DERMS: A Term Gone Too Far?

Industry terms of art are valuable when they allow us to communicate precisely and with brevity. Take “advanced metering infrastructure” — a term that has come to mean a utility metering and communications solution that can send and receive messages from the utility. This term is clearly distinct from AMR (automatic meter reading, which is … Read more

Welcome GST rate on coal; solar, wind will not be impacted: Piyush … –

New Delhi: Power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today welcomed the GST council’s decision to keep coal in the lowest tax slab of 5% and said a higher tax slab of 18% for solar modules will not impact solar power tariffs. “The entire GST regime has been designed to bring down the … Read more

Clean energy business accelerating program open now – Energy Matters

A clean energy business accelerating program designed to help startups and businesses to achieve a 100% clean energy future has announced its second intake with registration open now. The program is now accepting its second intake of businesses after only 2 months of launching in April according to a press release. Of the first four … Read more

Report: Trump DOE budget would cut renewables office 70%, fossil 54%, nuclear 31%

Dive Brief: The Trump administration is planning deep cuts for offices focused on renewable energy, nuclear power and fossil fuel research at the Department of Energy, according to Axios. A draft budget document viewed by the outlet reportedly includes a 70% cut to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, a 54% cut to … Read more

Amazon’s Clean Energy Procurements Should Include Nuclear, Say Advocates

A coalition of scientists, clean energy advocates, business leaders and Ohio political leaders is asking Amazon to expand its renewable energy procurement policy to include nuclear power, in the hopes of saving two plants in Ohio that might go out of business. Amazon is a major employer and energy customer in the Ohio, where Republican … Read more

China, India on track to beat climate goals by cutting coal, boosting renewables

Slowing coal use in China and India has put the world’s two most populous countries on track to beat their carbon emission goals under the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis. Greenhouse gas emissions from both countries are growing more slowly than they predicted just a year ago, and the difference is substantial—roughly … Read more

StoreDot demos EV battery that reaches a full charge in 5 minutes

StoreDot, an Israeli startup known for making fast-charging batteries, announced its model for EVs in 2015. The company claims that its EV battery can reach a full charge within only five minutes and can keep the car running for 300 miles. Now, to prove that its technology works, StoreDot has demonstrated its product’s charging capability … Read more