Building Electrification: Why is it Such a Hot Topic in Efficiency?

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Buildings were first electrified nearly 150 years ago. So, why is it that “building electrification” is now among the energy industry’s most popular buzzwords? Most buildings run on multiple fuels. They use electricity to power lights, refrigerators and electronic devices. And they consume fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane to power […]

Mobile Battery System Launches to Mend Swedish Grid

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com on May 18, 2020. Swedish battery maker Northvolt and state-owned utility Vattenfall launched a new modular and fully mobile energy storage system on Friday, one they say will be able to patch up stressed grids during a period of rapid electrification. While the system has a more obvious role to play in replacing […]

Electrification Emission-Cutting Opportunity in Transportation

This article was originally written by Steve Nadel and published on aceee.org on Oct. 8, 2019. The transportation sector offers the greatest potential to slash greenhouse gas emissions through electrification— more even than buildings or industry, according to a recent ACEEE study and four other reports. Research increasingly cites the electrification of vehicles, buildings, and […]

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Energy Department Allocates Money to Research Batteries and Electrification

  Energy Department Announces $15 Million for Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging energy.gov, October 23, 2017 Today, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge […]