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Can Electrification Short-Circuit the Utility Death Spiral?

The road to electrifying heating and transportation in the United States is being mapped out by Electric Power Research Institute and The Brattle Group. Their forecasts show that different paths may yield a range of environmental, business and health benefits. Electrification could also stoke the fire of utility profits, which has dimmed in recent years.

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The State(s) of Distributed Solar — 2017 Update

Energy production from renewable sources continues to expand in the United States at a rapid clip, thanks in no small part to the substantial growth of solar energy — and distributed solar in particular — in recent years.
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The Grand Finale: Energy-Grid Barriers and Solutions

On social media and at industry conventions, it is easy to find high-profile discussions on the technological revolution of electric grids. Experts on energy storage, distributed generation, and wireless options describe how emerging technologies are poised to transform the electricity sector. The hype is real. Energy companies are developing technologies at an increasingly rapid pace. But for all the attention on these new devices and expectations of market growth, there’s still no clear path to widespread adoption. As this series shows, several key barriers prevent technology adoption from keeping up with technology development.

South Dakota Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 3.50 / 8
Score 2.50 / 20
Score 0.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
47 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
18 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
8 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in South Dakota support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 472,670 of 556,587 adults)

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