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October 22nd, 2020 by Johnna Crider  TransAlta Renewables has announced the commercial operation of WindCharger, a milestone energy storage project powered by Tesla Megapacks. The project just went live in Alberta, Canada, and is actually Alberta’s first utility-scale battery storage project. The lithium-ion energy storage project has a nameplate power capacity of 10MW and a
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October 20th, 2020 by Joe Wachunas  In the 1950s, when nuclear energy was booming and hydroelectric dams were laying across rivers like tourniquets, the all-electric home became a thing. It didn’t matter that the electric heating technologies of the time were vastly inefficient. The promise of electricity that was “too cheap to meter” meant that
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October 19th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy  By AnneMarie Horowitz On Wednesday, October 21, join C3E International and USAID’s Power Africa for Women’s Clean Energy Wednesday: International Spotlight on Rwanda. Register here to join this 8:00 AM ET conversation featuring speakers discussing the ways women are at the helm of Rwanda’s clean energy transition, aiming to meet
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October 17th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By John Rogers, Senior energy analyst While other news is capturing plenty of the public’s attention these days, there are some headline-worthy happenings in the world of offshore wind, including the first turbines in US federal waters. If you could use a splash of good
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The solar energy trade is soaring. Invesco’s Solar ETF (TAN) has become one of the market’s hottest exchange-traded funds, up almost 139% year to date and counting as former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in presidential election polls. Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which would focus on promoting clean energy, has been
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October 18th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  There’s no doubt about it — understanding all the different components of our climate and why the Earth’s climate is so idyllic for humans is complicated. The theory of why greenhouse gases cause global heating is simple — those gases go into the atmosphere and then trap heat, sort
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October 16th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  28 clean energy startups selected to receive $150,000 each for their concepts The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program is pleased to announce that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) — 28 companies out of 212 were
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October 14th, 2020 by Press Release  On September 26, Chinese state-owned utility Huanghe Hydropower Development successfully connected the 2.2 gigawatt (GW) PV plant to the power grid in Hainan Prefecture, northwestern China’s Qinghai Province. This is the world’s first ultra-high voltage power line that delivers 100% renewable energy over long distances and also the world’s
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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October 13th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  It’s time for another biweekly top 20 here on CleanTechnica. The following are the 20 stories published on CleanTechnica in the past two weeks that got the most eyeballs. Before that list of top stories, however, let’s run through exclusive content we published in the past two weeks. We
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October 13th, 2020 by U.S. Department of Energy  University researchers examine eagle physiology to inform and improve eagle deterrents Purdue University (Purdue) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) are studying the visual and auditory capabilities of bald and golden eagles to help improve the effectiveness of deterrents used around wind energy facilities. Findings from this
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