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Charging Scarcity Holding Back EV Growth

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Today, transportation is witnessing another technological shift to electric plug-in and extended range vehicles. However, four years in to the shift, it’s still to early to say how the transition to an electrically dominated automobile industry will compare to the switch from horse to “horsepower.” MW of energy each day. “We We built it, and the EVs arrived, and they keep on coming,” said Rolf Schreiber, technical program manager for electric transportation at Google.

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What Can We Expect from the Smart Grid?

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Collecting useful data through the smart grid In another example of utilities not being great with their messaging, a lot of people worry that with smart meters, the utility will be collecting their private data. Christine Hertzog , Managing Director of the Smart Grid Library, noted that PG&E customers can sign up to get data on their own power usage. Hertzog and Meadors pointed to some unexpected benefits from smart meters.

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Announcing Our Seed Investment in UtilityAPI

Better Ventures

Accelerating the Transition to Solar Energy We are thrilled to announce our seed investment in UtilityAPI , an enterprise software company that is accelerating the worldwide shift to renewable energy by making it easier and more cost effective to switch to solar. Accessing historic usage and billing data from utilities is a major customer acquisition pain point for solar companies, resulting in as much as a 30% loss in lead conversion.

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Silicon Valley Clean Energy and UtilityAPI Want to Free Your Meter Data

GreenTechMedia

Why can’t you get an accurate, fact-based online quote for a rooftop solar system, backup battery or electric vehicle charger as easily as getting a quote on, say, a mortgage refinancing or home insurance policy? His company has built a technology platform to manage the open, transparent and secure exchange of energy data, and this week the California-based based startup announced a pilot project with Silicon Valley Clean Energy to test it out.

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Planet Partners with SynMax to Provide Energy Intelligence and Monitor Dark Vessels

Planet Pulse

In collaboration with SynMax , Houston-based satellite analytics and intelligence company, Planet data is now being used to provide data-informed insights on the energy industry within the United States and monitor the movements of dark vessels around the globe.

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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. investor-owned utilities confirmed that it is staying neutral on a controversial petition asking federal regulators to declare net metering illegal.

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Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Investigates Advanced Metering and Time-Varying Rates for Customers with Electric Vehicles

Energy and Cleantech Council

On July 2, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities launched an “ Investigation into the Modernization of the Electric Grid – Phase Two.”

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PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs. gigawatt-hours, of energy storage projects.

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How Often Do People Drive Electric Vehicles?

Clean Energy Trust

Credit: Electrek The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) recently came out with an analysis that suggests that electric vehicles are being driven less than originally expected: “We provide the first at-scale estimate of electric vehicle (EV) home charging.

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Duke Energy’s SC Net-Metering Replacement Won a Crucial Ally: Rooftop Solar Companies

GreenTechMedia

Few grid policy battles have been fought as bitterly as those surrounding replacements for net-metering, which determines how much rooftop solar customers get paid for power they export to the grid. South Carolina launched retail-rate net-metering in energy legislation passed in 2014.

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The secret life of clouds

Envirotec Magazine

The data was collected by instruments on board a special aircraft that flew over the Manaus pollution plume for about 100 kilometers (km) in 2014 and 2015 during the Green Ocean Amazon (GOAmazon) scientific project. Dust Monitoring & Control University of São Paulo’s Physics Institute

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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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CO2 Storage Plans Risk Leaving Future Generations with ‘Carbon Bombs’, Energy Expert Warns

DeSmogBlog

But, as the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis’ energy finance analyst Bruce Robertson told DeSmog, even they “haven’t been able to get it right”. . according to a 2014 study. By Tracy Keeling.

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2019 New Investment Spotlight #1: Nikola Power

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust added four new cleantech startups to our portfolio over the past few months and unveiled them at Co_Invest Cleantech on May 22nd. This is the first edition of our 2019 New Investment Spotlight, and it’s shining bright on Nikola Power. Nikola Power co-founder & CEO J.W. I was bullish on batteries in 2014. After all, they say energy storage is the holy grail of the clean energy economy. Look for Nikola Power at SPI!

