Monthly Archives: March 2012

Has New England Built Too Much Transmission for Reliability?

The current transmission planning process in New England has created a bias toward funding new infrastructure to support the electricity grid’s reliability at the expense of less costly non-transmission alternatives — including energy efficiency, demand management and distributed generation, said industry sources participating in a recent Clean-Energy Transmission Summit in Boston. Continue reading

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U.S. Once Again Leads in Renewable Energy Investment

The U.S. was the world leader in renewable energy investment last year, edging out China, which had held that role since 2009, according to a new report from Ernst and Young. Investors sank $55 billion into clean energy in 2011, … Continue reading