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RWE: 'We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future'

RWE: ‘We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future’

Head of coal and nuclear giant RWE says his dream is to put “solar panels on your roof, a battery in your shed, and a heat pump in your cellar.”

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Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, different states are following different paths to community energy resiliency.

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Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

If solar trumps gas for peaking power in Minnesota, what reason would there be to build new natural gas peaking capacity anywhere in the country?

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GE puts $1.4bn into natural-gas-fired distributed power

GE puts $1.4bn into natural-gas-fired distributed power

General Electric announces $1.4 billion, four-year plan to push into a new natural gas frontier: distributed power.

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If natural gas must be a bridge fuel, this might be a way to do it

If natural gas must be a bridge fuel, this might be a way to do it

A new power plant permitting deal in Massachusetts might be the way forward if natural gas is to be the bridging fuel to renewable energy.

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Natural gas as a ‘bridge’. Or dangerous procrastination?

Natural gas as a ‘bridge’. Or dangerous procrastination?

Natural gas has been mooted as a ‘bridge’ fuel recently, but in terms of climate change natural gas is a half measure that risks dangerous procrastination.

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Graphs of the day: Peaker plants vs green power

Graphs of the day: Peaker plants vs green power

Wind and solar power are transitioning from marginal to central players in the grid, and there is a case for them to replace traditional peaking plants.

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Massive Minnesota solar project preferred over gas plants

Massive Minnesota solar project preferred over gas plants

The largest-ever proposed solar project in Minnesota received a powerful legal boost when an administrative law judge it above five competing gas proposals.

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Graph of the Day: The inevitable decline of coal-fired generation

Graph of the Day: The inevitable decline of coal-fired generation

New study finds nearly 59GW of coal power capacity not cost competitive compared with natural gas, more than 71GW uneconomic when compared with wind power.

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Coal down, renewables up as NEM consumption falls again

Coal down, renewables up as NEM consumption falls again

Electricity consumption has continued the decline which started in 2009, falling by 2.5% for the first six months of 2013. Here’s why.

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Gas reservation scheme is protectionism in disguise

Gas reservation scheme is protectionism in disguise

A national reservation policy for LNG would amount to blatant, inefficient and inequitable protectionism for part of our manufacturing sector. Here’s why…