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Sit Back & Enjoy The Fun: “The History of Tesla in 5 Minutes”

February 10th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Every once in a while, we get a chance to learn while also having a good time. That's often what happens when we click onto "YouTube University," which teaches us how to fix our broken appliances, reveals nuances of a topic that confuses us, replays news stories — and so much more. When I came across the YouTube video "The History of Tesla in 5 Minutes," the pithy title immediately caught my attention. Tesla, a company with so many intricacies and complexities, in 5 minutes? Really? I was drawn in


UK Offshore Wind Set To Double As Government Confirms Future Auctions

July 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The UK offshore wind energy industry is set to double after the country's Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy announced on Monday long-term political support for the country's offshore wind energy industry by confirming the next competitive auction would take place in May 2019 and every 2 years afterwards, with Government support worth up to £557 million


Cuomo’s Energy Storage Target Goals Now Include Li-ion Supercell Technology Demonstration Project

June 7th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna

New York State has awarded Cadenza Innovation funding for a demonstration project featuring Li-ion supercell technology, a standalone system that includes a rack-mounted 200kWh, 50kW battery storage unit. The project is part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) drive to pursue nation-leading clean energy goals, including Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s energy storage target of 1500 megawatts in New York State by 2025.


Energy Flexibility Forum — A New European Platform For Key Stakeholders In The Transition Towards A Flexible Energy System

June 4th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

The organization SolarPlaza is organizing an important summit on 11 --12 June in Copenhagen called the Energy Flexibility Forum that will be a platform for key stakeholders to specify their needs, showcase their solutions, find their renewed roles and collaboratively take on market and regulatory barriers to accelerate the transition towards a flexible energy system.


Trump Fiddles As Fossil Fuels Burn

June 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey

Coal and nuclear power are both dying, falling victim to natural gas and renewable energy. Trump used to blame the Democrats, and especially “Obama’s war on coal.” He used to take the position that removing subsidies for renewable power would be sufficient to bring a renaissance to the coal industry. But despite his efforts, coal plants have just kept closing


Elon Musk Harpooned Baseload Power

May 15th, 2018 | by George Harvey

With batteries like the Hornsdale Power Reserve, power from solar and wind power will be more valuable, because with battery backup their power can be used to supply an increasing share of baseload power. And that increase in value, which might not necessarily be reflected by an increase in price, makes their power all the more attractive


How Long Will PV Prices Continue To Fall?

April 30th, 2018 | by George Harvey

Prices of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems follow economic laws just like other things, such as computers and cars. That does not mean that the precipitous drop in prices will slow, however.


NORI: Fighting Global Warming With blockchain

April 19th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Nori, a company which recently emerged from stealth, is creating the NORI token. It’s a cryptocurrency token that represents a ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere and sequestered in one of a number of potential ways. This isn’t a cap-and-trade or carbon-tax system, but a market mechanism which values removed tons of


Solar Smashes Wind In First German Technology-Neutral Tender

April 12th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

As the expiry of the previous support scheme for renewable energy in Denmark resulted in a significant expansion with land based wind energy in 2017, we hold our breath to see how the annual technology neutral wind and solar tenders for 2018 and 2019 will pan out in the country. While we wait we can look to Germany and see what happened there at its first attempt.


Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider

December 27th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

To avoid regulatory and tax burdens, many ICOs choose their country as carefully as they choose their blockchain base. Given that cryptocurrencies are inherently without country and every regulatory experience is new, this is more reasonable than with IPOs, where both currency and IPO experience in a specific country matter more


Department of Hawaiian Homelands Energy Efficiency Project Kicks off

May 26th, 2017 | by Scott Cooney

The Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) owns 10,000 homes across the Hawaiian islands that it leases out on 99-year leases to residents of Hawaiian ancestry. It's part of the state's affordable housing initiatives, and it provides much needed relief from high cost of living for many Hawaiian people



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