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Winter 2023

Energies Cartoon (Winter 2023)

ENERGIES Cartoon (Winter 2023)

ENERGIES

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (Winter 2023)

With this issue of ENERGIES Magazine, US Energy Media celebrates two years of publication. The magazine’s premiere issue was released in Spring 2022 and featured a cover story interview with Abigail Ross Hopper, the CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Since then, the quarterly publication has featured C-suite...

Honor Thy Father: Ed Begley, Jr. And The Origins Of His Activism

Honor Thy Father: Ed Begley, Jr. And The Origins Of His Activism

Ed Begley, Jr. didn’t go to Los Angeles to find fame and fortune; he grew up there. The LA of the 1970s was not the place of glitz and glamor that most perceive it as today. Of course, there were red carpet movie premieres in Hollywood, a neighborhood mainly within...

Pictured is the Zeus microreactor that is mobile making it a viable energy solution for remote locations.

NANO: At The Forefront Of A Nuclear Renaissance

With the great energy debate intruding into conversations more frequently, it might seem like the sides are clearly defined. As the intensity grows, the stereotypical line drawn in the sand becomes fossil fuels against renewables, which includes a primary focus on wind and solar. While the energy sector has proudly...

Eliminating EV Charging Queue Chaos: How Real-Time Data Movement Will Ensure Demand Doesn’t Outstrip Availability

Eliminating EV Charging Queue Chaos: How Real-Time Data Movement Will Ensure Demand Doesn’t Outstrip Availability

As more electric vehicles (EV) hit the roads across the U.S. and production continues to ramp up, the spotlight has now turned to the charging infrastructure required to support mass EV adoption. The question on everyone’s minds is whether demand will outstrip availability. Stats show EV adoption is growing at...

Photos courtesy of the Utility Expo.

From Grid to Green: Innovations Paving the Way for Sustainable Utilities

The Utility Expo, the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends, made its return to the Kentucky Exposition Center in September. A record-setting gathering of over 21,000 utility construction professionals from all 50 states and 60 countries converged...

Through the Wilderness: My Story of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild

Through the Wilderness: My Story of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild

Spring arrived with my first official sighting of a mountain Bluebird and a western Meadowlark. Both species migrated for the winter colors so when they arrived back in Yellowstone as messengers of warmer days, every guide in the park trained their scope on these colorful birds for eager clients. The...

BE Pine: Utility Scale Solar Facility Unveiled In Pennsylvania

BE Pine: Utility Scale Solar Facility Unveiled In Pennsylvania

Profits from clean, renewable energy to be used for utility assistance under unique initiative. Four Twelve Renewables is unveiling its inaugural utility scale solar facility in Greene Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The facility, known as BE Pine, is made up of approximately 98,000 bifacial solar panels projected to generate approximately...

A Super Week for Sustainable Solutions

A Super Week for Sustainable Solutions

It’s going to be Super Week for energy enthusiasts and carbon management professionals the first week of February in 2024. Hundreds of professionals are planning on heading to the city of Las Vegas during Super Bowl LVIII week in order to come together and discuss critical issues, unique challenges, and...

Stanke will begin working at Constellation Energy once she completes her reign as Miss America 2023 in January 2024.

Nuclear Energy: “Not A Science Problem; It’s A Policy Problem”

The Miss America competition, no longer referred to as a “pageant,” (and certainly not a “bathing suit revue,” as the first competition was christened in 1921), provides the winner with a global platform from which to spread a message she’s passionate about. The current titleholder, Grace Stanke, a graduate of...

Why America Is Headed For Higher Energy Costs And Less Reliable Systems … And How You Can Stop It!

Why America Is Headed For Higher Energy Costs And Less Reliable Systems … And How You Can Stop It!

In the quest to accelerate a low carbon future, the United States has found itself at a critical crossroads. The court of public opinion and its policy implications has created challenges in reliability, affordability and, ultimately, realizing the goal. With an increasing population, mitigating climate change requires more than a...

Centrifuges are used for the liquid-liquid separation required in the DLE process, reducing 99 percent of water uses in lithium production in historic salt flat evaporation. Photos courtesy of Flottweg.

Direct Lithium Extraction Technology Intensifies Mining Operations

The electrification movement has forced engineers and miners to find a better way to produce lithium more quickly. Mining lithium is nothing new. It has been intentionally mined since the 1950s. However, global demand for lithium batteries for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems has forced the need for...

Rob Threlkeld

Rob Threlkeld: Setting the North Star at General Motors

When change surfaces, opposition typically erupts, fueled primarily by fear. Instead of embracing change as an avenue for possible improvement, people often attempt to combat it on multiple fronts. History, however, has revealed that change always wins in the end. The energy transition, once considered an unrealistic phenomenon, has become...

Photo courtesy of Unsplash/Biel Morro.

Five Mesmerizing Ways Bifacial Solar Panels Transform Major Projects

Bifacial solar panels produce power from both sides of the module. They feel like a recent innovation, but the concept has existed for decades. A recent resurgence occurred due to falling solar costs, making them more accessible to produce and install. Stakeholders and climate activists must know about the panels’...

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Getting In Good Trouble

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine the sweet scent of a wood fire. The smell from this most primeval heating method summons intense memories for most of us. For those in North America, the scent often connects us to Mother Nature or family gatherings. Yet, for over...