Archive for March, 2013
New England has been experiencing higher electricity rates this winter due to a high demand for heating as well as higher natural gas prices. The boom in natural gas supply over the past couple of years has kept electricity prices stable in the region, but has also created less of a need for the push …Read More
Public Service Electric& Gas (PSE&G) has developed a proposal to increase solar energy capacity on its grid. The $883 million program, however, places most of the burden on the utility’s customers rather than its shareholders.
The project’s revenue will likely come from surcharges on customer bills. While one could argue for or against rate payers versus …Read More
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook report, predicting that renewable electricity consumption will increase by 2.6% in 2013 and by 4.1% in 2014.
Renewable electricity produced in 2012 across the U.S. accounted for about 5% of total electricity production. As expected, wind power led among renewables, accounting for roughly 3.5% of …Read More
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, managed by the University of California and a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, have issued a report on their analysis of the costs of residential solar power systems in the U.S. compared to the lower costs in Germany.
U.S. Soft Costs Increase the …Read More