Daily Archives: August 23, 2019

Landowners can determine wind project future #PA

By National Wind Watch I hope the article about the potential wind project in Bedford Co. in the August 7, 2019, Bedford Gazette (“Turbine proposal discussed), was a wakeup call to what is literally on the horizon for residents of South Woodbury, East St. Clair, and Bedford Township (speciVcally in Dutch Corner). CPV Kettle Wind…

Wind turbines discussed in Bedford Township #PA

By National Wind Watch The energy company studying the potential for wind turbines in the area of Bedford, East St. Clair and South Woodbury townships cited its development of a natural gas facility in Cambria County as an example of how it will work with local communities in Bedford County. Representatives from Competitive Power Ventures…

EVgo, Electrify America announce interoperability agreement

By Blagojce Krivevski Electrify America and EVgo announced an interoperability agreement that increases access to electric vehicle charging stations throughout the country. The roaming partnership allows drivers to charge their EVs on both EVgo and Electrify America public chargers without additional fees, using their existing accounts for a seamless experience. Drivers will be able to…

The New Normal for the Grid: Batteries

By [email protected] In nearly every corner of the country, energy storage projects are finding their way onto the grid — they’re getting bigger, cheaper, more diverse and even a little bit weirder. Most of all, they’re just becoming normal. This week, we’re talking about the new normal for power operations, which includes a lot of…

VW diesel fix deemed inadequate in Germany

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) A German court has found that updated software applied to VW diesels still doesn’t bring emissions to acceptable levels in all circumstances. The Dusseldorf district court found that the update applied to the plaintiff’s turbodiesel Tiguan still only allows the emissions control equipment to function properly between 50 and 90…

Can solar increase emissions? A debate erupts #NC

By National Wind Watch A recent newspaper article and claims from conservative groups are stirring up a debate about whether greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution can rise because of large amounts of solar on the grid. At issue is a group of combustion turbine power plants in a county at the North Carolina-Virginia border…

Losing the tower #ESP

By National Wind Watch A mast/tower section from a large wind turbine came off its heavy transport trailer as it was being taken to a site in Northern Spain earlier this week, and rolled down the side of the mountain. The incident occurred on the N-541 road between Carballiño and Pontevedra due south of Santiago…

2020 Looks Like the Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

By [email protected] California has just 25 years to achieve its economywide carbon-neutrality target. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing buildings. State policymakers are increasingly coalescing around a solution: electrification. As a recent California Energy Commission…

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