Solar

The state jumped up 12 spots and into the top 10 nationally for solar capacity installed among K-12 schools.  California is still the runaway valedictorian of solar-powered K-12 schools nationwide, but a recent renewable energy policy evolution in Virginia has propelled the state to head-of-the-class status. Since 2017, Virginia schools leapfrogged an impressive 12 spots...
Storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry’s most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As we prepare Southern Company to succeed in the transition to a net-zero carbon future, our many energy...
Solar

Energy Self-Reliant States 2020: The Third Edition A report by Maria McCoy and John Farrell, released September 2020 A nation of renewable-powered, job-generating, self-reliant states is within reach – and necessary. If each U.S. state took full advantage of its renewable resources, how much electricity would it produce? How much of its own electricity consumption...
Infrastructure

A private company is installing a new network of fast-charging stations along highways outside the metro as part of the state’s Volkswagen settlement spending. The largest electric vehicle infrastructure project in Minnesota’s history is getting underway as installations begin for a network of 22 fast-charging stations along major state highways. The fast chargers can fully...
Vehicle to grid

New data shows that the country is installed about 10,000 public charging stations per month. According to data released last month by the China Electric Charging Infrastructure Promotion, as of the end of July 2020, members of the Alliance reported that 566,000 public charging stations had been installed and put into service across the country,...
Hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen started as an alternative to renewable energy curtailments, specifically in regions like California, where there is so much solar energy produced during the day that it is essentially free and can be used to create hydrogen. Recent announcements from Microsoft, a technology company, and NextEra Energy, a renewable energy company, indicate an eagerness...
Storage

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Click below to listen to the full episode: It feels like the energy “voices” out there believe...
Energy Efficiency

A package of federal investments in energy efficiency could stimulate the economy and create 660,000 jobs through 2023, a new analysis finds. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) this week released a study that shows that the measures would create 1.3 million jobs, cut consumer and business energy costs by more than $120...