Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, microgrids provide resiliency in New York City

A partnership launched in response to Hurricane Sandy has produced eight, state-of-the-art microgrids to provide resiliency to New York City communities nine years after the storm. UGE International designed and deployed the microgrid systems, utilizing battery systems from SimpliPhi Power, natural gas generators, and rooftop solar installations. RISE:NYC was launched through a partnership between the […]

In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

by Kari Lydersen, Energy News Network A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed community solar projects. Backers of the bill (LRB 1902) say it would facilitate a significant increase in the state’s renewable generation, help customers […]

SUN DAY says data show renewables could meet 33% of need by 2030…and maybe more

Last week, Ken Bossong of the SUN DAY campaign said that data released over the past decade by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as near-term forecasts by both agencies suggest continued strong growth by renewable energy sources. However, unless accelerated, that growth will fall short […]

ScottishPower and Shell want to build large-scale floating windfarms in UK waters

ScottishPower and Shell have joined forces to bid to develop the world’s first large-scale floating offshore windfarms in the north-east of Scotland, they announced last week. The group submitted multiple proposals for new floating offshore windfarms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing, which closed for submissions on July 16. Shell expects to use […]

New York announces initiatives to explore green hydrogen for decarbonization

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced that New York plans to explore the potential role of green hydrogen as part of the state’s comprehensive decarbonization strategy. To support this effort to study green hydrogen and its possible applications, the state is collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), joining two hydrogen-focused […]

Global Zero Carbon Buildings Accelerator wants to remove carbon emissions from buildings by 2050

On Tuesday, World Resources Institute (WRI), with support from the Global Environment Facility, UN Environment Programme and World Green Building Council, among others, launched the Zero Carbon Building Accelerator (ZCBA) to speed up the transition to zero-carbon, efficient buildings Buildings account for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions, according to WRI. But they are also the biggest, […]

Maine continues expansion of EV fast-charging network

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 connect Bangor, mid-coast Maine, and Acadia to drivers traveling to and from southern New England […]

10 things bus fleets need in order to electrify (part 2 of 2)

by Alison Wiley 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 to produce 20,000 electric school buses per year. If you are working to keep up in this complex field, […]

Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park to use hydropower for operations

Work is under way at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska to tie into a hydropower network to provide renewable power to the headquarters complex. More than 20 years in the making, this project – known as the intertie – will connect the park’s existing power system with the 800-kW Falls Creek Hydroelectric […]