O&M

Wind farm developer Iberdrola announced yesterday that it is launching a Startup Challenge to find innovative and competitive solutions that will help improve monitoring systems on wind farms. Monitoring systems for wind turbines extend the life of the wind farms, as these systems collect data that make it possible for better operations and maintenance (O&M)...
Storage

The world has seen a proliferating number of pledges by numerous governments and companies to reach net zero emissions in the coming decades as part of global efforts to meet long-term sustainability goals, such as the Paris Agreement on climate change. However, there is a stark disconnect between these high-profile pledges and the current state...
Energy Efficiency

A consultant’s report on decarbonizing the heating sector emphasizes efficiency and renewables, but not heat pumps.  A state-commissioned analysis of how Rhode Island can decarbonize its heating sector over the next 30 years is drawing criticism for failing to recommend an aggressive plan for transitioning to electric heat pumps. Prepared by the Brattle Group, a global consulting firm...
Asset Management

As the UK’s National Grid approaches its centenary, it has just achieved its first two consecutive months without burning any coal. Indeed, the shift away from fossil fuels is revolutionizing our energy systems from top to bottom, bringing a huge requirement for innovation to the renewable energy sector. Initially, most of the interventions were piecemeal – installing...
Opinion & Commentary

Transportation accounts for nearly 70 percent of U.S. oil consumption and 28 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it a prime target for technological improvements that can reduce emissions and combat climate change. Electrification of the transportation sector represents one of the highest impact strategies to help achieve that goal. Demand is rapidly...