Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency?

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More expensive, less well timed, grid-intensive energy efficiency. Here in California, rooftop solar has been in the news quite a bit lately, as net energy metering and other … Continue Reading Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency? Sort of.

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Volvo Energy invests $4.9M in Connected Energy for second-life battery business; 10% stake

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In its mission to support and secure an attractive and sustainable circular business model for batteries, Volvo Energy is investing approximately SEK 50 million (US$4.9 million) for a 10% stake in the UK-based second-life battery energy storage specialist Connected Energy.

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AW-Energy entering green hydrogen market with wave energy device

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AW-Energy Oy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing a combined WaveRoller and HydrogenHub process for the production of green hydrogen. In AW-Energy’s concept, wave energy complements solar power production to enable large-scale green hydrogen.

The Value of Energy Security

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After incredulously watching Russian military shoot at Europe’s largest nuclear facility, which supplies 20% of Ukraine’s electricity, I am having a hard time concentrating on anything like writing a blog … Continue Reading The Value of Energy Security

Stellantis-LG Energy Solution battery joint venture named NextStar Energy; 45 GWh plant in Windsor

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Stellantis and LG Energy Solution announced NextStar Energy Inc. NextStar Energy will be Canada’s first large-scale lithium-ion battery production plant. Stellantis and LG Energy Solution committed to invest more than $5 billion CAD ($4.1 NextStar Energy will play an important role in the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, which aims to have more than 50% BEV sales in North America by the end of the decade.

Siemens Energy secures 50 MW electrolyzer order from European Energy for first large-scale eMethanol project

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European Energy , a Danish developer and operator of green energy projects, has ordered a 50 MW electrolyzer from Siemens Energy for use in developing the first large-scale commercial e-Methanol production facility. —Knud Erik Andersen, CEO of European Energy.

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Best Green Energy Blogs & Webinars of 2021

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Energy Vault to provide 1.6 GWh of gravity energy storage to support DG Fuels SAF projects

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Energy Vault, a company developing grid-scale gravity energy storage solutions, has entered into an energy storage system agreement with DG Fuels, a developer of renewable hydrogen and biogenic-based, synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and diesel fuel.

Ensuring Equity in California’s Energy Transition

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The year 2021 has already had its fair share of energy and climate news: a slew of executive orders in … Continue Reading Ensuring Equity in California’s Energy Transition. Uncategorized carbon pricing electricity energy efficiency solar

DOE closes on $504M loan guarantee for world’s largest clean hydrogen and energy storage project

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) closed on a $504.4-million loan guarantee to the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in Delta, Utah (ACES Delta)—marking the first loan guarantee for a new clean energy technology project from DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) since 2014.

Chevron completes acquisition of Renewable Energy Group

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Chevron Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of Renewable Energy Group (REG) following approval by REG stockholders. The new Chevron segment will be called Chevron Renewable Energy Group. Chevron Renewable Energy Group will help Chevron grow its renewable fuels production capacity to 100,000 barrels per day by 2030. Chevron Renewable Energy Group will remain in Ames, Iowa, where REG has been headquartered.

Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will work with Idaho National Laboratory to demonstrate a system that uses a nuclear plant’s steam and electricity to split water. This is a game-changer for both nuclear energy and carbon-free hydrogen production for numerous industries.

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What the Sale of Narragansett Electric Means for RI's Clean Energy Future

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One of the biggest questions in Rhode Island’s clean energy future is on the verge of conclusion: will Pennsylvania-based utility PPL succeed in buying National Grid’s Rhode Island electric and gas utilities? Energy policy & advocacy Rhode Island

Get Excited for these upcoming Energy webinars

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Renewable energy Energy policy & advocacy Electric vehicles/Transportation Climate changeIn addition to our BIG DEAL panel on Phasing Out Gasoline later this month, we've got awesome webinars coming up on climate policy, installing solar, and electric cars. And they're all free!

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GM heat pump recovers energy from EV battery to power heating & propulsion while helping conserve range: Ultium Energy Recovery

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GM is introducing a patented heat-pump in its Ultium-based EVs that captures and repurposes waste energy from the battery. Through the Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, this waste energy can increase a vehicle’s range, reduce battery energy needed for heating, increase charging speed and even enable sportier driving. Ultium energy recovery is available on all current Ultium vehicles and planned for future Ultium vehicles.

