Connecticut regulators plan major growth in battery storage, EV charging

by Lisa Prevost, Energy News Network Connecticut regulators have finalized new rules paving the way for a major expansion of battery storage and electric vehicle charging, part of a broader effort to modernize the state’s electric grid.  Since the wide-ranging “grid mod” proceedings began in fall 2019, all but one of the 11 subject-area tracks […]

Can the US transmission planning process support a renewable energy future? FERC seeks comments

Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) related to transmission reform. The ANOPR, titled Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection, recognizes that the electricity system is changing with the addition of more and more renewable energy provided by […]

Digging deeper: How US sanctions on Chinese PV may impact the market

The U.S. is taking a multifaceted approach to addressing forced labor allegations against Chinese suppliers of silicon and polysilicon. This article assess the impacts for the solar panel supply chain On June 24, 2021, the Biden administration took several steps to respond to allegations of forced labor and human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other […]

The climate crisis is a crime story

Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn’t those lies be central to the public narrative? By Mark Hertsgaard Every person on Earth today is living in a crime scene. This crime has been going on for decades. We see its effects in the horrific heat and […]

The potential of green bonds in emerging markets

By Sarah Casey, Portfolio Director, Climate Council Since 2011, annual global energy transition investment (renewable energy, CCS, electrified transport, hydrogen, electrified heat, energy storage) has almost doubled, from $290b to $501b. Between 2015 and 2018, emerging markets accounted for an increasingly larger share of this investment, yet high-income economies have accounted for the majority since 2018. Clearly […]

Going green: The future of hydrogen energy

By Bill Ireland, Logan Energy This year’s COP26 summit is widely viewed as one of the last chances to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement and ensure meaningful progress is made towards tackling our net zero targets and the climate emergency.  Hydrogen is one of the energy solutions that can significantly address climate change and has a vital role […]

Automated EV charging could help the US meet carbon reduction goals

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 found that by automating charging to minimize carbon impact, carbon emissions from EV charging could be […]

Correcting 5 myths about hydropower

By Gia Schneider, CEO and co-founder at Natel Energy Hydropower sits at the nexus of energy and water, enabling hydropower projects to be unique catalysts for positive change. If designed with both energy and water in mind, hydropower projects can increase reliable renewable generation and deliver positive co-benefits for river ecosystems and water users. Conventional […]

New innovation lab launched to drive innovation in US renewable energy

This week Newlab and Ørsted announced the launch of the Blue Energy Studio, a collaborative initiative designed to drive innovation towards a future powered by renewable energy. The Blue Energy Studio will engage entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, and corporate partners, beginning with Ørsted, to test and iterate innovative solutions to critical challenges across the renewable energy value […]