AWE Holds On to Uncertain Future After Losing Investor

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 … Read more

Breaking Even: Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

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. … Read more

Student Gives Exclusive Look from Inside Global Climate Strikes

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 … Read more

Cleaning Up Electric Vehicles

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 … Read more

Hawaiian Electric Pursues Massive Solar-Plus-Storage Contracts

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Written by Emma Foehringer Merchant, greentechmedia.com, January 04, 2019 Hawaiian Electric Announces ‘Mind-Blowing’ Solar-Plus-Storage Contracts “It’s hard to overstate the scale of this announcement.” This week Hawaiian Electric Company sent seven new solar-plus-storage contracts to state regulators. Six come in at record-low prices for the state, under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. The projects, which now … Read more

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

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 … Read more

New York State Outlines Energy Storage Goal Roadmap

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New York unveils roadmap to 1.5 GW storage by 2025 Written by Iulia Gheorghiu, utilitydive.com, June 21, 2018 Dive Brief: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a comprehensive state energy storage roadmap — 1,500 MW by 2025, as a first stop toward a larger goal by 2030. The roadmap’s recommendations range from using the previously … Read more

MIT Researchers Found a Cheap Way to Use Old Molten Salt Batteries Technology to Store Energy

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MIT discovery resurrects potential of molten salt batteries for grid level power storage New Atlas, January 22nd, 2018 One of the primary problems with renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, is that power gets generated when the wind or sun is available, rather than when it’s most needed. This problem would more or less disappear if … Read more