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Enphase Energy to acquire EVSE pioneer ClipperCreek

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Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and the leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, has agreed to acquire EVSE company ClipperCreek. The increasing penetration of EVs has implications for home energy management, as households not only consume significantly more power with an EV, but also have a large battery that can be used for both backup and grid services. —Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO of Enphase Energy.

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Liquid Wind to partner with Sundsvall Energi on second electrofuel facility; eMethanol for shipping

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Sundsvall Energi will partner with Liquid Wind to be the host and provide carbon dioxide for the second commercial-scale—100,000 t—electrofuel facility in Sweden. Sundsvall Energi, biogenic CO2 supplier and host for FlagshipTWO.

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The CEPP is Not a Clean Energy Standard

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Today’s blog is a joint effort of Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Steve Cicala and Ryan Kellogg] The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is … Continue Reading The CEPP is Not a Clean Energy Standard. And the differences could undermine the program.

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AKASOL introducing Gen 3 battery systems with increased energy density

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The new AKASystem 9 AKM 150 CYC has the highest energy density available on the market, according to AKASOL, and is thus especially suitable for fully electric long-distance applications such as coaches or trucks.

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Stellantis takes 8% stake in Vulcan Energy, extends lithium hydroxide offtake agreement to 2035

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Stellantis has made a €50-million equity investment in lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd. Upper Rhine Valley Brine Field (URBVF), showing license areas and key operations areas making up Vulcan’s integrated renewable geothermal energy and Zero Carbon Lithium business.

Massachusetts should follow Rhode Island to zero-emission electricity

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Rhode Island just passed legislation that requires the state’s electric suppliers to procure 100% renewable electricity by 2033, using the highest quality (“Class I” or “new”) Renewable Energy Certificates. Renewable energy Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Electricity and the grid

Fundamental Energy Transitions Can Take a Century

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Electrification Energy use Technology adoption Technology penetration EnergyOne hundred and forty years ago, Thomas Edison began generating electricity at two small coal-fired stations, one in London ( Holborn Viaduct ), the other in New York City ( Pearl Street Station ).

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Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022

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The Energy policy revolution is still frozen in carbon(ite), largely thanks to Joe “Lando Calrissian” Manchin. Combine … Continue Reading Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 20222021 felt a bit like “The Empire Strikes Back” towards the end there.

Rhode Island leaps ahead towards 100% renewable electricity!

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Late Tuesday afternoon, the RI House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing a bill to update the Renewable Energy Standard to reach 100% renewable electricity by 2033. Renewable energy Energy policy & advocacy Rhode IslandRhode Island makes history!

Can Energy Efficiency Help Avoid Blackouts?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Energy efficient air conditioners save electricity exactly when the grid is most strained. … Continue Reading Can Energy Efficiency Help Avoid Blackouts? Summer is around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere and air conditioning will soon be ramping up.

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DOE report highlights opportunities of hybrid energy systems

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report, Hybrid Energy Systems: Opportunities for Coordinated Research , highlighting innovative opportunities to spur joint research on hybrid energy systems (HES).

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Electrify America enters into 15-year VPPA for 100% renewable energy for network

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Electrify America entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, California called Electrify America Solar Glow 1. It is projected to produce enough 100% renewable energy annually to more than offset the energy currently delivered on an annualized basis to Electrify America’s customers charging on its extensive network.

Tesla is officially an energy provider in Texas

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Tesla has officially entered the Texas market as an energy provider, new documents from the Texas Public Utility Commission state. In August, Tesla Energy had officially filed an application with the Texas Public Utility Commission to sell power in the Lone Star State.

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Guest Blog: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

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Their message to us is clear: they want cost-effective solutions that speed our transition to clean and renewable energy, and they want innovative and meaningful ways to help them combat the climate crisis. Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Green municipal aggregation Climate change

Powering Municipal Aggregation with Offshore Wind

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Dylan Fernandes, and the support of Speaker Ron Mariano and Energy Committee Chair Jeffrey Roy, our provisions were adopted! Renewable energy Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Green municipal aggregation Climate change

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NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the use of blockchain for transactive energy using hardware in the laboratory’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). Potential opportunities abound for the use of blockchain in the energy sector.

