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Coal Mines Reimagined as New Power Source

BERLIN—Deserted coal mines, once left to gather dust, are glimpsing a new life in the age of solar panels and wind turbines.<p>The expanding fleet of renewable power sources world-wide means electricity is increasingly being produced when the weather allows rather than when it is needed most, creating …

Energy

Ground Surveys Reveal Space Weather Risk to Spain’s Power Grid

When you think of regions that are vulnerable to solar storms, the first places that probably come to mind are at high latitudes, like Canada, the …

Earth Science

Preparing for the Cyberattack That Will Knock Out U.S. Power Grids

Cyberattacks are unavoidable, but we’re not going to stop using computerized systems. Instead, we should be preparing for the inevitable, including a major cyberattack on power grids and other essential systems. This requires the ability to anticipate not only an unprecedented event but also the …

Cybersecurity
United States

CAISO launches initiative that could lend support to struggling generators

Dive Brief:<p>The California ISO this week launched an initiative to explore how it could lend support to struggling generators in its wholesale power …

Energy

Trump's cybersecurity executive order calls for power grid assessment

The cybersecurity executive order issued Thursday requires the Departments of Homeland Security and Energy to submit a report assessing impacts of …

Cybersecurity

Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles: cheaper than regular roof with ‘infinity warranty’ and 30 yrs of solar power

Tesla released today all the information to order its new solar roof tiles products – starting with the smooth black glass tiles and the textured glass tiles, as reported earlier today.<p>Of course, the most important information that people were waiting for is price. CEO Elon Musk first hinted that …

Clean Energy

Rick Perry’s Memo Is A Minefield

<b>Published on</b> April 19th, 2017 | <i>by George Harvey</i><p>0<p>April 19th, 2017 by <b>George Harvey</b><p><i>By George Harvey</i><p>Rick Perry has directed the Department of Energy to …

US Electric Car Sales By State — Who’s #1, Ohio Or California?

<b>Published on</b> May 4th, 2017 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>0<p>May 4th, 2017 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Our friends over at EV Volumes — a Silver Sponsor of our upcoming …

Electric Vehicles

Geli Launches Free Tool To Assess Large-Scale Solar Installations For Stationary Storage Potential

<b>Published on</b> May 4th, 2017 | <i>by Kyle Field</i><p>0<p>May 4th, 2017 by <b>Kyle Field</b><p>Geli, a provider of energy storage control and monitoring software, has built a …

Energy Storage

What Went Wrong on the Westinghouse Nuclear Projects

Doing anything right the first time is tough. Doing it right the first time and achieving excellence is even tougher. As Westinghouse and other …

Energy

Let's Get to Work on a Global Energy Grid

Future energy, information and transportation networks will improve productivity and reduce pollution worldwide.<p>Globalization has fallen out of fashion. Free trade breeds inequality, the critics say. International cooperation precludes national development. Closed economies are preferable to open …

Renewable Energy

How To Maintain And Clean Rooftop Solar? Don’t!

<b>Published on</b> April 12th, 2013 | <i>by Ronald Brakels</i><p>36<p>April 12th, 2013 by <b>Ronald Brakels</b><p>As you can see, my first attempt at ‘solar cleaning’ fell about 93 …

GE Is Intent On Digitizing The Power Grid: Here's What That Means

The Energy Thought Summit (ETS17) brought together executives and leading thinkers from various areas of the energy sector for a high level conversation centered on the topic of design. Today, one cannot discuss designing the future power network without addressing the vast revolution that will be …

Innovation

New York Intends To Revolutionize The Electric Power Grid As We Know It

<b>New York’s Richard Kauffman: planning for the emerging energy economy</b><p>In March, Austin Texas hosted the Energy Thought Summit, a gathering focused on the topic of designing for our energy future. Among the attendees was Richard Kauffman, the designer-in-chief of New York’s revolutionary REV …

Energy

The end of coal: EU energy companies pledge no new plants from 2020

Companies from every EU nation except Poland and Greece sign up to initiative in bid to meet Paris pledges and limit effects of climate change<p>Europe’s energy utilities have rung a death knell for coal, with a historic pledge that no new coal-fired plants will be built in the EU after 2020.<p>The …

Climate

A beginner’s guide to the debate over 100% renewable energy

Is it the right target? Is it even possible?<p>Imagine powering civilization entirely with energy from renewable sources: wind, sun, water (hydroelectricity), naturally occurring heat (geothermal), and plants.<p>No coal mines, oil wells, pipelines, or coal trains. No greenhouse gas emissions, car …

Money Flows Into Batteries For Buildings, Power Grid

Over the past half decade, the solar market has boomed thanks to falling solar panel prices. Now the same thing is happening with technology for …

Search for the Super Battery — NOVA

HOSTED BY<p>David Pogue<p>EXECUTIVE PRODUCER<p>Chris Schmidt<p>CO-PRODUCED BY<p>Cara Feinberg<p>WRITTEN, PRODUCED, AND DIRECTED BY<p>Daniel McCabe<p>EDITED BY<p>Daniel …

batteries

As Batteries Keep Catching Fire, U.S. Safety Agency Prepares For Change<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Batteries With A Less Fiery Future<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>When Relying On The Sun, Energy Storage Remains Out Of Reach<p>…

The Biggest Battery in North America Gets Unveiled by SCE Today

Although there are plenty of grid-scale energy storage procurement and deployment announcements being made, the truth is that utilities are still …

A look at the new battery storage facility in California built with Tesla Powerpacks

After just 6 months of planning and building, a substation in CA can supply 80MWh.<p>ONTARIO, Calif.—East of LA, a natural gas peaker plant surrounded …

Energy

Vattenfall & BMW Reach Agreement For Grid Storage Batteries

<b>Published on</b> April 3rd, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>April 3rd, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Vattenfall and BMW have inked a new grid storage agreement. The contract …

Batteries

Energy subsidies

<b>Energy subsidies</b> are measures that keep prices for consumers below market levels or for producers above market levels, or reduce costs for consumers …

Trump’s order on energy promises coal jobs and a clean environment. What does that look like?

President Donald Trump signs an executive order on “energy independence,” eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during a Mar. 28 event at …

Climate

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel

Duke University researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy …

Chemistry

SolarCity’s Ties to Foreclosure Cases Raise Questions on Vetting Policies

SolarCity, the nation’s leading installer of rooftop solar panels and a renewable energy darling, has pitched its value to investors on a simple premise: Once customers sign up to lease a system, they will make payments to the company month after month for at least 20 years.<p>But even when the …

SolarCity

The dream of a conservative carbon tax will never die

Every few years, various economists and wonks will try to sell the Republican Party on a carbon tax as a conservative solution to climate change. And so far, these campaigns have attracted public support from … exactly zero elected Republicans in Washington.<p>But the dream refuses to die. On …