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A vendor in Brooklyn, where hot days currently bring dirty power for cooling.

With Grid Modernization Overdue, Don't Overlook Virtual Power Plants

A transmission tower falling into the Mississippi River in late August sent New Orleans into weeks of darkness, highlighting the need for capital to speed deployment of small-scale clean power systems around the world’s waterfront cities. A few weeks earlier, Tesla showed how an established software-driven fix called a virtual...
Charlotte, NC hybrid bus

The administration can tee up safe, low-carbon transit in cities like Charlotte, NC and others without a cooperative Congress. 

Industrial Policy Can Set the USA on a Decarbonization Pathway

The United States, under its Paris Agreement commitments, must become carbon-free by 2050. Its Congress appears nowhere close to passing laws that would spark an energy transition, though. So the government's executive branch should craft a green industrial policy that mixes incentives, procurement, tax credits and other tools to bring...
How solar grows from communities up away from Indonesia's metropolis

Rio Pramudita contributed this photo of an off-grid installation in Berau on Kalimantan. 

Corporate Captains, Venture Voices Try to Harmonize Across Indonesia

To nearly triple renewables' role in Indonesia's economy, the state-owned utility needs to either step back or invite in more collaborators and competitors. It shows no sign of stepping back. Alternatively, venture-like investors and corporate decisionmakers are finding means of working around and with the utility to increase solar for...
A minigrid using solar shines via Nigeria's initiative

We showcased this Nigerian minigrid last summer. We're now sharing a warning that ambitions from multinational investors had better grow more maximalist. 

Building the World's Clean Infrastructure Takes a 7X Investment Increase. Who's Up?

The sweep of nations from Central America across to Asia contains billions of people and untold potential for climate-smart infrastructure. The sweep of capital across those nations, we learned in a panel, looks tepid in light of the job. A set of reports from the International Energy Agency zooms in...
A view from above, courtesy CIFOR, of a promised capital city for Indonesia. Do you see a place for a solar grid?

A view from above, courtesy CIFOR, of a promised capital city for Indonesia. Do you see a place for a solar grid? 

Can Indonesia's New Capital Attract Capital for Renewable Energy?

Indonesia's president promised to stoke economic development by relocating the capital city. Can this project spark a pattern of investment in utility-scale solar? It can, but activists and investors need to see through a tangle of loyalties among the government, the state-owned utility and the coal business. This chronicle explains...

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