Oil majors are eying up renewable energy projects

A Greener Life

In order to make their portfolio more sustainable and respond to lower fossil fuel demand, oil majors are increasingly snapping up renewable energy projects as the pressure grows to take action on climate change. The French oil and gas major Total. Photo credit: Reuters.

Siemens Tests LOHC Technology For Hydrogen Trains

Environmental Leader

In its latest move to advance hydrogen trains, Siemens Mobility will begin testing liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology (LOHC) technology in partnership with Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy.

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Renewable Energy Efforts Highlighted in Draft Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Louisiana

The Energy Law Blog

Some of the actions are related to development of renewable energy in Louisiana, whereas others aim to manage emissions. Other strategies focus on switching to low carbon fuels and developing the infrastructure to support renewable energy in Louisiana.

Nth Cycle receives grant for electro-extraction technology commercialization

Environmental News Bits

Nth Cycle, a metal processing and recycling technology company based in Boston, has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) through its InnovateMass program. Read more → Circular economy Metals Renewable energy

New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting Sets Precedent in Section 94-c Permit Proceedings: When Major Renewable Energy Projects Need Not Comply with Local Laws

Law and Environment

As Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy – New York (“ACE-NY”) stated when the law was enacted, “[Section 94-c] improves the process and will hopefully get people to work, building wind and solar projects.”

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. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy. Air EHS&S Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Ambri Gets $144M Funding For Long Duration Battery Technology

Environmental Leader

maker of daily cycling long-duration battery systems, has secured $144 million from Reliance New Energy Solar, Bill Gates, who is the company’s largest shareholder, and others. The post Ambri Gets $144M Funding For Long Duration Battery Technology appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Nomura To Identify Sustainability Bonds Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) Technology

Environmental Leader

Nomura, a global financial services group, has begun research to determine sustainability bonds — based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — using natural language processing (NLP) technology in collaboration with Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

California Energy Commission Awards $3 Million Toward Solar Technology for Commercial Buildings

Environmental Leader

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $3 million grant toward a technology that transforms commercial windows into solar panels. . Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Siemens Tests LOHC Technology For Hydrogen Trains

Environmental Leader

In its latest move to advance hydrogen trains, Siemens Mobility will begin testing liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology (LOHC) technology in partnership with Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy.

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

DNV Report: 10 Technologies Shaping The Energy Transition Next 5 Years

Environmental Leader

The 72-page DNV Technology Progress Report, a supplement to DNV’s ongoing Energy Transition Outlook, covers ten key technologies seen as critical to decarbonization goals during the next five years.

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy. Air EHS&S Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Will renewable energy save us from climate change?

Global Green

Michael Moore’s last movie, Planet of the Humans , questions the reliability, affordability and sustainability of renewable energy. The thought-provoking film also highlights the renewables’ dependence on fossil fuels. Ultimately, the message conveyed by Moore is renewable technology is not enough to save our planet from climate change and the only way forward is for the human race to slow down. How green are renewables? So, is burning trees renewable?

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The EU’s challenge with renewable energy expansion: What is the way forward?

Environmental Europe

The EU is facing a key challenge in climate and energy governance. The EU’s 2020 Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) requires that the Member States must collectively achieve 20% of their energy consumption from renewables by 2020.

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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. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

EY: Rapid Growth in Renewables Ahead but Challenges Remain

Environmental Leader

Renewable energy is thriving as market conditions, policy decisions, investment and technology improvements push clean energy to new heights. The post EY: Rapid Growth in Renewables Ahead but Challenges Remain appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

The 'Hydrogen Olympics' Lit a Torch for the Clean Fuel's Future

Scientific American

An energy expert explains why Japan—along with much of the rest of the world—is committing to the clean-burning fuel. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Renewable Energy Technology Energy Transportation

Senate, House Members Call For Early Action On Bills To Require State To Reach 100% Renewable Energy Generation By 2050

PA Environment Daily

On September 21, members of the Senate and House called for early action on legislation -- House Bill 100 and Senate Bill 872-- to require Pennsylvania to reach 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2050. Going 100 percent renewable is an existential imperative.

DNV Report: 10 Technologies Shaping The Energy Transition Next 5 Years

Environmental Leader

The 72-page DNV Technology Progress Report, a supplement to DNV’s ongoing Energy Transition Outlook, covers ten key technologies seen as critical to decarbonization goals during the next five years.

C&I Microgrid Implementation, Innovation Continues to Expand

Environmental Leader

The commercial and industrial sector is a growing area of microgrid use as technology and uses advance. The post C&I Microgrid Implementation, Innovation Continues to Expand appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management microgrid Solar & Renewable Energy

Bloom Energy, Heliogen Partner On Low-Cost Green Hydrogen

Environmental Leader

Bloom Energy and Heliogen have announced plans to produce green hydrogen using only concentrated solar power and water, further accelerating progress toward a zero-carbon future. Green hydrogen is one of the top ten technologies shaping.

