Exclusive Interview: Mayor of America’s 10th Largest City on Benefits & Challenges of Electrification

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 04:22:16 +0000

I’ve been following San Jose’s Mayor, Sam Liccardo, for some time. In 2019, I heard from environmentalists in California about how he was instrumental in getting all-electric building legislation through the city council of the nation’s 10th largest city. I’ve also been tracking San Jose’s nation-leading efforts in clean electricity and electric vehicles

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US Air Force Decarbonizes On Wings Of Energy Efficiency

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:25:32 +0000

A major new energy efficiency project in Japan gives the US Air Force a jump on President-elect Joe Biden’s climate action plan

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US Defense Dept. Doubles Down On Renewable Energy, DERS

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:16:30 +0000

Like a crouching tiger, the hidden dragon of the US renewable energy industry has spent four years waiting for an ally in the Oval Office.

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Solar Prize Marks Milestone With Round 3 Winner & Round 4 Semifinalist Announcements

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 21:16:37 +0000

The Sun Has Set on Another Round of the American-Made Solar Prize, Awarding Two New Solar Startups for Their Innovations

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2020’s Top Wind Energy R&D Achievements

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:31:05 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) provides global leadership in fundamental wind energy science research, development, and validation activities that enable low-cost wind energy. The office pursues opportunities across all U.S. wind sectors — land-based utility-scale wind, offshore wind, distributed wind — as well as addressing market barriers and system integration

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US Energy Department Puts $45 Million Into Solar Hardware & Systems Integration

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 19:19:05 +0000

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $45 million for research to advance solar hardware and systems integration, including the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernized electric grid

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“Switch On” — New Documentary On Energy Poverty With Scott Tinker

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 19:05:33 +0000

This feature-length film illustrates the profound challenges that energy poverty poses for nearly one billion people on planet Earth. It’s a follow up to the earlier released documentary “Switch,” and this time around I must admit that I got quite emotional watching it

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US Funding For Solar–Hydro Hybrid Energy, Microgrid, Grid Storage, & Blockchain Research

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:43:52 +0000

This fourth round of US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office projects concerns solar–hydro hybrid power plants, other solar hybrid power plants, microgrids, grid storage integration, and blockchain technology

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US Government Puts $130 Million More Into Solar Tech

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:34:46 +0000

Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise

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$39 Million To Bust US Renewable Energy Dam Wide Open

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 20:15:04 +0000

Buh-bye, fossil fuels: US to get first-of-its kind, plug-and-play renewable energy microgrid test bed to speed the clean power revolution

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