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BP Forecasts Shared, Autonomous EVs Will Help Drive to Peak Oil Before 2040

BP's latest Energy Outlook sees peak oil on the horizon for the first time -- driven by the rise of shared and autonomous electric vehicles. Under the Evolving Transition (ET) scenario, which assumes that policies and technology continue...Show More Summary

Imperium3 New York Picks Up Alevo’s US Factory Assets for Battery Gigafactory

A battery development consortium called Imperium3 New York (IM3NY) has fast-tracked plans for a gigafactory after picking up Alevo’s North Carolina factory machinery in auction. Australian consortium member Magnis Resources, which is...Show More Summary

Local Balancing Is the Key to California’s Clean Energy Future. Regionalization Isn’t

California needs a sustainable and affordable energy system that can deliver an all-renewable energy supply and manage that supply cost-effectively. Instead of creating an interstate entity that may not be aligned with California’s renewable...Show More Summary

Long Tail Solar Consolidation: Soligent Acquires Installer Network Repower America

The residential solar sector just saw an acquisition that, bucking a recent trend, had nothing to do with bankruptcy or retreat. Solar equipment distributor Soligent acquired Repower America Wednesday, taking on the latter's network of local rooftop solar installers backed by a central support platform. Show More Summary

Solar-Storage for Homes: PetersenDean Partners With SolarEdge and LG

Solar module-level power electronics maker SolarEdge has been quietly putting its own solar-battery inverter control system, dubbed StorEdge, into the field over the past couple years. But energy storage still makes up only a tiny fraction...Show More Summary

South Korea Strengthens Grid to Take On More Renewables

South Korea took action this month to strengthen its grid in preparation for a major boost in renewable energy generation. At the beginning of the month the state-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) picked U.S. infrastructure...Show More Summary

In Nigeria, a Template for Solar-Powered Minigrids Emerges

On a sticky November day in the small Nigerian village of Gbamu Gbamu (pronounced, bomb-ou, bomb-ou), Akinola Oduola clambers down a wooden ladder propped against a minaret that overlooks a tight cluster of adobe, wood and concrete homes. “This...Show More Summary

Mexico’s Solar Market Is Booming, but Still Has Key Hurdles to Clear

Mexico's solar industry shot out of nowhere to become a world leader within the last three years. Now everyone involved is trying to take a step back and figure out what happens next. The combination of tangible opportunities with abundant unknowns animated GTM's Solar Summit in Mexico City last week, evoking the beginnings of the U.S. Show More Summary

Hawaii Solar Permits See Sharp Decline in 2017

The number of rooftop solar permits issued in Hawaii fell significantly in 2017. But solar advocates say they're are cautiously optimistic the market will soon turn a corner despite ongoing struggles. On the island of Oahu, the state’s...Show More Summary

Trump Can’t Save Coal: More Capacity Closed Already in 2018 Than in Obama’s Entire First Term

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut down since 2010, and among several to suspend...Show More Summary

How Solar Can Become the World’s Dominant Source of Energy—or How It Can Stall

Nothing can stop solar's growth trajectory -- except maybe solar itself. This week, we have a deep discussion on the future of solar photovoltaics. Solar is exploding around the world, but have we grappled with the technology and market...Show More Summary

6 Trends Driving Vehicle Electrification in 2018

The numbers are in, and in the U.S. alone, electric vehicle sales increased 21 percent last year -- from 158,614 vehicles sold in 2016 to 199,826 vehicles sold in 2017. December 2017 also marked the 26th consecutive month of year-over-year...Show More Summary

GE Revamps Its Energy Storage Business

After a few initial forays, GE has decided on a new approach to energy storage. The electric industry giant elevated its storage business this year to a standalone unit within the GE Power division. As an "incubator" within the broader...Show More Summary

Grid Defection Is On the Rise in Puerto Rico

Orocovis sits right in the mountainous middle of Puerto Rico. It’s one of the island’s “more remote areas with challenging terrain” that on Thursday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said may not have electricity restored until April or May. The town hasn’t had grid-connected power in the four months since Hurricane Maria. Show More Summary

Why Spending More Time at Home Could Help Save the Planet

If you’re worried about climate change, you might be better off staying at home rather than rushing out to do something about it, research suggests. A study due for publication next month concludes Americans may have reduced national...Show More Summary

Expanding Solar in Low-Income Communities: Lessons From Denver

Expanding the solar market to lower-income individuals and the businesses and nonprofits that serve them remains a top priority for the solar industry. They key is to figure out how. Historically, participation in the solar economy has primarily been enjoyed by homeowners and large corporations with good credit. Show More Summary

Germany Looks to Phase Out Coal. But Does it Matter?

A proposal in Germany to phase out coal made headlines this month, but would barely make a dent global coal consumption, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). If Europe’s largest economy goes ahead with plans to shutter...Show More Summary

FERC Allows Energy Storage to Play in Nationwide Wholesale Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has passed a rule that will open U.S. wholesale energy markets to energy storage on an equal footing with generators and other grid resources. But it hasn’t yet figured out how to address theShow More Summary

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