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energy transition


Eight Years on the Firing Line: Fronting for a Fossil-Fuel Power Company

I joined NRG Energy in Princeton, New Jersey, on Pearl Harbor Day of 2009. Over the next eight and a half years, I talked to hundreds of print, online and…


Considering the True Costs of Carbon-Reducing Technologies

The hard realities of an energy system based on renewables will soon be with us, causing far more problems than are realized. Renewables don’t offer a quick fix, and we…


Has Germany Paved the Way for the World's Energy Transition?

Germany is often touted as a leader in the global energy transition. Energiewende has been part of the country’s public discourse since the 1970s, stemming from an anti-nuclear movement prevalent…


The Power Grid's Great Transition

POWER has been reporting for many years on changes taking place in the power generation mix around the globe. Renewable energy, such as wind and solar generation, has been growing…


THE BIG PICTURE [INFOGRAPHIC]: Changing Fleets

The generating fleets owned by some of the largest companies in the U.S. (ranked here by capacity in 2017) have transformed over the past four years, in some cases dramatically, as total…