in the northern Avar dialect of the Khunzakh language, because sunny Dagestan in the North Caucasus region, a federal subject of Russia, jump-started its market with the …

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How Big Data Is Driving the Secondary Solar Market in the US

In the tech world, big data means opportunity. For solar, it's no different. With solar securitization dominating the news, it's hard to imagine that only a few years ago, the PV industry experienced a major upheaval on its way to maturity. 2010 began with a clash of the titans as big solar players like SunPower, First Solar, and SunEdison clung to survival, riding out market saturation, panel price drops and the resulting margin squeeze. This survival-of-the-fittest

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ChargePoint and Schneider Partner in a Tough EV Charging Field

EV charging companies have been falling left and right over the past year or so -- but at least one set of partners are set to pick up the slack. Back in September, we reported that startup ChargePoint and French power electronics giant Schneider Electric were quietly rolling out combined EV charging technology for hotel chains, corporate business parks and other North American customers. On …