This article was originally published on VOX.com on April 8, 2016 and was written by David Roberts. The US has no national electricity grid. Instead, it has a patchwork of grids, operated as closed-off regional and local fiefdoms with little trade among them. One of the most important steps America can take to integrate more
This piece was originally posted in Utility Dive on September 10, 2014, written by Herman K. Trabish. The national energy mix is changing and new transmission is helping make it all possible. Utilities from National Grid to Arizona Public Service are proposing renewables projects made increasingly practical and cost effective by affordable and flexible U.S. natural
This post was contributed by Stephanie Dula, Community Manager at SaveOnEnergy. June 10, 2014 For more than a century, Texas has practically had its own energy infrastructure. In fact, it’s the only state that has its own power grid, the Texas Interconnected System. The rest of the country shares power resources on two different power
Despite contractions in many sectors of the economy, clean energy is thriving. The numerous benefits to ratepayers, including lower fuel costs and a cleaner power supply, are two reasons why recent purchases of California-based wind projects by MidAmerican Renewables, a subsidiary of energy giant MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, are a good example. It’s safe to
California, where utilities added 830 MW of wind and solar capacity last year, is a great example of how smart policies can help drive deployment of clean energy – and lower electricity prices. That new capacity is an annual record for the state, which has the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in the country.
In a sign of confidence in the future of the American renewable energy market, one of the country’s top investors, Warren Buffet, is betting big on solar.
Governor Schwarzenegger spoke to mark the completion of the first phase of the 250-mile Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project yesterday. He hailed the project, which will deliver up to 4,500 megawatts of renewable electricity to the Los Angeles metro area when completed in 2015, as the first transmission line in California built for the express purpose of unlocking renewable wind, solar, and geothermal resources.