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Power companies in New England tapping residential batteries to reduce peak demand

Tesla Powerwall in a home. Credit: Tesla Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg Here’s the latest wrinkle in the battery boom: National Grid Plc is paying consumers to tap electricity from their power-storage systems. The utility has about 40 customers in the program now in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and ...
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U.S. Department of State, Foreign Press Center Visitors from Germany Report on America’s Energy Security & Diversity

“Energy Security & Diversity” was the central theme of a recent U.S. State Department press tour that included six German reporters, who visited both the DOE headquarters in Washington for a roundtable discussion with Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette, as well as some Fossil Energy sit...
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FE Operations DAS Kimberly Rasar Participates in Inaugural Launch of Equity in Energy

On May 15, Kimberly Rasar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations in the Office of Fossil Energy, took part in the inaugural launch of Equity in Energy.  Led by the Honorable James Campos, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED), Equity in Energy is an initiative designed to inclu...
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Bloomberg predicts wind and solar will power half the world and bag $9 trillion investment

Wind or solar now represent the least expensive option for adding new power generation capacity in approximately two-thirds of the world. And further falls in technology will see the two leading forms of renewable energy powering nearly half of the global grid by 2050 and attracting $9.5 trillion in...
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INTERACTIVE MAP: U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports Breaking Records

America’s energy industry is booming. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. energy consumption, production and exports all reached record highs last year.      This is especially true for natural gas, with the U.S. leading the world in production. U.S. liquefied natural ...
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