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BlocPower founder & CEO Donnel Baird BlocPower “Turning buildings into Teslas.” That’s the name Donnel Baird has chosen to go by on his Twitter account — it’s also become the tagline for his company, BlocPower, ranked No. 47 on this year’s CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Since 2014, the company has been retrofitting buildings in New
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Originally posted on EVANNEX.by Charles Morris There’s an intimate connection between electric vehicles and renewable energy, and that connection — both literally and symbolically — runs directly through the electrical grid. Intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind need grid-connected storage in order to be viable, and the most flexible and scalable type of storage is
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Russia’s Deputy Prime Minster Alexander Novak (L) and Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud attend a session as part of the 24th St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2021) at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Center. Donat Sorokin | TASS | Getty Images LONDON — Two of the world’s largest oil-producing countries
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Originally published on RMI.org.By John Matson The White House on May 17 announced a slate of new programs aimed at integrating US buildings into the clean energy economy. The initiatives include electrification programs for existing homes, workforce training for next-generation jobs in the buildings sector, and efforts to increase the adoption of efficient electric heat pumps and
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In this article 7267.T-JP 7203.T-JP LIN The idea is that the hydrogen ferry would be designed to travel between Kirkwall, pictured above, and Shapinsay. Donna_Carpenter | iStock | Getty Images Plans to build a sea-going ferry powered using hydrogen-fuel cells advanced on Friday after it was announced that a commercial contract for the development of
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Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.By Arjun Krishnaswami & Sasha Stashwick The Biden administration’s 2022 budget released on Friday includes major funding increases for important Department of Energy (DOE) programs to drive clean energy innovation, address the climate crisis, and build a strong and equitable economy. These funding increases complement the investments proposed in the President’s
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Alexander Novak, Russia’s energy minister, pauses during a panel session on day two of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday said the oil and gas-rich country may soon be tempted
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