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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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Serious Power Transmission Without Wires Is Closer Than You Think

April 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Most people are aware that wireless charging technology is available today for small electronic devices, such as cell phones and watches, but when it comes to larger-scale power systems, the concept of wireless transmission of electricity probably seems like science […]


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Automated Powerline Inspection: How Preparation Is the Key to Combating Wildfires During the Off Season

April 27, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

2020 was a catastrophic year for wildfires across the U.S. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reported that almost 60,000 fires ran rampant across more than 9 million acres in the U.S. last year, nearly 1.5 times the 10-year average […]


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Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way

April 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” so it’s no surprise that solar energy is growing rampantly across the state. Among the utilities adding solar resources to their energy mixes is Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). FPL claims to […]


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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 […]


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Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

March 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Microgrid provider BoxPower announced this week that it is designing and installing a standalone power system in Briceburg, California to help mitigate fire risk in the area. The remote grid will support Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in its […]


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Report Touts Huge Potential of Offshore Wind

March 18, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Researchers who study the U.S. offshore wind industry have issued a new report that says the sector could potentially meet 90% of the nation’s electricity demand by 2050. The key is for offshore wind to be fully developed along the […]