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shipping
Julian Spector

Video: Yes, you can sail around the world on solar power

The French research ship Energy Observer proves the concept. But shipping remains a decarbonization challenge.

Video: Yes, you can sail around the world on solar power
Energy Storage
Julian Spector

BMW, Ford bet $130M on Solid Power's advanced batteries for electric vehicles

Carmakers are racing to secure next-gen batteries to improve EV range and safety.

BMW, Ford bet $130M on Solid Power's advanced batteries for electric vehicles
long duration energy storage
Jason Deign

Are market constraints hampering the evolution of ‘last-mile’ grid resources?

Future grids will need assets on standby for times when there isn't enough wind and solar. But how will these assets be valued and compensated?

Are market constraints hampering the evolution of ‘last-mile’ grid resources?
Energy Storage
Julian Spector

Hydrostor is developing truly massive grid storage in watery caverns

Design work is beginning for a 500-megawatt project that could be online by 2025.

Hydrostor is developing truly massive grid storage in watery caverns
Energy Storage
David Roberts

The many varieties of lithium-ion batteries battling for market share

Even a small niche in a trillion-dollar market is a big prize.

The many varieties of lithium-ion batteries battling for market share
Energy Storage
David Roberts

How do lithium-ion batteries actually work? David Roberts explains

It's still battery week, and it's finally time to get anodes and cathodes straight.

How do lithium-ion batteries actually work? David Roberts explains
batteries
David Roberts

Why lithium-ion batteries are so important

The kickoff to a new battery series explains how LIBs became the workhorse of the electric vehicle and energy storage fleet.

Why lithium-ion batteries are so important
carbon emissions
Jeff St. John

US now ‘halfway to zero’ on electricity-sector carbon emissions

An LBNL report highlights the technology and economic changes that broke through pessimistic forecasts — and the challenges of cutting the rest of the power sector’s carbon footprint.

US now ‘halfway to zero’ on electricity-sector carbon emissions
Energy Storage
Eric Wesoff

Long-duration storage roundup: News, players and technology

Long-duration storage keeps on slipping into the future.

Long-duration storage roundup: News, players and technology
net metering
Jeff St. John

The battle over net metering 3.0 in California: Energy equity and the future of rooftop solar

Utilities and solar groups are fighting over the cost shift. But both agree the next stage in policy must bring low-income customers and fundamental grid needs into balance.

The battle over net metering 3.0 in California: Energy equity and the future of rooftop solar