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October 14 eclipse to cost U.S. states up to 17% of daily solar generation

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, Solcast, a DNV company, reports that North and South America are set to experience an annular eclipse on October 14, which means that some regions could lose a significant portion of their daily solar energy production. The path of the eclipse tracks across the southwestern United States, from Oregon to Texas, before continuing through Mexico, Central America and ending in Brazil, though impacts will be seen across all of the contiguous US and the top of South America.

Payne Institute report assesses supply chain variables for critical minerals

Multi-disciplinary experts from the Colorado School of Mines worked together to assess the social economic and policy implications of the race to secure an ethical and reliable domestic supply chain.

Dragonfly Energy, Aqua Metals eye a closed lithium loop in Nevada

Battery supplier Dragonfly Energy has built a lithium-based battery cell using materials recovered by Aqua Metals from recycled batteries.

Global carbon emissions-free electricity reaches 38%

A report from two senior U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers shows the march toward an increasingly carbon-free global electricity sector.

Sunrise brief: Los Angeles, Austin and Vermont plan to exceed 90% carbon-free power by 2030

Also on the rise: Honeywell invests in ESS to advance adoption of iron flow battery energy storage. Panasonic introduces half-cut HJT residential solar module, and more.

Los Angeles, Austin and Vermont plan to exceed 90% carbon-free power by 2030

A dozen U.S. utilities have targeted at least 80% carbon-free generation by 2030. The Smart Electric Power Alliance hopes that their strategies to get there will influence other utilities to accelerate their own clean energy commitments.

DOE announces $10 million grant program for green building skills training

The Career Skills Training program will offer up to $10 million in grants, intended to address the limited qualified green building workforce across the country, and to support the implementation of national energy efficiency improvements sparked by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning unveils residential dual-fuel heat pump system

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning developed a residential dual fuel heat pump system that combines an air source heat pump and a gas furnace. The manufacturer says the furnace is designed to ensure there is no compromise in heating performance, even when temperatures are extremely low.

Equity-centered regulation is vital to a clean energy future for all 

True energy equity requires that everyone have the opportunity, knowledge, and access to participate fully in the regulatory process.

Planes, trains, or automobiles: Which has the lowest carbon footprint?

Three industry professionals traveled 3,000 miles across America. Their mission: to dissect their carbon footprint. What they found was a complex calculation, with results more tightly-knit than anticipated – and a CO2 revelation.

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