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  • How energy efficiency could become the new 'bridge fuel' to cut carbon

    Utility Dive

    A new analysis explores how efficiency can significantly drive down wholesale power costs.
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  • Wind installed more capacity than any other generation source in 2015, industry says

    Utility Dive

    The U.S. wind energy industry installed 8,598 MW new generation capacity in 2015, a 77 percent increase from 2014 and the industry's third biggest year ever, according to a new industry report.
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  • Community solar poised for growth as utilities gain confidence, familiarity

    Utility Dive

    Momentum continues to gather behind the emerging concept that offers solar for people who don’t have "the right roof or their own roof or a good enough credit score," according to findings from two new reports.
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  • Average utilization for natural gas combined-cycle plants exceeded coal plants in 2015

    U.S. Energy Information Administration

    Last year marked the first time on record that the average capacity factor of natural gas combined-cycle plants exceeded that of coal steam plants. The power industry has been running natural gas combined-cycle generating units at much higher rates than just 10 years ago, while the utilization of the capacity at coal steam power plants has declined.
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