Batteries

Sunrun Wins Another Capacity Contract for Aggregated Home Storage

A network of residential energy systems will help Oakland, California wean itself off fossil-fueled peakers. East Bay Community Energy, which buys power for Alameda County in Northern California, approved a contract Wednesday night to pay Sunrun for 500 kilowatts of capacity from residential sola ...

Nogojiwanong Water Walks

Following a Buffy Sainte-Marie concert at the Phoenix in Toronto in October 2011, four Water Walkers needed a battery boost. While I offered my assistance, one of the women, Liz Osawamick, perused one of my Treaty Commemoration Photobooks. She then invited me to document a water walk on ...

GE and BlackRock Launch Distributed Solar and Storage Business

General Electric is a big and sprawling company that’s undergone some dramatic reorganizations over the past few years, particularly in its renewable energy, energy storage and grid edge business lines.  But over the past four years, amid these large-scale corporate changes, a small unit of GE ...

Georgia Power Boosts Plan for Renewables and Storage After Local Stakeholder Push

Georgia's utility regulators approved a long-term plan that will see Georgia Power drastically expand renewable generation and develop, own and operate up to 80 megawatts of energy storage. The final 2019 integrated resource plan calls for 2,260 megawatts of new capacity from wind, solar and biom ...

Georgia Power Ups Plan for Renewables and Storage After Local Stakeholder Push

Georgia's utility regulators approved a long-term plan that will see Georgia Power drastically expand renewable generation and develop, own and operate up to 80 megawatts of energy storage. The final 2019 Integrated Resource Plan calls for 2,260 megawatts of new capacity from wind, solar and biom ...

The Great Coal-lapse

In spite of any magical thinking, “beautiful, clean coal” doesn’t exist. Coal is the dirtiest fuel. It emits the highest proportion of carbon dioxide compared to other fossil fuels as well as other noxious substances such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter and mercury. F ...

Europe Set to Race Past US in Battery Manufacturing

A slew of recent announcements has left Europe poised to overtake North America in terms of battery manufacturing capacity by 2023, analyst figures show. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) expects European nameplate lithium-ion battery manufacturing capacity to top 198 gigawatt-hours a year by 2 ...

The Marshall Islands Are 10 Times More 'Radioactive' Than Chernobyl

Radioactivity still lingers more than 60 years after atomic weapons, including the hydrogen bomb, were tested in the Marshall Islands. ...

Tendril Merges With Simple Energy to Form Uplight

Tendril and Simple Energy, two Colorado-based startups focused on utility customer data analytics and energy engagement, have merged into a one-stop-shop for utilities’ customer-facing software needs.  Uplight, the name of the newly merged company, counts around 75 North American utilities a ...

Tim Nash’s Sustainable Stock Showdown: Can plastic pledges save troubled cruise lines?

Being stuck in a hot city all summer can make you daydream about vacationing on water. But  can the world’s largest cruise companies lure conscious travellers and investors aboard with new plastic-free pledges? Last week, Carnival Corporation, the industry’s biggest company with over 100 ships ...