Utility-Scale Batteries & Pumped Storage Return About 80% of the Electricity they Store

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:10:59 +0000

Electric energy storage is becoming more important to the energy industry as the share of intermittent generating technologies, such as wind and solar, in the electricity mix increases. Electric energy storage helps to meet fluctuating demand, which is why it is often paired with intermittent sources. Storage technologies include batteries and pumped-storage hydropower, which capture […]

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New, Cheap Electric Energy Storage System (Like Pumped Hydro, But Subterranean!)

Credit to Author: Sponsored Content| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:00:02 +0000

Pumped Hydro Compressed Air Energy Storage (PHCAES) is a new system that can deliver stored energy at two to three cents per kilowatt-hour. This cost, far lower than that of lithium batteries, is similar to Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES), a proven technology. Although it has many similarities to PHES, PHCAES has significant advantages over [&hellip

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Latest “Hydrogen Economy” Round Is Hype, But There Is A Place For Hydrogen

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 20:53:25 +0000

There’s a $120 billion global hydrogen industry that we have to kick the fossil fuel companies out of. 3-4% of global petroleum use is for long-haul shipping and aviation. About 8% of CO2e emissions globally are from steelmaking. That’s more than enough for CleanTechnica to report on. Boosterism for hydrogen outside of those spaces is just perpetuating the wrong industry

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Canada’s Carbon Price Will Radically Cut Alberta Grid Emissions

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2020 23:15:15 +0000

This is the power of carbon pricing. It makes business cases for fossil fuels and their applications stop making sense

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Renewables = 20% of US Electricity Generation in First 3 Quarters of 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 02:53:46 +0000

In the first 3 quarters of 2020, while renewable energy accounted for 70% of new power capacity in the country, it still accounted for just 20.4% of total electricity generation in those 9 months

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US Chairs New Global Energy Storage Cabal, Clean Power Gets Last Laugh

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 19:14:07 +0000

Wait, why is the US chairing a new global energy storage consortium that will kill off coal, oil, and gas jobs all over the world

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US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon-Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:25:32 +0000

The electric system of 2050 will be around 2.5 times the size of the electric system today due to electrification. But electricity is so much more efficient at producing the final “energy services” (heat, motive power, light, etc.) that total energy use will be far lower than it is today.  

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New Energy Storage “Water Battery” Breakthrough: Look Ma, No Underground Powerhouse

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:30:49 +0000

energy storage pumped hydro turbinePlain water and a new type of turbine are the keys to a pumped hydro energy storage system aimed at bringing more wind and solar online.

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Machine Learning: A Transformative Cleantech & Climate Technology Report Now Available

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 21:15:06 +0000

Policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs and researchers interested in taking advantage of machine learning to help our climate will find this useful

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This Simple Rule Change Unleashes Energy Storage Rager Upon UK For Green COVID-19 Recovery

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:33:45 +0000

energy storage bulk long durationLiquid air batteries and other high capacity, long duration energy storage systems could soon sprout across the UK like mushrooms after a rain

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