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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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Electric Power Systems, Renewables

A Massive Heavy-Duty Vehicle Charging Network Is Underway

16 Feb , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 2/16/2022. The media focus on electric cars has been relatively intense this past year. Now, interest in electric heavy-duty vehicles such as buses and trucks is growing. All major manufacturers of long-haul trucks have announced plans to produce electric rechargeable trucks in significant numbers, and Ballard Power has successfully tested a […]

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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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Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Renewables

Solar Garden in CO Shines Spotlight on Efficient Agriculture

6 Oct , 2020  

coloradodaily.com, 10/6/2020. Jack’s Solar Garden LLC, a solar energy company, celebrated the opening of its five-acre, 1.2-megawatt solar panel and agriculture farm Friday near Longmont. Art, music and conversations about renewable energy occurred underneath the farm’s 8-foot-tall panels. The family-owned and operated company has been working on this project for several years. It’s owned by […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

AWE Holds On to Uncertain Future After Losing Investor

24 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com on Feb. 19, 2020. Google parent company Alphabet has dropped its support for Makani Power, the highest-profile airborne wind energy company, raising questions about the sector’s future. GTM confirmed that other airborne wind energy (AWE) hopefuls, such as Ampyx Power and Kitenergy, are pressing ahead with technology tests despite […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Program Implementation

Breaking Even: Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

18 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on coloradocollege.edu Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, a goal it set in 2009 when it committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. After a decade of work, the ambitious target has been met — even as the college increased its building footprint by more than 10% during that time. […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Student Gives Exclusive Look from Inside Global Climate Strikes

18 Nov , 2019  

This article was written by Ethan Gasse for Zondits. The Global Climate Strikes have caught international attention from politicians, media outlets, and citizens alike. Two consecutive strikes, held on the 20th and 27th of September, featured events in reportedly 185 countries in 6,383 cities. These numbers are reported by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swede […]

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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, Connectivity

Is the US Power Grid Prepared to Switch to Renewables?

9 Jul , 2019  

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More cities, states, and even utilities are pledging to shift to all renewable energy. But experts say the nation’s power grid needs a lot of changes to make that happen.

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

US Energy Consumption Hits Record High in 2018

16 Apr , 2019  

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Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017.

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