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No-Deal Brexit Leaves Renewables Exposed

By [email protected] The fate of U.K. renewable energy exports to Europe hangs in the balance after policymakers failed to achieve a breakthrough in Brexit talks over the weekend. Last month, the British government admitted renewable energy exports to Europe may be compromised if the U.K. exits the European Union without a deal next March. That…

Are Buildings Smart Yet?

By [email protected] Over the last two years, large multinational energy firms have dumped billions of dollars into commercial energy management — acquiring companies in smart lighting, demand response, battery storage, energy billing, microgrids, smart controls and software. Meanwhile, legacy firms in building energy management are scooping up software and equipment startups. Activity is picking up,…

The Death of Global Coal Growth

By [email protected] For years we’ve known that the coal industry was a dead man walking in the United States. So the industry has clung to future growth in other markets to justify its place at the table. But now, even those prospects are fading. Gonzalo Garcia, the co-head of natural resources for Goldman Sachs globally,…

California Utilities Ordered to Reopen Grid Maps

By [email protected] There’s an unfolding conflict between the state’s investor-owned utilities and distributed energy resources providers in California that highlights the complexities of sharing utility data with the broader world. Last month, we introduced our GTM Squared readers to the strange case of California’s disappearing Integrated Capacity Analysis (ICA) maps. In simple terms, the conflict…

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