Hydrogen/Fuel Cell News
- Microgrids: They're Kind of a Big Deal
For locals participating in the Pecan Street Demonstration in Austin?s suburban town of Mueller, TX, residential carbon footprint data is about as available as square footage. Their home utility consumption is monitored by the Pecan Street Research Institute at The University of Texas-Austin as part of the institute?s efforts to understand how indi
- From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects
At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable result of all of this effort is steel in the ground (or on the roof?or in the water? as the case may be). The growth of renewable energy is measured through projects
- How Fossil Fuel Interests Attack Renewable Energy
Fossil fuel-funded front groups repeatedly spread disinformation on renewable energy standard and net metering policies in an effort to overturn pro-clean energy laws in 2013 and 2014.
- Why New Nuclear Technology Hurts the Case for Renewables
Does nuclear energy deserve a seat at the table alongside renewable energy technologies in weaning us off of fossil fuels and transitioning into a cleaner energy world? A new report published yesterday suggests not only will newer small modular reactor (SMR) technology be at least as expensive as larger reactors, it won't fit the needs of a more flexible grid system, and its development will siphon away funding from the truly renewable energy options that need it.
- Tax Code of Honor: US Congress Must Choose a Clean Energy Future
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden has officially begun consideration of legislation to reinstate a suite of tax credits that big polluters and their allies succeeded in getting Congress to let expire, including vital, commonsense policies that promote clean energy.
- Open Innovation & Solar: A New Horizon Emerges in the Heart of Coal Country
Many visions have been laid out and developed over the years that point towards what economist Jeremy Rifken calls the Third Industrial Revolution: a network economy where the entire system is interactive, integrated and seamless. This integration of energy sources is presently and will continue to create whole new opportunities for cross-industry
- Solar Decathlon Houses Make Up a Solar Village to Test Microgrid Technology
In yet one more example of the rising interest in how microgrids that incorporate renewable energy and energy storage will change the energy landscape, Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) has created what it says is the first ?Solar Village? in the U.S.
- Fuel-Cell Technology Boom Hampered by Need for Platinum, GE Says
General Electric Co. studied fuel cells and determined the technology is too dependent on platinum to be more than a niche product.
- US Driving Research on Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) were the belles of the ball at recent auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continue to play a key part in improving performance and durability while driving down costs.
- ExxonMobil Acknowledges Climate Change to Shareholders
We don?t cover climate change news all that much here on RenewableEnergyWorld.com. The reason for that is that we view climate change as just one bullet point in a list of reasons why renewable energy make sense: energy independence, grid stability through decentralized generation and resource depletion are also on that list. But yesterday we recei
- Renewable Energy Brings Out Some Extreme Nimbyism
You may have heard of extreme preppers. These are people who spend a large portion of their time preparing themselves, their homes and their families for what they believe is an inevitable disaster resulting from an economic meltdown, the spread of a deadly virus, climate change or another catastrophic event. And hey, you never know, in the end th
- Up All Night: US Senate To Address Climate Change Options
More than two dozen legislators are pulling an all-nighter tonight (Monday March 10) on the Senate floor to talk about climate change and what actions must be taken.
- PJM Grid Operators: We Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy Integration, An...
Experts believe that the PJM Interconnection system, which encompasses all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, can handle up to 30 percent of its energy from wind and solar without "any significant reliability issues," assuming transmission upgrades and additional regulation reserves ? and at the same time reducing costs and reliance on its costlier conventional generation fleet.