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Will utilities control behind-the-meter solar batteries?

(Photo by Argonne National Laboratory via Creative Commons)There’s little doubt that the combination of rooftop PV and ever-cheaper lithium-ion batteries is going to cause significant disruption in utility business models and customer relationships.

Chicago residents take petcoke fight to the streets

Residents of Chicago's Southeast Side strategize about fighting petcoke at a meeting April 15. (Photo courtesy Lloyd DeGrane)Feeling that elected officials have betrayed them in the battle over piles of petroleum coke on the Southeast Side of Chicago, residents have vowed to take the fight to the streets and into their own hands.

Federal judges uphold EPA mercury and toxics standards

(Photo by Michelle Carl via Creative Commons)Federal judges Tuesday upheld U.S. EPA's air standards for mercury and other hazardous pollutants in a major win for the Obama administration.

‘Internet of things’ turns up the heat on utilities

(Photo by Ben Terrett via Creative Commons)The rise of a teeming, well-funded industry dedicated to managing and presenting a homeowner's energy is forcing utilities into some unsettling new territory.