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Embracing Green - 3 Environmentally-Conscious Teams and Leagues in Sports

Living Green Technology

Here’s a brief on the efforts made by the top three of such nature-lovers: National Hockey League (NHL) Large energy usage is inherent in ice hockey leagues. Over the years, the program has come to include almost everything that’s friendly to the environment like green energy production and procurement, energy conservation, recycling and composting and what not. It generates all of its electricity onsite. The project saves millions in energy costs each year.

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The U.S. Navy‘s Great Green Fleet.

Earth Gratitude

On January 20, 2016, a sunny San Diego day with calm ocean waters and blue skies, the U.S. a year-long deployment that demonstrates how the Navy is leading the nation in a shift to renewable, and more reliable, energy sources. The launch of the @USNavy Great Green Fleet at Coronado Naval Base in California, on January 20, 2016. Secretary of the @USNavy Ray Mabus speaking at the launch of the Great Green Fleet at Coronado Naval Base in California, on January 20, 2016.

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Sense Delivers Insight into Home Energy Usage

Greentown Labs

If your house could talk to you about your energy usage, what would it say? The creators of Sense think it would say you could reduce your energy usage by at least 20 percent—and tell you how. Sense is a home energy monitor that gives real-time insight into your home’s energy usage. That background in speech recognition informed the way they approached home energy monitoring. Photo courtesy of Sense.

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How do you monitor a tidal river?

Envirotec Magazine

This is because water quality is heavily affected by the state of the tide, which presents a significant monitoring challenge in the lower reaches of many rivers. To overcome this, scientists at the company Meteor Communications have developed a continuous monitoring and data management system that is able to remove the effects of tide and unveil the true underlying water quality. With a tidal range of up to 7m, the River Thames presents a number of monitoring challenges.

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Making Connections and Finding Inspiration at WCS Talks 2016

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Google, the largest corporate non-utility buyer of renewable energy in the world, is well positioned to lead the way. Words on a page can’t capture the energy and charisma she emanated. Moving clean energy and efficiency forward. Speaking of consumers, would they make different purchasing decisions if they knew the true cost of energy — not just the price? But most consumers aren’t aware of this, just as they don’t think much about energy efficiency.

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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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Worldwide, AI is Providing Utilities With a Powerful New Tool in the Fight Against Electricity Thieves

Bidgely

Utilities around the world continue to struggle with energy theft, with an estimated $80 to $100 billion lost globally to theft each year. In Jamaica, electricity theft is estimated to cost the Jamaica Public Service Company $200 million – 80 percent more than a decade ago.

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Colorado law creates transparency at rural electric co-ops

Renewable Energy World

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast , host John Farrell speaks with Joe Smyth, Researcher at the Energy and Policy Institute and author of CleanCooperative.com. Reforming the rural electric cooperative. Originally published at ILSR.org.

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PV Plant Owned by First Solar Is Being Paid to Help Balance Chile’s Electric Grid

GreenTechMedia

Back in 2016, First Solar proved in a California pilot project that utility-scale solar farms can provide critical transmission grid services. That’s a task usually assigned to fossil-fired power plants and hydroelectric dams, or, in a growing number of cases, batteries.

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So, What Exactly Are Virtual Power Plants?

GreenTechMedia

And in energy circles, one of the biggest buzzwords in recent years is the virtual power plant, or VPP. But VPPs have really taken off in the last 10 years, not just as a concept but as something that a growing number of energy companies are creating, using and commercializing.

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Tidal energy firm wins seabed lease to support Shetland clean energy drive

Envirotec Magazine

Tidal energy company Nova Innovation (Nova) plans to develop its largest tidal energy array to date at Yell Sound in Shetland and boost decarbonisation of the local energy supply. Nova’s innovative turbines can unlock huge international and domestic tidal energy opportunities.

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How Much Energy Do Data Centers Really Use?

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates. Data centers utilize different information technology (IT) devices to provide these services, all of which are powered by electricity.

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HEVO to Launch US Manufacturing for Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger

GreenTechMedia

Wireless electric vehicle charging carries a whiff of the future, akin to flying cars. The company has designed a ground-mounted pad that beams electricity up to a car-mounted receiver to wirelessly charge it. HEVO's app tracked how much power was beaming up and what it cost.

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Amply Wants to Make Electric Vehicle Fleet Charging Super Simple

GreenTechMedia

Converting a fleet from fossil-fueled to electric is a lot more complicated than simply buying new vehicles. The electric cars, trucks and buses need carefully scheduled charging to ensure they have sufficient fuel for their duties.

