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Electricity

Climate Change Is Messing with Texas

With extreme cold stretching across half the United States, the past week has seen unprecedented power outages in the central part of the country, and particularly in Texas. Millions of people remain without power as the state’s grid operator, ERCOT, struggles to meet historic demand for electricity even as…

Five Lessons from Hawaii’s Groundbreaking PBR Framework

On December 23, 2020, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a landmark decision to adopt a comprehensive performance-based regulatory framework for the islands’ investor-owned utilities. The newly adopted framework delivers a portfolio of thoughtful and innovative regulations that will align utility business incentives with clean energy and customer…

The Top 11 Clean Energy Developments of 2020

2020 will be a year to remember. Fortunately, we don’t only have to remember it for a global pandemic, wildfires, an economic recession, racial justice protests, and locust swarms. Plenty of exciting and positive things happened in the energy space throughout the year. Here we list our top eleven…

Wind and Solar: The New Cash Crops

We’re living in an era of big numbers and rapid shifts. In a matter of weeks, the pandemic transformed the lives of billions all over the world. In Congress, billion-dollar spending packages have given way to trillion-dollar stimulus measures. This is a time of big numbers in the energy domain…