John Zahurancik, Fluence chief operating officer, Micheal Austin, BYD vice president of the Americas, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Logan Goldie-Scot weigh in on the bright future for batteries. They speak with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.”
In this 2015 West Hawaii Forum utility representatives, energy policy experts explore NextEra’s failed $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaii’s multi-island private electric utility, Hawaii Electric Inc., and other options available to Hawai’i and more specifically the Big Island, in the advancement of the state’s clean energy future, and 100% renewable energy goal by 2045.
In this 2015 West Hawaii Forum “Energy Independence, Hawai’i Style” experts and energy professionals explore Hawaii’s transition to a clean energy based on homegrown energy solutions, and transformation of the power grid, and if going “off-grid” with solar and other homegrown energy options is practical and a cost-effective alternative to being grid dependent as the only energy choice for consumers, as well as residential and business solar energy producers.
Kauai Island’s KIUC electric utility cooperative’s transition to Solar+Wind+ Batteries holds the promise of greater reliability, lower operating costs, and cheaper clean energy for consumers. KIUC also represents Hawaii’s first island community on its way to 100% power self-sufficiency, with the added community bonus of producing Zero emissions and pollutants going into the local environment from power plants.
Byron Washom, director of Strategic Energy Initiatives at the University of California, San Diego says microgrids and distributed energy generation provides a number of benefits.
Renewable energy sources count on the fact that there will always be water, wind, waves, and sunshine to gather energy. Learn what kinds of renewable energy technologies are out there, and how we can store the energy they produce.
Renewable energy is gaining steam in the oil-thirsty U.S. market, but green tech has hurdles to clear before it can take a bigger slice of the pie.
In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the US off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper, with no Act of Congress, led by business for profit. The key is integrating all four energy-using sectors—and four kinds of innovation.
Every year, the world uses 35 billion barrels of oil. This massive scale of fossil fuel dependence pollutes the earth, and it won’t last forever. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water and wind, which are all renewable energy sources. So why don’t we exchange our fossil fuel dependence for an existence based only on renewables? Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei describe the challenges. Lesson by Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei, directed by Giulia Martinelli.
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