Energy innovations to follow in 2017

1. DEMAND RESPONSE Balancing the supply and demand of energy across the National Grid is a constant game of careful planning and skillful execution. Add the intermittent nature of wind, solar and tidal energy into…

Hello Local Energy, Bye Old Power Industry

New York, where the power industry began over a century ago, might be where it ends too. At least the power industry as we know it today. The state’s electric regulators made that clear February 26…

Can Electric Vehicles create grid reliability?

While electric vehicles (EV) have caused questions about whether they have a negative impact on grid reliability, a new report found that they may actually have the opposite effect. Click to enlarge. Credit: Wang Zhongying,…

Electric cars could drive utility power demand

Dive Brief: A drop in the electric utility deliveries has companies pushing electric cars as a way to maintain power demand. Utilities are proposing pilot projects and refueling stations to boost usage of the technology….

Sponge breakthrough could expand range of electric vehicles

Through research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a porous, sponge-like nanomaterial made of silicon that could help lithium-ion batteries…