29 Mar '13, 3pm

Why Consumers Won’t Need The Power Industry Any More

Why Consumers Won’t Need The Power Industry Any More

Image Credit: Thomas /CleanTechnica The head of America’s biggest fossil fuel generator says the sharp falls in technology costs from rooftop solar and other micro generation means consumers will soon go after the option of disconnecting from the local utility and “won’t need the power industry any more.” David Crane, the CEO of NRG Energy, the largest provider of energy to US utilities, with investments in gas, coal, nuclear, biomass and renewables, says the industry is being turned on its head by the declining costs of distributed generation, and believes there is not a lot that utilities can do about it. Crane has long had a progressive view of what’s happening in the energy industry, which is to say that he hasn’t had his head either in the sand or buried in a sea of self interest. At the MIT Energy Conference in Massachusetts earlier this month, Crane suggested that t...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/29/why-consumers-wont-ne...

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