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Skeleton Technologies to supply supercap modules to Class8 Energy; €11.6M contract

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Skeleton Technologies and Class8 Energy, a Canadian equipment distributor, have signed a €11.6-million contract for supercapacitors modules for the North American trucking and retail industry. As a first concrete example of this new cooperation, Class8 Energy announced an agreement with the largest Canadian heavy vehicle parts distributo—UAP’s Heavy Vehicle parts division—to supply Skeleton’s supercapacitors to them. —Jean Labrie, CEO of Class8 Energy.

finding great Heat Pump installers and advice

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Green Energy Consumers has launched a new Heat Pump program designed to connect consumers with trusted expertise. Our program makes it easier for energy consumers to find trusted vendors and independent advice. Energy efficiency Home heating Our programs Phasing out fossil fuels

Purdue and Duke Energy to explore potential for SMR nuclear power source for campus

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Purdue University and Duke Energy plan to explore the feasibility of using advanced nuclear energy to meet the campus community’s long-term energy needs. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, SMRs are among the most promising emerging technologies in nuclear power.

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Westinghouse, Bloom Energy to accelerate large-scale hydrogen production in nuclear industry; high-temperature integrated electrolysis

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Westinghouse Electric Company and Bloom Energy Corporation have entered into a Letter of Intent to pursue clean hydrogen production in the commercial nuclear power market. Westinghouse and Bloom Energy will jointly develop an optimized and large-scale high-temperature integrated electrolysis solution for the nuclear industry. —Rick Beuttel, vice president, hydrogen business, Bloom Energy.

Great Wall Motors sets out hydrogen energy strategy

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China-based Great Wall Motors (GWM) released its hydrogen energy strategy. The hydrogen energy strategy of GWM covers both the international hydrogen supply chain and hydrogen power systems meeting vehicle regulations.

LG Energy Solution confirms $1.36B EV battery plant

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The Michigan branch of LG Energy Solution has confirmed a $1.36 Detroit would likely be an ideal place for LG Energy Solution to expand its North American battery capacity for electric vehicles specifically. Energy News Battery / Charging Electric Vehicles Featured LG Energy Solutions

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A Big Week for Energy and the Environment

Energy Institute at HAAS

This is a big week for energy and environmental policy in the world’s fifth largest economy and the republic it is part of – … Continue Reading A Big Week for Energy and the EnvironmentIncentives matter! Let’s get them right.

Dalhousie researchers find low-voltage NMC532 cells have higher energy density than LFP, very long lifetime

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—show better coulombic efficiency, less capacity fade and higher energy density compared to LFP cells and are projected to yield lifetimes approaching a century at 25 °C. V, have an energy density that exceeds that of the LFP cells and a cycle-life that greatly exceeds that of the LFP cells at 40 °C, 55 °C and 70 °C. Overall, low voltage NMC532 cells exceed LFP cells in lifetime and volumetric energy density.

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Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future

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Once an EV can double as a stationary storage device, it will take its place as part of an energy ecosystem that includes rooftop solar and energy management—and could even become a source of revenue for owners and a valuable grid-balancing resource for utilities.

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Loop Energy partners with ARCC to expand into promising Australian hydrogen bus market

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ARCC becomes Loop Energy’s first Australian customer and underlines the country’s growing interest in utilizing hydrogen-electric vehicles to achieve its emissions reduction targets. Loop Energy’s T600 Series fuel cell will power ARCC’s Viking Hydrolight city bus.

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Researchers find capillary-fed electrolysis cell can deliver hydrogen at 98% cell energy efficiency

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V, equating to 98% energy efficiency, with an energy consumption of 40.4 The technology, invented by scientists at the University of Wollongong, is now being commercialized by Hysata , with backing from IP Group and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

ABB increases stake in InCharge Energy to 60%; fleet electrification services

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ABB has increased its stake in InCharge Energy, a provider of fleet electrification services ( earlier post ), to 60%. InCharge Energy will maintain its leadership team and tech neutrality as it joins ABB’s E-Mobility Division.

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