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California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Some of the world's most ambitious climate change legislation is currently under consideration in America. But the lawmakers in question aren't in D.C. — they're in Sacramento.

California lawmakers are intensely debating far-reaching goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The bill contains three …


This will be a breakout year for batteries

Projects using low cost lithium-ion batteries are booming, transforming how energy is stored across the U.S.

Batteries that let utilities, businesses, and solar panel owners store energy is a rapidly growing market. And it’s not just because Tesla, the buzzy automaker, has given the so-called grid …


GE Signs Largest Battery Storage Deal to Date

General Electric (GE) signed its largest energy storage deal to date to provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners with a 30-megawatt battery system …


Why Siemens and a California tribe are building a microgrid

A community’s ability to “island” itself by quickly and seamlessly disconnecting from the electrical grid and autonomously generating power …


Concentrator Photovoltaics: The Next Step Towards Better Solar Power

Photo: SempriusToday’s concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technologies have shown promising potential for more efficient solar power. The latest systems …


Safe Advanced Mobile Power

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Mobile Devices

GE Signs Its Largest Battery Energy Storage Deal to Date

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—Aug. 20, 2015—Continuing its mission to deliver comprehensive energy storage solutions, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it will …


As energy push accelerates, battery costs set to plunge 60%

An energy storage study claims that prices for certain battery technologies will plunge by as much as 60% over the next five years. The report was …


Brown seeks to broaden California's clean-energy reach in the West

Gov. Jerry Brown is working on an ambitious plan for transmitting electricity across state lines and bolstering California's role in the region, according to energy officials.

The plan would integrate PacifiCorp, a utility serving six Western states, into the electricity grid run by the California …


Energy storage megashift ahead

Batteries undergoing testing (Photo: UCL Mathematical and Physical Sciences)

The key role energy storage will play in the electricity grids of the


Indigenous Australian 10kWh battery system set to launch – cheaper than Tesla

*This is an amended version of the original article. A table has been removed, due to the risk of prices listed on it going out of date, and the


There’s a big change coming to how we use energy at home – and it isn’t solar or batteries

Earlier this year, home energy received its biggest jolt since rooftop solar when Tesla Motors announced a home battery dubbed the Powerwall. Immediately useful for backup during power outages, the Powerwall also open a broader doorway into a world of home energy storage. When paired with rooftop …


Hawaii Plans Billion Dollar Undersea Cable to Bring Wind Power to Oahu

photo: tata_aka_T via flickr

Being pretty much smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it's no great secret that Hawaii is utterly dependent on …

Wind Power

Obama's Big Plan to Make Solar Energy More Efficient and Affordable

Earlier this month President Obama launched an ambitious planto move states away from coal plants and towards more renewable energy generation. Now …

Solar Power

Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough

California’s Tri Alpha Energy continues progress toward an alternative fusion reactor

Scientific Research

Delhi's first hydropwer plant to generate electricity from sewage | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

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Looking forward to green power generation, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has commissioned the first-ever hydropower …


Ex-Duke CEO: Here's how to power the world

Jim Rogers spent 25 years as the chief executive of electric and natural gas utilities in the U.S., the last seven as head of Duke Energy, the biggest electric power company in the country.

Now, in his retirement from the energy business, Rogers has taken on a new mission: Bringing electricity to …


Could you go off-grid?

In a few months, Bethany Schweitzer and her husband hope to be generating most of their own electricity through solar panels installed on the roof of their house. Driven by a desire to live an eco-friendlier life, they crunched the numbers and sought approval for the panels from their homeowners …

Green Living

Read the First IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter Compendium!

Date: 4 August 2015
The IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter Compendium “Smart Grid: The Next Decade” is the first of its kind promotional compilation featuring …

Smart Grids

Synchronization Controls Could Help Smooth Microgrids

Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Spanish Canary island of El Hierro is preparing to become one of the first islands in the world to generate …


Chicago ComEd customers to be charged more for electricity in coming years

Chicagoans will see a portion of their electricity bills rise in coming years because of new electric grid rules tied to the polar vortex, according to power auction results that were made public Friday.

The auction will increase part of the average ComEd residential customer's electricity bill in …


Will Markets Welcome Smaller And Less Costly Nuclear Reactors?

Has the Clean Power Plan given nuclear energy the fuel it needs to win market acceptance? Beyond that government regulation, the Department of Energy is continuing to dole out part of a $217 million award to the maker of small nuclear reactors — ones that can be assembled in a factory and later …


How Edison uses water to store excess power

BIG CREEK, Calif. — Nestled high in the Sierra mountains among the pine and fir trees, a little-known man-made wonder may help resolve a pressing energy concern: how to store wind and sun power that the grid increasingly can't handle.

For nearly three decades, water has flowed down from the …


Chile approves 260MW ‘baseload’ solar plant with storage

SolarReserve says solar tower and storage plant will compete with coal on reliability and cost to power Chile's huge mining sector.

Renewable Energy

This Project Taps Sea Water off Hawaii To Produce Electricity

On the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii, an industrial tower with a bunch of pipes is sitting amid swaying palm trees while making history. The tower has been tapping the water from the ocean beyond to produce electricity, which it’s been feeding to the grid since June.

This 100-kilowatt …


The Power Revolutions

Energy innovation and energy “transition” are today’s hot topics. President Barack Obama aims to have 20% of U.S. electricity come from wind and solar by 2030. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has gone one better: A few weeks ago, she pledged that, within 10 years of her taking office, there …


Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles Is A Great Match To Wind In Many Areas

Published on August 21st, 2015 | by Guest Contributor


August 21st, 2015 by Guest Contributor

By Clayton Handleman

EVs charge mostly at night. As EV …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Powerwall buzz sparks booming demand for solar energy storage as new-home amenity

As homeowners wait for electric carmaker Tesla to start delivering its much-touted Powerwall, which will store solar energy for the home to use after …


Energy Storage and the Clean Power Plan