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  • Hitachi drops ABB Power Grids and is now officially Hitachi Energy

    This summer Hitachi announced its intention to change its name to Hitachi Energy and drop the joint venture name it adopted when it purchased the grid business from ABB. Today, the company is announcing that the former name, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, has been officially changed to simply Hitachi Energy. Related: Shedding light on the…

  • Here’s how developing countries can do more on climate

    Contributed by Hari Suthan Subramaniam, Chief Strategic Growth Officer, Opus One Solutions Our planet faces an unprecedented slate of climate risks, and world leaders are gathering at COP26 in Glasgow next month with a mandate to stave off disaster. But while this crisis requires a global effort, we too often focus on the efforts of…

  • World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The International Energy Agency called for “unmistakable” action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn’t happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals. The IEA has released its World Energy Outlook 2021 which details a global rebound in coal…

  • Microgrids missing from Biden’s solar plan

    To save humanity from the existential threats that confront it through climate change, which President Biden recognizes, the US needs leadership. The DOE acknowledges this, “There is no greater challenge facing our nation and our planet than the climate crisis.” Yet in the DOE’s Solar Futures Studies Report, which offers a blueprint for the zero-carbon…

  • ESS becomes first U.S. long-duration energy storage company to list on NYSE

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Oregon-based ESS has had a pretty solid few weeks. On top of inking a massive 2 GWh deal with SB Energy, and reaching an agreement to supply Enel Green Power with 17 battery systems in Spain, ESS became the first U.S. long-duration energy storage system company to be listed on the New York…

  • Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage

    The Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland has endorsed BE Power Pty Ltd to progress to the next stage of the tender process for the council’s 400-MW Big-T pumped storage project. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said he was pleased with how the tender process was progressing. He said the approval allowed the council to continue…

  • Georgia Power gains state approval for 65-MW/260-MWh battery storage project

    Southern Co.-owned utility Georgia Power is going to build and operate the first standalone battery storage system on the state’s transmission grid. The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved plans for the Mossy Branch Battery Facility. The 65-MW/260-MWh grid-charging battery system will be sited on 2.5 acres in Talbot County near Columbus, Ga. It will…

  • In Missouri, resource hubs aim to help building owners improve efficiency

    By Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network Nonprofit groups have established resource centers in St. Louis and the Kansas City metro to help building owners upgrade properties as advocates press cities to adopt more stringent energy efficiency standards. Energy efficiency advocates in Missouri’s two largest cities have launched new efforts to help building owners comply with…

  • India’s wind market is ready for its comeback

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip GE Renewable Energy announced Thursday that the company will supply 810 MW of onshore wind turbines for upcoming projects in Tamil Nadu, India– part of JSW Energy’s implementation of about 2 GW of wind farms across the country. One of the many windmills installed in the desert area of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. (Courtesy:…

  • Analysis: Lacking energy efficiency efforts undercut state climate goals

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip While 17 states and territories have adopted clean electricity standards in an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions, inadequate energy efficiency standards could lead to higher costs and produce less-equitable outcomes, according to a new report. Analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) found that only Virginia and Washington State…