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Google may have just tackled the biggest problem in energy

Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage <i>is</i> the main stumbling block for renewable energy—data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals that over the first six months of 2017, California lost more than 300,000 MW of solar and wind power because there …

Batteries

U.K. Opens Power Grid to Batteries in Step to Save $52 Billion

The U.K. government set out plans to help energy consumers and industry save as much as 40 billion pounds ($52 billion) on their bills by opening the …

World's cutest solar farm in China is shaped like a panda

Who says solar panel installations can’t be adorable? The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China is shaped like the country’s treasured animal – and the …

New US Energy Dept. Grid Study Even Gives Oil & Gas The Heebie-Jeebies

<b>Published on</b> June 28th, 2017 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>0<p>June 28th, 2017 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>Renewable energy stakeholders are already up in arms over a controversial new …

Energy

Experts Conclude Shifting US Power Mix Does Not Endanger System Reliability

<b>Published on</b> June 20th, 2017 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>0<p>June 20th, 2017 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Two months after newly-minted US Energy Secretary Rick Perry sought …

Energy

21 U.S. senators blast Trump proposal to sell BPA power grid

The federal lawmakers say a sale of Bonneville Power Administration transmission lines would raise electricity rates. BPA is an important supplier of …

Renewable Energy

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.<p>The unnamed group — …

Climate
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 …

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

U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack

Federal Analysis Says Sabotage of Nine Key Substations Is Sufficient for Broad Outage<p>The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country's 55,000 electric-transmission substations on a scorching summer day, according to a previously unreported federal …

United States

CAISO launches initiative that could lend support to struggling generators

The California grid operator this week launched an initiative to explore how it could allow generators to take plants out of service for an extended …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Energy

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 …

Energy

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 …

Renewable Energy

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

At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>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>…

Batteries