Tag: renewables

IRON BATTERIES for US Power Grid to be ‘Made in USA’

Grid-scale battery, whose active components are iron, water & air, and capable of storing energy for over 4 days, will be manufactured by Form Energy at the former Weirton Steel site, in the panhandle of West Virginia. Massachusetts-based Form Energy will build the plant… Continue Reading “IRON BATTERIES for US Power Grid to be ‘Made in USA’”

Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV

Our home electric and gas utility bills arrived in late October. Total: $38.67 Image: Electric bills for 12 month period = $290.44$24.20 average per month includes EV charging It’s been over a year since we upgraded our home heating and cooling system from an… Continue Reading “Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV”

No Room on your Roof? Try Community Solar!

‘Community solar is about to explode’ in Illinois Nara Schoenberg wrote a story in the Chicago Tribune on October 31, 2022, “A way to get solar energy — no rooftop panels required — is making headway in Illinois: ‘Community solar is about to explode’… Continue Reading “No Room on your Roof? Try Community Solar!”

Wind Energy on the Ballot in Ohio

In north-central Ohio, Seneca County commissioners used a new 2021 law to ban renewable energy projects in unincorporated parts of the county. Now, another ban is up for a vote in neighboring Crawford County, Ohio. On October 21, 2022 Julie Grant of The Allegheny… Continue Reading “Wind Energy on the Ballot in Ohio”

No One Worries about Energy Bills in One Tiny German Town

In a September 29, 2022 story by Frank Jordans tells how Feldheim, Germany, about 90-minutes south of Berlin, has been energy self-sufficient for more than a decade. A bold experiment launched in the mid-1990s saw Feldheim erect a handful of wind turbines to provide… Continue Reading “No One Worries about Energy Bills in One Tiny German Town”

IOWA: Renewable Energy Leader with 57% of Energy Generated by Wind

‘No sweat: Wind pulled its weight in steamy Midwest summer 2022‘ Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 in Energy News We started the summer with regional grid operator MISO warning of rolling blackouts in early May of 2022. In this paper, we took apart those warnings and explained… Continue Reading “IOWA: Renewable Energy Leader with 57% of Energy Generated by Wind”

Duquesne Light Commits to New PA Solar Farm

7,000 Pittsburgh area homes to be powered by solar energy On September 28, 2022, An-Li Herring reports on WESA 90.5 “Duquesne Light Co. announced Monday that the Pennsylvania Utility Commission approved its 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Pine Gate Renewables. As part of… Continue Reading “Duquesne Light Commits to New PA Solar Farm”

Massive Wind-Solar-Battery Power Plant in Oregon

A small town in Oregon has just commissioned a utility-scale, renewable-energy, ‘hybrid’ plant — the first of its kind in North America — combining solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated. Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facilities (PDF Source)

Landowners Urge Pa. Lawmakers to Pass Real Community Solar Energy Bills

To Give $1.8 Billion Boost to Pa. Economy and Help Farmers By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | September 19, 2022 With solar energy policy on the agenda of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee on September 20, dozens… Continue Reading “Landowners Urge Pa. Lawmakers to Pass Real Community Solar Energy Bills”

New Allegheny County PA Sustainability Report Provides Overview of Efforts Since 2009

Expanded report also provides a historical overview of efforts since 2009 when the first Sustainability Manager was hired By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | September 1, 2022 On August 31, the Allegheny County Office of Sustainability issued the 2022 Allegheny… Continue Reading “New Allegheny County PA Sustainability Report Provides Overview of Efforts Since 2009”