Hosting Capacity Analysis Could Simplify Grid Interconnection For Distributed Energy Resources

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:35:31 +0000

Originally published at ilsr.org. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has required that Xcel Energy, the largest electricity provider in Minnesota, conduct annual hosting capacity analysis reports since 2016. These reports identify where the grid can accommodate additional distributed generation capacity (including rooftop and community solar) and the results are displayed on the company’s Hosting Capacity Map. Minnesota […]

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Virginia Drives Into A Cleaner Future

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:30:49 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Kathy Harris, Walton Shepherd Virginia Governor Northam signed into law a bill to join 17 other states that have adopted or are considering adoption of a “Clean Cars” program — setting the Commonwealth up to become the leader in electric vehicles in the South. By adopting a Clean Cars […]

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Much More Rooftop Solar From An Alternative To Monopoly Utility Models

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 18:35:16 +0000

Originally published on ILSR.org Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become increasingly problematic, risking the health, environmental, and financial impacts of over-investment in large fossil fuel power plants. In over 30 states, monopoly utilities submit […]

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How Cities Are Electrifying The Auto Market — Carsharing

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 20:09:55 +0000

It’s no secret that transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in the United States. So it’s not surprising that, besides promoting the use of public transit, biking, and walking, cities are also embracing electric vehicles (EVs) in their quest to cut carbon emissions. But some are thinking outside of the box: In addition to electrifying municipal fleets, many of […]

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What’s Next for State Climate Action in the US? 7 Areas to Watch

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 22:43:10 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Blog. By Devashree Saha, Tom Cyrs and Alex Rudee  The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is critical, as it is not possible […]

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5 Reasons Clean Fuel Standards Are The Key To Decarbonizing Transportation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 19:23:45 +0000

Clean Fuel Standards like the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) have been around for more than a decade, but have not attracted the attention of more narrowly targeted policies promoting electric vehicles, biofuels, or renewable power

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Nickel, Nickel, Nickel — Diving Into Green Nickel With Talon Metals

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 04:43:57 +0000

As you may recall, several months ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expressed some rather strong interest in (need for) nickel. Below is an interview with Sean Werger, President of Talon Metals Corp., and Vince Conte, CFO of Talon Metals Corp

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Solar Panels + Agriculture: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:21:53 +0000

More good news for renewables: US Energy Department hatches plan to pepper US farms with crop-friendly solar panels

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Oil & Gas Drilling Technology Could Make District Heating Feasible

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 17:18:52 +0000

About 12% of all US greenhouse emissions come from heating and cooling buildings, according to Vox. Much of the energy used to heat large buildings — factories, office buildings, universities, schools, and so forth — could come from geothermal sources

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