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China, U.S. driving wind capacity

Globally, wind power installations will increase by 34 percent-- to 47.3 GW in 2014 and hit 64 GW in 2018-- driven up by growth in China and recovery in the United States

Wind ends 2013 on high

The U.S. wind industry ended 2013 on a high note with 61,110 MW operating in the U.S.-- across 905 utility-scale wind projects, with a combined 46,100 wind turbines, in 39 states and Puerto Rico, and billions of dollars of continued private investment.

Microgrids becoming mainstream

Microgrid deployments are happening worldwide, with some new subsegments heating up-- with grid-tied utility distribution microgrids (UDM) and direct current (DC) microgrids attracting increased attention.

Energy efficiency crystal ball

A business customer segmentation solution will help utilities predict who's most likely to participate in their energy efficiency programs and prioritize their efforts based on a customer's energy-saving potential. 

Legacy of technology innovation could sustain CA water future

California's sustainable water future would be achieved through a system management approach utilizing innovations in science, technology and management, according to a report from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) conducted at the request of a bipartisan group of legislators. 

Global governments supporting EVs

Governments worldwide want to see increasing penetrations of EVs due to the environmental, economic, and energy security benefits.

Some states pulling back from energy efficiency despite success

In 2012, more than half of U.S. states met their energy efficiency targets, with most states meeting or exceeding their goals. This is according to new research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Implementing energy efficiency programs can save utilities money by eliminating the new to build more power plants.

North American utilities leading microgrid capacity

Well-suited for remote communities in the developing world, where regional and national power grids are often weak or nonexistent, there are now more than 388 remote microgrid projects in operation, under development, or proposed worldwide. That number is almost as many as all other segments combined, according to Navigant Research, who has been tracking these projects. 

Randi Zuckerberg: Social media lessons for utilities

In today's world, customers expect utilities to have a presence on social media presence. Further, they expect to be notified via these outlets any time they may be affected by a utility issue

Carnegie Mellon reveals office plug load research results

The "Intelligent Dashboard," funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy-Efficient Buildings Hub and created by Ray Yun, a doctoral student in the School of Architecture, is being used to evaluate plug load energy savings in the workplace.