In the coming years, the growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) – or smaller power sources that can be aggregated to meet regular demand – will reshape energy markets around the country. It’s a revolution already off to dramatic starts in states such as California, Hawaii, and New York.
A recent study by the Brookings Institute on clean energy technology patents and a Bloomberg analysis on U.S. clean energy investments are providing food for thought on the status of energy innovation.
Power Points recently sat down with Tyler Huebner, executive director of the renewable energy advocacy and education organization Renew Wisconsin, to talk about net metering and solar growth across the U.S., as well as to get his take on the future of the solar market in Wisconsin and beyond.
Electric vehicles (EV) and other next generation transportation technologies have an important role to play in transitioning the U.S. to a clean energy economy. EVs have been shown to reduce oil use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 58%, a percentage that could climb even higher as the electric grid moves away from carbon energy generation. And while the U.S.
The research community has warned for decades about the potential environmental and health costs of burning coal, oil, and natural gas, often pointing out that those costs can be measured in real dollars. But now the U.S. court system, as it begins to validate the science informing the social cost of carbon, seems to be listening.