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Innovative Decarbonization: Uh Researcher Offers Carbon-Driven Framework To Accelerate Shift Toward Net-Zero Electric Power Sector

Houston, Texas, the epicenter of the global energy market, and the University of Houston – the Energy University – are leading the transition towards a cleaner, more sustainable future with innovative solutions. University of Houston researcher Jian Shi is working to expedite the transition from carbon-intensive to carbon-free sources for electricity generation. With three-quarters of U.S.

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Why We Need True AI-Driven Virtual Power Plants 

Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) are increasingly critical to tackle climate change and strengthen energy resilience. However, deploying true AI-driven software is the key to unlocking their full potential. VPPs do not rely on a single energy source. Instead, they harness a diverse network of distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar panels, batteries, smart devices, and

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Strata Clean Energy Breaks Ground on 1 GWh Scatter Wash Energy Storage Project in Phoenix

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Strata Clean Energy (Strata), a pioneer in grid-scale renewable energy solutions, celebrated a major milestone for its Scatter Wash battery storage complex in Phoenix, Ariz., with a groundbreaking that included executives from Strata, along with representatives from Arizona Public Service (APS), and other local dignitaries. The 255 MW / 1,020 MWh facility is expected to

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Wind, Solar to Lead U.S . Power Generation Growth Over Next 2 Years, EIA Says

(Reuters) – Wind and solar are set to lead U.S. power generation growth for the next two years following new renewable energy instillations, Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday. U.S. solar power generation is expected to grow 75% to 286 billion kilowatt hours (kWh)in 2025 from 163 billion kWh in 2023 as more generation

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Canadian Energy Co. Invests Nearly $30 Million into Jack Daniels Renewable Natural Gas Project

A world-famous Tennessee distillery is partnering with a major Canadian energy company. According to EnergyNow, Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. announced it will invest $29.3 million in a facility that will use a byproduct from the famed Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn. to make renewable natural gas. The facility, owned by Lynchburg Renewable Fuels LLC

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US Plans to Auction First Offshore Wind Rights Off California Coast

Offshore wind farms are headed to the west coast, but it will be expensive. According to Bloomberg (via EnergyNow), the US is planning to auction leases for offshore wind farms in California waters in December. These will be the first off the Pacific Coast, requiring a new, more expensive turbine technology. The US Interior Department

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Solar Panels in Space? They Could One Day Power Your Home

The next frontier in solar technology could be, according to Star Trek, the final frontier. The world’s largest solar technology manufacturer, Longi Green Energy Technology Co., will send panels into space as the first step in plans to test the feasibility of harnessing the sun’s power in orbit and transmitting it back to Earth. According

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$50 Million Pledged for Floating Wind Turbines off US Coast, Says Biden Administration

The Biden administration announced a major new goal in wind turbine growth. According to Bloomberg (via EnergyNow), the White House set a new goal for deploying floating wind turbines in deep waters off US coasts and unveiled nearly $50 million in initiatives intended to propel this technology. The ambitious goal is aimed at positioning the

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North American Oil Activity Growing Faster than Expected, says Schlumberger

North American oil and gas activity is growing faster than expected. That’s the message top oilfield services company Schlumberger gave on Wednesday as customers have largely shrugged off concerns about a looming recession. According to Reuters, Schlumberger Chief Executive Olivier Le Peuch said at a conference that oil and gas producer customers were more concerned

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‘World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm’ Now Fully Operational

The Danish energy firm Orsted named it the “world’s biggest offshore wind farm”. Now, according to recent reporting from the BBC, it’s fully operational. Located approximately 55 miles off the coast of Yorkshire, England, the wind power facility known Hornsea 2 has 165 turbines and generates enough power for more than 1.4 million homes in

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Arup and Matidor to Co-Create Smart City Modeling Tools

An environmental consulting firm and a geographic information systems (GIS) start-up are partnering to develop the future of urban planning. According to Smart Cities World, the consulting firm Arup is teaming up with (GIS) start-up Matidor to co-create smart city modeling tools for energy optimization that enable cities to model urban planning scenarios and calculate

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UK’s Octopus Energy Buys Stake in Solar and Battery Business

Octopus Energy Group, a British renewable energy group specializing in sustainable energy, has bought a 24 percent stake in a large-scale battery developer and solar power company through a new renewables fund, the company announced. According to Reuters, the investment in the company, Exagen, represents the debut investment for the Octopus Energy Development Partnership (OEDP).

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