Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

California Set to Phase Out All New Non-EV Car Sales

25 Sep , 2020  

washingtonpost.com, 9/25/20. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state that created U.S. car culture, will stop selling gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday. Facing a record-breaking wildfire season as well as years of heat waves and droughts exacerbated by climate change, the Golden State is seeking to accelerate the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

6/3 Webinar: Modeling the Grid Impacts of EV Charging

29 May , 2020  

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This webinar will share analytical modeling enhancements, including detailed facility-level load shape analysis, that can help identify the optimal integrated operation for EV charging, DERs, and other dynamic loads within a facility, and estimate the technical, financial, and environmental performance of a proposed hybrid DER system.

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Emerging Technology, Energy Podlet

Episode 5: Exploring Electric Vehicles – Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Combustion Engines

3 Feb , 2020  

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Season 1: Episode 5 | January 3, 2020 Electric vehicles are gaining in market share across the USA, but the transition presents its own set of challenges for utility and city infrastructure. Gita and Elihu speak with Walter Schaefer, ERS, on the roadmap for electric vehicles. Featured image by Marek Studzinski from Pixabay

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

EVs 102: What You Need to Know

11 Dec , 2019  

Taylor Patterson, ERS Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles As with any technology, electric vehicles (EVs) have their own list of advantages and drawbacks. Pros: Cons: – Elimination of tailpipe emissions– Minimal operational costs– Lower maintenance costs– Convenient at-home charging– Unique driving experience – Range anxiety– Recharge time– Accessibility of charging station– Higher upfront cost […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Cleaning Up Electric Vehicles

1 Oct , 2019  

This article was written by Christy Lewis and Peter Bronksi and was published on watttime.org on September 17, 2019. It’s the 9th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)! More than 300 events—mostly throughout the United States, but also in a growing number of locations around the world—will offer consumers a chance to learn about, test drive, and […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Energy Storage, Markets & Business

The Northwest Works to Electrify its Transportation Systems

3 Dec , 2018  


Electrifying the Transportation Sector in the Northwest Written by Carol Winkel, nwcouncil.org, December 3, 2018 At its October meeting, Council members heard from representatives from Link Transit and Chelan PUD on their efforts to electrify transportation in the Northwest. Although demand for electricity from the transportation sector is currently limited in the region, growing sales of electric […]

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Emerging Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Three Ways Blockchain Can Save Energy

9 Nov , 2018  

How can blockchain save energy? Here are three possible ways. Written by Ethan Rogers, aceee.org, October 16, 2018. Blockchain is generating a lot of buzz as a promising system to verify and track peer-to-peer transactions in the energy sector. It could have multiple applications although there is still debate about which, if any, will work […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Portal

New Cathode Designs May Increase Battery Performance

15 Aug , 2018  

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“Hot” New Cathode Finding Could Boost Battery Performance Research opens up new possible designs for advanced battery cathodes needed for electric cars Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June 2018 Lithium-ion batteries involve an intricately designed chemical recipe, one that scientists are constantly trying to improve. The latest tweak from researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Environment America Report Takes Stock of U.S. Clean Energy Progress

3 Aug , 2018  

No Longer a Novelty, Clean Energy Technologies Boom All Across the US A new report documents the democratization of renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles in America. Written by Julia Pyper, greentechmedia.com, July 19, 2018 It was 1997, and stakeholders were working hard to help craft the first renewable energy standard in the State of […]

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Interviews, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

A Zondits Interview: The Driving Forces Behind EVs

8 Jun , 2018  

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Zondits Talks Electric Vehicles with EV Owners and Industry Insiders   Mark Renburke, Executive Director, Drive Electric America, 2012 Chevy Volt How did you first become interested in or involved with EVs? I wanted to commute to work without using gasoline to reduce my personal tailpipe emissions. As I learned more about all the additional benefits of EVs, […]

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