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New Study Finds Traditional Concept of "Baseload" Power Becoming Increasingly Problematic as Wind, Solar Boom

On June 14, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a landmark development in U.S. power markets: "For the first time, monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) exceeded 10% of total electricity generation in the United States." As you can see from the graphic below, this isn't a fluke; to the contrary, wind and solar have been growing inexorably for years now, and there's certainly no sign that this will stop any time soon.

Topics: Clean Economy

New BNEF Outlook Far More Bullish on Clean Energy Growth Through 2040 than EIA

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is out this morning with its New Energy Outlook 2017, and there's a great deal to digest. Mostly, it's great news for clean energy and for cleantech more broadly, as we'll get into below.

Topics: Clean Economy

New Report by GTM Research, Energy Storage Association Finds "biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market"

According to a new report by the Energy Storage Association (ESA) and GTM Research, the U.S. energy storage industry is on fire, having just "deployed 71 MW of energy storage in Q1 2017...up 276% from the 18.9 MW deployed in Q1 2016," and with a lot more growth on the way. See below for more details from the new report. Also, for more exciting news on the energy storage front, see Nevada Just Became the Most Exciting State for Energy Storage Policy (bolding added for emphasis):

Topics: Clean Economy