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DC votes in favor of the nation's most aggressive 100% renewable energy target

Christian Roselund, PV Magazine Summary The nation’s capitol is close to mandating that PEPCO serve the district’s entire electric demand with renewables by 2032 – and that all vehicle fleets in the city go 100% low-or-zero emissions by 2045. But the bill isn’t done yet. On the same day...


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Distribution system planning: Proactively planning for more distributed assets at the grid edge

Coley Girouard and Ryan Katofsky, Advanced Energy Perspectives Summary This is the seventh in an occasional series from AEE, originally published in Utility Dive, that addresses how the power sector can successfully transition to a 21st Century Electricity System. U.S. utilities invest...


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Responding to disruptive trends in energy

Energy Matters Summary Energy storage, distributed energy, renewables, and electric vehicles powered by a smart grid are among the main disruptive trends in the global energy sector. Advances in technology and a global call to preserve the environment, combined with consumer demand for more...


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Achieving Climate Targets by Increasing Electricity Consumption

WIREs Authors, Advanced Science News Summary On the search for possibilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the substitution of fossil fuels through emission-free energy carriers has received increasing attention amongst researchers. In this context, the term “electrification” has been...


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Ohio's PowerForward roadmap aims to shape the grid of the future

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network Summary A new roadmap for the future of Ohio’s electric grid can benefit all types of interest groups, but the next few years will be critical for the plan to achieve its goals. “I think there’s something in here for everyone,” said Asim Haque,...


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Utilities pivot from power plants to grid work for profits

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press News Summary RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Electric utilities are pouring billions of dollars into a race to prevent terrorists or enemy governments from shutting down the power grid and everything that depends on electricity in America’s hyper-connected society. The...


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AEE, CRES Forum push for federal actions to hasten advanced energy investments

Jaclyn Brandt, Daily Energy Insider Shutterstock Summary Improving the modern electricity system in the United States is the responsibility of many groups, including utilities, lawmakers and local governments. But according to a new study by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and CRES (Citizens...


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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...