Should Utilities Build Charging Stations for Electric Cars?

There's a broader debate about whether charging stations need to be built to create a market for electric cars, or vice versa, and whether the money should come from electric customers, private charging station companies or automakers.

Solar Eclipse Will Test Stability of California’s Power Grid

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Oregon city asks people not to use eclipse glasses it gave away; Boston police praised for keeping the peace; and an Idaho lawmaker says an Obama plot for Charlottesville violence is “completely plausible.”

How Giant Batteries Can Help Reduce Emissions

Plugging batteries into the electrical grid may be the solution states are looking for to meet their renewable energy goals.

Google's New Product Puts Peer Pressure to a Sunny Use

The company’s “Project Sunroof” now shows you which of your friends have already put solar panels on their roof.

Setting a High Renewable Energy Goal, Can Chicago Catch Up With Las Vegas?

In the nation’s third-largest city, municipal buildings accounted for 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2016.

Why Should Only the Wealthy Get Solar Panels?

The District of Columbia has embarked on an aggressive clean-energy plan, but a big challenge will be making sure it doesn't worsen existing inequalities.

This Ohio County Is Going All-In on Local Energy Generation

By introducing personal choice into the energy purchasing equation, Athens County is empowering residents to reduce their consumption.

Coal’s Decline Has Knocked a Big Chunk of Revenue From This County’s Budget

“It was a tremendous thing to get the coal severance tax,” said the chairman of the Wise County, Virginia Board of Supervisors. “That's all but gone now.”

How Colorado’s Energy Revolution Continues to Take Shape

As the shift away from coal continues, “pay attention to the activity in the states, because that’s where the primary activity is,” says former Gov. Bill Ritter.

New York Wants to Put a Virtual Power Plant on 300 Rooftops

This $15 million pilot, part of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision, seeks to transform these distributed solar power into single source of electricity.

San Francisco's Energy-Use Benchmarking Is Shaping California Rules

State officials are poised to adopt a version under recently enacted energy policies, with the details still being determined.

These States Don't Want You to Get Solar Power

High legal barriers in 10 states make it especially difficult to put solar panels on rooftops.

San Francisco Will Require New Buildings to Install Solar Panels

The city's ultimate goal is to power itself with 100 percent renewable energy.

Renewable Energy Projects May Get Boost From Well-Heeled Private Sector Partners

Large energy projects can be politically and financially challenging for public officials. But seeking out cross-sector collaborations can be the best and quickest way to make sustainable energy happen.

Reactor Shut Down at Controversial N.Y. Nuclear Power Plant

Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for a state agency to investigate a possible electrical disturbance.

Following Texas, Oklahoma Leaders Look to Ban Fracking Bans, Too

The Sooner State’s House speaker says local governments don’t have the expertise to regulate the oil and gas industry.

This Not-So-Windy Region Could Generate Plenty of Wind Power

A new Department of Energy report suggests that new technology could unlock renewable energy potential in Southeastern states. But building new wind farms will likely involve a mix of practical and political challenges.