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Community solar could dominate U.S. energy

For utilities wanting to develop a community solar program, the process just became much easier. Thanks to an online resource devoted to roofless community solar deployment, utilities can gain access to market insights and resources essential to a program's success.

Calling for clarity: CPP uncertainty driving multi-state cooperation

As speculation surrounding the impact of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) on power providers continues to circulate and research evolves, states can benefit from a project to facilitate interstate communication on energy and environmental issues affecting the Eastern Interconnection and the United States

Could offshore nuclear be the future of energy production?

Offshore wind has been talked about for years, but what about other generation sources? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a new concept for a floating nuclear plant.

Nuclear situation changing locally, globally

Despite the fervor of negativity and fear since the Fukushima Daiichi disaster at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant-- a meltdown of three of the plant's six nuclear reactors-- in 2011, perceptions surrounding nuclear are changing. And could even be described as downright positive.

Exelon: Changing along with the energy landscape

Most utilities have embarked on some sort of sustainability effort, and many are learning the importance of evolving their efforts as technology becomes better. Exelon has released their current sustainability report, and explained how innovating in the clean energy field has helped them continue their successful program.

Dire oil and gas employment outlook

While market trends have begun to show some early positive signs, with the price of oil beginning to rise this quarter, the majority of global hiring managers are still reluctant to expand their hiring efforts over the next six months.

EPA CPP impact on natural gas

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) has suggested that states might rely heavily on natural gas generation for compliance with the CPP, creating stress on gas pipeline capacity and ultimately impacting electric system reliability and that the fix may be expensive and challenging.

Urban mobility infrastructure making cities smarter

One of the most popular areas of urban innovation is mobility, as cities struggle with ways to reduce vehicle emissions and increase clean transport options. Infrastructure improvements in the form of mass transit systems and the deployment of electric vehicle charging networks are critical.

MIT solar sensor to power IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an important opportunity for the future, but technology hasn't yet caught up to the possibilities. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are conducting research to help make IoT a reality.

Low-carbon energy has to deal with more than just policy

Energy policy for smart grids is still far behind technology, but the UK Energy Research Center (UKERC) found that a regional perspective on energy policy and research would better help integrate policymaking decisions.