Technology adoption tends to be slower in energy than in other sectors, which makes it easy for cleantech investors to under-price risk and overestimate commercialization.
Expanding into more customer-centric pilots would greatly help utilities position themselves to protect and expand their market standing, Shrank and Tehranian write.
Rapier grades the predictions he made last year about Keystone, natural gas prices, and other energy topics.
Coal will surpass oil as the world’s most popular fuel source within 10 years, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.
With high oil prices and new drilling techniques unable to move the needle on worldwide crude oil production, we should ask ourselves whether it is wise to base energy policy on the fantasies of industry and government forecasters, Cobb writes.
SolarCity ebbed the tide of bad financial news for the green energy industry with its successful IPO last week. In an interview with the Monitor, SolarCity head Lyndon Rive gives a behind-the-scenes look at the company's soaring debut on Wall Street and explains what it means for the future of renewable energy.
A judge in Texas has ordered that TransCanada Corp., the company behind the building of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, must stop work on a stretch of the line that will run beneath property owned by Michael Bishop for two weeks, due to that man’s challenge of the pipeline’s intentions.
Edison International's Edison Mission Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. Edison Mission's financial woes reflect the obstacles coal faces in a market increasingly dominated by cheap natural gas and a shift towards renewables.
Taxpayers, activists, and politicians see this outrageous tally of fossil fuel subsidies and get angry at the oil company — but in Petrobras' case, Rapier writes, it's the oil company footing the bill.
Today’s energy technologies won’t be able to propel the world to deep reductions in global carbon emissions, Stepp writes, but improving energy innovation and developing new designs can.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has imposed stricter standards on soot – or fine-particle pollution. Critics charge it's the beginning of a 'regulatory cliff.'
The energy production revival in the United States will continue into the far future, according to a report released this week by fuel giant Exxon.
As new and disruptive vendors, technologies, and business models enter the market, many utilities have seemed unsure about what their role is or should be. Here are three roles utility companies can play to help spur energy innovation.
SolarCity defied a trend of failing solar IPOs Thursday when its share prices soared nearly 50 percent on its first day of trading. What's behind the succes of the SolarCity IPO?
SolarCity IPO saw a steep price cut Wednesday. SolarCity is one of the leading US installers of residential solar panels, so why are investors getting cold feet?
Energy firm Enbridge has announced it will go ahead with its investment of $6.28 billion in expanding the system of pipelines that transport crude from locations in Canada and the United States around North America, according to Consumer Energy Report.