September 30th, 2022
Study after study finds that the United States must double its electricity production by 2050 in order to meet the surging demand for electricity in transportation. The anticipated load is for surface vehicles, but the aviation industry is looking at electric flight.
August 19th, 2022
Four major factors are coinciding that will affect the future of nuclear power: a recognition that achieving net-zero by 2050 requires nuclear in the energy mix; an availability of federal money due to the infrastructure bill and Inflation Reduction Act..
July 22nd, 2022
The future role of natural gas in U.S. electricity generation is under the microscope. At present, 38 percent of the nation’s generation is from gas. The current vision of the Biden Administration and some utilities is to significantly reduce reliance on natural gas...
June 29th, 2022
The electric utility industry is roiled by supply chain chaos. Across the industry, there are tales of operation and maintenance delays, shortage-induced rescheduling, and crews standing idle, waiting for materials as conventional as bolts.
May 20th, 2022
There is a general agreement among utility executives that this is the most exciting time ever to be in the electric space. The revolution -- from fossil fuels and renewables to small modular reactors and carbon capture, utilization and storage -- is massive, challenging, and happening...
May 12th, 2022
The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier is expected to substantially contribute to the achievement of deep decarbonization goals. However, introducing a significant role for hydrogen in the energy supply requires comprehensive changes across many sectors of the economy. An extensive infrastructure will need to be developed involving its production, transportation, storage, and utilization. Policies and incentives may be needed to overcome the significant market barriers that exist to the widespread adoption of hydrogen.
April 22nd, 2022
Electrification is the megatrend for the energy sector. Utilities are gearing up for a surge in electric vehicles and the deployment of massive electric fleets, like those of Amazon. New York State legislators...
March 25th, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended the global energy supply chain, producing historic levels of stress worldwide and catastrophe in Europe. The price of oil has flirted with $120 a barrel...
February 25th, 2022
Wildfires were catastrophic across the West and the Southwest last summer. Coupled with the continuing megadrought, this was a huge burden for utilities across a wide area of the country. Already it is hotter and drier than normal across much of those regions, and forecasters at the National Weather Service...