C&I Microgrid Implementation, Innovation Continues to Expand

Environmental Leader

The commercial and industrial sector is a growing area of microgrid use as technology and uses advance. The post C&I Microgrid Implementation, Innovation Continues to Expand appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management microgrid Solar & Renewable Energy

Energy Dept. seeks to cut cost of energy storage, boost renewables

Environmental News Bits

The Energy Department will attempt to decrease the cost of energy storage technology by 90 percent within a decade in an attempt to boost clean energy use. Read more → Renewable energyRead the full story at The Hill.

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….

BASF, RWE partner on sustainability solutions for industrial production

Environmental News Bits

Chemical and materials company BASF and renewable energy-focused power provider RWE announced today a new collaboration aimed at developing new technologies for climate protection in industrial production. The companies presented a project idea aiming to electrify the production processes for basic chemicals, which are currently based on fossil… Read more → Chemical manufacturing Renewable energyRead the full story from ESG Today.

Changes to Renewable Energy Growth: The Death of the ITC and Decline in Production from COVID-19

Vermont Law

The largest growing source of energy generation in the world is currently renewable energy. [1]. An EIA report from January, 2019 forecasts that renewable energy will continue to increase at a sharp rate as coal-fired and nuclear generation decreases each year. [2]. Solar energy is currently the third-largest renewable energy source, surpassing biomass in 2017. [4]. In 2006, Congress, seeking to increase renewable generation on the U.S.

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DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects

Environmental Leader

Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $127 million to small businesses working on clean energy technology, representing a total of 110 projects in 26 states. The post DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Making green hydrogen and biochar from digestate

Environmental News Bits

Hitachi Zosen Inova USA (HZIU) announced it has entered into an agreement with the Canadian technology company CHAR Technologies Ltd. Read more → Biochar Renewable energyRead the full story at Biocycle. to develop a test project to produce green hydrogen and biochar at HZIU’s San Luis Obispo, California biogas plant.

Jacobs Announces PlanBeyond 2.0: Sustainable Business Aligned With UN SDGs

Environmental Leader

Jacobs, a global technology, consulting, and business solutions company, has announced the launch of PlanBeyond 2.0, Sustainable Business Aligned With UN SDGs appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Zaha Hadid To Design Italian Hyperloop System

Environmental Leader

The development approach combines innovations in design and operational technologies with advances in ecologically sound materials and construction practices, enabling design that is resilient, innovative, structurally efficient.

From smart meters to big batteries, co-ops emerge as clean grid laboratories

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Energy News Network. A wave of pilot programs by Minnesota electric cooperatives is saving customers money and providing useful data for larger utilities considering new technology and pricing models to encourage grid efficiency. Read more → Renewable energy

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…. Clean Energy Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Form Energy Introduces Groundbreaking 100-hour Battery Storage Product At Competitive Price Point

Environmental Leader

The post Form Energy Introduces Groundbreaking 100-hour Battery Storage Product At Competitive Price Point appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Storage Leaders Leading Solar & Renewable Energy

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Southern Company Gas Leads Partnership To Develop Clean Hydrogen From Waste

Environmental Leader

Southern Company Gas, a subsidiary of leading national energy firm Southern Company, has entered into a collaboration with Electro-Active Technologies and T2M Global, with funding from the U.S. The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable.

Offshore wind dominates the agenda as the UK government announces £265 million renewables subsidy scheme 

A Greener Life

Ahead of COP26, the UK government has signalled its support for climate action by announcing a £265 million renewables support scheme. . The government hopes that this will double the renewable energy electricity capacity which was secured in the scheme’s third round.

Trinkler Dairy Farm, a Nestle Supplier, Is First Partner in Net Zero Initiative

Environmental Leader

million investment from Nestle, Trinkler will test new technologies and implement sustainable farming practices to demonstrate the economic viability of achieving net zero emissions within. California’s Trinkler Dairy Farm, a Nestle supplier, has become the first pilot farm within the U.S.

Reshore, Reroute, Rebalance: A U.S. Strategy for Clean Energy Supply Chains

Environmental News Bits

This report looks at how the United States can strengthen supply chains for clean energy technologies through the lens of industrial competition, cybersecurity and trade policy. It finds that the United States can apply some of the mental models, tools, and institutions used for conventional energy sources to think about supply chains… Read more → Publications Renewable energy Supply chainDownload the document.

The Shock of the Global

Legal Planet

Pick up any newspaper and it is clear that much of the world is experiencing a series of interrelated energy price shocks. The disruptions caused by energy price shocks and spot shortages are now rippling through other commodity markets.