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Category: Energy Consumption


Electric, Energy Consumption

New, electricity-free desalination method shows promise

May 20, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Researchers from The Australian National University have proposed a new method for desalinating water that avoids many of the unwanted side effects of traditional desalinating techniques and that reduces the energy required by about 80%. Freshwater is becoming a critical […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Progress in Domestic Floating Offshore Wind

May 17, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The U.S. departments of Energy (DOE), Interior, Commerce, and Transportation today released a report summarizing their progress toward the goals of the Floating Offshore Wind Shot™, an interagency initiative to drive U.S. leadership in design, deployment, and manufacturing. The report […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

The True Cost: Deploying Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Nationwide

May 15, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

When President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021, he announced a goal to install 500,000 new electric vehicle chargers across the nation by 2030. The Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office has tasked the experts at Idaho National […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

First Utility-Scale Solar Project Announced Under TVA Generation Flexibility Program

May 13, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

An independent power producer and a major electric cooperative—both based in Tennessee—have announced an agreement to partner on a utility-scale solar power installation to serve customers in that region. Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, which specializes in solar energy, agrivoltaics, and carbon […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Scientists determine disorder improves lithium-ion battery life

May 8, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

What determines the cycle life of batteries? And, more importantly, how can we extend it? An international research team led by TU Delft has discovered that local disorder in the oxide cathode material increases the number of times Li-ion batteries […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Electricity from farm waste: How biogas could help Malawians with no power

May 2, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people (more than 50% of the population) are without access to electricity. Malawi has one of the world’s lowest electricity access rates—just 14.1% of the total population have access to the main grid. In […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How the Massive Growth in Solar Power Is Affecting Power Grids

May 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported in March that the U.S. solar industry installed 32.4 GWdc of capacity in 2023, a remarkable 51% increase compared to 2022. It was the industry’s biggest year by far, exceeding 30 GWdc of […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

California battery storage increasing rapidly, but not enough to end blackouts, Gov. Newsom says

April 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Gov. Gavin Newsom said on April 25 that California continued to rapidly add the battery storage that is crucial to the transition to cleaner energy, but admitted it was still not enough to avoid blackouts during heat waves. Standing in […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

How to Provide Reliable and Resilient Electricity Amid Today’s Changing Climate

April 22, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The United Nations has gone on record to spotlight the negative effects of climate change that have affected the world in recent years. The group stated, “destructive storms have become more intense and more frequent in many regions … while […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Allego partners with Ford to electrify European dealership network

March 28, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Ford and Allego announced a strategic partnership to bring ultra-fast charging infrastructure to hundreds of the manufacturer’s dealerships across Europe. The new collaboration will further expand convenient and reliable charging solutions for customers of Ford electric vehicles (EVs), as the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Innovative electricity system balancing tool helps keep Britain’s lights on

March 5, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A new cutting-edge tool developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of Strathclyde is helping to revolutionize the real-time balancing of Britain’s electricity network. Energy experts at the University teamed up with the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to design […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Customizing sulfone electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries improves their safety and performance

February 27, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In our technologically dependent society, the mobility, dependability, and safety of our devices—including phones and laptops—are critical. Just as important is our ability to easily charge and recharge these devices so they are available when we need them. To do […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

1 GWh Energy Storage Project In Arizona Gets $559 Million In Financing

February 23, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Strata Clean Energy has secured $559 million in financing for its 255 MW/1,020 MWh Scatter Wash battery storage complex. Strata broke ground on the Phoenix, AZ, energy storage project in January of this year. The huge battery storage complex is […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Ionity achieves 600 EV charging locations milestone

February 21, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Ionity has officially established 600 electric vehicle (EV) charging locations across Europe thanks to its most recent opening. The company has opened its first public high-power charging station in Northern Ireland. The new site in Toome is a comprehensive motorway […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Poland welcomes first Shell Recharge fast chargers

February 16, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

The first Shell Recharge fast chargers have been launched in Poland at three of the brand’s service stations in Trzcianka, Sekocin Stary, and Radomsk. This first rollout is part of the company’s plans to further expand the Shell Recharge network […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Philadelphia Wins $1.47 Million Federal EV Grant

February 14, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The City of Philadelphia has been awarded $1.47 million in federal funds from the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), through the Ride and Drive Electric grant program to fund […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Duck Thru installs first EV charging station

February 7, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Jernigan Oil Company, Inc., parent company of Duck Thru Food Stores, has announced the deployment of its first electric vehicle (EV) charger. The equipment has been installed at a Duck Thru located in Columbia, North Carolina, in partnership with FreeWire […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

The US Added 1.2 Million EVs To The Grid Last Year, & Electricity Use Went Down

February 2, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

2023 set another record for EV sales in the United States. About 1.2 million vehicles, or 7.6% of all sales, were electric according to Kelley Blue Book. With over 1 million new EVs plugging into garage outlets, home charging stations, […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Interconnection Cost-Causer-Pays Model: Is It Fair or Antiquated in the Era of Grid Modernization

February 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The transition to green energy is often seen through two different lenses: a burden or an opportunity. Grid modernization refers to a comprehensive transformation of the traditional power grid to upgrade aging infrastructure to enhance reliability, resilience, efficiency, and sustainability […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

TotalEnergies acquires 200 fast charging sites in Spain

January 30, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

TotalEnergies and Wenea are building a leading player in electric mobility in Spain by developing a network of high-power charging hubs. As a first step, TotalEnergies announces that it has acquired Nordian CPO, a subsidiary of Wenea group that owns […]