These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

Environmental News Bits

by Kerry Rippy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

Environmental News Bits

by Kerry Rippy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

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Chip Shortage Could Slow Electric Vehicle Rollouts

Scientific American

Technology TransportationAnd no one is certain how long the shortage will last. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Wave Power Charges Ahead with Static Electricity Generators

Scientific American

An ocean-powered buoy brings technology closer to the dream of obtaining energy from the sea. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Oceans Renewable Energy Technology Energy

High-power wireless vehicle charging technology licensed by HEVO

Environmental News Bits

Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to Brooklyn-based HEVO. The system provides the world’s highest power levels in the smallest package and could one day enable electric vehicles to be charged as they are… Read more → EVsRead the full story from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The U.S.

US Electric Vehicle Sales up 329% in May 2021

Environmental Leader

The principle of mutually beneficial cooperation and partnership between technologies is alive and well as electric vehicle (EV) sales and corresponding EV charge infrastructure spur each other on.

The Electric Vehicle Future: Major Climate Opportunity Faces Three Critical Challenges

Law and Environment

Amid renewed national ambitions to tackle climate change, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a promising way to reduce emissions in the transportation sector, which accounts for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions.

What Are The Pros and Cons of Electric Cars?

Earthava

Electric cars are slowly dominating roads across the globe. In fact, the International Energy Agency reported that around 3 million new electric cars were registered in 2020, which is a 41% increase from 2019. What Are The Pros and Cons of Electric Cars?

An Interview about Row Crop Machinery Technology

JANZEN AG

Our focus here will be technology commonly found in row crop machinery, such as combines, tractors, and planters. Do you have a sense for whether this trend has been driven more top-down by OEMs introducing new technology, or bottom-up by user demand?

Ford, VW, Tesla Lean In To LFP Battery Technology For EVs

Environmental Leader

Major automakers including Ford, VW and Tesla are increasingly leveraging lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, substituting for the more commonly used nickel or cobalt formulations, to capitalize on lower costs.

Sunderland to be at the centre of UK’s electric vehicle revolution

A Greener Life

The company has unveiled what they call a £1bn electric vehicle (EV) hub which will establish the first EV manufacturing ecosystem in the world. A part of Nissan ’s investment, £423million, will go towards the production of a new-generation all-electric vehicles in the UK.

DOE announces $54 million to increase energy efficiency in microelectronics technologies

Environmental News Bits

Microelectronics are critical to nearly all modern technology, including smartphones, medical equipment, power plant and electricity grids, and automobiles. The U.S.

Ultra-magnetostrictive material shows promise for beyond-CMOS technologies

Physics World

Researchers are thus looking for alternative technologies. One line of investigation concerns magnetostriction, or the tendency of an iron-containing material to expand and contract slightly as pulses of electric current are applied to it.

EV Turning Point: Momentum Builds for U.S. Electric Vehicle Transition

Yale E360

is now poised to press ahead in the transformation to electric vehicles. Big challenges still loom, but technological advances, government support, and growing consumer appeal will drive the inevitable switch to EVs. Driven by GM, Tesla, and the Biden administration, the U.S.

Solar Could Supply Nearly Half of US’s Electricity Needs by 2050: DOE

Environmental Leader

The US Department of Energy released a study last Wednesday that suggests solar power could provide 35% of the nation’s electricity supply by 2035 and 45% by 2050. The scenario assumes continued technological innovation to….

Toyota, Schneider Electric, Other Manufacturing Plants Become Testbeds for Clean Energy Tech

Environmental Leader

Experts led by US National Laboratories will conduct on-site testing, measure and verify results, and draft field validation reports on clean, cutting-edge technologies in real-world conditions at five manufacturing plants; when these reports are made publicly available, C&I organizations can….

Minnesota manufacturers jump on electric power bandwagon

Environmental News Bits

With many motivations, the product mix is changing quickly at companies including Toro, Polaris and Donaldson as technology improves and customer demand shifts. Read the full story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Read more → Energy EVs Transportation

Solar device generates electricity and desalinates water with no waste brine

Physics World

A device that can generate electricity while desalinating seawater has been developed by researchers in Saudi Arabia and China, who claim that their new system is highly efficient at performing both tasks. The led to almost 8% more electricity production, compared to the bare solar cell.

US Electric Vehicle Sales up 329% in May 2021

Environmental Leader

The principle of mutually beneficial cooperation and partnership between technologies is alive and well as electric vehicle (EV) sales and corresponding EV charge infrastructure spur each other on.

Why Ontario needs to stop burning polluting gas for electricity

Enviromental Defense

But what you probably haven’t heard is that our grid is getting dirtier again, with fossil fuels increasing in our electricity supply from burning natural gas. That means carbon emissions from electricity in Ontario will be rising back up again after years of decline.

NCEW Sponsor Edition— America’s Electric Companies: We Are #Committed2Clean

Cresforum

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and our investor-owned electric company members are committed to delivering—and to leading—America’s clean energy future. Today, 40 percent of our nation’s electricity comes from clean, carbon-free sources, including nuclear energy, hydropower, wind, and solar energy. With the right policies and the right technologies, we can—and we will—deliver on our vision of a 100 percent clean energy future.

