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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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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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