Article about Solar Power in Energy Spectrum

Dr. Sioshansi has a new article in Energy Spectrum magazine. It is titled, “MIT: Future is Solar”. To read it, click here (PDF).

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June 2015 EEnergy Informer

The June 2015 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • From Scarcity To Abundance Of Power
  • Forget Peak Oil, Focus On Peak Demand
  • What Utility Future, Which Business Model?
  • Tesla: Future Is On The Wall
  • DOE: Future Is Resilient Energy Infrastructure
  • MIT: Future Is Solar
  • NREL: Future Is Not Just Any Solar But Shared Solar
  • Borenstein: Future Not Necessarily Distributed?
  • When All Else Fails Gold Plate The Network
  • California Tinkering With Residential Rates
  • Learning To Live With Over-generation
  • Zero Net Energy Homes: Here Today, Affordable Tomorrow
  • Book review – Electricity vs. Fire: The Fight For Our Future

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Article on Climate Change in Energy Spectrum

Dr. Sioshansi has a new article in Energy Spectrum magazine. It is titled, “Climate hot in Paris”. To read it, click here (PDF).

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New Articles on Breaking Energy

Dr. Sioshansi has several new articles on the Breaking Energy website.

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Article on Utility Revenues in Energy Spectrum

Dr. Sioshansi has a new article in Energy Spectrum magazine. It is titled, “As demand falls so do utility revenues”. To read it, click here (PDF).

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Grid Article in California Current

Dr. Sioshansi has an article in the latest issue of California Current magazine. It is titled, “The Value of the Grid”. To read it, click here (PDF).

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Price Rises in July

The subscription price of EEnergy Informer will be rising as from July 1st 2015. Details of the new prices are available on the subscriptions page.

Existing subscribers can extend their current subscription at the existing prices until the end of June 2015. Moreover, any subscriber who assists in recruiting a new paying subscriber will automatically get a 6-month free extension.

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Energy Efficiency Article in USAEE Dialogue

Dr. Sioshansi has an article in USAEE Dialogue, the magazine of the United States Association for Energy Economics. The article is titled, “US Energy Efficiency On The Rise”. To read it, click here.

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May 2015 EEnergy Informer

The May 2015 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • New York Redefines Distribution Business
  • California Redesigning Retail Tariffs
  • OPEC Minus The E?
  • Australia Passes Multiple Milestones
  • Climate Hot In Paris
  • Global Wind Capacity Tops 370 GW
  • DOE’s Updated Vision Upbeat On Wind
  • Coal’s Demise: Beginning Of The End Or End Of The Beginning?
  • AREVA And EPR Under Pressure
  • Japan’s Nuclear Policy In Limbo
  • Solar Grid Parity: Closer Than You Thought
  • Book Review: Power Shift

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OPEC Minus The E?

If current consumption patterns persist, there will be little left to export

OPEC, as everyone knows, stands for Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, an oil-rich 12-member club, mostly in the Middle East and Africa plus Venezuela and Ecuador. Historically, they produced a lot and consumed relatively little — which meant that most of what they produced could be exported, hence the E in OPEC. But as their population and domestic energy consumption balloons, exacerbated by heavy subsidies (graph below), the proportion that could be exported shrinks over time. It is bad news for the affected governments, especially now that oil prices are at historical lows.
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