Exploring Wholesale Energy Price Trends: The Renewables & Wholesale Electricity Prices (ReWEP) Tool, Version 2024.1

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 23:23:47 +0000

The Renewables and Wholesale Electricity Prices (ReWEP) visualization tool from Berkeley Lab has been updated with nodal electricity pricing and wind and solar generation data through the end of 2023: https://emp.lbl.gov/renewables-and-wholesale-electricity-prices-rewep. ReWEP users can explore trends in wholesale electricity prices and their relationship to wind and solar generation. ReWEP includes … [continued]

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Hot Deal: 34% Off BLUETTI Portable Power Station (+ Bundle With A Solar Panel)

Credit to Author: GearTechnica| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 19:33:13 +0000

BLUETTI’S EB3A portable power station is small in size but big in performance, and right now it’s also smaller in cost, as it’s currently on sale for just $198, a full $100 off of its regular retail price of $299, saving you 34%. For portable power stations, bigger isn’t necessarily … [continued]

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Big Banks Take Part In A Climate Scenario Exercise — The Results Are Unsettling

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 19:32:31 +0000

The US Federal Reserve just released the results of a pilot climate scenario analysis (CSA) exercise they conducted in 2023 to learn about big banks and their climate risk-management practices and challenges. The goal was to highlight the measures that large banking organizations and supervisors will increasingly need to take … [continued]

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Resilience at the Edge: City of Eastport Considers Harnessing Tidal Power for Island Microgrid

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 19:15:44 +0000

The 1,300 people who call Eastport, Maine, home live in the easternmost point in the continental United States. The bridged island, connected to the mainland by a single causeway, faces powerful Atlantic Ocean winds and is susceptible to disruptive power outages. But it was not always that way. The city … [continued]

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Electric Trucks Are Already Lower Carbon Than Rail In Much Of North America

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 16:39:26 +0000

In 2010, I was consulting to Canadian National Railroad, at the time with the legendary Hunter Harrison as CEO. It was one of many times my decarbonization proposals bounced off of organizations, something that’s been inordinately useful in helping me understand how hardcore businesses view the space. At the time, … [continued]

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Lilium Looking to Expand into High-Volume Production Facilities in France

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:10:13 +0000

Lilium is one of the top electric aircraft companies we’ve been keeping an eye on for the past several years. It’s always seemed to have a pretty sensible, practical, efficient approach to getting electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles to the next level. Just one week ago we got … [continued]

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NREL Battery Supply Chain Database Maps Out the State of North America’s Manufacturing Base

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 13:55:45 +0000

As the United States continues to transition to clean energy, strengthening the domestic supply chain by increasing the availability of critical materials is paramount to enabling greater domestic manufacturing. This focus on securing the clean energy supply chain—in particular domestically—is a key part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) … [continued]

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Carbon-Capture Batteries Developed To Store Renewable Energy, Help Climate

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 13:54:39 +0000

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing battery technologies to fight climate change in two ways, by expanding the use of renewable energy and capturing airborne carbon dioxide. This type of battery stores the renewable energy generated by solar panels or wind turbines. Utilizing this … [continued]

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On Carbon Emissions, No Contest Between Wind Farms & Gas Power Plants

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 12:44:26 +0000

Wind farms are already winning the low carbon race, and new carbon-cutting recycling and manufacturing technologies are also emerging.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $71M Investment to Advance American Solar Manufacturing and Development

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 03:59:41 +0000

18 Projects in 10 States Will Supercharge the U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain and Open New Markets for Solar Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $71 million investment, including $16 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure … [continued]

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