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Behind-the-Meter Battery Pioneer Stem to Take SPAC Route to Public Markets

GreenTechMedia

Stem, the decade-old behind-the-meter battery startup that was seeking a buyer earlier this year to bolster its growth ambitions, is now launching a plan to go public via a special-purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) reverse merger.

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Defective Meters and Whistleblower Complaints Raise Questions About Gas Utility’s Profits

DeSmogBlog

A little over a decade ago, Gary Dye, then a gas measurement engineer at NW Natural, Oregon’s largest gas utility, lost faith in his employer to responsibly deal with what he believed to be systematic inaccuracies among the company’s hundreds of thousands of gas meters. Energy

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Build Louisiana Back Resilient

Renewable Energy World

By Logan Atkinson Burke, Alliance for Affordable Energy, and Marriele Mango, Clean Energy Group. Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel-dependent energy system. Look to Resilient Power Solutions.

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Edison Electric Institute Declines to Support Petition Seeking Federal Overturn of Net Metering

GreenTechMedia

The Edison Electric Institute has battled against solar net-metering policies for years. But on Thursday the primary industry group for U.S. EEI and some of its member utilities have made similar arguments against state net-metering programs over the years.

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Xavier Creative House: An Award Winning Sustainable Marketing Agency Supporting the Healthcare Industry

Green Business Bureau

Xavier Creative House (XCH) is a sustainable marketing agency operating in the healthcare industry, specializing in pharmaceuticals, biotech, and medical devices. In 2020, XCH implemented continuous monitoring of PCs and other electronics to make immediate adjustments to conserve energy.

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St. Louis Adopts Midwest?s First Building Performance Standard

GreenTechMedia

Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson recently signed a law establishing a mandatory Building Energy Performance Standard in the city, which is the second-largest in Missouri. Buildings are responsible for nearly 80 percent of St. Louis Building Division, told Greentech Media in an email.

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A decidedly impartial review of Mark Jacobson’s 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything

Renewable Energy World

I’ve known Mark for over ten years, even before I learned of his audacious roadmap for powering New York state with 100% renewable energy. states to be mapped for renewable energy by Mark and his team of students at Stanford University (see Mark’s abbreviated bio, below).

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Transforming a power station for our net zero future

Business Green

Biomass power generation would have seemed impossible to the engineers who began building Drax Power Station in 1967. But the unique nature of Drax presents a more powerful opportunity for its future: negative emissions. The energy sector, however was beginning to change.

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Oregon’s PacWave Aims to Jump-Start US Marine Energy Market

GreenTechMedia

Salty seawater, gale-force winds and relentless, punishing waves resist entrepreneurs’ determination to install power-generating devices in the water. The scale of that challenge is reflected in the marine energy industry's poor track record to date.

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New Hampshire utility to offer EV owners special rates in V2G program

Charged

Now the New Hampshire Electric Co-op plans to offer its members real-time energy rates that will allow them to earn revenue from their EVs and battery storage devices. The co-op plans to offer members a “transactive energy rate” as soon as the end of this year.

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V2G value propositions: Fermata Energy is focused on building financially viable solutions for vehicle-to-grid

Charged

Slutzky founded vehicle-to-grid pioneer Fermata Energy in November, 2010. Other members of the Fermata team include Tony Posawatz, a former GM exec who was responsible for bringing the Chevrolet Volt to production, and later served as CEO of Fisker Automotive; and David Sandalow, an energy policy expert who held senior positions at the White House, State Department and DOE. I founded Fermata Energy for two specific reasons,” Slutzky told Charged. “I

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World class centre for renewable energy systems to be established in Cambridge

Envirotec Magazine

The University of Bedfordshire and TWI (formerly The Welding Institute) have formed a partnership which will see them jointly fund and establish the Renewables Innovation Centre, which they suggest will be “a world class hub for engineering-based, renewable energy research and development aimed at bringing new enabling and disruptive technologies to the market place.” Grid, power generation, networks and distribution. Energy Saving & Storage

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Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap Expected in Early 2023; Here’s Why the OSW Industry Should Take Note

Energy and Cleantech Council

The State of Maine is expected to release the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap in early 2023, and the global offshore wind industry should be watching. Maine’s offshore wind energy potential is ranked seventh in the nation, with more than 411 TWh/yr of offshore resource-generating potential.

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A solar settlement for the good of the grid

Renewable Energy World

Getting electricity customer-generators the compensation they deserve has been a battle in many states. Could a settlement between the utility and solar advocates squash net metering conflict for good? Utilities often oppose customer-sited solar and net metering.

