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In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity<p>In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley.<p>And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your …

Renewable Energy

Enerchain: A Decentralized Market on the Blockchain for Energy Wholesalers

Enel, an electricity and gas distributor in Italy, is teaming up with Ponton, an enterprise software provider in Germany, to develop a decentralized …

Blockchain

First Utility-Scale Microgrid in U.S. Enters Service

Photos taken during the 2012 Hurricane Sandy disaster almost literally turned the spotlight onto microgrids.<p>Images posted on social media and in the …

Energy

Coal Country’s Power Plants Are Turning Away From Coal

Coal is on the defensive in the nation’s power industry. Even in coal country.<p>The pressure to shift more of the country’s electric supply to renewable sources is not just a rallying cry for environmentalists. Some of the power industry’s biggest customers, like General Motors and Microsoft, have …

U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas To China Is A Game-Changer

The U.S. and China have announced the initial steps in their 100-Day action plan of the Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, inviting Chinese companies to negotiate long-term contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from U.S. suppliers.<p>This is a really big deal.<p>LNG is the fastest growing …

Oil

A Tiny Island Off Singapore May Hold Answers to Energy's Future - Bloomberg

On a small island off the southern coast of Singapore, a French energy company is experimenting with what it hopes will be the future of renewable …

Energy

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

Why it matters to you<p>This sprawling, floating solar power plant could change the way other nations design city centers.<p>China has announced that the …

Renewable Energy

Old coal mines have a place in the future of clean energy - Bloomberg

Ben Chafin sees the future of clean energy in abandoned coal shafts.<p>The Virginia state senator, whose Appalachian district is pockmarked with empty …

Energy

America's first offshore wind farm launched with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

The US uses an astounding amount of energy: about 97 quadrillion BTUs, or about 18% of world's total energy consumption. And demand is only going to increase over time.<p>The vast majority of the energy the country consumes comes from fossil fuels, and isn't renewable or sustainable. But wind farms …

Wind Power

Why We Can No Longer Ignore The New Electricity Ecosystem

"<p>Electricity is an inherent property of our Physical Universe. It seldom shows up naturally in our surrounding physical phenomena, which follow the law of neutral equilibrium, and it was totally hidden until two centuries ago, when Volta, Coulomb and other geniuses started one of the most creative …

Electric Vehicles

Will Energy Offer the Next Market for Blockchain?

Electric devices that operate at what is sometimes known as the edge of the power grid—devices that range from electric vehicles to rooftop solar …

Renewable Energy

A utopian misdirection on energy

The Energy Transitions Commission, an independent group of distinguished global citizens, has just published a report, Better Energy, Greater …

Climate

Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy

One of the UK’s largest battery storage schemes, built next to a windfarm, will offer vital services to the National Grid<p>Nestling alongside rows of conifers and wind turbines in a Welsh valley, a pioneering project will materialise this summer that could prove a blueprint for unlocking Britain’s …

Energy

Eskom enters smart grid deal with Huawei

Eskom CIO Sean Maritz.<p>Power utility Eskom has partnered with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to boost digital transformation in the power …

Smart Cities

UK switches on the world's largest wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The turbines are taller than some skyscrapers at 640 feet and have 262-foot-long blades …

Wind Power

The Global Nuclear Landscape Is Changing And America Better Get On Board

You wouldn’t know it from the press, but nuclear energy is actually moving forward around the world, even in the United States. Third Way recently surveyed the North American landscape and found 60 companies and research organizations developing advanced nuclear technologies.<p><i>Figure Caption: The</i> …

Energy

The GeoPolitics Of The Global Nuclear Landscape

The U.S. was the dominant force in the global civilian nuclear trade for decades, enjoying both the rewards and responsibilities that come along with that position. As pioneers in nuclear energy, the U.S. was able to develop world-class products and establish a successful export regime in the …

Energy

Renting Energy Storage: Tesla's Powerwall Showing a Path for Batteries in the Home

Energy storage in the home may be as easy as a low monthly fee.<p>Energy storage in the home has always been something of a holy grail for those who …

California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

California Leading The Way<p>On May 13, 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled by the …

Watts is a huge battery that powers your home

Like Tesla’s Powerwall, Watts is a big battery that can power your home. One Watts cell can support a few small appliances including computers and refrigerators and a few units can power TVs and electric washers. The units can charge via the grid or with solar panels and the Watts units include an …

Batteries

Eskom turns to Huawei to power smart grid project

Cape Town - South African power utility, Eskom’s joint initiative with Chinese electronics giant Huawei to develop smart grid innovations is expected …

Smart Grids

How smart is it to deploy smart meters on the smart grid?

Conventional power grids worldwide are beginning to strain against rising energy needs. Blackouts are increasing in number of occurrences. How can we …

Smart Grids

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

US utility offers clients cheap Tesla batteries for grid backup

For the first time, a power utility has teamed up with Tesla to use its battery packs for extra grid power during peak usage times. Vermont's Green Mountain Power (GMP) is not only installing Tesla's industrial Powerpacks on utility land, it's also subsidizing home Powerwall 2s for up to 2,000 …

Energy

What is the cost of charging your Tesla using rooftop solar?

Reddit Email Comments<p>Following the announcement that Tesla has begun selling its Solar Roof tile, Model S and Model X owners, as well as Model 3 …

Tesla

Could these mini reactors replicate the power of the Sun?

For decades scientists have tried to replicate nuclear fusion - the process that powers the Sun.<p>If successful it would provide a source of energy with far less waste than the current generation of fission reactors and would generate electricity without carbon emissions.<p>One company, Tokamak Energy, …

Energy

5 green energy innovations that could change the world

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.<p>Energy storage tech improves the viabilities of wind and solar power – two energy sources that remain cost prohibitive due to …

Energy

5 Clean Energy Innovations That Could Transform Our World

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for …

Energy

Tesla announces new electric grid services by bundling Powerwalls and Powerpacks

Tesla has already been offering energy storage services to electric utilities with the Powerpack – like its 80 MWh Powerpack station with Southern California Edison.<p>But now, the company announces that it will be bundling its residential energy storage product, the Powerwall, with the Powerpack to …

Energy