New Report Breaks Down State-Level Renewable Energy Siting Policies & Permitting Authorities Across the USA

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2024 10:45:26 +0000

State and/or local government involvement in renewable energy development varies widely across the United States. A new report funded by DOE, in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Regulatory Assistance Project, Clean Air Task Force, and others, inventories and simplifies the complex state-level policies of all 50 states, plus … [continued]

The post New Report Breaks Down State-Level Renewable Energy Siting Policies & Permitting Authorities Across the USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

Read more

U.S. DOE Releases 1st-Ever Roadmap to Accelerate Connecting More Clean Energy Projects to the Nation’s Electric Grid

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:27:55 +0000

Report Details Recommendations to Streamline Interconnection with Near- to Long-Term Solutions to Add Clean Energy Resources to the Transmission Grid and Boost Our Clean Energy Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new roadmap outlining solutions to speed up the interconnection of clean energy onto the nation’s transmission grid and … [continued]

The post U.S. DOE Releases 1st-Ever Roadmap to Accelerate Connecting More Clean Energy Projects to the Nation’s Electric Grid appeared first on CleanTechnica.

Read more

NAWI Awarded Funding To Continue To Accelerate Research & Development For A Secure Water Future

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 00:06:33 +0000

A research consortium led by Berkeley Lab, along with three other national labs, will continue to lead a DOE desalination hub to drive innovation for sustainable water security The National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), which is led by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has … [continued]

The post NAWI Awarded Funding To Continue To Accelerate Research & Development For A Secure Water Future appeared first on CleanTechnica.

Read more

300 Million Home Sales Prove It: Wind Turbines Don’t Kill Property Values After All

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 15:15:16 +0000

Yet another study pulls the rug out from under the “property values” argument against wind turbines and utility-scale wind farms.

The post 300 Million Home Sales Prove It: Wind Turbines Don’t Kill Property Values After All appeared first on CleanTechnica.

Read more

Solar On Businesses, Schools, & Other Non-Residential Buildings Affect Residential Adoption Trends

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 03:01:29 +0000

Previous research has shown that social influence can drive rooftop solar adoption. Research to date has primarily focused on influence … [continued]

The post Solar On Businesses, Schools, & Other Non-Residential Buildings Affect Residential Adoption Trends appeared first on CleanTechnica.

Read more

How Fiber-Optic Sensing & New Materials Could Reduce Cost Of Floating Offshore Wind

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2023 19:58:07 +0000

A key concern in the conversation over floating offshore wind’s potential to disrupt the clean energy space is how the technologies would impact marine life. Researchers developed fiber-optic sensing capable of monitoring surrounding acoustic signals, such as whale calls. This allows scientists to monitor how FOSW operations might impact large marine mammals. (Credit: Jenny Nuss/Berkeley Lab)

Read more

Argonne National Lab Creates Lithium-Ion Batteries That Work In The Cold

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 18 May 2023 20:57:03 +0000

Researchers at Argonne National Lab believe they may have a solution for lithium ion batteries that perform poorly in the cold.

Read more

Berkeley Lab & FSU Team Designs Next-Gen Batteries at Atomic Level

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2023 13:47:20 +0000

Batteries that are less dependent on specific chemical elements, particularly critical metals that are challenging to source

Read more

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

Read more

How Business Locations Could Shape Rooftop Solar Adopter Demographics

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2023 13:18:05 +0000

Previous research has shown that the locations of businesses such as grocery stores can result in inequitable access to goods and services. Could the locations of rooftop solar businesses similarly help explain, among other factors, why rooftop solar adopters earn higher incomes, on average, than non-adopters? In a new paper published in the journal Energy Research and […]

Read more