This summer, in the aftermath of a heavy storm, Duluth, Minn., residents were mostly concerned about when their electricity would be restored. They were unlikely to be thinking about how the city would dispose of all of the toppled trees. Nor were they likely wondering if the two had anything to do with each other. READ MORE
Renewable energy is about more than just tapping the power of the wind and the sun. Other, less obvious forms of technology hold great potential for clean and sustainable electricity generation. READ MORE
Storage technology has emerged as the next stage in the evolution of renewable energy as a viable form of power on a grid scale. Governments, utilities and residential customers are embracing a wide range of storage technology to counter the variability of wind and solar generation. READ MORE
Severing the cord to fossil fuels is one of the primary objectives of the renewable-energy movement, and utilities have tremendous influence. Texas has been a leader among states in tapping into its renewable resources. Recently, one of the state’s utilities achieved the ultimate goal of becoming completely free of coal as a power source. READ MORE
As local government and business owners look for ways to improve efficiency and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, outdoor lighting has become one of the most practical ways for them to reach their goals. READ MORE
As storage technology plays a widening role in an energy culture that has become increasingly reliant on renewables and efficiency, the market for the technology has grown in equal measure.
According to a recent study, the U.S. energy storage market has enjoyed a robust quarter and is on track for more record-breaking growth. READ MORE
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has christened the fourth Tuesday of every October as national Energy Star Day. This year, the agency marked the holiday by issuing a call-to-action to change out inefficient light bulbs with Energy Star certified bulbs.
Energy Star is an EPA certification given to products, buildings and homes that achieve higher standards of efficiency. READ MORE
As technology continues to play an expanding role in society, few realms are left untouched. Mobility is one of the many facets of our daily lives that is undergoing a dramatic transformation.
According to the market research firm Navigant, consumers and cities are combining to accelerate growth in new electric mobility devices. READ MORE
As renewable power increases its market share, energy storage assumes a larger role. Recognizing the importance of government benchmarks, California lawmakers have taken steps to raise the state’s energy-storage standard.
In early September, state legislators passed four bills intended to increase the amount of storage used in California. READ MORE