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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Chasing the Long Tail of C&I Solar

January 13, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

A little while back, I was at an industry happy hour (hey, remember those?) where I ran into a friend and well-known industry analyst, Wood Mackenzie’s Michelle Davis. We had caught up earlier in the week to chat about the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

New, Cheap Electric Energy Storage System (Like Pumped Hydro, But Subterranean!)

January 13, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Pumped Hydro Compressed Air Energy Storage (PHCAES) is a new system that can deliver stored energy at two to three cents per kilowatt-hour. This cost, far lower than that of lithium batteries, is similar to Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES), […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Report: Renewables Are Suffering From Broken US Transmission Policy

January 12, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Rob Gramlich, president of Grid Strategies, has a simple explanation for why U.S. transmission grid policy has stalled the growth of wind and solar power. “If you talk to a developer, they will say [that] the grid operators and transmission […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Nuclear & Coal Will Account for Majority of U.S. Generating Capacity Retirements in 2021

January 12, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity retirements (56%), […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can Offshore Wind Development Avoid Harming Nature?

January 11, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Just before New Year, offshore wind farm developer Ørsted’s 2.4-gigawatt Hornsea 3 project was given the green light by the U.K. government. But the project highlights the potential conflict between climate-change mitigation and nature protection. A decision on the project […]


News and Policies, State

Natural Gas Power Reliance Factors Heavily in Massachusetts Net-Zero Actions

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed a bill that eyes net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide by 2050, setting interim GHG reduction targets to achieve reductions of least 85% below 1990 levels within the next 30 years. On Jan. 4, both […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

Final DOE Advanced Reactor Demonstration Awards Announced

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Wrapping up an eventful year for advanced nuclear, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy announced $20 million in awards for the third of three pathways under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The ARDP program, which the […]


Energy Consumption, World

Does Teleworking Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Not Always, Suggests New Research.

January 5, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

In 2020, teleworking became increasingly used worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers adopted this modality as a safety policy to protect employees and citizens from the virus (Belzunegui-Eraso et al., 2020). Teleworking is not new—it dates to the 1960s […]


News and Policies, World

Cutting Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

January 5, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

After years of slow headway, building design and industry professionals say sharp reductions in the climate impact of concrete are possible now. That is significant because cement, the critical glue that holds concrete together, is so carbon intensive that if […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Egypt hits 200 natural gas filling stations

December 30, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Egypt’s current total number of natural gas filling stations reached 200 locations following the recent opening of the first natural gas pump in Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai, according to an Egypt’s Cabinet statement issued on 26 December. The country […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Greentech Media’s Must-Read Solar Stories of 2020

December 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

With 2020 righteously drawing to a close, we here at Greentech Media are taking a look back at all the news we covered. It was a year unlike any other. In the solar industry, large-scale solar is expected to hit […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Fusion — Coming Soon To An Electrical Grid Near You?

December 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

There are two kinds of nuclear power — fission and fusion. Fission is the one we are most familiar with. It involves splitting atoms — isotopes of uranium being the most common — in a process that releases large amounts […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

UAE: ENOC Group opens a new fuel station in Dubai

December 28, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

ENOC Group has opened a new fuel station in Dubai’s Deira district, raising the company’s total number of locations to 149 across the United Arab Emirates. Located on Al Rasheed Road, the new fuel station will cater to residents and […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

USA: Majors Management acquires OSAN Petroleum retail fuel assets

December 28, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Majors Management, a rapidly growing leader in the convenience store industry in the United States, acquired eight convenience stores and numerous dealer supply accounts from OSAN Petroleum. The OSAN portfolio increases Majors’ existing presence in its home state of Georgia. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Discover PetrolPlaza’s Specials for 2021

December 23, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

February – Smart Forecourts & C-Stores If there is one positive to take away from 2020, it is the adaptability and resilience that the industry has shown. A key part of that has been the speed at which retailers and […]