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DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is backing 10 energy efficiency pilot projects that aim to transform thousands of homes and workplaces into resilient smart buildings.
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AfDB approves $86.72 million loan for second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors has approved a loan of $86.72 million to co-finance the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The multi-phase project will provide water to the Gauteng...

The impact of EV charging on the grid: business models and consumer behaviors

A parked EV has the potential to be a connected car—a battery pack engaged with the power grid with opportunities for charge coordination, interactive intelligence, and dynamic energy management.

Portland utility targets distributed energy, smart grid in net-zero plan

Portland General Electric has outlined a path to net-zero emissions that relies on rapidly adding renewable energy assets and utilizing customer-sited distributed energy resources for grid resiliency.
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Report analyzes value of renewable energy participation in ancillary services markets

A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aims to advise renewable energy asset owners on the value of participating in ancillary services markets as an additional revenue source and grid resiliency tool.

Colorado steel mill becomes ‘world’s first’ to be run almost entirely on solar

Lightsource bp announced that its 300 MW project will position EVRAZ's Pueblo steel mill as the world's first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar.

Minnesota solar installer bankruptcies leave unfinished projects, calls for better oversight

The state’s solar energy trade group has made improving consumer protections a priority after a string of bankruptcies in recent years left dozens of customers stuck with unfinished projects.
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Siemens Gamesa awards UL new contracts for wind turbine certification

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has selected UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for the provision of inspection and certification services for the company’s most advanced turbine designs.

North Carolina proves climate action can be bipartisan

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed into law a bipartisan mandate that will require the state to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

Joint venture targets ‘vast potential’ of U.S. floating offshore wind market

A joint venture between global energy giant TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, a developer of floating offshore wind projects, aims to capitalize on the "vast potential" of floating offshore wind projects in the U.S.