GE Positions to Scale Up in the Microgrid Market

General Electric yesterday signaled that it is about to become more visible and aggressive in the increasingly competitive microgrid market.“The technology is ready, and we are now ready to scale up,” said Herve Amosse, GE’s general manager for grid automation, siting an increasingly viable business case for microgrids as renewable energy costs … [Read more...]

Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty for Energy Efficiency Now that the Clean Power Plan Has Been Delayed?

NRDC's Dylan Sullivan details why the 'glass' for energy efficiency is not only half full but may be overflowing, despite the recent court stay on the U.S. Clean Power Plan.Is energy efficiency's glass half-full or half-empty after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent stay of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which limits power plant carbon dioxide … [Read more...]

Ontario Microgrids & Smart Energy Get $24M Funding Boost

Ontario continues to show itself as smart energy leader, this time by channeling $23.7 million into 17 projects that promote microgrids, energy storage and other efficient and reliable electric technologies.The province has gained an international reputation in recent years for its aggressive clean energy moves. Among other things, it has … [Read more...]

What Politicians Need to Know about Clean Energy Jobs

American politics is mired in team picking. Unfortunately, most  causes are designated as friend to one political party or the other. And if you're not my friend, you're my enemy.Job creation, however, captures the allegiance of  both Republicans and Democrats.  Job creation also is one of the major paybacks from a clean energy economy.That’s … [Read more...]

Microgrid Projects Underground, Overseas and on the Coast

Recent news about microgrid projects, funding and awards....Bury your microgrid?New York has awarded $3.3 million for research into microgrids and other electric resiliency projects, among them an underground microgrid.The underground microgrid will be at Clarkson University in Potsdam. The state awarded $381,000 for its design, being … [Read more...]

Microgrid Projects Underground, Overseas and on the Coast

Recent news about microgrid projects, funding and awards….Bury your microgrid?New York has awarded $3.3 million for research into microgrids and other electric resiliency projects, among them an underground microgrid.The underground microgrid will be at Clarkson University in Potsdam. The state awarded $381,000 for its design, being … [Read more...]

MicroNews: New Energy Storage Group Forms…Latest in Onset HOBOs…Better Refrigerator Lighting for Stores

This week in energy efficiency news…Robert Menendez, Democratic Senator from New Jersey, and Pat Toomey, Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, introduced a new Senate bill, the Start-up, Jobs, and Innovation Act. The bill aims to stimulate innovation and generate investment in groundbreaking research and development for startups and growing … [Read more...]

Averting the Utility Death Spiral: GE’s Idea

It's odd the way we pay utilities, especially in an era when saving energy is so important.Utilities earn revenue based on their electricity sales. Yet we ask – or even demand – that they encourage customers to buy less electricity by using smart thermostats, efficient lighting, and the like. Few businesses find themselves in such an odd … [Read more...]