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Study: For food-waste recycling, policy is key

Food scraps. Okay, those aren't the first words that come to mind when you think about the environment. But 22 percent of the municipal solid waste dropped into landfills or incincerators in the U.S. is, in fact, food that could be put to better use through composting and soil enrichment. Moreover, food-scrap recycling programs, while still relatively uncommon, are having a growth moment in the U.S.; they've roughly doubled in size since 2010. Now, a national study by MIT researchers provides one of the first in-depth …

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Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia's proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be “thrown into chaos.”

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How to Pack More Power Into NYC’s Energy-Efficiency Bill Package

Climate of Hope, United States Climate Alliance… These are a couple of initiatives and organizations formed by individual citizens, cities, and states to fight climate change since the President withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreements. And, I'm proud to say New York City is in on it. Earlier last month, the New York […] The post How to Pack More Power Into NYC's Energy-Efficiency Bill Package appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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How to Get Better Results From Utility Pilot Projects

When it comes to trying out new thing, many utilities are notoriously slow-moving and risk averse, and many of their pilot projects can be ineffective as a result. So how do you change an industry that moves slowly but is nonetheless undergoing a major energy and digital transformation? According to the researchers at Rocky Mountain Institute, there are a variety of strategies -- from better utility and stakeholder collaboration to a focus on new technology that can scale -- that could help with the problem. RMI …

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If 2018 Nissan Leaf has 200-mile range, what will it cost? Poll results

At the moment, the Tesla Model 3 is getting lots of media attention and electric-car buzz now that the company says its first production car has rolled out of the factory—even if features, specs, and pricing isn't yet known. Meanwhile, the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV is at roughly 9,000 cars sold in North America over the past six months...

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It’s Time To Move On From Notion Of Baseload Power, Says New South Wales Coalition

Don Harwin, the energy minister of the NSW Coalition government, has made a dramatic departure from the bulk of his state and federal colleagues by declaring that it was time to move on from the notion of “baseload” power as essential to the reliability of the future grid. It's Time To Move On …

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Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Will Be Rolled Out Across Western Australia

More than 70 electric vehicle charge points are set to be installed throughout rural and remote Western Australia, as the state's largest retailer prepares for a not-too distant future where EVs are “ubiquitous” on the nation's roads. Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Will Be …

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In A Blow To “Clean Coal,” Engie & Uniper Withdraw From Dutch Carbon Capture & Storage Project

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath European power giants Engie and Uniper have withdrawn from a test project to capture and store carbon dioxide generated by one of several major new coal plants in the Netherlands, dealing yet another blow to the prospects of “clean coal” technology, in which the Australian government and fossil [&hellip

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Russia Named as Cyber-Intruder in Latest US Power Plant Hacks

On Friday, just as President Trump was sitting down to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin about his country's hacking of U.S. elections systems, news broke that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security identified a Russian attempt to penetrate the computer networks of more than a dozen U.S. power plants. The only good news so far, according to reports from

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AES and Siemens Partner to Create New Energy Storage Powerhouse

Two of the biggest names in energy storage development have decided to join forces. AES, a leader in megawatt-hours deployed, will launch a new company along with global energy systems provider Siemens. The jointly owned venture, dubbed Fluence, will scale up commercial and grid-scale storage deliveries worldwide. The unprecedented move marks a preemptive consolidation of power in a young industry -- and a new competitior for emerging market leader Tesla. AES started deploying large, utility-scale …

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What Are The 6 Biggest Mobility Changes Coming Before 2030? Ask EV-Box (Video)

What are the 6 biggest changes that will be occurring in the mobility sector before the year 2030? Self-driving taxis (aka robotaxis)? V2V technology rollout? Wide-scale adoption of plug-in electric vehicles What Are The 6 Biggest Mobility Changes Coming Before 2030? Ask EV-Box (Video) was originally published on CleanTechnica. …