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The grid needs $14T to support full decarbonization

At least $14 trillion needs to be invested in the grid worldwide by 2050 to support an evolved power system, according to BloombergNEF's new Power Grid Long-Term Outlook 2021 published this week. The transition to electric heating and...
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EV prospects increasing in MISO region, Part 1 of 3

With the increase in Electric Vehicles' availability in Midwest states, it is time to acknowledge the opportunities for charging EVs at the MISO regional grid operator level. Compared to other grid operators, MISO is...

New Jersey to see uptick in EV charging infrastructure thanks to new utility program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a settlement that will enable PSE&G to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure in New Jersey. The approval means that the state’s largest utility could invest $166...

Kelly Speakes-Backman appointed to leadership position in US government

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced new Biden-Harris Administration senior leadership appointees. The new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision for...

FERC’s Office of Public Participation takes shape

The public is soon going to have a seat at the top federal energy regulatory table. Even though Congress asked for this a long time ago (in 1978), only recently in the COVID omnibus...
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The roadblocks EV trucks face in modernizing the transportation sector

By Ali Syed, P.Eng. PMP With most major car manufacturers releasing electrical vehicle (EV) models, along with newcomers such as Tesla and NIO securing billions of dollars in investments, there remains no doubt that the...

Gaia’s nervous system: Why the future grid must be managed by connected technology

It is clear that renewables are the future of the energy industry. As the world continues to rely less and less on fossil fuels for power and looks to sources like wind, solar and...
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Could a Michigan green bank offer a blueprint for Biden’s green recovery?

Michigan Saves is one of the oldest and most effective green bank programs in the country, drawing about $3 in private investment per every public dollar invested. As President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team prepares its...

New research shows transitioning to 100% clean energy could save US households $321B

A new analysis by Rewiring America — a grant-funded non-profit — shows that transitioning to 100% clean energy would save Americans as much as $321 billion in energy costs. The report, No Place Like Home: Fighting Climate Change...
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IKEA Australia embarks on clean energy storage initiative

IKEA Australia today announced the launch of a clean energy storage initiative that will support the South Australian power grid, in addition to powering its Adelaide store. The IKEA Australia Clean Energy Transformation Project will transition IKEA Adelaide...