Climate Change

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

With another triple-digit heat wave scorching the Southwest this week, fears of widespread outages are back. California’s grid operator has urged homes and businesses to crank up thermostats and avoid running power-hungry appliances during evening peak hours – all in an effort to avoid disruptions like the ones we saw earlier this month. The dangerous… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Climate change is drastically raising demands on the world’s fresh water supplies, and as a result, governments, scientists, and others are actively searching for new ways to manage and preserve our water resources. One consideration includes repurposing wastewater generated from on-shore oil and gas development, which produces a whopping 900 billion gallons of water annually in the U.S. alone.… Keep reading →

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the industry’s new environmental initiative launched last week – The Environmental Partnership. “Landmark,” “historic” and “ground-breaking” all describe the partnership. Add to that list “bold” – with 26 natural gas and oil companies agreeing to share scientific information, innovations and best practices while being publicly accountable for progress on further reducing… Keep reading →

California continues to pave the way for unique legislation concerning energy infrastructure. A new bill that has already partially passed in the State Senate will authorize rebates for the installation of energy storage systems. The Senate’s energy and utilities committee voted 7-2 in favor of the bill, with two abstentions. Now the full Senate will… Keep reading →

This month, world leaders will converge in Bonn, Germany for the Bonn Climate Change Conference, just a few weeks after millions of people around the world participated in Earth Day activities, planting trees, cleaning up public parks, and mobilizing for stronger environmental protections. The timing is fitting, for what started out in 1970 as a… Keep reading →

A recent op-ed published on CNBC provides an interesting commentary on the future of American clean energy. According to the authors, Americans, independent of political affiliation, support and value the environment and clean energy. Polling data provides evidence that both conservative and liberal respondents alike eagerly support government funded renewable technology, energy efficiency, and natural… Keep reading →

The media attention given to electric vehicles as of late may lead one to believe in a future in which carbon emissions are gone, and crude oil consumption is a thing of the past. The media attention, however, may be disproportionate to reality. The fact is, it is unlikely that electric cars will have a… Keep reading →

Since President Trump’s election to office, his administration has made it very clear that building and restoring infrastructure is at the top of their “to-do” list.  The Energy Storage Association and their supporters are looking to turn Trump’s priority into an opportunity for their agenda.  To create this opportunity, the ESA, and other supporting organizations,… Keep reading →

The growing prevalence of climate change related extreme weather events in countries around the world closely matches what was is being predicted by climate scientists. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the World Meteorological Association, and other groups have documented global warming trends. We know for a fact that the world is getting warmer… Keep reading →

The General Assembly of Maryland just passed a bill that would provide a 30% tax credit to those who chose to utilize energy storage technology, making it the first state in the country to pass such legislation. The funds provided by the bill would last from 2018 to 2022. The bill includes a cap of… Keep reading →

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