• Renewables

    Consumption of renewable energy, which meets about 12% of U.S. energy demand, is increasing. While these technologies are becoming more cost competitive, policies promoting the commercial use of renewable electricity resources, such as tax subsidies and state-level renewable portfolio standards, continue to be the key drivers of capacity expansions.

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    April 23, 2019

    The Dramatic Unreality of the Green New Deal

    Virtually unheard of just 3 months ago, the Green New Deal (GND) has burst into the national debate faster and more furiously than any issue in recent memory. As controversial as the ideas in the GND are, advocates on both sides seem to agree that the proposal would entail a radical and
  • Blog
    January 16, 2019

    Putting Pig Waste to Good Use!

    There’s no doubt that businesses large and small throughout America are focused on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the U.S. has made great progress over the last decade, the private sector is hard at work finding new and innovative ways to reduce emissions—including from an unlikely
  • Blog
    November 9, 2018

    Voters Choose Energy

    It may not have received as much attention as marquee Senate and House races, but energy was very much on the ballot in the 2018 midterms. The Global Energy Institute just released a scorecard covering the results of some of the most significant ballot referendums on Election Day. Even in places
  • Blog
    September 26, 2018

    Clean Energy Week Showcases American Energy Innovation

    This week marks National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), an annual event celebrating American energy innovation helping to create jobs, strengthen America’s national security and preserve the environment. The event brings together associations, businesses and industry advocates to showcase innovation and
  • Blog
    May 7, 2018

    Tomorrow’s Homes … Today!

    While Silicon Valley is synonymous with “innovation” in our increasingly digital economy, today’s energy industry has been busy researching, developing, and building tomorrow’s future. These advanced technologies are being implemented in cities, towns, and neighborhoods all across the country. To
  • Blog
    February 10, 2017

    Read the Fine Print and Proceed with Caution

    Without question, solar is a beneficial and growing component of America’s secure and diverse energy future. In fact, miraculous advancements in technology have continued to reduce the costs of electricity generated from the sun, spurring a dramatic increase in solar installations. However, the
  • Blog
    December 15, 2016

    Record Solar Growth, Thanks to Utilities

    Over the past few months, we have demonstrated how outdated net metering policies shift grid costs away from customers with rooftop solar panels to those without such installations. Due to this cost shift, utility regulators in states such as Maine, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere are reexamining their