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green steel
Christian Roselund

Green steel is picking up steam in Europe

Strong demand from automakers is driving the first wave of hydrogen-powered plants producing iron for steel production.

Green steel is picking up steam in Europe
clean energy
Jeff St. John

Oregon bill targets 100% clean power by 2040, with labor and environmental justice on board

After Democratic cap-and-trade bills faltered in the face of GOP revolts, an electricity-focused, consensus-driven bill gains ground in Oregon.

Oregon bill targets 100% clean power by 2040, with labor and environmental justice on board
Newsletter
Julian Spector

Newsletter: The NASA technology keeping batteries cool on solar rooftops

The solar industry thrives on simplifying installations and cutting costs. Austin-based startup Yotta Energy does that by sticking miniature batteries right under solar panels, so customers don't have to go through the hassle of installing a separate battery system. But lithium-ion batteries come with a non-zero risk of catching fire

Newsletter: The NASA technology keeping batteries cool on solar rooftops
electric vehicles
Elizabeth McCarthy

Used EV batteries could get a second life storing clean energy on California's grid

A surge in retired EV batteries is helping to eliminate second-life EV battery storage hurdles, just in time to help meet clean energy mandates.

Used EV batteries could get a second life storing clean energy on California's grid
Judsen Bruzgul, PhD, Neil Weisenfeld

The road to resilient power is a balancing act

To bridge the $500 billion resilience gap, utilities must prioritize mutual benefits and collaboration with stakeholders.

The road to resilient power is a balancing act
Energy Storage
Jeff St. John

Could installing batteries under solar panels kick-start the commercial building market?

Yotta Energy thinks batteries could become as common as microinverters on commercial solar rooftops, and has built in thermal safety features to win over skeptics.

Could installing batteries under solar panels kick-start the commercial building market?
Newsletter
Julian Spector

Newsletter: Ikea assembles the pieces for global off-grid solar push

An unlikely duo just pledged $1 billion to help those people get solar-powered minigrids.

Newsletter: Ikea assembles the pieces for global off-grid solar push
off-grid
Jeff St. John

Ikea and Rockefeller foundations pledge $1B to seed distributed clean energy in developing nations

The funding seeks to empower 1 billion of the estimated 2.5 billion who lack access to reliable electricity.

Ikea and Rockefeller foundations pledge $1B to seed distributed clean energy in developing nations
clean energy
Jason Deign

7 cleantech segments beyond wind and solar that are luring investors

Investing in wind and solar is all the rage. But what other cleantech categories are catching the eye of investors in 2021?

7 cleantech segments beyond wind and solar that are luring investors
FERC
Emma Foehringer Merchant

Federal plan for regional cooperation on transmission infrastructure could boost clean energy

FERC tackles the thorny problem of interstate transmission planning.

Federal plan for regional cooperation on transmission infrastructure could boost clean energy