Mike Jacobs

In the last 24 hours, the path to greater reliance on solar energy has become much clearer. The US Department of Energy-sponsored assessments of the benefits of solar and the tools for addressing...

Around the country, solar advocates are cheering. One million solar installations (including nearly 950,000 rooftops) are now turned on somewhere in the US, a symbolic milestone signaling a...

Gas pipelines are in the news these days, and it seems like bad news for everyone. The pipeline owners’ trade association, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), has just...

Symbolic slow-moving mammal. Photo: Carol Schaffer/Flickr Zootopia is a place where mammalian species, both predators and vegetarians, co-exist in harmony, and a female bunny overcomes prejudice to...

In the debate over the potential role of renewable energy in decreasing carbon pollution, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (tagline: “Standing Up for American Enterprise”) has considerable trouble with...

A new UCS-commissioned report shows that, prior to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan , a major collaboration between officials from 39 states and 26 major utility companies created a technical report...

Some sales efforts work from a false starting point. Some try to lead the gullible consumer by pretending to share an insider’s secret with them. Some fall back on old slogans. The U.S. Chamber of...

Another day, another false study of the costs and benefits of the EPA Clean Power Plan. Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA) has provided its now familiar “analysis” of “actual costs...

This is the season in the Northeast U.S. for power outages . Severe weather caused widespread damage to the electric power system during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and early snow caused significant...

New energy storage technologies can make electric grids better as batteries become part of the electricity supply. Huge markets for storage and self-supporting micro-grids are coming, and not because...

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