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Ohio bill emphasizes jobs and justice on path to 100% clean energy by 2050

Renewable Energy World

Kowalski , Energy News Network. A bill for cutting carbon emissions calls for equity in job training and transition programs, an office of energy justice, increased oversight, and curbs on utility influence over regulators. Energy justice and equity. By Kathiann M.

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Highlights from the 2022 BP Statistical Review

R-Squared Energy

Last week the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022 was released, covering energy data through 2021. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. The result has been high energy prices.

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California’s Plan to Crowdsource Distributed Energy to Replace Grid Upgrades

GreenTechMedia

California regulators are on the cusp of breaking open a long-awaited opportunity to enlist rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries and other distributed energy resources (DERs) to substitute for expensive grid upgrades.

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Watt It Takes: Opower’s Dan Yates on the Origins of Behavioral Efficiency

GreenTechMedia

Dan Yates and his co-founder Alex Laskey built Opower, an efficiency company that saves more energy every year than the hoover dam can generate. Opower was based on a simple premise: send paper mailers to utility customers comparing their electricity use to their neighbors.

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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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Maximize motor windings fill factor with a unique new tooling concept (Webinar)

Charged

There are many innovations to improve power density in stator windings at the moment, with technologies like axial flux motors gaining momentum. Other sessions at our Spring Virtual Conference include: Electrical Insulation Materials In E-Drives: Sustainability.

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Hyundai/Kia’s new EV heat pump technology

Charged

The original technology was introduced in 2014 on the first-generation Kia Soul EV. Comprising a compressor, evaporator and condenser, the heat pump captured waste heat given off by the vehicle’s electrical components, recycling this energy to heat the cabin. .

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NEM 3.0 will cut California’s residential solar market in half, WoodMac says

Renewable Energy World

Consulting firm Wood Mackenzie released analysis saying California’s newly proposed net metering tariffs would cut the state’s residential solar market in half by 2024. would reduce payments granted to rooftop solar customers for the excess power they generate, which is known as net metering.

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Global e-waste has risen 21% in five years, says UN

Envirotec Magazine

million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. Other key findings from the Global E-waste Monitor 2020: Proper e-waste management can help mitigate global warming.

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Sensing evolution

Envirotec Magazine

As global awareness of the impact of poor air quality grows, so too does the demand for monitoring. The microscopic particles sloughed off by tyres and brake discs won’t be directly addressed through the wholesale adoption of electric vehicles.

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The policies that could send the global rooftop solar market to 2,000 GW

Renewable Energy World

The global rooftop solar market has the potential to exceed 2,000 GW of generation and 1,000 GWh of energy storage by 2050 through careful policy design, according to a new report. solar prices increased quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year for the first time since 2014.

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How a powerful company convinced Georgia to let it bury toxic waste in groundwater

Grist

For the past several years, Georgia Power has gone to great lengths to skirt the federal rule requiring coal-fired power plants to safely dispose of massive amounts of toxic waste they produced. Gavin Power Plant, one of the largest power stations in the country.

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ClimateTrace: Using Satellites and Machine Learning to Pinpoint Global Emissions

GreenTechMedia

Data on the greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, factories, cargo ships, controlled burns and every other human source on Earth could soon be part of the public domain, according to a consortium of technology companies and climate change nonprofits.

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Residential Demand Response to Play Key Role Managing US Load This Summer

GreenTechMedia

Heading into summer 2020, looming uncertainty about electricity demand makes flexibility more vital than ever in the United States. power system. In total, independent system operators and RTOs can tap into nearly 6 gigawatts of behind-the-meter generation this summer.

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Utilities plus telcos: The case for an arranged marriage

GreenBiz

The notion of power utilities and telecommunications companies combining or working together is not new. Telco plus utility = Energy savings and modernized infrastructure. Telcos are also dependent on a reliable power supply to ensure their network functions. Energy & Climate.

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Europe’s Energy Storage Market Is Fading, Right When It’s Needed Most

GreenTechMedia

European energy storage deployment is set to shrink compared to other global markets, even as the need for flexibility on the grid increases, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. In 2014, EMEA, dominated by Europe, represented 44 percent of global energy storage deployment.

