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Is Offshore Wind Finally Coming to America?

By [email protected] The lack of progress on offshore wind in America is one of the most perplexing stories in energy. The technology and resource availability are tremendous. Europe has de-risked the technology and proven it can be deployed at scale, and at low cost, with minimal disruption. U.S. states are setting big targets. And at…

Where Will Big Money Be Made in Climate Tech?

By [email protected] As investment pours into climate tech, it’s true that a rising tide lifts all boats. But in markets — especially fast-changing markets, like batteries, hydrogen, carbon capture, just to name a few — those boats don’t all get the same lift. Certain parts of the value chain, from upstream mining or manufacturing to…

An Island’s Path to 100% Renewables

By [email protected] The grid of the future lies 850 miles off the coast of Portugal, on an island in the Azores called Graciosa. The island has always been dependent on fossil fuels. But in 2018, that changed. That’s when a group of developers kicked off a hybrid wind-solar-battery storage power plant to slash diesel consumption….

Greentech Media Bids Farewell

By [email protected] This is my last article at Greentech Media. Thank you all, and look for me on Twitter @jeffsaintjohn to keep in touch. * * * Greentech Media closes its doors this week. But the energy transformation it’s been chronicling for the past 14 years is just getting started. Since its 2007 founding, this…

Shell Bets on Batteries for Ultra-Fast EV Charging

By [email protected] Shell will trial a battery-backed ultra-fast charging system at a Dutch filling station, with tentative plans to adopt the format more widely to ease the grid pressures likely to come with mass-market electric vehicle adoption. By boosting the output of the chargers from the battery, the impact on the grid is dramatically reduced….

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