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Domestic, Energy Consumption

Will NIMBYs sink new clean energy projects? The evidence says no – if developers listen to local concerns

August 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As Congress debates billions of dollars in new infrastructure investments, advocates are touting the social and economic benefits of building new high-voltage transmission lines, clean energy plants and electric vehicle charging stations, along with fixing aging roads and bridges. But […]


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 […]


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. […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

The POWER Interview: Enhancing the Safety of Energy Storage

April 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Energy storage is having a transformative impact on the power sector. Storage solutions are enabling growth in several areas, including electric vehicles, and are supporting technologies such as solar and wind power, being paired with installations to capture and supply […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Electric Power Transmission: Long on Planning, Short on Time

April 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The mid-February blackouts in Texas have raised a lot of questions about power grid reliability. While investigations into the underlying causes of the outages could take a while to complete, and I don’t want to weigh in on the main […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Renewable natural gas is crucial to diversify our clean energy sources

March 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The power outages in Texas are an all too painful reminder how extreme weather events can expose weaknesses in our energy infrastructure. But until we’re willing to make bold moves on how we approach energy, these incidents likely won’t change. […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

CSI and Pineapple Energy merging to focus on residential DER market and VPPs

March 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pineapple Energy, an operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid services solutions. Upon […]


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 […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Why Coal Lost—and Can It Recover?

July 28, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Coal burn in the power sector has fallen off a cliff. Demand peaked at 1.045 billion tons in 2007. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates consumption in 2020 will be 377 million tons, a drop of 64% in little […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US ROUND-UP: Recurrent Energy lands financing, Major US corporates back ITC

July 23, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A round-up of recent news from the US, where Recurrent Energy moves closer to completing two Texas projects and major corporations call on Congress to pass measures to bolster green energy growth. Recurrent Energy secures funding for Texas solar projects […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Open Systems International, Inc. – City of St. George, Utah Selects OSI Technology for a New Distribution Management System

July 16, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by the city of St. George, Utah for a new SCADA and Distribution Management System (DMS). Based on OSI’s monarch operational technology (OT) platform, this new system will replace St. […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

EIA: Renewables overtakes coal consumption in US

May 29, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The EIA states that this outcome mainly reflects the continued decline in the amount of coal used for electricity generation over the past decade as well as growth in renewable energy, mostly from wind and solar. Compared with 2018, coal […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Coronavirus To Cut U.S. Emissions 11% In 2020, But It’s No Climate Victory

May 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating global public health and economic effects, and as shelter-in-place orders reduce energy demand across the United States, the pandemic’s associated climate impacts are coming into view. Significant uncertainty around economic activity mean few emissions […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

How Will The Coronavirus Affect Energy Use In America?

March 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

There is little doubt that the world has entered a global economic recession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every recession lowers energy use, and this one may be a whopper. The 2008 financial crisis, and the Great Recession […]