Solar Could Supply Nearly Half of US’s Electricity Needs by 2050: DOE

Environmental Leader

The US Department of Energy released a study last Wednesday that suggests solar power could provide 35% of the nation’s electricity supply by 2035 and 45% by 2050. The scenario assumes continued technological innovation to….

Ford, VW, Tesla Lean In To LFP Battery Technology For EVs

Environmental Leader

Major automakers including Ford, VW and Tesla are increasingly leveraging lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, substituting for the more commonly used nickel or cobalt formulations, to capitalize on lower costs.

Biden Tightens Vehicle Emissions Standards

Scientific American

A second policy aims to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Technology Automobiles Transportation

New Smart Energy Management Tool from RCA To Save Broadband Operators 20% in Operating Costs

Environmental Leader

Due to advancing electricity storage technology, electricity can be stored in batteries and used at a later time. Battery Demand Response Electricity Energy Efficiency Energy Management Energy Management System energy savings Grid Smart devices Smart Grid

Toyota, Schneider Electric, Other Manufacturing Plants Become Testbeds for Clean Energy Tech

Environmental Leader

Experts led by US National Laboratories will conduct on-site testing, measure and verify results, and draft field validation reports on clean, cutting-edge technologies in real-world conditions at five manufacturing plants; when these reports are made publicly available, C&I organizations can….

New Smart Energy Management Tool from RCA To Save Broadband Operators 20% in Operating Costs

Environmental Leader

Due to advancing electricity storage technology, electricity can be stored in batteries and used at a later time. Battery Demand Response Electricity Energy Efficiency Energy Management Energy Management System energy savings Grid Smart devices Smart Grid

CRES Forum Webinar Highlights Progress in Electric Vehicle (EV) Programs and Keys for the Future

Cresforum

The same day President Biden unveiled an infrastructure plan that devoted $174 billion to building a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers—CRES Forum held a webinar to explore faster, smarter and less expensive ways to increase the share of EVs on the road, entitled, “Driving Innovation: How Can Private and Public Sectors Speed EV Deployment.”. GM does believe the future is all electric, and we are working hard to make this a reality.

Nuclear Plant Closures And Renewables Increase Electricity Prices & Unreliability, Testifies Michael Shellenberger to U.S. Senate

Environmental Progress

Congress took questions relating to the security of America’s electricity supply seriously before more than a dozen states experienced energy shortages last month, but those events make this hearing all the more urgent. electrical grids were increasingly “complex and vulnerable.” [2]

The Stream, June 16, 2021: Proposed Commission In Brazil Could Limit Electricity Use Amid Drought

Circle of Blue

A proposed commission in Brazil could lead to electricity rationing amid a historic drought. Brazil is preparing a decree that would set up a commission to decide on more drastic measures to control electricity use if there are shortages. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

The Shock of the Global

Legal Planet

Notwithstanding all of the ways that digital technologies are transforming our lives, the deep materiality of the global economy is once again making itself known in profound and painful ways. And electricity planners and systems operators have always factored it into their planning.

Cryptoassets as National Currency? A Step Too Far

IMFBlog

However, internet access and technology needed to transfer cryptoassets remains scarce in many countries, raising issues about fairness and financial inclusion. While the technology underlying cryptoassets has proven extremely robust, technical glitches could occur.

Latest PA Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Increase In Emissions For 2nd Consecutive Year; Decrease In Electricity Generation, Transportation Sectors

PA Environment Daily

The biggest factor in the decrease in emissions was from the electricity generation sector and the switch from coal to natural gas as a fuel source which alone accounted for a decrease from that sector from 120.97 The mix of electric generation fuels switched from 55.5

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‘Smart bandage’ may help solve a major problem when treating chronic wounds

Frontier Sin

The technology could be a useful tool in treating chronic wounds. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help. The technology could help doctors to monitor wounds more easily and successfully. By Conn Hastings, Science writer.

Electric buses are a solution to our cities’ worst problems

Edouard Stenger

A lot of news and noise surround electric cars but another vehicle is also benefitting largely from elecrification: buses. This is why switching 5,000 buses to full electric has the impact of switching 100,000 cars. Cities are switching to electric buses for four reasons.

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Reaching Net Zero Emissions

IMFBlog

Radically transforming our energy system will require investments to be scaled up to finance the shift from fossil fuels to renewables as well for smart electricity networks, energy efficiency measures, and electrification in sectors like transport, buildings, and industry.

The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth

Scientific American

Even “sustainable” technologies such as electric vehicles and wind turbines face unbreachable physical limits and exact grave environmental costs. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth

Scientific American

Even “sustainable” technologies such as electric vehicles and wind turbines face unbreachable physical limits and exact grave environmental costs. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

London introduces hydrogen-powered double-decker buses

A Greener Life

The 20 new buses are the first of their kind in England , will produce zero pollution from their exhausts and join more than 500 electric buses in the core fleet which themes are already zero-emission. Mayor Khan posing in front of London’s new hydrogen buses.

BreezoMeter’s Scientists Discuss Wildfire Tracking: Webinar Transcript

Breezometer

And the collision of smaller and larger ice particles in such a storm cloud leads to electric charges that then create lightning. There are also sources that rely solely on one technology for monitoring, both of air pollution caused by wildfires but also of the fires themselves.