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Category: Energy Consumption


Electric, Energy Consumption

New, Cheap Electric Energy Storage System (Like Pumped Hydro, But Subterranean!)

January 13, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Pumped Hydro Compressed Air Energy Storage (PHCAES) is a new system that can deliver stored energy at two to three cents per kilowatt-hour. This cost, far lower than that of lithium batteries, is similar to Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES), […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Energy Economics

Norway Hits Record 87% Plug-in EV Share & 66% Pure Electrics In December

January 6, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Norway, the auto market most advanced down the path to electromobility, has seen new records broken in December, with 87.1% market share for plugin electric vehicles. Over two thirds were pure electric vehicles, and non-hybrid combustion vehicles fell to just […]


Energy Consumption, World

Does Teleworking Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Not Always, Suggests New Research.

January 5, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

In 2020, teleworking became increasingly used worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers adopted this modality as a safety policy to protect employees and citizens from the virus (Belzunegui-Eraso et al., 2020). Teleworking is not new—it dates to the 1960s […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Audi Plans To Electrify The 2022 Dakar Rally

December 22, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The Dakar Rally is one of the most challenging automotive events on the planet. Originally run in Europe and Africa, the event is now run in different places around the world. Audi, part of the Volkswagen Group, is planning on […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

7-Eleven commits to renewable power

December 16, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Seven & i Holdings Co. is switching its operations to 100% renewable power through the RE100 energy commitment. RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Among the initiative’s other retail […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

E.ON – E-cars now charge dynamically at E.ON

November 23, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

With effect from today, dynamic charging for electric cars are available at E.ON headquarters in Essen. An intelligent load management system not only ensures that there is always enough energy available for charging, but also that load peaks and thus […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

New electric vehicle fast charging stations available for use

October 30, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Government of Yukon has installed two new Level 3 electric vehicle charging stations in Haines Junction and Marsh Lake. These fast-chargers join three others located in Whitehorse and Carcross and are available for public use. The chargers are also […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Plugging Into The Future: The Electric Vehicle Market Outlook

October 26, 2020

Via: Forbes

At Thursday’s presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden pledged to transition the U.S. economy “away from the oil industry.” This goal cannot be achieved without the electrification of road transport, which accounted for almost 70% of America’s oil consumption […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

October 19, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. homes and commercial buildings consume roughly two-fifths of the country’s overall energy and three-fourths of all electricity, and account for most of the peak electricity demand that drives generation and power grid infrastructure costs. Each of these statistics points […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Tesla Model 3 Emits ~65% Less CO2 Than Mercedes C-Class With Diesel Engine

September 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The thought that a Tesla produces more CO2 than a Mercedes C-Class with a diesel engine is laughable, but that was the conclusion of a misleading and misguided study published in 2019 in Germany and covered even on engineering and […]


Energy Consumption, World

Australia pens deal with Germany to explore green hydrogen exports

September 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Australia and Germany have joined forces to fund a feasibility study into the production, storage, transport and use of hydrogen from renewable energy. The two-year initiative is expected to begin by the end of the year and will look to […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

New Fuel Cell Power Plants Deployed in South Korea and California

September 3, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Two new fuel cell-based electricity generation facilities have been “powered on” in the Gyeonggi province of South Korea. The new installations use Bloom Energy’s solid-oxide fuel cells. One of the power plants—a 19.8-MW installation—is located in Hwasung. It is the […]


Energy Consumption, World

Global Power Sector Embracing Renewables but Ditching Fossil Fuels Too Slowly

August 31, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A new study of 3,000 power companies across the globe has found that only a handful have been cutting their fossil fuel capacity over the last two decades. Much of the new renewable capacity being built around the world is […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Six Investing Trends Reshaping Power and Utilities Sector Despite COVID

August 13, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Investors in the global power and utilities sector embraced agendas that created long-term value during the first half of this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic roiled the world. Recent activity points to several interesting trends that will likely persist in […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar and wind produce record 10% of global electricity

August 13, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Solar and wind generated a record 9.8% of global electricity during the first six months of 2020, but further gains are needed if Paris Agreement targets are to be met, a new report has said. Generation from both renewable energy […]