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Articles by Stephen Lacey

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David Crane exits NRG with a warning: ‘There is no growth in our sector outside of clean energy’

David Crane exits NRG with a warning: ‘There is no growth in our sector outside of clean energy’

Crane’s somber departure letter to NRG employees reads much differently from his letter to shareholders two years ago.

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Why grid defection would be a bad idea for the average American

Why grid defection would be a bad idea for the average American

Millions of Americans could soon be presented with an economic option to self-consume their own electricity with lithium-ion batteries and PV.

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SunEdison strategy questioned as renewables developer cuts jobs

SunEdison strategy questioned as renewables developer cuts jobs

Investors question SunEdison’s business strategy as the renewables developer plans staff cut backs to ease share price pressure.

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US energy giant splits off solar, storage EV portfolio from fossil fuels

US energy giant splits off solar, storage EV portfolio from fossil fuels

NRG, which wants to create the Apple or Google of the electricity sector, is splitting its solar, storage and EV business from its fossil fuel assets.

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Concentrating solar power not worth much without storage, say executives

Concentrating solar power not worth much without storage, say executives

In the quest for competitive concentrated solar power, storage is a must.

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Sarah Palin wants to be Donald Trump’s Energy Secretary - and close the department

Sarah Palin wants to be Donald Trump’s Energy Secretary – and close the department

Should Trump become president, who will be his energy secretary? According to Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is the perfect candidate for that job.

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Owner of first "clean coal" plant in US faces bankruptcy over soaring CCS costs

Owner of first “clean coal” plant in US faces bankruptcy over soaring CCS costs

Kemper CCS is two years behind schedule and $4.4 billion more expensive than the original estimate, and its owner is facing financial problems

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Schwarzenegger invests in battery storage, micro-grid startup

Schwarzenegger invests in battery storage, micro-grid startup

Former California governor and “Terminator” actor Arnold Schwarzenegger among investors in battery storage company Advanced Microgrid Solutions.

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There’s a civil war brewing over solar in Florida

There’s a civil war brewing over solar in Florida

City officials clash over a petition to expand third-party solar sales in the state.

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City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas, with the city’s utility getting more than 1,200MW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh (the cheapest ever).

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Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

The average cost of developing wind projects will fall by 32% and the cost of solar PV projects will fall by 48% by 2040.