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California Faces Continued Energy Woes

Deployment of battery storage technology is gaining pace, but it may struggle to reach its full potential until energy regulation and financing solutions adapt

General Images Of Electric Vehicle Recharging And Battery Changing Station In Beijing

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are the major cause of harsh climate change around the world, and transportation accounts for 15% of global GHG emissions. In the US, the transportation sector’s portion of GHG emissions accounts for 28%‎[1]‎[2]. With the increasing number of automobile vehicles on the roads each day, there is a serious need to transform… Keep reading →

Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention

Innovative or just silly? You decide. But clearly innovations in the energy space are penetrating mainstream thinking. The relationship between saving energy and saving money has advanced in recent years, with inventors focusing efforts on the next big (or super small) energy breakthrough. Check out the devices below and use the comment section to let… Keep reading →

Casio Introduces World's Smallest Fuel Cell

Energy storage is an exciting space for researchers, investors and established energy industry players alike because as technology advances and costs come down the potential for truly disruptive – and highly lucrative – innovation feels almost within grasp. The ability to cheaply and reliably store and dispatch utility-scale volumes of electricity will alter existing power… Keep reading →

Ford Launches Fifth Plug-In Hybrid Car At Michigan Plant

Quick Take: A decade after its original publication, a coalition of industry organizations has updated its Electricity Storage Handbook. The document was produced in collaboration by Sandia National Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Although focused on transmission and distribution… Keep reading →

DOE virus battery

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkley National Lab discovered a way to create a virus battery, for lack of a better term. The technology “produces electricity by using the piezoelectric properties of a biological material,” according to the US Department of Energy website. You can read more about the science and technical aspects below, but the… Keep reading →

(FILES) Photo dated 27 October 2006 show

There are a few potential demand growth opportunities for electricity; not all are bad. Every now and then a new electricity-guzzling device comes around and gives a boost to what would otherwise be a saturated electricity business. Central air conditioning, which is now considered a standard feature in nearly all new buildings virtually all over the world,… Keep reading →