Advanced Energy Perspectives

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2016 (Part 2)

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Dec 23, 2016 11:19:44 AM


2016 was a big year for advanced energy, and advanced energy was big in 2016. According to our Advanced Energy Now 2016 Market Report, advanced energy represents a $1.4 trillion global industry, with $200 billion of that in the U.S. – and growing! Last week we brought you Part 1 of our Top 10 news stories, with everything from America’s first offshore wind farm to energy storage’s best year ever. Here’s Part 2!

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Topics: News Update, Year in Review

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Five State Policy Battles of 2016

Posted by JR Tolbert and Amisha Rai

Dec 22, 2016 10:49:06 AM


As 2016 barrels to a close and 2017 looms ahead of us, it is a time to take stock of the challenges faced and the progress made for the advanced energy industry over the past 12 months. While you’ll likely read top 10 lists that features the ups and downs of myriad issues in the coming week, when it comes to energy legislation in the states, the news was overwhelmingly positive in 2016. Here are the top five state policy battles of 2016 and how they turned out:

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Topics: State Policy Update, Year in Review

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 10 Utility Commission Actions of 2016

Posted by Coley Girouard

Dec 20, 2016 11:05:34 AM

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In September, we published a post on the top 10 utility commission issues of 2016 so far, but action on utility regulations has continued in the months since. In this year-end post, we look at 10 key actions taken by state public utility commissions (PUCs) in 2016. These actions affected everything from rate design for distributed energy resources to data access to grid modernization. More broadly, they all point the way toward a modern electric power system for the 21st century, even if getting there is by fits and starts.

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Topics: PUCs, Year in Review

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2016 (Part 1)

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Dec 16, 2016 12:13:44 PM


By any measure, this year has been a doozy, and advanced energy has been in the headlines throughout. From the first American offshore wind power to the economic power of advanced energy to employ millions of people, advanced energy is a major growth market that shows no signs of stopping. All year long, we have been collecting clips (and links) on the top 10 news topics of 2016. Here is Part 1 of our two-part roundup of advanced energy news of the year, covering the first five. Be sure to check back next week for Part 2!


1) Finally! American Offshore Wind No Longer a Dream 

Offshore wind power in the U.S. has been a notion since Cape Wind was a twinkle in Jim Gordon’s eye, but it was long stymied by political (and NIMBY) interests. Last year’s top news round-up had some solid good news: construction had begun on the nation’s offshore wind installation, though it was not in Nantucket Sound.

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Topics: News Update, Year in Review

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2015, Part 2

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Dec 18, 2015 10:02:45 AM


Advanced energy makes news, and 2015 was proof of that. From innovative financing models for energy efficiency to Fortune 500 companies choosing advanced energy, businesses big and small had impact on the way the world generates and uses energy. In fact, it’s not easy to pick the top stories of the year. Still, last week we gave you the first five of our top 10 of the year, and here are the other five. (Read Part 1 here.) Then get ready for 2016, which we are sure will be another news-filled year for advanced energy!

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Topics: Year in Review


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