Energy Production In USA Fell By More Than 5% In 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 05:22:29 +0000

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell to just below 96 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), down more than 5% from 2019’s record high, according to our Monthly Energy Review. In absolute terms, the drop from 101.3 quads in 2019 to 95.8 quads in 2020 marked the largest annual decrease in U.S. energy production on […]

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Increasing Extreme Heat & Power Failures Put City Residents At Risk

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 03:22:24 +0000

Increasingly frequent power failures combined with heatwaves fueled by climate change pose severe, compounding threats to major American cities, new research suggests. The study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, looked at Atlanta, Detroit, and Phoenix and found at least two-thirds of residents in those cities would be vulnerable to heat exhaustion or heat stroke […]

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RMI Shows the “How To” of Limiting U.S. Warming to 1.5°C

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 00:20:24 +0000

The organization is launching two new reports and a web tool to help guide U.S. policymakers, electric utilities, and stakeholders to navigate pathways to achieve deep decarbonization.

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Grid Storage Winners Part 2: How Much Of Which Storage By When?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 11:30:43 +0000

Through 2060, pumped hydro storage will maintain its grid dominance, but redox flow technologies, lithium ion and many also-rans will deliver 3.6 TW.

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Elon Musk’s Recipe To Power The World With Renewables, Part 2 (Local Solar + Storage)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 23:42:46 +0000

In a previous article, I covered a recipe Elon Musk gave us for powering the world with renewables. He gave the overall plan, but obviously couldn’t give full details on the plan at the local level. During another part of the Q1 earnings call, he gave a lot more detail on how the local level […]

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New Report Identifies 22 Shovel Ready Regional & Interregional Transmission Projects

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 17:37:58 +0000

Lines Would Unlock Renewable Energy Capacity, Create 1.2 Million Jobs, Spur Economic Development, and Increase Grid Resilience

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International Power System Leaders Signal Commitment to Decarbonization Solutions During Launch Event

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000

System Operator CEOs and Energy Leaders from Around the World Discussed Paths to Net-Zero Emissions During Launch Event for Global Power System Transformation Consortium

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Rethinking Hydropower for Energy & Environmental Sustainability

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 02:30:30 +0000

A California company, Natel Energy, is hard at work developing a low-head, low-impact hydropower approach that addresses one of the leading concerns of new deployment — impacts to natural stream flows. Of course, if environmental mitigation strategies take too big a bite out of revenues, the effort is a nonstarter. At the same time, the company […]

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11 Communities to Chart Paths to a More Resilient & Equitable Energy Future

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:32:41 +0000

NREL Helps Identify and Implement Energy and Infrastructure Solution Pathways through the Multi-Partner Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project

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