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Category: Energy Consumption


Energy Consumption, World

Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

July 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Electric utilities plan DC fast-chargers up and down eastern US highways

July 27, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Electric Highway Coalition (EHC), a group of electric utilities working together to install fast-charging EV stations along major interstate highways, has doubled its members. Membership in the EHC has now grown to include AVANGRID, Consolidated Edison, DTE Energy, Eversource […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

UK: Shell to install 800 EV charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025

July 26, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

Waitrose and Shell announced plans to grow their partnership by installing hundreds of electric vehicle charging points in the supermarket’s car parks and by more than doubling the number of Shell forecourt shops where Waitrose food is available. The companies […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

The second wave of renewables is here. What did we learn with the first?

July 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Billions of dollars of investment flowing into renewable energy. A President pushing for solutions to combat climate change. Innovative technologies challenging the status quo. This is all very current, but it’s also exactly what happened in the first wave of […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Reliability-Wary California Will Procure More Energy Resources to Get It Through Summer

July 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Stricken by repeated extreme heat events, the prospect of a worsening drought, incremental resource delays, and the “unforeseen” loss of 300 MW in thermal resources, California has set out to secure additional energy resources to ensure reliability this summer. Responding […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Rolling Blackouts Triggered as Historic Heatwave Grips Pacific Northwest

June 30, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Utilities across the Pacific Northwest are bracing for exceptional stress on the grid as record-breaking temperatures continue to fester across the region, and at least one utility—Avista Corp.—this week began rolling outages as a measure to alleviate strain on the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

EY report says EVs will gain market share much quicker than previously thought

June 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Electric vehicle (EV) sales in the US, China and Europe will outstrip all other engines five years sooner than previously expected, according to new EY research and analysis. The latest predictions show that by 2028 EV sales in Europe will […]


Energy Consumption, World

Renewable baseload is eroding the value of coal, improving energy independence

June 23, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Major system-wide benefits are obtainable for European power producers that quickly replace coal with renewable energy, from avoiding fuel and carbon costs to new power export opportunities. This was the conclusion of a modelling exercise by the Finish technology group […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Automated EV charging could help the US meet carbon reduction goals

June 21, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A new study from Sense and Singularity Energy demonstrates the potential for significant carbon reductions from electric vehicle (EV) charging using a combination of smart home automation and location- and time-based carbon emissions data from the power grid. The study […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Maine continues expansion of EV fast-charging network

June 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Efficiency Maine last week announced seven awards to place new high-speed electric vehicle (EV) chargers at strategic locations on Interstate 95 to serve communities in central and eastern Maine. With these additions, Maine’s universally accessible, high-speed EV charger network will […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

10 things bus fleets need in order to electrify (part 2 of 2)

June 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The electric bus world is growing rapidly, with more purchase orders being placed for them weekly, massive federal funding for them being proposed, and Lion’s announcement of going public and building a huge e-bus manufacturing plant in Illinois with capacity […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Texas Governor Enacts Grid Reliability Measures, Including Power Plant Weatherization

June 9, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law sweeping bills approved by Texas legislators that will require power generators in the state to weatherize against extreme events and revamp organizational oversight of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Hours […]


Energy Consumption, World

Albania’s first floating solar plant starts commercial operations

June 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-MW Banja hydropower plant. After the successful completion of the first floating solar unit and connection to the grid, the plant is now generating renewable […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

May 6, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Electric vehicles and renewables will need a dramatic rise in mineral supply, IEA warns 

May 5, 2021

Via: CNBC

The supply of critical minerals crucial for technologies such as wind turbines and electric vehicles will have to be ramped up over the next decades if the planet’s climate targets are to be met, according to the International Energy Agency. […]