Energy Demand Hurdles on Horizon in California

utilitydive.com, 6/30/21. The new slate of clean energy resources the California Public Utilities Commission approved last week will take about five years to fully come online. In the meantime, grid officials say conservation and demand flexibility will be key to maintaining reliability. For Monday, energy resources acquired in the day-ahead market mean California consumers are not […]

Climate Change and Clean Energy Go Head-to-Head in California

theguardian.com, 6/28/21. Earlier this month, the water level in Lake Oroville – California’s second-largest reservoir – was so low that dozens of houseboats were hauled out. There wasn’t enough water to hold them. In a few weeks, officials say, the lake’s water levels are likely to dip even lower – forcing them to shut down […]

EV and EV Infrastructure Have Promising Future Under Biden

dnv.com, 4/20/22. President Biden announced the most extensive plan this nation has ever seen for the electric vehicle (EV) industry. He kept his campaign promise to invest in a more sustainable future by proposing the investment of over $174 billion in the EV market. That budget will be responsible for building out a new network of 500,000 EV […]

Net Zero Energy Becomes Elementary in Arlington County, VA

Taylor Patterson, 4/6/21. Zero energy buildings are the future of sustainable living – be it commercial, industrial, or residential settings. Arlington County, VA embraced this future with the design and construction of their zero-energy public elementary school. The building is powered by over 1,700 solar panels, has a geothermal athletic field that funnels into a […]

Physicist Warns of Need for Regulated Wind Turbine Rotation

Brian McCowan, 4/1/21. Famed Scottish Physicist Amadan Burraidh is warning that the growth of wind energy could be disastrous if the direction of blade rotation is not regulated. He states that 96% of the large wind turbines in the northern hemisphere turn counterclockwise. Zondits has confirmed the accuracy of this data through government and industry […]

Texas Sea Turtles Cold-Stunned Alongside Grid Integrity

Taylor Patterson, ERS, 3/5/21. The energy crisis in Texas left thousands of people stranded without power, food, and resources, exemplifying how reliable energy sources and a resilient grid are necessary to withstand natural disasters. However, a new story out of Texas showcases grid resiliency as not only essential for humans, but for animals as well. […]

Welcome to the High-Stakes Game of Texas Hold’em

Jon Maxwell, ERS, 3/2/2021. Texas regulators and energy suppliers have made some big bets in energy infrastructure over the last 25 years. They and their customers lost that bet last month. There’s a lot of finger-pointing going on. Fossil fans are blaming frozen turbines. Wind proponents are blaming natural gas infrastructure. What really happened? This […]