A Clean Energy Transition Can Improve Grid Reliability & Resilience In Texas

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 20:02:33 +0000

Courtesy of RMI. By Mark Dyson & Becky Xilu Li  With extreme cold stretching across half the United States, the past week has seen unprecedented power outages in the central part of the country, and particularly in Texas. Millions of people remain without power as the state’s grid operator, ERCOT, struggles to meet historic demand for […]

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Texas & The Polar Vortex Power Outages — 6 Things To Know About Supply, Demand, & Our Electricity Future

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:56:55 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By John Rogers The Polar Vortex hitting much of the US has wreaked havoc not just on roadways and airports, but also on our electricity systems, as plenty are experiencing first-hand right now. Households, institutions, and communities across the region — and friends and family members — have been hit by power outages, […]

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A Warmer Planet Brings Cold To Texas & Creates Challenges For Grid Operators

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 18:05:43 +0000

Texas is freezing. That’s a problem for ERCOT, the organization that manages the utility grid in much of the Lone Star state. The record low temperatures led many Texans to plug in their portable electric heaters to stay warm. That, in turn, made the demand for electricity higher than expected. And just as demand spiked, […]

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Travelers Beware: Rolling Blackouts In Texas Are Affecting Fast Charging (+Safety Tips)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 18:35:58 +0000

Texas is getting record cold, snow, and freezing rain today, and it’s causing a lot of problems. Among them are EV charging stations that are down, including some of Tesla Superchargers and Electrify America’s CCS/CHAdeMO locations. Acccording to Fox 4 in Dallas, wide swaths of the state are experiencing rolling blackouts due to low supply […]

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New Report: Electric Vehicles Can Save Nevada $20 Billion

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 02:39:48 +0000

Article courtesy of SWEEP, NRDC, and Western Resource Advocates. Nevadans can save more than $14 billion through 2050 by moving from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles (EVs), according to a report released today. EVs can also reduce air pollution, providing an additional $3 billion in benefits for public health and the climate, and EVs can […]

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US Offshore Wind Potential Relies On Intelligent Grid Integration

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 01:45:07 +0000

Partnerships and Integrated Technologies Maximize Benefits for Grids, Consumers, and Environment

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Clearing The Air With New Truck Regulations

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 21:06:46 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Shelby Parks & Patricio Portillo  The trucking industry has an outsized impact on toxic air pollution and carbon emissions. Luckily, states can now adopt two new regulations to address the issue: the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule, which ensures more zero-emission, electric trucks are sold each year, and the Heavy-Duty Omnibus (HDO) […]

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RMI Relaunches to Transform Energy on a Global Scale, Building on Nearly 40 Years of Analysis, Insight, and Market Innovation

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:00:53 +0000

Energy visionary RMI signals an evolution in its ambition and approach to mobilize transformative change at the pace required by the climate crisis.

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US EIA Explores COVID-19’s Impact On US Energy Mix 2020–2050

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:10:08 +0000

The United States will likely take years to return to 2019 levels of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions following the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy and global energy sector.

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El Paso Electric Files EV Plan With New Mexico Regulators

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:45:58 +0000

El Paso Electric has announced that it filed a Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC). Inside of the press release were several interesting items

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