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Electric Chainsaws Tearing Up the Market

13 Jan , 2022  

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits Staff, 1/13/22  Next up in the Zondits series on residential outdoor equipment is the chainsaw.  If you have had the experience of clearing debris from a bad storm, you know how indispensable a chainsaw can be. But conventional gas-powered chainsaws are notoriously loud and seriously polluting. Who can ignore that din of […]

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

Electric Vehicle Market Looks Ahead to New Offerings in 2022

6 Jan , 2022  

Brian McCowan, DNV, 1/6/2022 Newsweek reports that over a dozen new fully electric vehicles will enter the US market in the coming year. Some of that growth is associated with manufactures new to the market, such as Rivian and Fisker, and some is represented by new models introduced by current market actors such as Tesla, […]

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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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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, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Physicist Warns of Need for Regulated Wind Turbine Rotation

1 Apr , 2021  

Brian McCowan, 4/1/21. Famed Scottish Physicist Amadan Burraidh is warning that the growth of wind energy could be disastrous if the direction of blade rotation is not regulated. He states that 96% of the large wind turbines in the northern hemisphere turn counterclockwise. Zondits has confirmed the accuracy of this data through government and industry […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

G.M. Sets Exclusive Goals for EV Transition Come 2035

1 Feb , 2021  

nytimes.com, 2/1/21. The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040. The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered. General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles […]

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Emerging Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

E-powered Backhoe to be Tested on National Grid Project Sites

11 Jan , 2021  

i-micronews.com, 1/11/21. John Deere, a manufacturer of construction equipment, and National Grid, an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout the Northeast, will joint test an electric backhoe concept. The John Deere developed, battery-powered, electric vehicle design – referred to as E-Power – will target the ease of operation and […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Freight Electrification to Get Wheels in Motion for Big Transition

14 Dec , 2020  

act-news.com, 12/14/20. The freight sector presents a unique opportunity to realize the widespread advantages of transportation electrification and reap a host of national security, economic, emissions reduction, and public health benefits. But doing so will require a collaborative effort across manufacturers; utilities; federal, state and local policymakers; the trucking and goods delivery industries; and the […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Residential Sector Grapples With Lingering Effects of Pandemic

12 Nov , 2020  

Patrick Hewlett, ERS The fact that our reality has transformed tremendously since the infection of COVID-19 is nothing new, and like many other industries, the world of energy efficiency is not the same as it was pre-pandemic. Much of this change has been brought upon by the shift of work and social lifestyles to remote, […]

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

Renewable Energy Fast Facts for the United States in 2019

3 Nov , 2020  

eia.gov, 11/3/2020. In 2019, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fourth year in a row, reaching a record 11.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 11% of total U.S. energy consumption. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new U.S. renewable energy consumption by source and sector chart published in the Monthly Energy Review shows […]

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