If electric vehicles are looking like a sure bet, how do we ensure infrastructure is ready?

In the last two years, nearly everyone has drastically increased their electric vehicle (EV) projections. Oil and gas majors, research organizations, and even car manufacturers are betting that the future is electric, with some automakers such as Volvo and General Motors announcing dramatic production increases for electric cars.

“What people were envisioning would happen three years back by 2030 in a high technology case has already happened. We’re 20 years ahead of time as cost projections go,” said Prajit Ghosh, head of Americas Power and Renewables Research at Wood Mackenzie. “It’s obviously made EVs a lot more attractive.”

Falling lithium-ion battery costs, as

It's hard to find a fuel cell company that's in the black.

In GTM's fuel cell summer update, "Wesoff’s Wall" was introduced as a metaphor for the barriers standing between fuel cell companies and profitability. In the weeks since, the wall has claimed yet another victim.

Last month, British fuel cell developer Intelligent Energy was sold to its largest shareholder, owing to a bleak business outlook. The only publicly traded fuel cell company to ever turn a profit (once, in 2012), the company had variously developed fuel cells for motorcycles with Suzuki, and for portable devices with Apple,

Jacobson turns to the courts to silence a leading critic.

The battle over the viability of 100 percent renewable energy will soon spill into a court of law.

Among clean energy advocates, there is disagreement about what kind of renewable energy target to shoot for -- 80 percent or 100 percent -- and what's the most expeditious way to get there. Stanford professor Mark Jacobson has long led the charge for a 100 percent plan, publishing roadmaps he says will reliably power the grid without any fossil fuel or nuclear energy.

This summer, 21 notable clean energy scholars led by grid researcher Chris Clack published a critique of Jacobson's work in the Proceedings of

India stands out as “one of the largest electrification success stories in history,” accounting for two or every five people newly electrified since 2000, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

However, the report painted a future quite different from the centralized grid focus of the current Indian government, saying that decentralized systems, led by solar PV in off-grid and mini-grid systems, “will be the least-cost solution for three-quarters of the additional connections needed” to achieve full energy access before 2030.

“Over the period to 2030, new connections to the grid bring electricity to over half of those that gain access, and offer

Puerto Rico National Guard works on cleaning debris near power lines.

Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, the island has seen a series of setbacks in its recovery and energy crisis. 

After the storm decimated the electric grid the U.S. territory, the bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority faced a barrage of criticism over its insufficient grid maintenance. Then, after repairs got underway, intense scrutiny of a $300 million contract with Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC compelled PREPA to cancel it

Now, PREPA has asked for help from Florida, New York, the American Public Power Association, and the Edison Electric Institute to fill the labor gap.

Prior

Rick Perry addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in June 2011.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said a proposed rule to subsidize coal and nuclear plants is “rebalancing the market” to correct for the Obama administration’s support of renewable energy.

They “clearly had their thumb on the scale towards the renewable side,” said Perry, who spoke about his energy policy priorities with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd and Axios CEO Jim VandeHei at an event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

The DOE’s request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would upend decades of energy market policy by guaranteeing cost recovery for power plants with 90 days of fuel supply on-site -- something that only nuclear

Puerto Rico National Guard works on cleaning debris near power lines.

Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, the island has seen a series of setbacks in its recovery and energy crisis. 

After the storm decimated the electric grid in the U.S. territory, the bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority faced a barrage of criticism over its insufficient grid maintenance. Then, after repairs got underway, intense scrutiny of a $300 million contract with Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings compelled PREPA to cancel it

Now, PREPA has asked for help from Florida, New York, the American Public Power Association, and the Edison Electric Institute to fill the labor gap.

Prior to the

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