April 15 2019

Goldman Rocks Japan Solar With New-Style Securities: Q&A

The rapid expansion of clean energy in Japan in the wake of the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster almost eight years ago helped usher in a new way to finance infrastructure projects, according to Toru Inoue, a vice president with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s infrastructure and structured finance group.

March 11 2019

Orsted Sees U.K. Offshore Wind Hitting 30GW by 2030: Q&A

There will be a “doubling of the pace” of offshore wind deployments in the U.K. over the next decade to reach an industry target of 30 gigawatts by 2030, according to Matthew Wright, managing director at Orsted A/S.

March 6 2019

EV Use Can ‘Cut Unit Cost of Electricity for Everyone’: Q&A

Adoption of electric vehicles can make fuller use of the existing infrastructure across the U.S. and therefore “reduce the unit cost of electricity for everyone”, according to Patricia Poppe, president and chief executive at CMS Energy Corp.

February 27 2019

Big Oil, Utilities Seen Covering Risks for Wind, Solar: Q&A

The coming era of unsubsidized wind and solar projects is likely to see companies with large balance sheets such as oil and gas majors and utilities stepping in to cover the electricity price risk and so helping make those plants financeable.

February 11 2019

For Oracle Utilities Chief, There’s Data Everywhere: Q&A

Oracle Utilities released the latest version of its Opower customer engagement platform for utilities, adding features intended to give customers more power over their energy use and utilities more information about the systems they operate.

February 5 2019

Bootstrap Lab Sees Massive Opening in AI for Energy: Q&A

Bootstrap Labs, a California-based venture-capital investor focused on finding startups that apply artificial intelligence to industrial problems, is turning its attention to the energy sector.

January 29 2019

Tough Road Ahead for Utilities Working to Improve Grid: Q&A

Power providers and regulators in the U.S. are facing major challenges as the electrical grid evolves, the leader of the Smart Electric Power Alliance said.

January 21 2019

New Industries Can Feast on Volatile Wind, Solar: Q&A

A new breed of “flexible electricity demand” projects in areas such as water purification and hydrogen electrolysis could prosper in the coming era of plentiful wind and solar generation, according to Allianz Global Investors.

January 15 2019

Stem Sees Solar-Plus-Storage-Plus-AI as Winning Combo: Q&A

Batteries, solar, wind and computing keep getting cheaper, opening up a new range of options for companies that buy and sell power.

January 7 2019

Canada Pension’s Green Team Aims for $2.6Bn a Year: Q&A

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has exceeded expectations for its new power and renewables group by investing more than C$3.5 billion ($2.6 billion) in its first year

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