Category: Green Energy

Why Does the Gov’t Lowball Renewable Energy Potential Every Year?

In the just-published Annual Energy Outlook from the EIA, the government has once again taken a shockingly dim view of renewable energy's potential growth.
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How a Home Solar Financing Tool Can Also Save California Water

As the Golden State suffers through a historic drought, PACE financing -- which can be used to make home solar more affordable -- can also fund home water efficiency projects.
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No, Low Oil Prices Won’t Stop Renewable Energy’s Growth

A new report from Citigroup predicts that, even though we're looking at a potentially long stretch of cheaper oil, renewable energy investments will continue to grow.
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Home Energy Monitoring Pilot Helps Utility Customers Cut Energy Use 7%

A brief pilot program run by PG&E; in California using Bidgely’s home energy monitoring tools found surprising ways in which customers cut their energy use.
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CESA’s Janice Lin: Using Energy Storage Makes the Most of Electricity

The executive director of the Clean Energy Storage Association explains how her group is at the forefront of the energy storage revolution, and how solar and storage are like chocolate and peanut ...
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If You Want to Save Energy and Money, Learn Your Household’s Personality

Opower's data analysis has uncovered five trends in home energy use. Knowing your energy use habits can help you and your utility save energy and money.
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6 Steps that Will Bring Energy Storage into Prime Time

A new report from IREC finds that regulations for energy storage are slowing adoption even more than the state of technology -- and offers ideas to fix it.
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CPS Energy’s San Antonio Solar Program: How a Utility Wins By Going Solar

The Texas utility has grown the San Antonio solar industry by committing to grow solar that's locally made — and has added 2,600 jobs to the economy at the same time.
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European Union Sets Its Sights on a Renewable Energy Future

Despite an ambitious-sounding new commitment "to becoming the world leader in renewable energy," the EU has a long way to go to get green.
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What Does It Take to Get Utility Customers to Be More Efficient?

Recent events show that people want to use less energy and be more efficient, but they often need a gentle nudge, or a steady push from their utilities.
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