Julian Spector is senior reporter at Canary Media, where he reports on the rise of clean energy. He worked at Greentech Media for nearly five years. Before that he reported for CityLab at The Atlantic and conducted grant-funded freelance journalism on climate impacts in Bangladesh. His stories have also appeared in The Guardian, HuffPost, Al Jazeera America and more. He graduated from Duke University and now basks in the sunshine of Los Angeles.
Models predict that the law will get the U.S. much closer to its climate goals — but just how close will depend on how quickly it drives down power-sector emissions.
Tesla bets $76M on wireless EV charging. Can the tech go mainstream?
Wireless charging could solve many of the headaches caused by EV charging today. But for it to even have a chance, automakers need to integrate it into mass production.
Rivian backs massive solar plant atop old coal mine in Kentucky
The 800MW colossus from BrightNight sets a new standard for renewables construction that benefits communities and the local environment as well as the climate.
Tesla alum aims to build the power company of the future
Equilibrium Energy is live in Texas with an offering to rent grid batteries and make money with them in the ERCOT markets. But CEO Ryan Hanley says it's just the start.
Is the biggest US public utility finally catching up on clean energy?
Tennessee Valley Authority is buying massive amounts of renewables. But critics say it's still relying too much on fossil fuels to serve its 10 million customers.
Long-duration energy storage
Grid storage innovator Energy Dome closes $60M funding round
The Italian long-duration storage startup is racing to build commercial projects after proving out its CO2-based storage technology for a major Italian utility.
Another major utility is accelerating its transition to renewables
Michigan's DTE Energy has announced a plan to spend $11 billion on clean energy construction and close its remaining coal plants sooner.
Clean energy manufacturing
A key piece of the solar supply chain will now be made in America
Enphase produced its first U.S.-made solar microinverter today — and President Biden was at the factory to tout the role his climate law played in making it happen.
Industrial heat startup Rondo to open world’s largest battery factory
Rondo uses clean energy to heat a special brick made from a centuries-old recipe, then uses the stored heat to help decarbonize energy-intensive industry.
LG kicks off colossal ramp-up of US factories for EV and grid batteries
The South Korean company will build nearly 280 gigawatt-hours' worth of factory capacity across America to meet growing demand for grid storage and EV batteries.