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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

USA Could Hit 90% Clean Electricity By 2035

June 25, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Experts disagree about how fast the United States can replace coal and gas-fired power plants with zero-carbon electricity. Some say we can shift to 100 percent clean power by 2050 with little friction and minimal cost. Others say that’s unrealistically […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Electrification Can Supercharge California’s Post-COVID Economy

June 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

Covid-19 has roiled California, threatening 18% unemployment in 2020 and forcing policymakers to recharge the world’s fifth-largest economy, even as they face a $54 billion budget deficit stemming from the crisis. In response, Governor Newsom convened a Recovery Task Force, […]


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 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Why PG&E’s Customers May See Even More Blackouts This Year

May 6, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric may need to rely even more heavily on forced blackouts this year, to prevent its grid from starting more deadly wildfires like the ones that drove it into bankruptcy. PG&E’s wildfire mitigation work is […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Electricity Demand Decreases Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns

March 30, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A study published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) shows peak demand and energy use decreased as much as 21% in some areas as a result of actions taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The report—COVID-19 Bulk System […]


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 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Electrifying Heat, Transport And Industry Can Lead To Deep Carbon Cuts

February 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

As decarbonisation of the power sector ramps up in earnest, attention is turning to the other key sectors of the economy that need to cut their emissions – transport, buildings and industry. If these three sectors are electrified at the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind set to power 30% of global electricity production by 2050

November 27, 2019

Via: Energy Global

The report states that wind energy is rapidly becoming the new norm for power generation and will deliver 30% of all global electricity production by 2050, with 12% from offshore wind and 18% from onshore wind. In 2019, mega wind […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

How To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050: Decarbonizing Electricity

November 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Presidential candidates, state governments, and utilities are promoting “net zero” emissions targets to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preserve a safe climate future by helping to limit global warming to well below 2°C. But few of them are […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

October 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other energy sources in the United States for some time. Over the past fifteen years, coal has decreased […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Big Oil Faces A Formidable Foe In Fight Against Electric Vehicles

October 2, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

A storm is brewing as Big Oil looks to take on electric utilities that support EVs. Utilities stand to gain if EV adoption rates increase. Not everyone is applauding this trend. As a recent article in Politico reports, groups backed […]