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Wind project off North Carolina coast gets overwhelming support

Renewable Energy World

By Elizabeth Ouzts , Energy News Network. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will now consider the input ahead of an anticipated auction this spring. But from ironworkers to electrical workers to the building trades, there’s wide resolve to develop a U.S.

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More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

Renewable Energy World

The proportion of global power generation represented by VRE, such as wind and solar power, has been rising rapidly since 2007. Renewables will become the largest source of electricity generation in 2025. Existing hydropower plants can also help with this large ramp up power.

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5 States Blazing the Trail for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources

GreenTechMedia

Distributed energy resources (DERs) is an expansive term, including everything from backup generators to microgrids. In some states with 100 percent clean energy mandates, like California and Hawaii, the focus is on solar — lots and lots of it — and the tools needed to integrate this massive new grid edge resource. Distribution utilities are going to need all of these DERs to manage the paradigm shift to come as renewables grow to a majority of the grid’s energy.

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Mapped: The Network of Powerful Agribusiness Groups Lobbying to Water Down the EU’s Sustainable Farming Targets

DeSmogBlog

BASF’s wine tasting is just one example of many such pandemic-style lobbying efforts by the European agriculture industry since the EU has attempted to pass sweeping new policies to combat climate change through measures included in its “Green Deal,” first presented in December 2019. Energy

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Fossil Fuel Tax Programs to Cut Emissions Lead to Lots of Industry Profit, Little Climate Action

DeSmogBlog

The fossil fuel industry and its investors have financially benefited from tax policies and subsidies designed to reduce the emissions from oil, gas, and coal — sometimes without taking the action required to tackle climate change.

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'Critical mass': Britain's wireless smart meter network hits 10 million milestone

Business Green

2020 saw major progress in digitisation of energy grid as Britain as smart meter network tripled in size, according to firm responsible for national smart meter infrastructure. More than 10 million smart meters have now been connected to Britain's national smart meter network, a milestone that has been touted as a landmark moment in the ongoing digitalisation and decarbonisation of the UK's energy system.

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Online Event - VERGE Energy Conference

Green Market Oracle

VERGE Energy Conference (VERGE 20) will take place on October 26-30, 2020. This online event can be attended from anywhere, The central theme at VERGE 20 will focus on how energy systems can be decarbonized, decentralized, digitized and democratized.

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NuScale’s Federal Safety Approval Moves US Modular Nuclear Reactors a Step Closer to Reality

GreenTechMedia

That’s a critical step for the Portland, Oregon-based company’s plans to build its first commercial systems. Canada, Romania, the Czech Republic and Jordan; it plans to deliver its first Power Module unit by 2027.

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One More Time, With Feeling: GE’s Latest Approach to Energy Storage

GreenTechMedia

Century-old electric technology company GE kicked off 2019 with yet another reorg. The workhorse Power division was split up, to start. Meanwhile, an expanded Renewable Energy division materialized with some 40,000 employees and billions of dollars in revenue. And GE's up-and-coming energy storage business took up residence in that new division under the Renewable Energy Hybrids brand.

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Seeking clarity

Envirotec Magazine

sources include vehicle emissions, coal-burning power plants, industrial emissions, and burning agricultural waste. The report also noted that many of these cities lack ground-level monitoring of PM2.5,

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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South

GreenBiz

The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their POWER project. . Enviva is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets and is part of a rapidly growing industry in the U.S.

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How to Select a Sustainability Certification for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Sustainability certifications are becoming increasingly important for businesses as global leaders, industry experts and the public are taking climate action. Green building certifications. What It Certifies: small, midsize and large businesses across all industries. ENERGY STAR.

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Stellantis to display several new EVs at CES in January

Charged

Our creativity, engineering and innovative partnerships are accelerating our drive to build the best and most sustainable mobility for our customers.”. Stellantis is wisely beginning to build an EV supply chain for the future. It’s powered by a 70 kWh, 800-volt four-battery system.

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San Diego Airport and ENGIE Storage Further Airport’s Strategic Energy Initiative

CleanTech San Diego

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the first airport in the United States to install an ENGIE Storage battery energy storage system. The 2 MW/4 MWh GridSynergy® energy storage system furthers the airport’s long-term commitment to efficiency and sustainability. In 2013, the Terminal 2 West Expansion, a part of The Green Build improvement project, was the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certified airport terminal in the world.

