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  • Blockchain Could Change Everything for Energy

    Scientists have observed that the electricity sector contributes to 35 percent of the carbon emissions in the U.S. every year. And as climate news piles up, there is a growing movement among ordinary people to do something.  Source: Renewable Energy

  • Opportunities Grow for Renewables in 2018, From Pricing to Packaging

    Renewable energy market momentum will continue into 2018, even if the policy needle continues to flutter in the months ahead. As utilities and clean energy firms will tell you, the world doesn’t wait for policy certainty. Consider this: emissions from power plants in 2017 are on track to be less than those from transportation for…

  • 2018 Renewable Outlook Stable: Renewables Can Now Self-Sustain

    With renewable energy undoubtedly entrenching itself as a global industry over the last decade, what will the next 10 years bring? The short answer is “more growth” and notably, “self-sustaining growth.” As the market evolves, growth will this time be supported by advancements in battery storage technology. While developing markets will see demand for power…

  • FERC Removes Energy Market Barriers for Energy Storage; Will Study Aggregated DERs Next

    On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the governing body that oversees the electric power grid in the U.S., the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), voted unanimously in favor of adopting a new rule that would remove the market barriers that now prevent energy storage from participating in the wholesale energy markets, aka, the bulk power grid.…

  • Why 100 Percent Renewable Energy Doesn't Make Sense in Many Locations

    There is a lot of interest in the idea of 100 percent renewable energy both from a political and technical perspective. To understand some of the issues surrounding this goal it is useful to look at smaller systems where high penetrations of renewables are starting to become more common. Source: Renewable Energy

  • France looking to become major player in global marine energy market

    France is hoping to send a message about its potential role in the world’s hydropower sector with the announcement of preliminary studies that will ultimately lead to the launch of tidal energy tenders. Source: Renewable Energy

  • Bigger Turbines, Better Economics, More Digitization on Deck for the 2018 Wind Power Market

    As we enter 2018, here’s a high-level overview of which wind energy trends to keep your eye on in the coming year. Source: Renewable Energy

  • AWEA Releases Underwater Footage of Block Island Wind Farm’s Artificial Reef

    When the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) foundations were put in place in 2015, many fishermen were worried. How would these giant metal formations set into the ocean change the game for commercial and recreational fisherman? Would they restrict fishing, causing these small business-owners to lose money and their livelihood?   Source: Renewable Energy

  • Maryland Launches Energy Storage Tax Credit Pilot Program

    In what is being called a first for the U.S., Maryland has committed $750,000 to an energy storage tax credit program for 2018. The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) yesterday said that it now is accepting applications for the program. Source: Renewable Energy

  • Unpacking the Value Stack: The 2018 Challenge Facing the Energy Storage Industry

    Even though energy storage was one of the hottest topics in 2017, the industry has a long way to go before utilities recognize (and compensate) storage assets for all of the benefits they can offer.  Source: Renewable Energy