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What Happens When We Shut Down Indian Point?

13 Mar , 2017  

Indian Point

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located in Westchester County, New York, provides around 16 million MWh of electricity annually and accounts for around one-fourth of the total energy consumption for the five boroughs and Westchester. Although it produces an abundance of energy, the State of New York has announced that […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

GreenTech Media’s Solar Energy Year in Review

6 Mar , 2017  

Solar Farm India solar plant solar energy

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits Stephen Lacy, the editor-in-chief of GreenTech Media, sat down with Shayle Kahn, Senior VP of GTM Research for a special podcast on the solar industry’s record-setting 2016. The 36-minute podcast is worth the listen, but we’ve summarized some of the highlights here: America’s solar market nearly doubled in size last […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Wyoming’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, or, Standard Portfolio Renewable?

25 Jan , 2017  

Ethan Forauer, ERS, for Zondits In a piece of legislation that has proven to be one of the first of its kind, Wyoming State Representative David Miller has brought forward a bill aiming to penalize state utilities that incorporate ineligible clean energy resources in the state’s electricity portfolio. This comes at a juncture where economic […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

The North America Renewables Pledge

30 Jun , 2016  

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits It was only days ago that we were telling you about how well Europe has been handling their carbon emissions reductions. Well, North America wasn’t far behind with a headline of its own. This week at the Three Amigos Summit, the leaders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico announced […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

Creating Energy With Graphene – the Miracle Material

27 Apr , 2016  


Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Produces Electricity Gizmodo, April 15, 2014 A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, no fuss. They created energy with just a miracle material and one of the most plentiful […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Boiling Research Could Improve Power Plant Efficiency

17 Sep , 2015  


Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, September 17, 2015. Image credit: kadufernandiz Kripa Varanasa, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working to improve industrial boiling to avoid or postpone the onset of critical heat flux conditions. Critical heat flux occurs when the bubbles and vapor generated […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Hawaii & Vermont Raise the Bar with Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets

2 Jul , 2015  

Hawaii and Vermont’s high renewable portfolio standard targets Today’s Energy Solutions, July 2, 2015. Image credit: Andre_Rau Renewable portfolio standards are state- or local-level policies that mandate all or certain types of electricity producers to supply a minimum share of their electricity from designated renewable resources. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have RPS policies, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Concentrated Solar Power: The Next Big Power Source

30 Jun , 2015  

Amber Plante for Zondits, June 30, 2015. Image credit: 44833 Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) is often seen as the smaller, less affordable option to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, due in part to the sudden affordability of the latter. However, experts are now hawking CSP as the next big power source because of its ability to […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

5 Ways Electricity Generation Will Be Transformed by 2040

25 Jun , 2015  

5 Seismic Shifts Shaking Up World’s Energy Use, According to Bloomberg’s NEO EcoWatch, June 25, 2015. Image credit: epSos .de Renewable energy is set to blow past fossil fuels in the next 25 years, attracting nearly two-thirds of the spending on new power plants, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). With […]

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Is the Digital Revolution Helping or Hurting Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

12 Jun , 2015  

Energy Efficiency in the Digital Age: A Win-Win Huffington Post, June 1, 2015. Image credit: FirmBee Three billion personal computers in use today consume more than 1% of energy production, and 30 million computer servers use an added 1.5% of global electricity generation. And it’s not just computers using all of this power. The explosion […]

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