Chicago Innovation Awards: ComEd up for People's Choice

Out of 535 nominees Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), a unit of Exelon and the largest utility in Illinois, has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists in the running for the 14th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.

Record-setting disruption: SolarCity, Elon Musk at it again

SolarCity, who is known for disrupting the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills, is at it again.

New homes getting mix of solar plus battery storage

Solar paired with storage is currently a small fraction of the residential photovoltaic (PV) market, but the combination is becoming more common as battery costs come down.

Giving thanks for the microgrid market - to the Clintons and Bill Gates?

Technavio is predicting that the global remote microgrid market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13 percent from 2015 to 2019, thanks, in large part, to the Clintons and Bill Gates.

Wall Street Laggard? Morgan Stanley called out for continuing coal ties

Citigroup is the latest bank to join the move away from coal, cutting its lending to the global coal mining industry.


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Despite declining production at a key gas field in the Netherlands, natural gas prices in Europe remain at lowest level in six years. The Netherlands, the largest natural gas producer in the European Union, supplied 14 percent of the European Union's natural gas in 2014.


Solar power's growth curve in Germany is falling so fast the German government said it would suspend further reductions in the solar feed-in tariff.