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Event - New Frontiers in Renewable Energy and Resources

Green Market Oracle

New Frontiers in Renewable Energy and Resources will take place on November 25-26, 2019 in Rome, Italy. The theme is "Renewable Energy for a Better Future" and the it will include: Keynote talks, Plenary sessions, Discussion Panels, B2B Meetings, Poster symposia, Video Presentations, and Workshops. Sources of Energy A substance that is converted by process into usable energy then the substance is called source of energy.

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Researchers Across Academia are Generating Ground-breaking Discoveries with Planet Data

Planet Pulse

In the hands of these experts, our satellite data is helping to power models, reveal planetary change, and deliver spatial-temporal insights across a variety of academic fields.

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A “Time of Heightened Tensions”: Homeland Security and National Security Agency Issue Joint Cybersecurity Alert

Energy and Cleantech Council

Implement a continuous and vigilant system monitoring program. In the energy space, owners of critical infrastructure assets have seen an unprecedented uptick in recent years of hacking and phishing attempts, including denial of service (“DoS”) attacks which are aimed at exploiting vulnerabilities in an entity’s firewall. The inability to monitor and manage power availability real-time raises the possibility of outages or blackouts.

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Spanish charging station uses second-life batteries from EV-maker Irizar

Charged

An EV charging station that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running at a Repsol service station in the Spanish city of Tolosa. Irizar e-mobility and Ibil have signed a collaboration agreement to give a second life to Irizar’s electric bus batteries. According to Irizar, this solution reduces the grid power needed by 70%. The company’s EVs have been on the road since 2014 in several European cities.

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World’s Largest Customer-Sited Solar-Storage Plant Planned for Nevada Desert

GreenTechMedia

Data center operator Switch plans to buy power for its record-breaking Citadel facility from an adjacent project developed and owned by Capital Dynamics. A 60-megawatt/240-megawatt-hour Tesla Megapack installation will turn 127 megawatts of solar capacity into a nearly 24/7 power source.

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Sunrun to Turn Home Batteries Into Grid Resources for 2 Major Utilities

GreenTechMedia

rooftop solar installer, finalized two utility partnerships to turn home batteries into miniature power plants. Regulators approved that program as a demonstration project for New York's Reforming the Energy Vision grid modernization effort. Sunrun, the leading U.S.

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Comment: Water in the US – a decade of turbulence

Envirotec Magazine

While advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology had been fully deployed in the power and gas industries, water was just beginning to look into its adoption. On the subject of water quality issues – in the aftermath of the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, many US cities started more closely inspecting and monitoring their own pipe infrastructure and water sources.

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The Corona Virus Reduces China's Emissions by 25 Percent

Green Market Oracle

China burns about half the coal used globally while at the same time it is the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles. China is both a clean energy leader and a dirty energy behemoth. Their coal powered economic growth has unleashed a carbon bomb.

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California Air Resources Board Releases Draft Scoping Plan Update (Part 2)

Clean Energy Law

Covered Entities : The Program regulates manufacturers, electricity importers, suppliers of natural gas, gasoline and other fuels, and CO2 suppliers that emit more than 25,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) annually. CARB opts to stay the course on Cap-and-Trade Program.

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‘Data Hive’ Opens for Solar, Battery Vendors in Silicon Valley

GreenTechMedia

It also includes 38 approved energy services, solar and energy storage companies participating in the project, ranging from companies with nationwide reach like REC Solar, Stem and Enel X, to smaller regional solar PV installers or energy services providers.

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FERC NOI Considers Expansion of Cybersecurity Rules to Distributed Generation

Energy and Cleantech Council

The solutions FERC is seeking comment on could have disproportionate impacts on the renewable energy industry, which has enjoyed considerable expansion in the growing distributed generation (DG) sector. The standards are designed to ensure the Bulk Electric System (BES) operates reliably.

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

Greentown Labs

You’ll also learn about key technology areas that are driving momentum to equitably tackle the climate crisis, and explore the plentiful opportunities for everyone to be a part of the energy transition that’s already unfolding. 2014 Oct. 30, 2014. Northeast Clean Energy Council.