Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

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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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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Is the End of Baseload Generation a Reality?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Since the mid-20th century, it’s been widely accepted wisdom: For electric utilities to economically serve customers they must build generating systems rooted in large baseload plants. But with the recent growth of … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Utility Look Like?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, phone service meant one thing – the service delivered by my local Bell company through copper lines connected to my house. Ask … Continue reading

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Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “For the windpower purchasing agreements we’re looking at about $2m a year [in] savings, averaged over the term of the contract.” – Rob Threkhold, Global Manager for Renewable Energy at GM[1] “When … Continue reading

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