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Post by: Taylor Patterson

Emerging Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Electric Backhoe One Step Closer to Breaking Ground

3 Dec , 2021  

Brian McCowan, dnv.com, 12/03/21. In January 2021, Zondits reported that John Deere and the electric and gas utility company National Grid were jointly testing a rechargeable all-electric powered backhoe at Massachusetts construction sites. Testing continued through the summer with the backhoe performing a variety of trenching, digging, and loading tasks. In late September, John Deere […]

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Decarbonization, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a Decarbonization Challenge, Article 1

23 Nov , 2021  

Nick Brod, dnv.com, 11/23/21. Kicking off the energy transition “convince me” series, Nick Brod shares progress around decarbonization and introduces three clean energy challenges we must solve. Like many of you, clean energy and the energy transition are top-of-mind for me, which means I spend a lot of time exploring ideas with my colleagues and […]

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Decarbonization, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a spotlight on decarbonization, article 3

21 Oct , 2021  

DNV.com, 10/21/21. To advance decarbonization and the energy transition, the traditional utility business model must evolve to prioritize electrification. Find out how. Climate change takes center stage as one of the most urgent issues facing the world. And as Nick Brod stresses in his Energy transition “convince me” series kickoff article, utilities play a leading […]

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Decarbonization, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a spotlight on decarbonization, article 2

12 Oct , 2021  

DNV, 10/12/21 Energy regulations hold the key to utility-sector electrification. Find out what needs to change to accelerate the energy transition. In a market-driven economy, the utility sector plays a unique role. Rather than being shaped by competition and innovation, state and federal policies and regulations define how utilities operate. This structure impacts consumer rates, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Microsoft Solar Deal Breaks Down Energy Justice Barriers

13 Aug , 2021  

cnbc.com, 8/13/2021. Climate crises across the country — record heat waves, wildfires and flooding — have pushed climate to the forefront of corporate agendas. At the same time, companies are being held accountable for their actions to fix systemic racism at the community level. The two goals may seem distinct, but a new Microsoft renewable […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Transit System Bridges Nature’s Playground to the Public

2 Aug , 2021  

yes! Solutions Journalism, 8/2/21. On a recent spring morning, Kamal Adhikari hopped in his Chrysler 200S and made the 30-minute drive from his home in a Seattle suburb to the Poo Poo Point Trailhead in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. When he arrived at 10 a.m. the trailhead parking lot was full. He ended […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Energy Demand Hurdles on Horizon in California

30 Jun , 2021  

utilitydive.com, 6/30/21. The new slate of clean energy resources the California Public Utilities Commission approved last week will take about five years to fully come online. In the meantime, grid officials say conservation and demand flexibility will be key to maintaining reliability. For Monday, energy resources acquired in the day-ahead market mean California consumers are not […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Renewables

Climate Change and Clean Energy Go Head-to-Head in California

28 Jun , 2021  

theguardian.com, 6/28/21. Earlier this month, the water level in Lake Oroville – California’s second-largest reservoir – was so low that dozens of houseboats were hauled out. There wasn’t enough water to hold them. In a few weeks, officials say, the lake’s water levels are likely to dip even lower – forcing them to shut down […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Uncategorized

Earth Day 2021 Takes on a New Meaning

22 Apr , 2021  

Taylor Patterson, 4/22/21. Earth Day has now been celebrated for 51 years. What started as a Minnesota senator’s desperate plea to spotlight climate change has evolved into a worldwide day of recognition and action to protect our struggling planet. Now, over 1 billion people across more than 174 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy, Renewables

EV and EV Infrastructure Have Promising Future Under Biden

20 Apr , 2021  

dnv.com, 4/20/22. President Biden announced the most extensive plan this nation has ever seen for the electric vehicle (EV) industry. He kept his campaign promise to invest in a more sustainable future by proposing the investment of over $174 billion in the EV market. That budget will be responsible for building out a new network of 500,000 EV […]

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