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The role of gas in Germany's energy transition

Julian Wettengel, Clean Energy Wire Summary Does the energy transition seal the fate of natural gas in Germany? Europe's biggest economy will have to virtually phase out all fossil fuels to fully decarbonise by 2050. But the industry says flexible gas-fired electricity generation is the...


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2017 State of the Electric Utility Survey Report

Summary The results are in! For years, we’ve been told that the rise of alternative energy technologies would drastically change the way electric utilities do business, and Utility Dive’s latest survey confirms the transformation is in full swing. But while most in the sector agree that means...

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Utilities Should be Allowed to Experiment and Fail, Says Energy Exec

Jason Deign, Greentech Media Summary To adapt to new energy models, utilities should be encouraged to experiment and allowed to fail half the time, according to Dr. Franz Strempfl, managing director of the Austrian power company Energienetze Steiermark. Strempfl made the remark during a panel...


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New Hampshire needs net metering expansion

Tony Giunta, David Worthen and Cordell Johnston, NH Business Review Summary New Hampshire’s businesses and municipalities are continually searching for opportunities that can help them reduce their electricity costs, enhance revenues and become more energy independent. Net metering under...


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ADB holds forum to underline innovative technology in clean energy future for Asia

Xinhua Net Summary Technology and innovation can play a significant role in Asia and the Pacific's push towards a low-carbon energy future, with the potential to provide countries in the region with universal access to cleaner and more affordable energy sources, according to participants of an...


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Behind the meter: Duquesne Light and Peoples duke it out over utility rates, regulators and more

Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Summary Last month, when California regulators decreed that every new house built in that state shall be topped with solar panels, David Fisfis took notice. “In theory, Duquesne Light would like to be in support of [something like] that,” said the utility...


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The right mix of green energy

Uppsala University, Phys.org In Sweden, we get as much energy from nuclear power (40–45 per cent) as from hydropower. This is followed by wind power at 10–14 per cent. Credit: Istockphoto Summary Can we get by on just renewable energy? Can energy from the sun, wind and water cover our...


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Con Edison CEO: Smart Meters, Technology and Renewables Will Improve Service to Customers

Press Release, Globe Newswire NEW YORK, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Edison, Inc., (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED ) Chairman and CEO John McAvoy told a shareholder audience that smart meters, technology investments, and increased integration of renewables will improve service to...


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Cogeneration advocates take aim at Midwest utility standby charges

Frank Jossi, Energy News Network PHOTO BY BASF / Creative Commons Summary Minnesota takes the lead with reforms advocates say will bolster the case for combined heat and power plants. Several Midwest states are taking a new look at a long-ignored utility charge that efficiency advocates...


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Factsheet: The Need for Standby Rate Reform to Support CHP Deployment

Summary Though combined heat and power (CHP) systems are known for their ability to operate in “island mode” independently of the central grid, they occasionally need to interconnect for supplemental or backup power during either scheduled or unscheduled outages. Utilities implement standby...

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