Daily Archives: May 9, 2022

Report: Hyundai May Choose Georgia for EV Plant

Hyundai Motor Group has been considering where to establish its planned EV manufacturing hub for the United States for roughly a year now and is reportedly zeroing in on the State of Georgia as a final destination. It’s even said to have conducted some preliminary meetings with local leaders about the possibility of breaking ground…

Using RNG to Power EVs Reduces Total US GHG Emissions by 25%

By Alan Rozich Synopsis Going “all in” with electric vehicles (EVs) has the potential to significantly reduce energy resource consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US and other countries. A scenario where EVs are powered with energy produced using RNG (renewable natural gas) is compelling. An EV initiative by itself is an energy…

Biden officials are pressed on tariff probe’s impact on solar

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo appeared before a Senate committee on April 27 to present her agency’s budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. The annual tradition for federal department heads can be mundane. But Raimondo’s testimony, and that of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm a week later, served as the first…

Solar Technology to Watch in 2022 and Beyond

By Aurora Solar By Ali McBride, Aurora Solar The theme for this year’s Earth Month is “Invest in our planet,” and whether you work in the industry or not, there’s no arguing that solar is, and will continue to be, one of the big investments we need to make to, well, keep Earth livable. For…

Texas solar project pushes petroleum operator toward renewables

By Billy Ludt Kansas City, Missouri-based architectural firm Burns & McDonnell was hired as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for a new 164-MW solar energy project in Texas. The project, located in Hill County, is part of petroleum operator Buckeye Partners’ energy transition strategy, bringing additional solar generation capacity to the company’s portfolio….

Enel X installs solar microgrid as part of state resiliency initiative

By Kelsey Misbrener Enel X announced it installed a new microgid for one of the Northeast’s largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of energy stations and convenience stores — Alltown Fresh in Ayer, Massachusetts. The Alltown Fresh Ayer microgrid incorporates Enel X’s portfolio of distributed energy and electric mobility solutions, including an 87-kW / 174…

Missouri bill would cut down on HOA solar restrictions

By Kelsey Misbrener The Missouri legislature passed a bill that would cut down on HOA solar restrictions, exempt some solar installations from sales taxes and more. Renew Missouri applauded the passage of SB 745 as a significant win for solar in the Show-Me State and urged Gov. Mike Parson to sign the legislation as soon…

From efficiency to sufficiency

By FORESIGHT Contributor From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy. Lawmakers around the globe have spoken extensively about energy efficiency. However, there is an increasing interest in policy and academic circles around sufficiency: these are often labelled as demand-side measures…

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