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The smart grid will be more reliable and efficient than the current system in place, but its interconnectedness brings up some security issues that must be dealt with.
Date: 04/09/2010
Type: News
California will require utilities to pay consumers for generating more solar and wind power than they use and will boost the payoff for certain solar facilities. The laws take effect Jan 1.
Date: 10/13/2009
Type: News
By the end of the year, China’s electric grid will become the largest in the world in terms of both installed generation capacity and electricity produced. Additionally, China is expected to have one of the largest energy storage capacities by 2016.
Date: 10/08/2012
Type: Article
As renewables become a larger scale of energy production, many utilities still do not have a way to accommodate for distributed generation.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers provides an overview of how smart-energy infrastructures are driving new energy sectors and alliances.
Date: 08/03/2010
Type: Report
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
EU carbon prices have fallen to a six month low after the Copenhagen talks failed to reach a binding agreement. Such low prices delay clean tech investments, particularly by utilities.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
PG&E and other utilities are installing thousands of smart meters to monitor household electricity usage and collect data.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News
PG&E will offer financial incentives for California data centers that purchase servers that have earned the Energy Star rating.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
PG&E will expand net metering from 2.5 percent of peak demand to 3.5 percent.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News

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