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UK provides £27m green loan to solar-powered water project in Ghana

Business Green

The UK government has agreed to provide a £27m green loan to support the use of solar energy to sterilise drinking water for rural communities in Ghana, using technology developed by UK-based firm Aqua Africa, it announced today.

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SolarEdge and Enphase Now Control 80% of the US Residential Solar Inverter Market

GreenTechMedia

In 2013, with just 4.5 It should be noted that there was about as much residential solar capacity installed in the third quarter of 2019 as there was in the whole of 2013. Vendors other than SolarEdge and Enphase held over 67 percent of the market in 2013. The U.S.

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One small steak for man, one giant leap for space-grown meat!

AFN Sustainable Protein

The revived interest of space activity is taking hold among new space powers like India, along with seasoned space racers like the US, China or Russia; private ventures like Space X are also getting in on the act. Mosa Meat hosted the first tasting of a lab-grown burger in 2013.

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Phantom Gas and Missing Documents Reveal Gaps in Utility Oversight

DeSmogBlog

Revelations about high-level and systemic failures of oversight — both private and public — come at a time when historic federal investments in renewable energy are threatening a constellation of fossil fuel interests and political coalitions vying to preserve profits as the U.S. Energy

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What If Homeowners Could Just Buy Batteries and Plug Them In?

GreenTechMedia

Orison has been trying to change that since 2013. “We wanted to be more of a consumer electricity product, a simple solution for consumers,” founder and CEO Eric Clifton said in an interview. The energy monitor costs $300 and the battery system costs $2,200 for 1.8

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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

Each of these individuals is playing the long game and is in a strong position to move their companies and industries into what could be a more hopeful period of reconciliation, recovery and repair. In 2014, the electrical engineer and MBA became the first woman to lead a U.S.

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#Greentown10: A Look at Greentown’s Biggest Annual Event Throughout the Years

Greentown Labs

We held our first DEMO Day in 2013, two years after Greentown’s founding. Check out DEMO Day and the Climatetech Summit throughout the years: 2013 Nov. 14, 2013. Northeast Clean Energy Council President Peter Rothstein. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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#Greentown10: Celebrating Greentown Alums’ Climate Action

Greentown Labs

These startups have played a huge role in building and shaping Greentown’s supportive community of climatetech entrepreneurs, and now they’re making climate action at scale a reality. Joined Greentown in 2013 + graduated in 2015.

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EnergyHub and SMA Make Cross-DER Aggregation a Reality for Utilities

GreenTechMedia

They could also be a key interconnection point for behind-the-meter batteries, smart thermostats and appliances, plug-in electric vehicles, and other distributed energy resources. On Tuesday, home energy management provider EnergyHub and inverter maker SMA announced a new step in making this kind of cross-DER aggregation a reality. In fact, its work with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has informed utility smart inverter pilots across the country.

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Southern California Edison Inks Another Massive Round of Utility-Scale Battery Contracts

GreenTechMedia

Six months after inking California’s largest single energy storage procurement, utility Southern California Edison has added another three massive utility-scale battery projects to its portfolio—plus a behind-the-meter battery project with Sunrun.

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Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies

GreenBiz

After seven days in its facilities, the grown result is a nontoxic, fully home- and marine-compostable material that protects and insulates a variety of products — everything from candles to industrial servers. . Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies. Suz Okie.

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The Rules for Early-Stage Cleantech Venture Capital Investment in 2021

GreenTechMedia

In the first wave of venture green technology investing, firms sunk billions of dollars into companies whose success depended on replacing entire industrial ecosystems. billion according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance to $16 billion, according to PwC.

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Digital technology, green finance in vogue among fashion’s sustainability trendsetters

GreenBiz

The key to long-term success in the fashion industry is to start trends and continually push the envelope — a philosophy that also applies to its ESG priorities. However, there is a growing and collective awareness of environmental impact across the industry.

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Clean Energy Trust’s Investment in Varuna’s Vision

Clean Energy Trust

Here’s why Clean Energy Trust is excited to invest in Varuna Tech , a Chicago-based startup providing distribution system monitoring for water utilities. In any case, the monitoring and diagnostic process is inefficient at best and dangerously negligent at worst.

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BREEAM Excellent office building keeps London’s carbon reduction targets in sight

AGreenLiving

The site of a former petrol station has been given a new lease on life as 1 Valentine Place, an award-winning sustainable office building certified BREEAM Excellent. Completed in March 2013, the seven-story office building was designed by West London architectural practice Stiff + Trevillion , who clad the contemporary structure in anodized aluminum and high-performance, solar-control glazing for a sleek and minimalist appearance.