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...
Storage

Wildfire and hurricane season is here and with it comes an influx of weather-related power outages. The health implications of power outages this summer are further compounded this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Storage

California is experiencing a surge in development of battery energy storage projects driven by policy initiatives and consumer demand supporting development of renewable energy projects. To meet demand, investor-owned utilities across the state are partnering with battery project developers under contracts that, by California standards, have short entitlement and development windows. A number of projects...
Solar

Renewables company Dulas has announced a significant acquisition after shareholders recently voted to purchase 100% of Polestar Cooling, a specialist manufacturing plant based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. The Welsh Cooperative, based in Machynlleth, has a long history in the cold chain industry, having supplied solar powered vaccine and blood refrigerators to developing nations all...
Solar

Virginia is seeking to improve its impact on the environment with the Virginia Clean Economy Act. This act requires the state’s largest utilities to deliver electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2045 and includes a timeline for closing down old fossil fuel plants. Dominion, Virginia’s largest utility provider, praised the new legislation. In addition, Virginia’s...
Solar

Cities are a core driver of climate change, accounting for more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Precisely because they are such big GHG emitters, cities can be at the forefront in tackling climate change by leading the switch to clean energy. Over the last five years, more U.S. cities have started setting and acting upon their...
Storage

No doubt, distributed energy resources (DER) are here to stay. The shift from stationary power to distributed generation is forcing the energy industry to come up with new methods to measure the value of DER. People generally refer to the “stacked” benefits of DER because there are multiple different benefits — to different entities —...
Storage

Our nation’s transition to a renewables-based energy future continues to gain momentum, despite the challenging times we face. Now more than ever, innovative policy frameworks are important drivers to accelerate our clean energy future with no compromise on how we use energy. While we can agree that Renewable Portfolio Standards encourage adoption of clean, renewable...