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Where Green Hydrogen Is Headed

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Suddenly everyone is talking about green hydrogen. From South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. From China to Utah. Governments and developers are eyeing hydrogen as a decarbonization tool. But the rush is also raising lots of questions: Where will hydrogen be most useful?

Where Will DOE’s Loan Program Make the Next Climate Tech Investments?

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The U.S. Department of Energy is crucial for funding, researching, and testing emerging energy tech. Now, in the Biden era, the agency is orienting itself toward deployment. How difficult is that transition?

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Why TransitTech Is So Vital to Struggling Public Transportation Systems

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Ride sharing has swept transportation systems over the last decade -- bringing convenience, but also congestion, inequities, and political fights. Now a new category of transportation networking is emerging: TransitTech.

Will Hydrogen Look Like Solar?

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The road to solar glory has been littered with failed companies -- the ones you may know (Solyndra) and hundreds you probably do not. Will the burgeoning hydrogen space follow a similar bumpy road? Hydrogen is at a similar phase of market and technological maturity, with similar levels of hype.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Where Green Hydrogen Is Headed

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Suddenly everyone is talking about green hydrogen. From South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. From China to Utah. Governments and developers are eyeing hydrogen as a decarbonization tool. But the rush is also raising lots of questions: Where will hydrogen be most useful?

What the Frack Is Happening With Natural Gas Prices?

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At the beginning of the pandemic, energy prices crashed. We did an episode of this show trying to figure out how oil prices fell to negative $40 per barrel. Times have changed. Oil is up over $100/barrel. But far more acute is what’s happening with natural gas, particularly in Europe and Asia.

With an Energy Crisis Brewing, No Peak in Sight for Emissions

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EIA and IEA are out with projections for emissions and fossil fuel consumption. And they don’t look good. On our current policy trajectory, there is no peak in sight, according to EIA By 2050, we will likely see a 50% increase in energy consumption.

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With an Energy Crisis Brewing, No Peak in Sight for Emissions

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EIA and IEA are out with projections for emissions and fossil fuel consumption. And they don’t look good. On our current policy trajectory, there is no peak in sight, according to EIA By 2050, we will likely see a 50% increase in energy consumption.

Where Will DOE’s Loan Program Make the Next Climate Tech Investments?

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The U.S. Department of Energy is crucial for funding, researching, and testing emerging energy tech. Now, in the Biden era, the agency is orienting itself toward deployment. How difficult is that transition?

All your clean energy insight and content is now live on Woodmac.com

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Since acquiring Greentech Media in 2016, we have continued to use greentechmedia.com and GTM Squared news subscription service as vehicles to present greentech and renewables news. However, as outlined in February, we are in the process of fully integrating GTM with Wood Mackenzie.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

So Big It’s Boring: The Rise of Utility-Scale Solar

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In 2015, I was sitting with representatives of Strata Solar, Southern Company and the Arkansas Public Service Commission, waiting to go onstage. We were the last session of the last day of the conference in question — a tough time slot.

What Were Europe’s Oil Majors Doing When GTM Launched in 2007?

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This will be my final piece for Greentech Media. It’s been an honor and a privilege to track Europe’s energy transition for the sector’s most discerning audience. Find me on Twitter @jk_parnell if you want to say hi. Thanks for reading, and keep crushing that carbon. ~

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What’s the Role for New Nuclear Power in the Fight Against Climate Change?

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Small modular reactors (SMRs) — nuclear reactors using novel technologies to fit into much smaller and mass-producible packages than the behemoth nuclear power plants of today — are presented as a way of rapidly decarbonizing the grid in the face of an ever more pressing need to meet climate targets.

Drax Cancels Plan to Build Europe’s Largest Natural Gas Power Plant

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Plans for a new 3.6-gigawatt natural gas power plant in the U.K. have been shelved by the developer Drax, highlighting the challenging economics of converting coal-fired power to a cleaner, but still fossil-fuel-fired, alternative.

What the Frack Is Happening With Natural Gas Prices?

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At the beginning of the pandemic, energy prices crashed. We did an episode of this show trying to figure out how oil prices fell to negative $40 per barrel. Times have changed. Oil is up over $100/barrel. But far more acute is what’s happening with natural gas, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Doubling Down on a Centralized Grid Is More Expensive Without Distributed Energy

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The economic, environmental, and public health challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis in 2020 continue unabated as we usher in a new presidential administration.

Google Spinoff Malta Nabs $50M Series B for Thermal Long-Duration Storage

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Malta has raised a $50 million Series B round to bring its super-long-duration energy storage to market, the company said Wednesday. The startup spun out of Google parent company Alphabet's moonshot factory, X, in 2018.

WoodMac on Green Hydrogen: It’s Going To Happen Faster Than Anyone Expects

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Green hydrogen is set to play a substantive role in the overall energy mix with its development likely to happen faster than anyone predicts, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie.

Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now For Biofuels?

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Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the most economic and environmental solution for smaller delivery vehicles.

