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Energy Video Week 3 Nov 2022: U.S. Customs Seizes Over 1,000 shipments of Chinese Solar Panels/Cells in 5 Months

Peter Kelly-Detwiler

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Here, Peter Kelly-Detwiler, the Principal for NorthBridge Energy Partners, posted a video that details how the US has seized hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment for solar panels due to legislation that requires US companies not to do business with companies using Uyghur labor. The video also includes updates concerning France, California, Hawaii, Texas, and Canada.


How the Loan Programs Office and Plant Vogtle are Shaping the Energy Transition through Nuclear Technology

Jigar Shah

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For this post, Jigar Shah, the Director of the Loan Programs Office at the U.S. Department of Energy, provides an update about the Department of Energy’s plan to help create more nuclear energy. The department is providing loans to help construct nuclear reactors in Georgia. The project will bring thousands of jobs to the area, and it will provide energy to millions of homes.


Solar and Geothermal: A Match Made in Heaven

Steve Smith

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For this update, Steve Smith, the founder and CEO of GeoComfort Geothermal Systems, writes about how technology that combines solar and geothermal energy can save Americans thousands in energy costs. Steve notes that the technology has been lacking in traditional solar power, but the use of geothermal resources can fix those shortcomings.


Is the Current Wave of M&A Among German Project Developers Slowing Down Needed Innovation In the Power Market for Battery Storage?

Felix Hübner

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In this article, Felix Hübner, an independent energy consultant, looks at the proliferation of mergers and acquisitions in Germany, and evaluates whether this could slow down the crucial innovation regarding battery storage because there will be less competition to push innovation, and it will make things harder for new players to enter the market.

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