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Fall 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Presents Opportunity for Standalone Storage, Test for Hybrid Power Plants

Inflation Reduction Act Presents Opportunity for Standalone Storage, Test for Hybrid Power Plants

Energy storage is an important part of a modernized energy grid. Energy storage has always been important, but as variable renewable resources become a larger part of the resource mix, energy storage becomes increasingly essential. While the energy industry broadly recognizes the importance of energy storage, there are significant obstacles...

Q&A with Sequana CEO Liz Madaras

Q&A with Sequana CEO Liz Madaras

Rebecca Ponton: What motivated you to begin thinking about a solution to chemical and plastic pollution, and form the company that would eventually become Sequana? Was there a specific incident or moment? Liz Madaras: Since the dawn of the plastic era, we have produced 8.3 billion tons of plastic. That...

Constitutional Green Amendments: Ensuring Protection for Communities, Environment and Economy

Constitutional Green Amendments: Ensuring Protection for Communities, Environment and Economy

As we face a growing climate crisis and communities across our nation face a multitude of environmental challenges – with communities of color, Indigenous and low-income communities being among those hardest hit – people are looking for solutions. Among the solutions most needed is to reframe access to clean, safe...

Remote monitoring in the field.

Why Unlocking the Value of IoT is Key to Keeping Utilities and Renewables Operational

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been transforming global industries and driving digitalization for some years now – the utilities and renewables sectors are no exception. From offshore wind through to solar and the grid, the IIoT eco-system is delivering efficiencies and productivity to meet the demands of an...

Reversing the Rise in Battery Prices

Reversing the Rise in Battery Prices

Battery pack prices dipped below US$500 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the first time in 2015 (in real 2021 dollars) and declined drastically to US$132 per kWh in 2021, after which prices started rising.1 What factors contributed to this dramatic price decline, what caused prices to rise, and what’s in store...

Site for Project Revolution, Spearmint Energy’s recently acquired 150 MW battery energy storage project, in ERCOT Power Market. Photo courtesy of Spearmint Energy.

Paving the Way for Energy Storage

This past month has been a critical one for energy storage in light of passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which creates a standalone storage Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for the very first time. Until now, such an ITC was merely a storage developer’s dream. But now, the IRA...

ENERGIES

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (Fall 2022)

Having covered solar and wind, the two leading forms of renewable energy in the U.S., in our two previous issues, in this edition of ENERGIES Magazine, we talk to CJ Warner, who has been involved in nearly every sector of the energy industry during her 45 year career. Currently a...

ENERGIES Cartoon (Fall 2022)

ENERGIES Cartoon (Fall 2022)

Brillouin Energy

Brillouin Energy Hydrogen Hot Tube Technology Achieves Performance Breakthroughs: A Revolution in Low-Cost, Ultra-Safe, Pollution-Free Energy

Brillouin Energy Corp of Berkeley, California, USA (BEC) announced performance breakthroughs – net-positive power out-of-the-wall, steady-state operation, and heating water – for its first transportable Hydrogen Hot Tube™ (HHT™) Test System, which was demonstrated at the ICCF24 Solid-State Energy Summit during the last week of July 2022. The company’s first...

Photo courtesy of Marc Morrison ©2021 www.marcmorrison.com.

The Solar Savior

Those of us that experienced Texas’ early summer heat wave can attest to the abundance of solar power as a renewable resource. The additional need to crank down the AC has put a substantial strain on the grid, surpassing the one seen during winter storm Uri last year which caused...

The New Power Generation

The New Power Generation

With increasing pressure to battle climate change, utilities and private companies are transforming the way they deliver energy through greener, more efficient methods. These changes not only positively impact the environment, but create numerous jobs and opportunities within the energy sector. The rapid advancements in technology are enabling the delivery...

Why Allies Are The Key To Energy’s Future

Why Allies Are The Key To Energy’s Future

The stakes have never been higher. The world needs to undergo an energy transformation. With climate change already here, the future of society depends on it. And, as the film Hot Money from General Wesley K. Clark and Wesley Clark, Jr. (featuring actor/activist Jeff Bridges) makes clear, our economies depend...

The Best Books on Energy Transitions Recommended by Chris Goodall

The Best Books on Energy Transitions Recommended by Chris Goodall

The switch to sources of energy other than oil and gas is now well under way, but how long will it be before we can rely on them for the bulk of the world’s power – if ever? Renewable energy expert Chris Goodall gives us a thought-provoking reading list to think about...

CJ Warner

CJ Warner: Refining Our View Of The Energy Transition

Leading the charge in the race to find innovative solutions to the energy challenges the world faces is a heavy responsibility for any CEO or board member, but CJ Warner, who has held both roles, has a clear-eyed, yet optimistic, view for someone carrying the weight of the world on...

ZeroNox Team in Ghana analyzing electrification of the Zoomlion refuse trucks. Photos courtesy of ZeroNox.

Interview with Robert Cruess, CEO, ZeroNox

Emmanuel Sullivan: Who is ZeroNox and what is your business doing? Robert Cruess: ZeroNox is a leader in innovative clean tech solutions mostly focused on the off-highway and heavy equipment market. Practically speaking, this means that we partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fleets to provide them with our...

40 Years of Renewable Energy Production in Every Country

40 Years of Renewable Energy Production in Every Country

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