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COI Energy Cuts Buildings’ Power Consumption, Driven by Philosophy of Mutual Responsibility

Greentown Labs

Berrien is from a small Pennsylvania town, where her family experienced energy poverty. As an adult, she went into the energy industry—a decision, she explains, that she didn’t realize was fueled by her previous experiences with energy.

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Think tank outlines possible clean energy industrial strategy for the UK

Envirotec Magazine

Accelerating the build-out of clean energy will reduce costs and make the UK more secure, write Josh Freed and Isabelle Chan of US think tank Third Way, which released a new policy paper on the topic on 29 September. Industrial strategy is useful because the world is moving to clean energy.

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4 Big Challenges Facing FERC’s Plan to Open Up Power Markets to Distributed Energy

GreenTechMedia

Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Order 2222 , a groundbreaking effort to open up U.S. wholesale energy markets to aggregated solar systems, smart inverters, batteries, electric vehicles, smart appliances, grid-responsive building controls and other distributed energy resources (DERs). power grids — at least, not yet. Power generator groups took a challenge to FERC’s demand response orders all the way to the U.S.

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Who pays and who benefits from a massive expansion of solar power?

Renewable Energy World

Electricity generation produces a quarter of U.S. The electric grid also is highly vulnerable to climate change effects, such as more frequent and severe droughts , hurricanes and other extreme weather events. In both cases, power companies bill their customers for associated costs.

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Optimizing battery management in high voltage energy storage systems

Charged

Most of this growth is expected to be propelled by next-generation high voltage energy systems for electric vehicles, and marine and home storage applications that use seriesconnected battery packs. billion USD by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.5 % between 2016 and 2022. Sponsored by TTI.

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Reactive Technologies: Pinpointing the Inertia of Renewable-Powered Grids

GreenTechMedia

Getting to 100 percent clean energy presents power grid operators with a major problem: what to do about inertia. ’s National Grid, Australian grid operator AEMO, Italian grid operator Terna and Japan’s biggest utility Tokyo Electric Power Co.

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AMPLY Power offers EV fleets guaranteed uptime and zero charging challenges

Charged

AMPLY Power says its charging as a service model provides 99.9% Twenty years ago, large companies would put a whole bunch of server blades into electrical closets, thinking this can’t be that hard—just servers in a closet and away we go. I’ve been a long-time clean energy entrepreneur.

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California regulators issue their solar NEM-3 plan

Renewable Energy World

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued its much-anticipated plan to revise the state’s current Net Energy Metering (NEM) rules and create a Net Billing Tariff that it said would balance the needs of the “electric grid, the environment, and consumers.”

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Lordstown electric pickup to use in-wheel motors. A good idea?

Charged

Lordstown Motors , the startup headed by Workhorse CEO Steve Burns , is building an electric pickup called the Endurance at a former GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The new e-pickup will feature in-wheel hub electric motors, according to specs published on the Lordstown’s website.

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Massive Transformation of Japanese Electricity Market Calls for Flexible Energy Management

AutoGrid

Massive Transformation of Japanese Electricity Market Calls for Flexible Energy Management. Partnerships with local market players will bring AutoGrid Flex to regulated and deregulated electricity companies in Japan. Since 2016, the Japanese electricity market has undergone a massive transformation through deregulation. Already, more than 450 competing deregulated energy retailers are offering products for management of distributed solar and energy storage.

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How a Single UK Turbine Could Prove a New Use Case for Wind Power

GreenTechMedia

A trial to test the concept of using a wind turbine to help smooth peaks and troughs in electricity supply and demand on the grid began earlier this month. ’s clean energy transition: grid constraint.

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Massive Transformation of Japanese Electricity Market Calls for Flexible Energy Management

AutoGrid

Massive Transformation of Japanese Electricity Market Calls for Flexible Energy Management. Partnerships with local market players will bring AutoGrid Flex to regulated and deregulated electricity companies in Japan. Since 2016, the Japanese electricity market has undergone a massive transformation through deregulation. Already, more than 450 competing deregulated energy retailers are offering products for management of distributed solar and energy storage.

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Rapid Response Research: The Chamoli Landslide

Planet Pulse

Two hydroelectric power stations experienced over $223 million in damage as the landslide made its way downslope, scouring rock and flattening forests.

