Berkeley City Council bans gas in new residential buildings. Transport, the biggest source of GHG emissions in California, is next in line for restrictions and/or conversion to electric.
Recent advances in energy storage technology, especially batteries, coupled with dramatic cost declines is making storage increasingly attractive.
The more renewables – and particularly solar – capacity comes on-line, the lower the profitability for baseload generators. Just ask California.
Plentiful, cheap and getting cheaper. Report argues cost of wind and solar likely to be well below cost of fossil fuel generation nearly everywhere.
The future will not only be electric, but green electric, and the transition will happen a lot quicker than most people think.
Renewables paired with storage could see gas peakers become a rarity, only selectively and sparingly used in systems with challenging limitations or localised constraints.
America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected energy secretary Rick Perry’s request for rule change in competitive wholesale markets to favor coal and nuclear plants. Could cooler heads be prevailing?
Welcome to the brave new world of plentiful, variable, zero marginal cost renewable energy, By all indications – we ain’t seen nothing yet
The power sector’s rapid transformation has barely started, but implications for incumbents are beginning to be felt and speculated.
New York grid operator says future grid will not only become more decentralized and de-carbonized, but it will increasingly be bi-directional, if not multi-directional.