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California Seeks to Shift Major Battery Incentive Toward Fire, Blackout Resiliency

By [email protected] Over its 13-year history, California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program has been the state’s primary driver for distributed solar, biomass power systems, fuel cells. and, over the past half-decade or so, behind-the-meter batteries. Now California regulators are proposing a new role for SGIP: giving battery-solar backup systems to those at greatest risk of wildfires and…

Europe’s Energy Giants Line Up to Endorse Green Deal

By [email protected] The European Union’s newly proposed Green Deal raises “significant questions” for the oil and gas industry, analysts said, but the plan was broadly welcomed by companies across the energy sector. On Wednesday the European Commission presented a sweeping 50-point plan centered around achieving net zero status in Europe by 2050. The proposals include…

Moonshot Moment: Europe Announces Green Deal

By [email protected] New European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled Europe’s Green Deal on Wednesday, a package of 50 far-reaching policy ideas that are still missing many key details, calling it a “man on the moon moment” for Europe. The package of measures would see climate action woven across all the EU’s policy areas,…

3 Trends That Shaped the Grid Edge in 2019

By [email protected] It isn’t easy to transform a century’s worth of electricity infrastructure from the ground up, particularly in the face of climate-change-induced firestorms. In looking back at 2019’s most important developments on the grid edge — GTM’s term for the interface of the traditional utility enterprise with rooftop solar panels, behind-the-meter batteries, plug-in electric…

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