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Commentary from Industry Pros
Each month my wife and I have to pay the electric bill for our home. I was wondering why haven't the residential building companies that build houses, apartments, townhouses, and condos all come to a general consensus, and decide to make all everything that they build solar powered?
The goals of retail electric competition are a source of disagreement among legislators, utilities, competitive suppliers, and consumers. Some parties believe that the only goal is to reduce costs to consumers while others believe that customer choice produces important ancillary benefits such as innovation and consumer engagement.
After a $60 billion rip-off, the disgraced energy giant Enron sheds its old image of EnWRONG to Prisma. After paying $665 million in legal fees, the company is restructured under the name identity of Prisma while some of its executives walk to prison.
In a state long-associated with oil ("Texas tea") and conservative politics, you would think renewables would have a hard time getting a toehold.
In recent years, several inventive entrepreneurial types have challenged the theory of the 2 and 3-bladed horizontal-axial axis wind turbine, claiming that the space between the blades has been wasted and could be used to generate additional output. Many of them have actually built and tested small-scale prototypes to prove their point.
When comparing clean energy systems for generating electric power, technology evaluation is dependent on understanding resistance, current, and voltage factors.
Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states and utilities develop plans to cost-effectively reduce carbon pollution to comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan, according to new economic analysis from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a nonpartisan branch of the Department of Energy (DOE).
Solar energy is an economic boom for North Carolina. Only California installed more solar in 2014, pushing the Tar Heel State to fourth overall in America with 953 megawatts installed capacity - roughly the electricity demand of 90,500 homes.
Transportation accounts for nearly 72 percent of total global oil demand, hence economic, security, and environmental concerns are driving the world to electrify transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) will have a disruptive change on electric utilities' business model.
The recent thaw in American - Cuban relations opens possibilities for co-operation in such areas as energy, initiatives that may spread to include several other Caribbean nations.