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Regional advantages will define future energy transitions, says Baker Institute expert

August 11, 2020 - in COVID-19, Energy, News

James A. Baker Institute of Public Policy(Image)   HOUSTON – Different countries will respond in different ways to the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability based upon their regional advantages, according to a new paper by an…

EPRI and GTI Launch Initiative to Accelerate Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

August 10, 2020 - in Energy, News

Des Plaines, IL (Aug. 10, 2020) – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are embarking on a five-year initiative…

Siemens Launches an Advanced Microgrid Demonstration Environment at Its New Jersey R&D Hub

August 5, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

New living lab incorporates photovoltaics, battery storage, power infrastructure equipment, building automation and cloud platforms, setting the standard…

China’s energy infrastructure mapped by Baker Institute

July 24, 2020 - in Energy, News

HOUSTON  – Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has released its latest China Energy Map, an open-source, interactive chart of the country’s energy infrastructure. The map was created by Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung, a research manager at the…

New ASCE Publications Offers Insight for the Design Stage of Electric Transmission Structures

July 23, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

RESTON, Va. – In this age of increasing dependency on electricity to support digital lifestyles and economic development, new transmission lines are continually being required. Public opinion has evolved from welcoming new power lines as a sign of societal…

Addressing Catastrophic Threats to the US Electric Grid

July 17, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Boulder, CO - Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity Program has released a report assessing the current approaches to grid resilience in the United States and providing recommendations for policymakers, regulators, and industry participants. Historical…

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Announces Quickship Program for Automatic Transfer Switches at Healthcare Facilities

July 16, 2020 - in Energy, News

Designed to meet ever-changing market needs during COVID-19 Hingham, MA – Russelectric, A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announces its Quickship Program, which will be used for automatic…

Fugro ramps up site characterisation programme for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind in US

July 14, 2020 - in Energy, News

Fugro has mobilised two additional vessels off the coast of New Jersey to support their ongoing site characterisation work for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) and EDF Renewables North America. Operating…

Fundamental Exploration Into Future Clean Energy Technologies Receives DOE Support

July 14, 2020 - in Energy, News

$1.2 million in grants support Rensselaer research on nuclear energy technologies   TROY, N.Y. - The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $65 million in grants to support research that will advance safe, reliable, and clean nuclear energy. Among…

Clean Energy Jobs Report: 106k Workers Returned in June, 514k Still Unemployed

July 13, 2020 - in Energy, News

Some clean energy employees are returning to work, but sector’s full recovery unlikely if Congress doesn’t act 106,300 clean energy workers returned to their jobs in June 514,200 clean energy workers remain jobless in wake of COVID-19 Troubling signs cloud…