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The Bank of England Has a Coal Problem

By [email protected] Calls for the financial system to wake up to the looming threat of climate change are growing louder by the day. Those calls have been coming most clearly from the Bank of England under Governor Mark Carney, who last week warned the treasury committee of global finance’s role in driving the climate crisis….

We Didn’t Start the Fire (This Time)

By [email protected] The world’s fifth-largest economy looked more like a developing country last week, as PG&E purposefully cut power to millions of people in Northern California for days. We knew this was coming. The growing safety and financial risk of wildfires in the state mean mass power outages will become more common. But in this…

Grid Edge Trends From 2019 (So Far)

By [email protected] 2019 has seen a steady evolution of policy, regulation and business model innovation at the grid edge. The themes of digitalization, decentralization, flexibility and resilienc” keep cropping up, touching sectors from EV infrastructure to microgrids, demand response and beyond. Reflecting on the third quarter, Wood Mackenzie’s grid edge team highlighted key trends and…

5 Observations on the Commercial Solar Market

By [email protected] The growth story in solar continues to be an exciting one. Earlier this year, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced that the U.S. had reached a milestone of 2 million solar systems installed, just three years after reaching the 1-million mark. While the story is interesting for solar of all sizes, we…

Can Venture Capital Make America Do Tough Things Again?

By [email protected] Venture capital is an effective source of money for scaling companies quickly. But what if your company needs 15 years to prove itself? That’s the time horizon for many “tough tech” companies in energy that are developing new semiconductors, industrial processes, chemical production methods and long-duration storage innovations. The first cleantech bubble showed…

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Resigns

By [email protected] Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has vehemently denied reports of his impending departure amidst growing revelations of his involvement in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, has submitted his resignation, the New York Times and other news sources reported Thursday. Trump confirmed Perry’s resignation during…

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