Renewable Energy Fast Facts for the United States in 2019

eia.gov, 11/3/2020. In 2019, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fourth year in a row, reaching a record 11.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 11% of total U.S. energy consumption. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new U.S. renewable energy consumption by source and sector chart published in the Monthly Energy Review shows […]

Solar Garden in CO Shines Spotlight on Efficient Agriculture

coloradodaily.com, 10/6/2020. Jack’s Solar Garden LLC, a solar energy company, celebrated the opening of its five-acre, 1.2-megawatt solar panel and agriculture farm Friday near Longmont. Art, music and conversations about renewable energy occurred underneath the farm’s 8-foot-tall panels. The family-owned and operated company has been working on this project for several years. It’s owned by […]

Carbon-Free Energy to Power Google by 2030

greentechmedia.com, 9/30/2020 Google on Monday pledged that by 2030 it will run its entire business on carbon-free energy — every hour of every day of the year. The promise commits the tech giant to an even more aggressive program of sourcing clean energy and enabling the infrastructure to make it available even when the sun isn’t shining and the […]

California Set to Phase Out All New Non-EV Car Sales

washingtonpost.com, 9/25/20. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state that created U.S. car culture, will stop selling gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday. Facing a record-breaking wildfire season as well as years of heat waves and droughts exacerbated by climate change, the Golden State is seeking to accelerate the […]

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Grant Awarded by Shell

transportdive.com, 9/14/20. Dive Brief: The California Energy Commission has awarded almost $116 million to expand hydrogen refueling systems in the state. Among the proposed recipients was Shell’s Equilon Enterprises, also known as Shell Hydrogen, which could get nearly $41 million.  Shell Hydrogen is proposing to add fueling at 48 existing Shell retail stations and to upgrade […]

Preparing for the Fast-Approaching Takeover of EVs

Originally published on pnnl.gov, July 29, 2020. RICHLAND, Wash.—Electric vehicles are coming—en masse. How can local utilities, grid planners and cities prepare? That’s the key question addressed with a new study led by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. “While […]