Help Me Get More “Boots On The Ground” CleanTech Coverage

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 16:05:35 +0000

In this article, I’m going to share an important project I’m working on that could bring more equity and quality to my cleantech news coverage. All of the details are below. If you like what you’re seeing, please consider donating to support it here and share it on social media! The Stories That Don’t Get […]

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With Heat From Heat Pumps, US Energy Requirements Could Plummet By 50%

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:25:48 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an industrial plant wasting lots of heat, reddish, digital artElectrification and heat pumps radically reduce the requirement to build new wind, solar, nuclear, hydro, and geothermal primary energy sources.

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Heat Pumps For Every Home

Credit to Author: Naomi Cole & Joe Wachunas| Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 19:35:36 +0000

How Heat Pumps workHeat pumps are one of the essential technologies for a decarbonized life. They heat everything, from air to water to laundry, using electricity that can be cleanly powered by renewable energy. They are three to five times more efficient than natural gas, fuel oil or electric resistance systems. They also cool our homes and food […]

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Study: Heat Pumps 2–3× Cheaper Than Green Hydrogen In Europe

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 04:00:49 +0000

Green hydrogen gets a lot of hype, and heat pumps get a lot of hype. Who wins when they go head to head? Oh, well, the title above already told you: heat pumps! In particular, this study, published in the academic journal Energy Conversion and Management, was looking at the two options as alternatives for […]

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Central Heat Pump Water Heaters Can Act As Massive Water Batteries, Seattle Pilot Project Shows

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2023 16:45:37 +0000

Central heat pump water heaters (CHPWH) present a tremendous opportunity to reduce the substantial energy used in water heating and can act as giant thermal batteries. They do this by using energy to heat water during times of low grid demand and storing it for later use, enabling them to limit their energy use during […]

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Breaking Barriers to Home Electrification Through the EAS-E Prize

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 14:59:08 +0000

Apply for EAS-E Prize Phase 1 by March 8 To Compete for $2.4 Million in Prizes and Technical Assistance To Accelerate Fast, Easy, and Scalable Home Electrification Solutions

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We Spend $850 a Year on Clean Energy for Our Home & Car (One Fifth the National Average)

Credit to Author: Naomi Cole & Joe Wachunas| Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 14:00:13 +0000

The great unsung news about decarbonization is how much money we all stand to save when we power our homes and transportation with clean and efficient electricity. The five people in our household (our family of 4 plus 1 renter in an Accessory Dwelling Unit on our property) offer a powerful example. We spend $850 […]

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Why Aren’t Energy Flows Diagrams Used More To Inform Decarbonization?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 15:59:22 +0000

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Sankey diagram of US energy flows for 2021The primary energy fallacy is the assumption that all of the energy in all of the oil, gas and coal we burn today must be replaced. We don’t need to replace it, we need to replace the unwasted energy services.

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