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Government Report Details the Usage of Utility-Scale Battery Storage

27 Apr , 2022  

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/27/2022 A recent report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on the status of utility-scale energy storage illustrates that battery storage is a proven technology for the shifting of electrical loads and improving grid stability. It also makes it clear that storage systems must continue to grow along with […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Europe’s Choices for Natural Gas Will Have Climate Impacts

25 Apr , 2022  

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/25/2022 According to a study published by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Europe has impactful choices to make regarding the importing of natural gas (NG). Most sources state that more than 40% of Europe’s NG is imported from Russia. Replacing that energy with renewable energy sources will take time. The interim […]

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

Hydrogen plays significant role in our Energy Transition

17 Mar , 2022  

natural gas

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits Staff, 3/17/2022 Recent technical advancements point to an increased probability that hydrogen will play a significant role in the transition of energy away from greenhouse gas (GHG) producing fossil fuels. Gasoline and natural gas are both fuels that are targets for displacement by hydrogen. Major automobile engine manufacturers are working on hydrogen-powered […]

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Electric Power Systems, Renewables

A Massive Heavy-Duty Vehicle Charging Network Is Underway

16 Feb , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 2/16/2022. The media focus on electric cars has been relatively intense this past year. Now, interest in electric heavy-duty vehicles such as buses and trucks is growing. All major manufacturers of long-haul trucks have announced plans to produce electric rechargeable trucks in significant numbers, and Ballard Power has successfully tested a […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Electric Power Systems, Renewables

Tidal Power Floating Turbine Project Deployed

11 Jan , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 1/11/2022 This past July, a 2MW tidal power floating turbine project developed by the Scottish firm Orbital was deployed near Orkney Island and began generating electricity. The project has demonstrated good potential and multiple projects are now proposed at various UK locations. Orbital has secured investment from TechnipFMC, a global offshore […]

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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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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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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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Building Technology, Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Renewables, Whole Building

Net Zero Energy Becomes Elementary in Arlington County, VA

6 Apr , 2021  

Taylor Patterson, 4/6/21. Zero energy buildings are the future of sustainable living – be it commercial, industrial, or residential settings. Arlington County, VA embraced this future with the design and construction of their zero-energy public elementary school. The building is powered by over 1,700 solar panels, has a geothermal athletic field that funnels into a […]

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