Reports: Trump Actually Wants to Build a Border Wall Covered in Solar Panels

When President Trump said last week that the U.S. would continue to be “the cleanest” country on Earth despite pulling out of the Paris climate accord, building a solar-paneled border wall probably wasn't what most people had in mind. But, apparently, that could be part of his plan.  Axios reported today that Trump pitched Republican… Continue reading Reports: Trump Actually Wants to Build a Border Wall Covered in Solar Panels

Perry on Clean Energy Leadership: ‘I Hope China Will Step In’

Energy Secretary Rick Perry invited China to compete with the U.S. on clean energy technology this week, in the wake of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.  “I hope China will step in and attempt to take the mantle away” from America, Perry told reporters in Tokyo on Monday, Bloomberg reports.… Continue reading Perry on Clean Energy Leadership: ‘I Hope China Will Step In’

Utility Execs See Distributed Energy as the Biggest Stress on Grid Reliability, Revenues

The rise of distributed energy resources remains a worry for utility executives — not just in how it erodes their revenues, but in how it affects their distribution grids.  This week, Accenture released a new report that asked more than 100 utility executives in 20 countries for their thoughts on the effects of distributed energy,… Continue reading Utility Execs See Distributed Energy as the Biggest Stress on Grid Reliability, Revenues

Nevada Senate Boosts Renewable Energy Target to 40% by 2030, Overcoming Casino Opposition

With just hours remaining in the 2017 legislative session, the Nevada State Senate has approved a bill to boost the state's renewable energy target to 40 percent by 2030. The bill (AB 206) now goes to the Assembly for a final vote, before heading to the governor's desk.  Clean energy advocates believe that increasing the… Continue reading Nevada Senate Boosts Renewable Energy Target to 40% by 2030, Overcoming Casino Opposition

AEP CEO: We’re Moving to a Clean Energy Economy, Regardless of Trump’s Paris Accord Withdrawal

President Trump said he's pulling America out of the Paris climate accords because the deal was bad for business. Business leaders have other ideas. Over the weekend, American Electric Power — a utility that produces more coal electricity than any other U.S. power company — strongly affirmed the clean energy transition.  Coal's market share is changing for… Continue reading AEP CEO: We’re Moving to a Clean Energy Economy, Regardless of Trump’s Paris Accord Withdrawal