Infrastructure

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...

Duke Energy preps for EVs with 60 fast chargers and incentives for homeowners

As electric vehicles (EVs) enter the market and sales continue nationwide, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) has approved two Duke Energy electric transportation pilot programs that will allow South Carolina to join other states...

UT-Austin partnering with GTI, Frontier on hydrogen energy R&D project

Frontier Energy, the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the University of Texas at Austin are working together on a federally supported project focused on hydrogen for energy development. The DOE project, “Demonstration and Framework for H2@Scale in Texas...

Southern Company receives 92nd annual EEI Edison Award for advancing energy 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...
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Minnesota electric car drivers will see 22 new places to fast charge this fall

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...