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Early last week the EPA announced the 2015 Green Power Leadership Awards. At least five of the winners, who are recognized for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market, are affiliated with RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC).
Last week nearly 2,000 policymakers, technology developers, and utility representatives from over 1,000 organizations and 42 countries gathered at the Energy Storage North America conference (ESNA 2015) in San Diego, California. Here we highlight the top five topics that defined ESNA 2015.
Multinational companies have multinational electricity needs, leading some to investigate wind and solar projects in foreign countries. RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) team sat down with the General Motors deal team to discuss the 34 MW power purchase agreement the company signed in Mexico with an Enel Green Power wind project. We wanted to find out: Why renewables? Why Mexico? And how the team succeeded.
As Juneau moves further along in its path of vehicle electrification, the hope is in the near future a tourist will be able to experience all that Juneau has to offer without any carbon emissions, all while learning about clean energy and climate change.
As an integrated grid continues to evolve that more-seamlessly blends centralized and distributed assets and capabilities, Order 745 might prove itself in hindsight the first of many debates about who regulates what and how the electricity grid operates.