A Vibrant Cleantech Startup Ecosystem Takes Root in India

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This is the second article in a series. Read part one here. It’s easy to see what’s motivating India’s emerging ecosystem of sustainable technology startups with a glance out the window from the office of Sangam Ventures in Gurugram, just outside of Delhi.

10 Solar and Storage Trends for 2021

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Barry Cinnamon is CEO of California's Cinnamon Energy Systems. Dave Barry said it best when summarizing 2020: “This was a year of nonstop awfulness, a year when we kept saying it couldn’t possibly get worse, and it always did.

California’s Big 2021 Grid Reliability Decision: Expand Supply or Manage Demand?

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California is facing a major decision under a tight deadline — whether it should push for large-scale power plants and batteries to prevent a repeat of its August 2020 rolling blackouts this coming summer, or turn to behind-the-meter resources like batteries and demand response.

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Nuclear Enters 2021 With Buoyant Global Outlook for Small Modular Reactors

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The nuclear industry is heading into 2021 with increased optimism around small modular reactors (SMRs) after a series of policy initiatives worldwide in recent weeks. The U.S., and Canada, three major nuclear markets, all signaled growing support for SMRs in the closing weeks of 2020.

The Climate Workhorse: Extremely Cheap, Clean Electricity

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There is no path to deep decarbonization that doesn't involve a clean power sector. And there is no path to a clean power sector that doesn't involve deploying massive amounts of wind, solar, and lithium-ion batteries.

Shell, Volvo and Daimler Back Hydrogen as Europe Turns Sights on Truck Emissions

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A flurry of new vehicle releases, increased grants and tax benefits and plain old economics have helped electric vehicle sales boom in 2020. sales figures show battery vehicles tripled their market share among new vehicle sales from 3 percent to 9 percent.

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Why Offshore Wind and Energy Giants are Chasing Off-Grid Green Hydrogen

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The European Union wants to build 40 gigawatts of green hydrogen electrolyzers by 2030, and estimates that 80 to 120 gigawatts of solar and wind will be needed to power them. That’s a fresh headache for Europe’s grid operators.

MIT Study Lays Bare Why Nuclear Costs Keep Rising

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology team has shed light on a key challenge for the nuclear industry: the rising cost of new plants. And the answer provides support to those who believe small modular reactors ultimately may be the best route to cost reduction.

Cutting Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

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After years of slow headway, building design and industry professionals say sharp reductions in the climate impact of concrete are possible now.

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New York City’s Biggest Power Producer Aims to Import Renewable Energy From Upstate

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After losing out on an early opportunity to build New York state's biggest battery, the owner of New York City's biggest power plant is taking steps to import renewable electricity generated upstate.

#Solar100’s William Demas: The Peter Parker of Renewable Finance

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William Demas didn’t choose to work in renewables — at least not at first. But as it’s said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

China Can Help Supersize Global Hydrogen Economy, According to Shell

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China could have a crucial role to play in the development of a global hydrogen economy, with its massive demand for decarbonization technologies likely to drive large-scale deployments that will help cut costs around the world, according to oil major Shell.

Could Agri-PV Be Africa’s Next Big Solar Market Trend?

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Insiders predict agricultural companies could become major adopters of solar power in Africa as farmers seek to improve the cost and reliability of energy supplies.

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Coal to Green Hydrogen: Germany’s Energy Transition Summed Up in One Project

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The Moorburg coal power station boasts an eventful inception, a landmark closure, and now, a bright future. It was opened in 2015 by Swedish utility Vattenfall on the banks of the Elbe river, just outside the German port city of Hamburg.

South Korean Firm Touts Novel Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Tower Concept

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South Korean firm Odin Energy hopes to carve out a new niche with a vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) tower designed for urban settings.

BP and Ørsted Launch Green Hydrogen Partnership

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BP and Ørsted will partner on a 50-megawatt electrolyzer in Germany in the first stage of a green hydrogen partnership. The companies announced the project in Lingen, northern Germany, on Tuesday.

Wind Turbine Makers Tout Diagnostic Tech in Service Revenue Push

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Growing competition for wind turbine service revenue is forcing original equipment manufacturers to up their game in another important service for the equipment they make — remote diagnostics.

Chemicals Giant Ineos Targets the World’s Cheapest Green Hydrogen

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It seems everyone wants to get in on the ground floor when it comes to green hydrogen. Utilities and oil majors both have a head start with their mixture of renewable power capacity, gas transmission assets and an existing set of end users.

Why Local Solar + Storage Is a Pillar of the Net-Zero Grid

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This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has done before. What comes next?

BP Signals Imminent Hydrogen and Offshore Wind Plays

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BP is readying offshore wind bids during the next six months with heightened hydrogen activity also in the pipeline, the oil major’s CEO said Tuesday.

Revamped Energy Efficiency Programs Are the Key to Deep Carbon Reductions

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Across the U.S., governments at all levels are prioritizing climate action and setting intense carbon-reduction goals. New York and Pennsylvania, along with 24 other states, have joined the U.S.

MIT Validates Science Behind New Nuclear Fusion Reactor Design

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A proposed fusion reactor design by Commonwealth Fusion Systems has received a boost after its underlying scientific principles were validated by peer review.