Mike Jacobs

The electric grid is steadily evolving to incorporate growing levels of renewable energy, and it’s saving consumers money and maintaining reliability. However, an April memo from US Energy...

As communities, companies, and even entire Midwestern utility companies move to supply 100% of electricity needs from renewable energy, the question presents itself: is this even possible? The answer...

Shopping for a discount makes sense, right? Let’s see what we can save if we try this with electricity. TOU rates can promote adoption of electric vehicles and strategic electrification. credit: M...

Last year’s solar deployment numbers just came in, and they are, in a word, phenomenal. Utilities bought more new solar capacity than they did natural gas capacity: an astounding 22 states added more...

Rick Perry—Trump’s pick for the Department of Energy—saw how infrastructure can impact energy development when he was governor of Texas. Texas has a history of success producing energy. Two keys to...

The Polar Vortex in 2014 revealed issues with over-reliance on natural gas and under-appreciation of wind and customer demand response. The Union of Concerned Scientists is pushing to correct...

As states get serious about reducing climate-harming carbon pollution, their decisions will guide how the electrical grid changes, for better or worse. These decisions are central to the people who...

When it’s hot, it’s hot. Do our plans for increasingly hot summers make sense, or are we going backwards on our energy policies? Consider these two simplified strategies: close the...

Something unprecedented just happened on the renewable energy front in Texas that is likely to reverberate in energy markets across the country. ERCOT, the entity that manages the flow of electric...

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...

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