A full 70 percent of C-suite executives across all industries say that regulatory changes have caused either substantial or moderate changes in their risk management and reporting processes in the past two years. Specific to energy, 53 percent of C-suite executives identified regulation as their top threat.
North America remains the world's leading market for microgrids, with planned, proposed, and deployed capacity of 2,505 MW.
Land and water resources in the U.S. could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year -- one-twelfth of the country's yearly needs, according to research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
There are more players vying for a piece of the smart grid pie and less stimulus funds to spend. However, the overall outlook is still quite positive from both a utility and vendor perspective.
The solar market underwent a boom, and then victimized itself with its own rapid success. But once the dust settles, the industry will come out stronger in its operations, financials and technology.
Energy efficiency is a good decision for businesses, homeowners and the government, John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, at UTC Climate, Controls & Security told attendees at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C. yesterday.
Supported by the California Energy Commission, Duke University researchers are working to produce clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to reducing the environmental implications of fossil fuels.
As sales of electric vehicles increase, there is a need to assess the potential impact that a cluster of EVs may have in a local area served by one electricity substation.
The area of strongest smart grid growth in China will be transmission upgrades, anticipated to reach more than $72 billion in revenue by 2020 on a cumulative basis.
The GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Structure is the first phase of the GridSTAR Center and will serve as a hub for workforce training, building performance testing, energy management research and smart microgrid modernization deployments.