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The True Costs of Lithium Extraction: A Grim Reality for EV Owners

Political turbulence in Afghanistan means the cost of lithium-ion batteries will skyrocket. The Taliban now controls one of the world’s largest lithium deposits. With the global demand for lithium (and lithium extraction) expected to grow 40 fold by 2040,…

Dropping Names — The Corporations Purchasing Renewable Power

Some of the biggest domestic mega-corporations believe the Biden administration will decarbonize the nation’s power rapidly. And it’s not only Americans who think this way. Companies around the globe are buying more renewable power than…

Recent Developments in Grid Storage Investing

Investment in renewable energy continues to grow at a rapid pace. In this article, we’ll look at the current state of the grid storage investing marketplace and future investment prospects for that space. Where Grid…

What Grid Storage Investing Will Look Like — Post-COVID-19

There are two global markets that drive the demand for energy storage: stationary (old-school power) storage and electric vehicles (EVs). For the short term — through 2025, which is only four years out — energy storage deployment…

Guide to State Low-Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) and LCFS Credits

Low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) are rules enacted by states to reduce carbon intensity (CI) in transportation fuels like gas and diesel. In layman’s terms, carbon intensity is the weight of carbon released into the environment per a…

Current Energy Transformation Projects and the Future of Energy in 10 Years

The energy the world uses to keep things turning ten years from now is still somewhat of a wild card. With so many divisions still existing over what the model should become, it brings wild…

Industrial Innovation Continues To Power Up the Renewable Energy Market

All over the world, renewable sources are being explored for energy. Today, we see them as alternative options; however, the future goal is to shift completely to clean, inexhaustible, and increasingly competitive energy sources.  Advantages…

How Rapid Investment in Batteries and Storage Is Changing the Energy Industry

One of the most commonly asked questions (typically meant to act as a “gotcha” moment when the discussion comes up) about green energy is: What’s going to happen when the source of the energy isn’t available,…

Fast-Flowing Low Carbon Hot Water for Homes With Space-Saving Thermal Batteries

Noting compatibility with leading heat pumps from Vaillant, Daikin, Kensa and Samsung, is Sunamp, a thermal storage company based in Scotland. Last month, Sunamp announced the rollout of its 4th generation compact thermal batteries for…

Renewable Identification Number (RIN) Trading 101

If you read my last piece about RFS, then you know the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) missed the November deadline for establishing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) minimums for 2022 and beyond. While obligated parties — refineries and…