About Tina Casey

Tina Casey specializes in military and corporate sustainability, advanced technology, emerging materials, biofuels, and water and wastewater issues. Tina’s articles are reposted frequently on Reuters, Scientific American, and many other sites. Views expressed are her own. Follow her on Twitter @TinaMCasey and Google+.

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EV Energy Storage Breakthrough Gets $1 Million To Cross The Valley Of Death

September 11th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

The US Energy Department has been steaming full speed ahead on cutting edge energy storage technology, and the latest development is one of those environmental twofers we love. A $1 million grant from the agency will help a company called Saratoga Energy to bridge the gap between its labwork and a low cost, high efficiency energy storage technology ideal for electric vehicles — without the carbon footprint, too

If Coal Shouts “National Security!” And Nobody Listens, Does It Make A Sound?

August 28th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

The Energy Department’s controversial new grid study evoked a storm of criticism last week from clean energy stakeholders, but if you read it through,  the agency actually makes it clear that coal can only swim with today’s energy sharks -- natural gas and, increasingly, wind and solar -- with the help of new taxpayer subsidies. The economics just don’t work for coal any more.

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