November 15 Energy News

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Opinion:

¶ “After the storms, it’s microgrid season in the Caribbean” • The destructive winds of Hurricanes Irma and Maria exposed the vulnerabilities of the islands. They also showed how renewable energy sources, such as solar panels backed  up by batteries and microgrid technology, can bring resilience to islands where they have been installed. [GreenBiz]

Solar farm powering the microgrid on St Eustatius (Stuco image)

¶ “3 ways Dynegy is trying to make Illinoisans bail out its aging coal fleet” • Dynegy, a Texas-based energy giant, is pulling out all the stops in Illinois to keep uneconomic and dirty coal plants running. After a nearly successful attempt to get subsidies from the state legislature last year, it is still trying to maintain profits. [Environmental Defense Fund]

¶ “Low-Priced Renewables Driving Change At US Utility Companies” • Renewables are finally getting the attention they deserve from US…

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