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World CO2 emissions stall in 2014, Rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, helped keep emissions in check

Global energy emissions stayed stable last year even though the economy grew, according to data released Friday that could boost chances for a landmark climate accord later this year. The rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, played a role in keeping emissions from the energy sector to 32.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide […]

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Nissan, Endesa to tap V2G (vehicle to grid) technology from electric vehicles for use in homes

V2G (vehicle to grid) technology allows both a supply of energy to an electric vehicle and the use of the energy stored in the vehicle for home consumption or for sale onto the grid (in countries where the appropriate regulation is in place). Endesa and Nissan will also work together in other areas such as […]

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Vehicle-Grid Integration Services Revenue is Expected to Reach Nearly $21 Million by 2024

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market opportunity for vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies to be used to support grid reliability and stability, including global market forecasts for vehicle-to-grid-enabled PEVs and VGI capacity and revenue, segmented by region, through 2024.   Today’s plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) represent a significant increase in electricity demand that, […]

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Li-ion Dominates the Booming Grid Storage Market with 90% of 2014 Proposals

Molten salt batteries still account for a majority of existing grid storage installations, but Li-ion is rapidly taking over as the market matures, says Lux Research. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become the dominant technology in grid storage, capturing a 90% share of systems proposed last year. Molten salt batteries still account for a majority of […]

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US Energy Storage Market to Grow 250% in 2015, from 62 megawatts in 2014 to 220 megawatts in 2015

The U.S. is on the cusp of a breakout year for energy storage, according to the inaugural U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The U.S. is forecasted to deploy 220 megawatts in 2015, more than three times its 2014 total, and growth should continue at a rapid […]

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The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar power and Wind Energy

“The energy transition will change not only how we view the world but also how we view ourselves,” say the authors of The Great Transition. “With rooftop solar panels to both power homes and recharge car batteries, there will be a personal degree of energy independence not known for generations.”   As fossil fuel reserves […]

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Nearly 700 Megawatts of Energy Storage Capacity Have Been Announced in 2014-2015

A new Tracker report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive resource of energy storage projects worldwide, including information on 804 projects encompassing more than 12,000 individual systems.   2014 was a major year for the global energy storage industry, with some of the largest single contracts in history awarded to leading storage companies. Driven primarily […]

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Apple to build renewable energy datacentres in Europe

Apple® today announced a €1.7 billion plan to build and operate two data centres in Europe, each powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland, will power Apple’s online services including the iTunes Store®, App Store?, iMessage®, Maps and Siri® for customers across Europe. “We are […]

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Solar energy and wind power to meet 10% of Iran’s energy needs

Some 10 percent of Iran’s need to electricity will be met by solar energy and wind power plants by Iranian calendar year 1400 (March 2021-March 2022), according to Homayoun Haeri, the managing director of the Iran Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR).   He added that solar and wind power plants will generate […]

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Turkey aims to add 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy and 1 GW of geothermal energy by 2023

Turkey aims to add 34 GW of hydropower, 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy, 1 GW of geothermal and 1 GW of biomass by 2023.   The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Turkish Energy Ministry are joining forces to develop a renewable-energy action plan, the bank said […]

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A business-as-unusual outlook for oil in the medium term

The recent crash in oil prices will cause the oil market to rebalance in ways that challenge traditional thinking about the responsiveness of supply and demand, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released today. The US light, tight oil (LTO) revolution has made non-OPEC production more responsive […]

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Revenue from Materials for Advanced Batteries Is Expected to Total More than $132 Billion from 2014-2023

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global materials supply chain of the advanced batteries industry, including global market forecasts for capacity, shipments, and revenue for key raw materials inputs for advanced batteries through 2023.       Since 1991, when the first mass-produced lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries emerged, the market for advanced batteries […]

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