Category Archives: Renewables

Energy Prices Aren’t Always Predictable

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Not an energy trader? You might be grateful for that. Predicting price behavior is seemingly harder and harder. History would tell us that in regions with high penetrations of renewables, an event that … Continue reading

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Demand Side Management Key to California’s Changing Grid

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator The role of demand side management (DSM) programs traditionally has been three-fold: reduce overall usage through energy efficiency (EE) efforts (for example, weatherization or more efficient light bulbs) reduce usage at times of system … Continue reading

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What is the Least-cost Source of Electricity in Your Community?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Average Costs Across the U.S. In our June 2016 blog post titled Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables we described how the price of utility-scale wind and solar projects was becoming … Continue reading

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Corporate Purchasers Are As Important as Utilities in Renewables Growth

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator  In recent years, new wind and solar electric generating capacity has outpaced all other sources of power. In 2016, the two renewables sources grew by more than 20,000 MW compared to the … Continue reading

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Renewable Natural Gas: A Viable Fuel for Power Generation and Transportation

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Most of us think of natural gas as a reliable, plentiful fossil fuel. Less discussed is its renewable equivalent: biomethane, a biogas that is the result of the decomposition of organic matter. Once processed, this … Continue reading

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From Where Will the Next Wave of Energy Research and Development Come?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Energy is fundamental to modern life. Yet according to the International Energy Agency, more than 1.2 billion people live without access to electricity, and more than 2.7 billion are without clean cooking … Continue reading

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What Can the Energy Industry Expect Under the Trump Administration? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Last week we looked at how the incoming Trump administration may or may not significantly impact the energy industry, particularly the natural gas and coal sectors. This week we continue the discussion … Continue reading

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