Utilities Need to Get Real about the Distributed Energy Threat

We’ve all heard a lot lately about the distributed energy threat and how it might hurt utilities. For example, the Rocky Mountain Institute earlier this year released a report saying that customers will soon begin defecting from their utilities and embracing off-grid solutions that involve solar energy and storage. RMI found that in the southwest … [Read more...]

Efficiency “sweet spot” for investors

By Elisa Wood February 18, 2010 Energy efficiency appears to have married rich in partnering with smart grid. Yet another report shows that together they have formed what has become today’s most appealing clean tech sector for venture capital. Ernst & Young, using data from Dow Jones VentureSource, recently reported that financing rounds … [Read more...]