Tag: energy

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

USA Solar Panel Manufacturing Capacity Soared 71% in Q1 2024

June 7, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

A record-setting 11 gigawatts (GW) of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the United States during Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2024 report […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar investment outstrips all other power forms: IEA

June 6, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

More money is pouring into solar power than all other electricity sources combined, with investments set to reach half a trillion dollars this year, the world’s top energy research body said Thursday. The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast in a […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China Brings World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Online

June 6, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The state-owned Power Construction Corp. of China has brought a 5-GW solar power plant into commercial operation, with the project taking over as the world’s largest operating photovoltaic (PV) facility. The solar park, which entered service on June 3, is […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Report finds EU wind and solar capacity up nearly two-thirds since 2019

June 3, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The capacity for wind and solar energy in the European Union increased by 65% from 2019 to 2023, with Germany making the largest contribution, according to an analysis by energy think tank Ember. The report stated that Germany accounted for […]

News and Policies, World

Electrification to Improve the Quality of Life of Disabled Persons

May 31, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles displaced horses and buggies, oxen, and wagons and horses when the internal combustion engine (ICE) arrived over 100 years ago. Electric automobiles made a brief appearance early on, but battery technology was not adequate to compete […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

May 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At a May 29 White House summit that showcased recent policy […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Extending the lifespan of lithium-metal batteries using a fluorinated ether diluent

May 24, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The design of battery technologies with increasingly longer lifespans could help to meet the growing needs of the electronics and automotive industry. Lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used rechargeable batteries worldwide. Thus, devising strategies that can increase their […]

News and Policies, World

Carbon pricing and system reliability impacts pathways to universal electricity access in Africa

May 23, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

There is a considerable gap in the rate of improvement in electricity access and where it needs to be to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (energy access for all). Under this “baseline scenario,” several hundred million people are projected […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Supply Chain for the BWRX-300 SMR Takes Shape

April 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is forming a group of qualified supply chain companies to help ensure the deployment of its BWRX-300 small nuclear modular reactor (SMR). The move comes as power companies vie for components amid a supply chain […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

California battery storage increasing rapidly, but not enough to end blackouts, Gov. Newsom says

April 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Gov. Gavin Newsom said on April 25 that California continued to rapidly add the battery storage that is crucial to the transition to cleaner energy, but admitted it was still not enough to avoid blackouts during heat waves. Standing in […]

Energy Economics

Biden Unlocks $7 Billion Solar Investment On Earth Day

April 23, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

On Earth Day 2024, today, President Joe Biden announced $7 billion in grants through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Solar for All grant competition, a key component of the Inflation Reduction Act’s $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Selectees under the […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

How to Provide Reliable and Resilient Electricity Amid Today’s Changing Climate

April 22, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The United Nations has gone on record to spotlight the negative effects of climate change that have affected the world in recent years. The group stated, “destructive storms have become more intense and more frequent in many regions … while […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Action Needed Now to Support New Power Transmission Capacity

April 19, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in its March 2024 open meeting made clear that successful energy transition requires immediate action. With the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a benchmark, the U.S. will need to expand its electrical transmission capacity […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Repsol enters biomethane production with acquisition of Genia Bioenergy

April 11, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Repsol is entering the biomethane market with an agreement to take a 40% shareholding in Genia Bioenergy. This alliance allows Repsol to add significant technical capabilities to position itself early in this growing sector. Biomethane is considered strategic by the […]

News and Policies, World

Baltic countries sign offshore security pact

April 10, 2024

Via: reNews

The Energy Ministers of 8 Baltic Sea countries – Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden – have pledged closer collaboration to secure critical offshore energy infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region. The Vilnius Declaration comes after the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Industry Wants To Shed Fossil-Fueled Workboats

March 26, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The offshore wind industry is apparently not satisfied with producing carbon-free renewable energy. They are also cleaning up around the edges, too. One area of attention is the replacement of dirty petroleum fuels used by the working vessels that ferry […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

UK Companies See Major Opportunity in Nuclear Supply Chain

March 21, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The UK government has ambitions for 24 GW of nuclear energy by 2050 to help in providing energy security for the UK and for meeting its net-zero goals. Among groups helping to revive and expand the UK’s nuclear industry is […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Isn’t Burning Nearly As Cleanly As We Thought

March 19, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Remember those golden days when natural gas was a clean-burning bridge fuel, a nice way to reduce emissions as we ditched coal and switched to renewables? It was such a pleasant fantasy, while it lasted. Remember how the USA has […]

News and Policies, State

Floating Gas-Fired Power Station Planned Off Louisiana Coast

March 11, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Entergy Louisiana has asked state officials for approval to build a floating natural gas-fired power plant that would serve areas along the Gulf Coast. The utility’s recent March filing with the Louisiana Public Service Commission calls for construction of a […]

News and Policies, World

Toyota Motor Corporation Strengthens Battery Production Capabilities

March 7, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has agreed with Panasonic Holdings Corporation (Panasonic HD) to make Primearth EV Energy Co., Ltd. (PEVE) a wholly owned subsidiary in order to strengthen its capabilities in mass-producing automotive batteries. The acquisition is scheduled to take […]