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
Bill McKibben (“Solar Power for Everyone,” June 29th) is right that cheap solar energy is hopeful news for the climate, but no one should conclude that it will render our integrated electric grid or the utilities that own and operate it obsolete. Energy efficiency and rooftop solar are essential, but expanding the grid to tap
The following is a letter written by former Chairman of FERC and member of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid Jim Hoecker to the Wall Street Journal in response to an article called “The Wind Power Tax.” The letter was published in the WSJ and is cross-posted here. February 21st, 2013 Your editorial “The Wind
Great news for the nation’s solar industry. The Solar Energy Industries Associated (SEIA) in conjunction with GTM released a report this week showing growth in the solar industry at its second-highest level ever. The report quantified new U.S. solar installations during the second quarter of 2012 with 742 megawatts (MW) of solar power installed –
The 2012 Arizona Solar Summit kicks off in Phoenix, Arizona this morning. The event will convene CEOs from the renewable energy and clean tech industries, state public utilities commissioners, and transmission experts and developers to discuss the legal and policy structures necessary to make the state a “solar hub” for the region.
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid is headed to Arizona later this month for the 2012 Arizona Solar Summit. Hosted by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the Phoenix event will convene CEOs from the renewable energy and clean tech industries, state public utilities commissioners, and transmission experts and developers March 26 and 27 to discuss the legal and policy structures necessary to make the state a “solar hub” for the region.
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.
Seth Kaplan, Vice President for Policy and Climate Advocacy at the Conservation Law Foundation, asserts that we need to create both a vast network of distributed solar on millions of rooftops as well as smart development of large solar in order to move towards a clean energy future.