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PSH FAST, Pt 1: US DOE FAST Competition For Pumped Storage Picks 4 Winners

December 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Pumped storage hydro has far more resource potential than required for a fully decarbonized grid and it's cheap per megawatt-hour (MWh) of storage. The downside is that it's slow to build, capital intensive, and heavily regulated right now in the United States. The Department of Energy FAST program aims to change that


An Overlooked Solution For Competitive & Local Renewable Power

January 25th, 2018 | by John Farrell

Today, there’s a battle brewing across the US to reinvigorate a little-used law and bring it into alignment with a modern marketplace riper than ever for small-scale renewables. Like other policies that present compelling local economic value -- among them net metering and community solar -- PURPA lives or dies by its implementation


Solar: Choice, Competition, & Clean Air

July 31st, 2017 | by John Farrell

It’s simple to promote solar power as a money saver and clean alternative to fossil fuel generation. But it sells solar short to focus only on savings, when it also gives Americans the freedom to generate their own energy and to challenge the economic and political power of big corporations.


Competition & Freedom At Stake — Episode 37 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

January 25th, 2017 | by John Farrell

Incentives designed to make rooftop solar feasible for a wider range of consumers are under attack nationwide, threatening new solar development as well as the consumers that already have rooftop panels. The staunchest opponents? Utilities which say, despite a growing body of research to the contrary, that rooftop solar hurts other ratepayers and their bottom lines


Cleantech Competition In The Age of Digitalization

November 10th, 2016 | by Tobias Engelmeier

Everyone is fully on board with the idea that the digital future is a central part of the future of their industries. They expect enormous changes, new business opportunities and new competitors. There seems to be a consensus that this is a new animal that requires an approach that is different. So far, so good. Yet, most are quite unsure about the specific likely implications and the best approach to take moving forward. There is a sense of gambling, a sense that traditional strategy development will not apply


Electricity’s Un-Natural Monopoly

April 1st, 2015 | by John Farrell

Originally published on ilsr.org The US electricity system is undergoing the biggest change in its 130-year history, undermining the rationale for [&hellip


WAVE 2011: EV Road Trip Race!

October 6th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

All sorts of races and challenges for electric cars have been successfully completed this year, and the WAVE 2011 is no exception. The WAVE is a road trip through Europe, stopping in cities such as Paris, Vienna, and Prague. Each leg of the trip is 75 miles, with no more than 250 miles allowed per car per day – still much farther than most people drive!



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