#ICYMI Cleantech News 1/29/16

Welcome again to our series of regular In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) cleantech news blog posts. These blog posts feature some of the most interesting, compelling and/or impactful cleantech news of the week.

This week’s highlights include a U.S. Supreme Court decision giving federal regulators the authority to remove barriers to demand response programs; East Coast utilities and their customers riding out winter storm Jonas; and a new report from Navigant Research predicting that the global revenue for advanced batteries for utility-scale storage will reach $3.6 billion by 2025.

Here are some of the top stories in cleantech this week:

· POLICY: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal regulators have the authority to remove barriers to demand response programs, reported Forbes’ Ken Silverstein.

· WIND: Forbes contributor Peter Kelly-Detwiler reported that the U.S. wind industry had its second best quarter ever with 5,001 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity.

· UTILITIES: East Coast utilities ‘dodged a bullet’ with winter storm Jonas, with fewer customers losing power than expected, wrote Robert Walton of Utility Dive.

· STORAGE: A new report from Navigant Research predicted that global revenue for advanced batteries for utility-scale storage is expected to reach $3.6 billion by 2025.

· INVESTMENT: The Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg reported that a month after the Paris climate agreement, the UN is urging business leaders to double investment in green energy by 2020.

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