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New Decision Framework for Investing in Local Power Grids

Growth in data centers, manufacturing, electric vehicles, solar, and storage are among the forces reshaping electricity ... Read more

Do large-scale wind projects increase local employment? New US study says yes, and those effects last.

New Berkeley Lab study of more than 100 million US workers across 23 states finds clear evidence of increases in employm... Read more

Solar and wind are increasingly competitive in wholesale power markets, offer a hedge against the uncertain cost of other generation sources

New Berkeley Lab study quantifies solar and wind costs in relation to wholesale market costs, suggests that purchasers s... Read more