Monthly Archives: November 2011

A lot of DG in a single place

Okay, not a single place, but in a single transaction. According to a San Francisco Chronicle article, Bank of America has agreed to provide complete funding for Solar City‘s SolarStrong project to the tune of $1B after the DoE failed to secure a loan guarantee for the project. The project is expected to result in […]
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Amory Lovins and Gordon Johnson sort of debate energy issues

Perhaps debate is the wrong word, but an interesting array if issues are raised, especially in the 2nd half of this clip The arguments are a bit complicated, but worth checking out. I will point out that Johnson appears to use the term “distributed” to refer to flexibility around the time of day of production […]
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Renewables surpass fossil energy investments, but take a closer look at the odds

This recent Bloomberg wire story in the LA Times points to research that renewables saw $30B more in investments than fossil fuels this year. The article references a Bloomberg New Energy Finance study, saying “Electricity from the wind, sun, waves and biomass drew $187 billion last year compared with $157 billion for natural gas, oil […]
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Interesting article on Smart Grid and Smart Meters

The Washington Post’s rather nice “energy” page (which I am fond of) links to a great article on smart grid promises and perils. The article quotes New Jersey PSE&G CEO Ralph Izzo as saying “Somehow all of us collectively decided to skip the low-hanging fruit and go for the top of the tree.” It’s not clear […]
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Welcome to the DECA blog!

We’re just getting things started here at DECA, at least on the blog front, but boy the places we’ll go! There are a few of us who will be blogging in this space over time, but Aram Shumavon, DECA’s director, will be holding down the fort the majority of the time. If you’re interested in […]
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