Top Seven Ways Energy Regulators Should Prepare for EV Surge

This week industry association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) noted that while EV adoption is still small, its growth rate is accelerating. As a result of this accelerating growth rate, public utility commissions (PUCs) are finding EVs on the agenda at their meetings.

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Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Infrastructure Provider Picks Up the Pace

This week, EVgo, a provider of public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations in the U.S., said it was accelerating the pace at which it is constructing fast chargers and will add hundreds of EVgo fast chargers in California before the end of 2018.

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US Residential and Commercial Installed Solar PV Prices Still Dropping

According to the latest edition of Lawrence Berkley National Lab’s (LBNL’s) “Tracking the Sun” report, the median installed price for a solar PV system in the first part of 2018 was $2.2/W for a large non-residential system (up to 5 MW in capacity), representing a 5 percent decline over the previous period.

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Analyst: We’ve Misunderstood Energy Efficiency

According to energy expert, Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the energy industry has vastly misunderstood the scope of the energy efficiency resource. Lovins claims that it’s design, not technology that can achieve incredibly energy efficiency gains. Using his own home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Lovins shows how simple changes in design have allow him to grow banana crops using only natural sunlight and reduce the amount of energy he uses significantly.

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