THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Wednesday

Is Solar Power Adoption Hindered by an Inadequate Global Environmental Tax Policy?

Solar energy could provide an affordable source of power for the increasingly power-hungry digital technology industry. This article discusses the environmental tax, digital technology, and solar energy policies of the countries that are the world’s six largest carbon dioxide…


Are Fuel Cell Cars Available for Mainstream Drivers?

For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel cells, which combine readily available hydrogen with oxygen to fire up the engine. NASA created the first commercial-grade fuel cells in the 1960s to power satellites and space…


Monetizing microgrids: Utilities are missing a unique opportunity

As the energy industry transitions toward more distributed energy resources, electric utilities face a critical choice: embrace this opportunity or perceive it as a threat. This is especially true in the Caribbean where energy resilience is driving renewable microgrid adoption, fueled also by…


When Your Campus Microgrid Works So Well No One Notices

MSU’s system includes a 5.4-MW natural-gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant, plus 5.3 MW of natural gas backup. It receives communications about the local utility’s status through phone lines. But Public Service Gas & Electric’s (PSG&E) phone lines went down on a cold…


UK risks losing out to Europe in home battery boom, report warns

The UK risks being left behind in Europe’s home battery boom because of a controversial tax hike on solar-battery systems, according to a report. The energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted that Europe’s home battery capacity could climb fivefold in the next five years as more…


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