Monthly Archives: July 2013

A New Model for Clean Energy

AERO on the Air
dianamaneta

Utilities are regulated monopolies, with a business model dictated by law. That model has been essentially unchanged for more than 100 years; but the world is changing around it. We need a fundamental restructuring of the utility business model to remove the disincentive for utilities to accommodate decentralized renewable energy as one component of a cleaner, more modern energy system. To get there, we’ll all have to be on board: utilities, public service commissions, policymakers, and consumers of electricity like you and me. Continue reading