US Commercial Solar Sector has Lagged, but Now Looks Cleared for Takeoff

The below post originally appeared on Breaking Energy The commercial and industrial solar power sector has not yet taken flight in the same way that residential and utility-scale solar has in recent years. But to many in the solar industry, that just screams opportunity. The C&I solar market is a strange animal for several reasons, but changing economics, regulations …..


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What the Quadrennial Energy Review Means for Renewable Energy

Last week the White House released its first installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) recommending investments in energy transmission, storage and distribution infrastructure.  While the U.S. is now the largest producer of oil and natural gas and is rapidly expanding renewable energy like wind and solar power, this energy must now travel across millions …..


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Energy Firms Must Shift Strategies to Meet New Challenges

Earthquakes rattle downtown Dallas. Cities enact fracking bans – in Texas! Trains carrying oil derail and devastate local communities. Pipelines cannot be permitted, even though they are arguably a safer form of transportation. Oil prices sag and don’t recover as hoped and predicted. Industry jobs are lost and firms file for bankruptcy. Without doubt, energy …..


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State of Wyoming Joins Independent Producers In Opposition To Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

The below post originally appeared on Baker Hostetler’s North America Shale Blog The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office filed a complaint today in Wyoming federal district court asking the court to set aside recently finalized federal regulations related to hydraulic fracturing on federal and public lands. Wyoming’s complaint requests the court set aside regulations the United …..


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Sustainability and Water Awareness

The below post originally appeared on Breaking Energy   In an age where technology enables consumers to track their meal from field to table, and beverages from orchard to refrigerator, sustainability has become an increasingly powerful market force. Customer demand for information is leading to improved labeling and sourcing information that is impacting supplier behavior …..