March 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Michigan Technical University claim that increasing the amount of distributed renewable energy, particularly solar, within the state would lower utility bills for customers and make the electrical grid more resilient. Isn't it amazing that we still need studies to point out the obvious?
February 8th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Last August, Mark Jacobson, a renewable energy expert and senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, was the leader of a study that identified how 139 countries around the world could obtain 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2050. But that study got some pushback from people who questioned its assumptions. The naysayers said the study relied too heavily on energy storage solutions such as adding turbines to existing hydroelectric dams or storing excess energy in water, ice, and underground rocks
February 2nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory finds the existing grid can cope with the needs of electric cars until they represent 25% of all cars on the road. But clusters of EVs in one neighborhood may overload existing transformers or shorten their useful life. Coordinated charging using smart grid technology will be necessary in the future for grid resiliency,
November 8th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A diverse group of a dozen US energy industry associations which represent the oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other technologies, have come together to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the Department of Energy's proposal to subsidise the coal and nuclear energy industries, claiming that such a proposal is unsupported by record and would throw a costly wrench into the nation's electricity markets.
October 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Opposition continues to grow and solidify against US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's plan to prop up the country's coal and nuclear industries by subsidizing their supposed contribution to grid resiliency, with a diverse group of 12 energy industry associations and a large group of manufacturers calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ditch the plan.
October 3rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has turned to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an effort to revitalize the country's coal and nuclear industries by essentially subsidizing their sectors based on a misguided belief that their technologies are the only way to bring stability to the country's electricity grid.
July 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published a new report claiming that the US electrical grid remains vulnerable to natural disasters, cyber and physical attacks and that immediate action is needed to improve the resiliency of the country's power system.
September 18th, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill
A new study investigating wind power and grid resiliency by GE’s Energy Consulting business in late-August found that wind power [&hellip
May 23rd, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Lab has been sponsoring a series of workshops designed to continue an ongoing [&hellip