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Phone Firms Pile into Spain’s Renewable Energy Market

GreenTechMedia

Spain’s booming renewable energy market is attracting the attention of an unlikely retail segment: mobile phone companies. Phone firms including national leader Telefónica are jostling to offer clean energy alongside more traditional products such as broadband connections.

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‘Enormous Step’ for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets

GreenTechMedia

Friday’s court opinion ( PDF ) declared that FERC has jurisdiction over how energy storage interacts with the interstate transmission markets it regulates, even if those systems are interconnected to the grid under regulations set by the states. In early 2016, the U.S.

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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. After all, they say energy storage is the holy grail of the clean energy economy. Or as Katherine Hamilton from The Energy Gang says, “Batteries are like bacon?—?they

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Three Regional Clean Energy Companies Graduate from Cleantech San Diego Business Accelerator

CleanTech San Diego

Aquacycl, Kitu Systems, and Nuvve Complete Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN) Program. The program offers free business services through a consortium of regional partner organizations to help energy entrepreneurs successfully bring their innovations to market.

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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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Radar reaches a new level

Envirotec Magazine

All that could be changing now, says VEGA Controls , with the release this month of a range of 80GHz radar-based sensors, at a price point that seems more amenable to the cost constraints of sectors like water, wastewater and environmental monitoring. Prioritising power and start-up time.

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Ten Regional Clean Energy Companies Graduate from Cleantech San Diego Startup Incubator

CleanTech San Diego

Annual Southern California Energy Innovation Network Showcase Event Being Held November 9. The program offers free business services through a consortium of regional partner organizations and private sector companies to help entrepreneurs successfully bring their energy innovations to market.

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Advancing the New US Administration’s Clean Energy Transition with UtilityAI™

Bidgely

As we enter 2021, we find ourselves in the middle of an energy transition that is transforming the way electricity is generated, stored and consumed, with power systems moving from fossil-fuel-based centralized single-flow electric grids to renewable bi-directional and decentralized energy networks.

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Advancing the New US Administration’s Clean Energy Transition with UtilityAI™

Bidgely

As we enter 2021, we find ourselves in the middle of an energy transition that is transforming the way electricity is generated, stored and consumed, with power systems moving from fossil-fuel-based centralized single-flow electric grids to renewable bi-directional and decentralized energy networks.

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From bladder-powered energy storage to a green dishwasher called Bob: The best of clean tech at CES 2022

Business Green

On offer were a raft of clean tech innovations, from the latest smart home gizmos through to the world's most powerful e-bikes and e-scooters. Bladder-power underwater energy storage. Credit: GAF Energy. An electric motorbike that's ready to take on the petrolheads.

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Peninsula Clean Energy

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Position: Manager of Distributed Energy Resource Strategy. The Manager of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Strategy will create and implement a DER strategy for one of California’s largest CCAs covering the full range of DER resources including generation, storage, and demand response. This is an exciting opportunity to increase local renewable energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area. About Peninsula Clean Energy.

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Peninsula Clean Energy

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Position: Manager of Distributed Energy Resource Strategy. The Manager of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Strategy will create and implement a DER strategy for one of California’s largest CCAs covering the full range of DER resources including generation, storage, and demand response. This is an exciting opportunity to increase local renewable energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area. About Peninsula Clean Energy.

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How 4 Top US Utilities Are Grappling With the Energy Transition (or Not)

GreenTechMedia

The past decade has been a wild ride for America's massive electricity sector. utility can be said to be close to that vision — or not outside a few fortuitously supplied and forward-thinking outliers like Vermont’s Green Mountain Power. Credit: Dominion Energy).

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Demand Response Industry Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

GreenTechMedia

Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets.

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The Navajo Generating Station Coal Plant Officially Powers Down. Will Renewables Replace It?

GreenTechMedia

One of the nation’s largest coal plants permanently powered down this week after the owners determined it would be uneconomical to continue operating the facility as natural gas and renewable energy prices continue to drop. The closure raises questions about the future of SRP’s energy mix and the extent to which renewables will meet the utility's energy needs. Other partial owners include Arizona Public Service, NV Energy and Tucson Electric Power.

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The Return on Investment (ROI) of Sustainable Business

Green Business Bureau

In some regions, lack of access to natural resources and basic necessities such as water or reliable electricity is a major impediment to profitability and growth. Measuring Energy Usage and Savings. With very little effort you can monitor water usage and conserve water.