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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…

The Sunny Future of RECs

Welcome to the second article on Renewable Energy Credits (also known as RECs and SRECs.) Previously, we discussed what RECs are, how clean energy producers generate them, and how they’re traded among organizations and individuals…

RECs 101: An Intro to Renewable Energy Credits in 2021

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are a way to represent your investment in renewable, clean energy. Buying RECs is not the same as purchasing electricity, paying a power bill, or investing in a cleantech startup. RECs…

The Clock Is Ticking For The Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS)

Tick-tock. No, that isn’t the sound of a Chinese video-sharing platform. It’s the sound of time running out as the deadline for Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) passed by without meaningful action by the EPA. “Small” refineries…

Exploring The EPA AIM Act

We all know the Biden Administration is dedicated to climate issues, leading to ideas like the AIM Act. Cutting emissions and reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) are on the top of their list of priorities. If you read…

High-Energy High-Power Density Thermal Batteries: High Impact Climate Change Solutions to Expand in China

For nearly three decades, the United Nations has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for Conference of the Parties. During that time, climate…

How Microgrid Innovations are Changing the Course of Energy Generation and Distribution

The current electricity grid we’ve set up today is a complex and incredibly important system and one of the most impressive engineering feats of the modern era. It transmits power generated at a variety of…

An Update on Instrumenting The Energy Industry Using Sensors and Remote Monitoring and Management of the Edge

Today we see an ever-expanding range of devices that connect to the internet, as the internet of things (IoT) becomes more common and prominent in our everyday lives. Many, if not all industries are now…

Automating the Gas Cylinder Industry: Sensible Sensors Drive New Efficiencies

Solving basic challenges associated with distributed energy systems by adding sensors that make it possible to manage hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of pieces of equipment can drive the most value and the…

The Power of Empowerment: Thermal Energy Storage Technologies Bring Independence to Individuals and Industries, Regenerating the Future

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is a technology that stocks thermal energy by heating or cooling a storage medium so that the stored energy can be used later for heating and cooling applications and power generation.…