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Blog Post Archive

Must We Change? Can We Change?

In asking and answering these questions, this guy is pointing – as he always has – in the only real direction to go. Give him 10 minutes. From Julio Ruiz via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];ifShow More Summary

The Miracle In The Miracle On 34th Street

You gotta believe!!! From the 1955 TV version/airdropper1987 via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW CALIFORNIA IS INCENTIVIZING SOLAR TO SOLVE THE DUCK CURVE

How California is incentivizing solar to solve the Duck Curve; South-facing systems produce more solar, but west-facing panels may produce more valuable solar to the grid. Herman K. Trabish | October 13, 2014 (Utility Dive) UD-West-Facing2-10-5-2014...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: IS SUNZIA READY TO DELIVER NEW MEXICO WIND TO PHOENIX AND LOS ANGELES?

Is SunZia ready to deliver New Mexico wind to Phoenix and Los Angeles?; After years of fighting for permits, SunZia is about to get a green light—or a lawsuit. Herman K. Trabish, October 9, 2014 (Utility Dive) The SunZia Transmission Project just won a hard-fought peace with the U.S. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT NET METERING WILL DO TO THE UTILITY BUSINESS

What net metering will do to the utility business; A close look at rooftop solar's impact on utility earnings and rates Herman K. Trabish, October 3, 2014 (Utility Dive) Customer-sited solar photovoltaic systems have very real impacts on utility rates and returns, according to a major new study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW TO BUILD HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION IN AMERICA

How to build high voltage transmission in America; Projects are struggling with permitting across the country, but PSE&G and PPL got it done. Herman K. Trabish | October 6, 2014 (Utility Dive) As Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) and PPL have proved, all it takes to get a high voltage transmission line built in the U.S. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT DOESN'T STAY IN VEGAS: HILLARY CLINTON'S ENERGY POLICY, NV ENERGY'S SOLAR LEASING PLAN, AND MORE

What doesn't stay in Vegas: Hillary Clinton's energy policy, NV Energy's solar leasing plan, and more; Clinton keynotes the National Clean Energy Summit as utility CEOs talk new business models Herman K. Trabish, September 8, 2014 (Utility Dive) UD-CES7.0b-09-05-2014 (1) The U.S. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW NEW TRANSMISSION WILL BRING WYOMING WIND TO CALIFORNIA

How new transmission will bring Wyoming wind to California; President Obama’s transmission plan aims to bring remote renewables to load centers. Herman K. Trabish, September 10, 2014 (Utility Dive) The national energy mix is changing and new transmission is helping make it all possible. Utilities from National Grid to Arizona Public Service are proposing renewables projects made

Colbert Helps President Obama On Keystone

Colbert has an idea for how to solve two of the President’s quandaries at once. From greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

A Little History From Uncle Walter

Will this end the nonsense about climate change being a recently devised hoax? From greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Before Soil Turns To Dust And Blows Away

A thin and disappearing skin… From ConservationDotOrg via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HAWAII'S UTILITIES PLAN FOR 67% RENEWABLES BY 2030

Hawaii's utilities plan for 67% renewables by 2030 Herman K. Trabish | September 3, 2014 (Utility Dive) Hawaii's utilities have submitted detailed plans to regulators on how they will meet customer demands for more renewables at lower...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: CAN WARREN BUFFETT'S PACIFICORP BRING THE NORTHWEST'S RENEWABLE RICHES TO MARKET?

Can Warren Buffett's Pacificorp bring the Northwest's renewable riches to market?; The Energy Gateway will change the way America uses energy — when it gets finished. Herman K. Trabish | September 15, 2014 (Utility Dive) States willShow More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: A UTILITY IN THE MAKING: THE MUNICIPALIZATION OF BOULDER, COLORADO

A utility in the making: The municipalization of Boulder, Colorado; “The things that need to be done are not rocket science but you need to know how to do them.” Herman K. Trabish: August 27, 2014 (Utility Dive) The City of Boulder,Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT NATIONAL HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM?

What happened to that national high voltage transmission system?; Clean Line, others still pioneering lines for remote renewables Herman K. Trabish | September 2, 2014 (Utility Dive) Once-bold calls for national high-capacity transmission to harvest abundant but remote U.S. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE STATE OF THE U.S. WIND INDUSTRY (AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR UTILITIES)

The state of the U.S. wind industry (and what it means for utilities); Wind PPA prices now beat natural gas prices. Herman K. Trabish: August 25, 2014 (Utility Dive) The wind industry is facing strange times. A record amount of new capacity...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SACRAMENTO'S PUBLIC UTILITY IS GETTING IN THE RESIDENTIAL SOLAR BUSINESS

How Sacramento's public utility is getting in the residential solar business; The new utility business model may simply be answering customers’ questions. Herman K. Trabish: August 25, 2014 (Utility Dive) In oday’s competitive marketplace of smart and distributed services, utilities do not have ratepayers — they have customers. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HAS APS INVENTED A ROOFTOP SOLAR BUSINESS MODEL FOR UTILITIES?

Has APS invented a rooftop solar business model for utilities?; The plan is to rate-base solar and get more peak production. But is it legal? Herman K. Trabish: August 11, 2014 (Utility Dive) Arizona Public Service’s ground breakingShow More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE GRID NEEDS INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS

Jon Wellinghoff: Utilities should not operate the distribution grid; The grid needs Independent Distribution System Operators, the former FERC chair told Utility Dive Herman K. Trabish: August 15, 2014 (Utility Dive) As distributed energy...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SHOULD UTILITIES VALUE SOLAR?

How should utilities value solar?; Utilities can go from Net Energy Metering to Transactive Energy Services with solar Herman K. Trabish: August 4, 2014 (Utility Dive) Solar is a revenue opportunity utilities can no longer ignore. In...Show More Summary

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