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Briefcase: 1-Click Energy

Associate Professor Gina Warren shares her research on Energy Law.

New players are entering the energy industry including tech giants Apple and Google. Associate Professor Gina Warren teaches energy law at the UH Law Center and is studying this development.

“In June of this year, Apple Energy received federal approval to sell wholesale electricity into the national grid,” Warren said. “Prior to that, Google Energy received approval to do the same. We are seeing more private businesses generating their own electricity, investing in renewable energy facilities, and voluntarily purchasing renewable energy credits to cover their carbon footprint.”

Associate Professor Warren’s research suggests there are reasons for this shift. “One reason may be that utilities are unable to supply the amount of renewable energy now in demand,” she said. “Another reason may be that businesses are working to meet market demands by Millennials who are seeking sustainable products.”

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