energy transition

Hurricane Ida power failures prompt calls for more solar energy, tougher grids

When Hurrican Ida hit New Orleans, it took out eight major transmission lines delivering electricity to the New Orleans metro area, after Hurricane Laura severely damaged lines last year as well. One resident Jenel Hazlett was fortunate to have solar panels and a battery backup system...Read more

Able to power 50,000 homes, the ‘world’s largest floating wind farm’ takes another step forward

It is hopeful to see windfarms continued to be built and used for renewable energy. There are a lot of turbines that be installed in deeper water and, essentially, gives better opportunity to build both wind and hydro powered-turbine.Read more

Empower the Yukon: Using Community Renewable Energy in the Transition to Energy Resilience

This article in particular examines how those in the Canadian province of Yukon are attempting to combat energy vulnerability (through explicit creation of energy resilience; or, in their words, "the ability (of the system) to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and...Read more

A Lawsuit Challenges the Tennessee Valley Authority’s New Program of ‘Never-Ending’ Contracts

This article talks about the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) locking 142 of 151 utilities into never-ending contracts, with stipulations to back out of their contracts with 20-year notices. This would essentially prevent many utilities from changing their contracts and power sources to...Read more

As Indiana coal plants close, advocates say gas power should not replace them

There's movement to close all coal-powered plants, but environmentalist groups like Sierra Club are also mobilizing resources to halt plans for gas-powered energy plants. CenterPoint Energy, among one of the companies whose coal power plants are being shut down, said their focus will primarily...Read more

Social factors could be final barrier to deep US decarbonization, National Academies report finds

This article summarizes the findings of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report on decarbonization. The article (and report) argue that economic inequity may provide major problems for national energy transition. Interestingly, the article did not mention anything...Read more

Energy cooperatives in Germany – an example of successful alternative economies?

This paper expands on the existing artifacts I've uploaded that promote community renewable energy initiatives (CREs) as ways to subvert traditional power structures and promote greater democratization within the struggle for energy justice by positing new terminology - "alternative economies...Read more

Biden administration accelerates plans for a national EV charging network

This article briefly discusses the latest information pertaining to the infrastructure bill to be implemented this coming year. In the money set aside for this infrastructure bill the Biden Administration has also lumped in funds to create national-scale electric vehicle charging stations...Read more

Renewable energy communities as ‘socio-legal institutions’: A normative frame for energy decentralization?

This paper introduces a framework for introducing community renewable energy (CRE) solutions as a "separate socio-legal institution" to better ensure that the post-energy transition landscape is one that prioritizes decentralization and democratization of energy. They incorporate principles of...Read more

How Covid-19 can affect India’s energy transition goals

The power sectors are greatly affected by the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This lockdown has caused tremendous delays in power projects due to supply chain distruptions, manpower loss and reduction in funding. This article gives an understanding of how India, a country...Read more

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