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Natural Resources Defense CouncilGood News: EVs Are Not Crashing the GridNatural Resources Defense CouncilThat's a brief summary of what Southern California Edison and a growing number of U.S. electric utilities are aiming for to decarbonize the power and transportation sectors in a mighty one-two punch. Some may worry that charging hundreds of thousands ...

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)This Midwestern state is the surprising standout on cutting carbon pollution.Environmental Defense Fund (blog)It's also resulted in more-efficient power plants and, for customers, more-affordable electricity bills. The region's wholesale market price is at its lowest recorded level . A recent study found that since 2011, competition has enabled $15 billion in ...

Natural Resources Defense CouncilCold temps prove value of electricity grid markets, planningNatural Resources Defense CouncilMuch of the country is in the grip of frigid weather, which is increasing demand for electricity (but still less than during hot summer months). Predictably, coal interests contend that because coal plants are running more to help meet higher demand ...and more »

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)How blockchain could soon upend America's power marketsEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)Or to Europe, where companies are rolling out blockchain technology to enable energy trading between utilities, between residential customers, or simply to help owners of electric cars charge up their vehicles with their cell phones. Investors smell ...

Island Packet (blog)This tycoon changed the course of WWII and Hilton Head Island. PBS is taking noticeIsland Packet (blog)When Alfred Lee Loomis gave each of his three sons $1 million, the baby was only 14. When the stock market crashed and people were jumping from buildings on Wall Street, he and his brother-in-law Landon K. Thorne had cash to buy most of Hilton Head ...and more »

Mother Nature Network (blog)This huge project could change the wind gameMother Nature Network (blog)For starters, while TenneT plans to build the artificial island (and pay for most of the 1.5 billion euro price tag), the company is not allowed to build the wind farm — potentially multiple wind farms — that the island or future islands would ...and more »

Power Line (blog)The Devil is in the DiabloPower Line (blog)Canyon, that is. Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission ratified the plan to shut down California's last nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, even though, as one of the last nuclear power plants built, it could easily be re-licensed for ...and more »

E&E NewsCould deregulation, tax reform prolong life of Mich. units?E&E News"DTE failed to seriously look at solar and wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency, and demand response, which would give DTE the flexibility it needs to integrate clean, cost-effective renewables that are good for Michigan's economy and ...and more »

Natural Resources Defense CouncilWestern Renewable Energy Just Keeps Getting CheaperNatural Resources Defense CouncilWind and solar projects in the western U.S. have reached price levels that few would have predicted even a few years ago. For those that have read our blogs before, you might be thinking that we've said that before, and, well, we have. But the prices ...and more »