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Is American Energy Too Cheap?

Is American Energy Too Cheap?

In February, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released the fifth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook (awesome/free, available here).  Subsequently,  one of the most publicized snippets of the report became this: “In 2016, consumers devoted less than 4% of their total annual household spending to energy, the smallest share […]

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment is Bad for the Environment

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment is Bad for the Environment

As the fight against Climate Change has gained momentum, so too has the campaign surrounding Fossil Fuel Divestment, which according to an Oxford University study, is the fastest growing divestment movement in history. On the surface, joining this divestment movement makes logical sense for investors concerned with climate change: man-made greenhouse gases cause climate change, […]

Why Natural Gas is Key to Sustainable Solar PV Growth

Why Natural Gas is Key to Sustainable Solar PV Growth

Recently, Solar City announced their new GridLogic program, a turnkey “Microgrid-as-a-Service” solution. For many reasons, this program and others like it, are a huge step forward for the distributed generation market. But, while 2/3 of the major components of this service have been talked about at length within the alternative energy industry, the third and […]

Perspective: How to Explain Microgrids to the End-User

Perspective: How to Explain Microgrids to the End-User

Recently, I’ve noticed an uptick in the interest level surrounding microgrids, undoubtedly driven in part by aggressive new state and local programs incentivizing the concept. While I’m encouraged by the momentum, it’s also apparent that said momentum is concentrated in large part within the energy industry. An understandable scenario given the technical complexity of many […]

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