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Canada’s e-Zn Raises Millions to Commercialize Long-Duration Zinc Energy Storage

By [email protected] Canadian startup e-Zn has raised money to store clean energy far longer than currently available batteries allow, using cheap and abundant zinc. On Wednesday, the company received CAD $2 million ($1.5 million) in non-dilutive grant funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, a federally funded body charged with vetting and funding cleantech hardware innovation….

Germany Seals $45B Coal Phaseout Deal

By [email protected] Germany’s federal and state governments agreed Thursday on the tricky terms of the country’s coal phaseout, with the total bill set to run to €40 billion ($44.6 billion) as hard-hit regions are compensated for their social and economic contributions to the energy transition. Although long a global leader in renewable energy, Germany today…

Could Ameren’s New Transmission Line Make Congestion Worse?

By [email protected] The U.S. transmission grid is facing the unprecedented challenge of a shifting generation portfolio from massive additions of intermittent renewable energy. However, there is a serious issue regarding transmission expansion plans: The process of building new generation happens much faster than building new transmission. This means that attempts to alleviate congestion or deliver…

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