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Greenhouse Gas, Law & Policy, Regulatory Affairs

A Court Ruling and a Revised GHG Metric Gives the Green Light to New Drilling

13 May , 2022  

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Matt Montalbano, Zondits staff, 5/13/2022 The Biden administration in March announced plans to resume drilling for oil and gas on federal lands. The reversal in policy was made after a federal appeals court granted a White House request to allow the administration to use a revamped metric for calculating the potential cost to society of […]

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Energy Storage, Renewables

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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Climate Change, Decarbonization

Weather Report

14 Apr , 2022  

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Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 4/14/2022 There is enormous focus in the news on climate change these days and it has become a frequent occurrence to hear of extreme weather affecting some part of the world. Two articles caught the attention of Zondits recently that emphasize the imperative to implement decarbonization measures globally to positively impact […]

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Climate Change, Efficiency in Action, Law & Policy, Markets & Business

SEC Proposal for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting  

13 Apr , 2022  

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Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 4/13/2022 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently released a proposed rule amendment titled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” The rule changes propose that all publicly traded companies report greenhouse-gas emissions from their own operations, including the energy they consume (known as Scope 1 and Scope […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

‘Take the Long Way Home’ EV Ad Steals Spotlight

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 Electric vehicle start-up Stidnoz has hired the PR firm Norbera, Dwaas, Bolond, and Amadan to produce their “Take the Long Way Home” advertising campaign. The ad agency is well known for its television ads for a popular dishwashing detergent that urges viewers to run their electric dishwashers every day even […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

New Electric Car Travels 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 When Zondits saw the announcement of an EV that could go 1,000 miles between charges, we imagined a small, low-power car suitable for city environments. We were wrong. Its actually a big, black (other colors to be introduced for model year 2024) Cadillac with an engine more powerful than most […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

“Don’t Say Solar” Bill to be Debated

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 The West Virginia Assembly is on course to debate an education bill that is being dubbed “Don’t Say Solar” by both opponents and endorsers of the landmark legislation. The bill, officially titled LD-F-001-ED, An Act to Protect our Children from Environmental Extremism (PCEE), was introduced in Mid-March by Representative Bernie […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Electric airplane, Alice, set to begin test flights

25 Mar , 2022  

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Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 3/24/2022 Zondits has recently reported on electric snow blowers, mowers, and motorcycles. And now, here comes an electric airplane. CNN Business News reports that Eviation, a start-up firm based in Israel is in the final testing stages of their all-electric commuter aircraft named Alice. Alice’s engine was tested in January at […]

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Codes & Standards, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Update: Supreme Court Engages in EPA Greenhouse Gas Case 

22 Mar , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 3/22/22. This past Fall, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a case challenging the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The case was initiated by the State of West Virginia and members of the coal industry and follows the controversy over the “Clean Power […]

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

Hydrogen plays significant role in our Energy Transition

17 Mar , 2022  

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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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