Renewable Energy News

10 Options and 5 Case Studies Show How to Reform Utility Business Models

Experts from Rocky Mountain Institute, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute and America’s Power Plan have released a new report that shows why new utility business models are key to the energy transition.

Wind Turbine Manufacturers Hit Turbulence

The shakeout in wind turbine manufacturing industry is starting to produce winners and losers after increasing competition gutted margins. Wind is one of the lowest-cost forms of energy generation and getting cheaper, with turbine prices down more than 50 percent in the past decade. That has hurt profit and spurred gloomier market outlooks from wind machinery makers from General Electric Co. to Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

Putting PURPA Under a Microscope

A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. may be due for an overhaul.

Michigan Utilities Have a $7B Grid Modernization Plan

Michigan’s two largest utilities plan to spend $7.2 billion over the next five years to improve electric reliability while preparing for more electric vehicles and distributed generation.

How Digitalization and Blockchain Can Unlock an Energy Trading Revolution

Digital solutions could revolutionize energy trading if they were adopted more widely across the market.

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