Energy policy predictions

There are no accurate crystal balls when it comes to predicting the future of energy policy under the administration of the new president. But given the cabinet appointees to key positions dealing with energy regulation, some prognosticators think they have an idea of what could happen. Read More

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Coal still keeps the lights on

With cheaper natural gas, wind, solar and other technologies, many people don’t think about coal as much as they once did. But coal is still very much a part of the nation’s energy mix every time a light switch is flipped or a manufacturer fires up the production line. Coal-fired plants accounted for 39 percent of the electricity generation in the U.S. in 2014, and will continue to be a factor for years to come. Read More

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Battery-energy storage has bright future

Energy storage is the emerging technology to watch in the renewable energy industry. This niche market is developing fast because energy-storage technologies could prove beneficial to making renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, more viable. Read More