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Facts and Falsehoods in Energy Transition

We...try to separate fact from falsehoods in this wide-ranging interview. It might even change your mind about a few things.

Can Economics Guide the Energy Transition?

Is conventional, free-market economic theory really up to the task of energy transition and combating climate change?

The Role of Development Banks in Energy Transition

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) like the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank are publicly committed to ending energy poverty and enabling energy access to the developing world.

Grid Evolution

Utilities face a host of rapid changes in a what used to be a staid business: new business models, changing supply and demand forecasts, new distributed architectures, new types of resources, new participants in the power grid that they don’t control…yet they still must maintain a highly reliable power grid that operates within fairly narrow parameters.

Distributed Renewables in Latin America and Beyond

Latin America has had one of the fastest-growing renewable energy markets on the planet for the past several years, but nobody ever talks about it.

The Collapse of Coal

The last of the big-time U.S. coal companies has gone bankrupt, and in the hills of Appalachia, they’re looking for their next move.

Denmark's Energy Transition

In percentage terms, Denmark is the world leader in energy transition, as well as the king of wind power.

Energy Efficiency Markets

Improving efficiency is almost always easier and cheaper than generating new power, so efficiency should be our first target in energy transition. But it’s usually the last.

The Outlook for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are all the rage right now, and hopes are high that we might finally be able to transition off of oil and on to electric cars…preferably, cars powered by clean renewable electricity and not by coal-fired grid power.

China’s Energy Future

To understand the trajectory of the world’s energy transition effort, we have to understand what’s happening in China.
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