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Category: Electric


Electric, Energy Consumption

Building Electrification Could Add Hundreds Of Millions Of Batteries To The Grid

August 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Electricity demand is rising as global temperatures increase and economies grow, driving greater demand for cooling: Researchers project that by 2050 a warming climate will push energy needs 25% higher than they otherwise would be absent climate change in parts […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

2020 Looks Like Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

How pay-as-you go energy systems could help with access to electricity in Africa

July 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

For people living in the developed world, electricity is something that can perhaps be taken for granted — with the flick of a switch or the press of a button they have lighting, TV and a huge number of other […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Mini-Grids Are Ready To Change The World (Again)

July 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Mini-grids may finally be ready to change the world. But the small, self-sufficient electricity grids that connect communities who have not been reached by the main grid are not a new technology. In fact, the first grids were mini-grids. Edison […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Bitcoin energy use – mined the gap

July 5, 2019

Via: International Energy Agency

Of all the potential implications of blockchain for the energy sector, the energy use of cryptocurrencies – and bitcoin in particular – has captured the most interest. As the price of bitcoin skyrocketed in 2017, attention turned to the cryptocurrency’s […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

U.S. Electricity Markets Aren’t Designed To Handle 100% Clean Energy. Here’s How To Fix That.

July 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

Wholesale electricity markets, which serve two-thirds of the United States, are at an evolutionary point as fading economics push coal and nuclear offline while state-level clean energy targets and fast-falling renewable energy prices push clean energy onto the grid. But […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Message To Ohio Electricity Customers — Stop Closing Nuclear Plants

June 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over Ohio House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. The bill, passed by the Ohio House May 29, would sunset the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green energy mandates in favor of a […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Green new deal electricity – what really bothers the feds

April 16, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model. Large coal, hydro and (later) nuclear generating facilities produced huge amounts of electricity and, through a spider’s web of high […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

As Global Energy Demands Grows, So Does Appetite For Offshore Wind

March 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Global energy demand is now increasing at its fastest pace in over a decade, with fossil fuels meeting 70% of that growth in electricity consumption. As fossil fuel emissions continue to exacerbate the effects of climate change, carbon-free solutions like […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Energy minister says South Africa will commit to more renewable power

February 26, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

South Africa plans to expand use of renewable power as the coal-dependent nation expects traditional, centralized generation plants to “disappear,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said. Renewable power from independent producers currently accounts for 3,776 megawatts, less than 5 percent of […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Why a Focus on Energy Consumption Alone Fails to Produce Great Results

January 23, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Mandates to improve resource use often focus only on resource consumption. You hunt through bills, map your energy costs to energy use, and before long, you’re knee deep in everyone’s favorite swamp – data – waiting for the savings to […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Electricity is the ‘new fuel of choice’ says IEA

November 14, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”. “Electricity has been the fastest growing element of final demand and is set to grow much […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Floating Solar Is Best Solution For Colorado Town’s High Electric Bills

November 7, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

When a town has high electric bills and no available land for a solar farm, a floating solar plant on the pond of a waste water plant makes great sense. Walden, Colorado, population 750, elevation 8,000 feet plus, and land […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Minnesota Could Reap $30 Billion Driving on Electricity

August 27, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

What would happen if millions of Minnesotans ditched gasoline and started to drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity? A new report from MJ Bradley & Associates answers that question, demonstrating that Minnesota could realize upwards of $30 billion in avoided expenditures […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid

August 6, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the […]