Five Things to Know about New York’s REV Initiative

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions about New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative. While a thorough overview would be more of a book than a blog post, I’ve assembled some highlights for you. Here are answers to 5 key questions I’ve been getting. 1. What is it? Major utility reforms, divided into two tracks, or areas of focus. The first track transitions utilities into multi-directional, smart platforms, called Distribution Service Platforms, or DSPs, which enable

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Utilities are like the UPS Store. Here’s Why It Matters for Solar, Storage, and the Future of the Utility Industry.


Indulge me for a minute and picture the UPS Store. Originally started as an alternative to the post office, it offers a variety of services, mostly focused around getting stuff to or from you. Before Amazon Prime and its competitors made online shopping more common than trips to the mall, the UPS Store was a lot smaller than it is now and had lots of small dedicated mailboxes. The store received snail mail and the occasional package when grandma

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It Is Finally Time to Pay Attention to Green Bonds!


Now is the time to start paying attention to green bonds. As many of you know, I haven’t been the biggest cheerleader for green bonds over the last few years. News Flash: I’m changing my tune…slightly. When green bonds hit my radar a few years ago, I wasn’t convinced that they were worthy of much attention. Mostly issued by global development banks such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, green bonds didn’t offer a pricing advantage

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