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It’s a Generational Thing – January 12

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Welcome to the monthly digest update that covers perspectives from professionals who work in different areas of the generation sector of utilities. This digest pulls a few notable articles from the content written by our many experts on the myriad of generation topics and energy types, so be sure to return every month for these updates. Don’t forget to leave a comment on your favorite articles and also check out the rest of the articles featured in this community throughout the month.


 

Long Duration Energy Storage: Are We There Yet?

Diane Cherry

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/long-duration-energy-storage-are-we-there...

For this update, Diane Cherry, a leading energy consultant, looks at the issue of energy storage. A big issue with renewable energy is that it is not consistently available at the same level, so it is essential to save excess energy. Diane looks at the progress made in energy storage, and what needs to be done.


Solar & Wind Are Deposing King Coal

Andrew Blakers

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/solar-wind-are-deposing-king-coal

With this post, Andrew Blakers, a Professor of Engineering at Australian National University, looks at the latest developments in energy sources. Professor Blakers argues that coal is peaking, so it is all the more necessary to replace it. Professor Blakers maintains that fortunately wind and solar are on the path to produce more energy than coal.


 

What Can We Learn as Renewable Energy Changemakers and Leaders?

Rana Adib

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/gn/what-can-we-learn-renewable-energy-change...

With this entry, Rana Adib, the Executive Director of REN21, provides a holistic view of how the energy community should deal with renewable energy. While at its core, renewable energy is about providing more energy, there are structural and moral issues that concern this goal. Rana discusses themes and issues that the community should consider.


Solar's Share of U.S. Electrical Generation Tops 5% as Renewables Grew by 14.3% During First Ten Months of 2022

Ken Bossong

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/solars-share-us-electrical-generation-tops-5-renewables-grew-143-during-first-ten

For this blog post, Ken Bossong, the Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign, looks at the latest developments in market shares of electrical generation. Ken finds that renewable energy has grown overall, with solar leading the way. Ken uses the statistics to provide projections about how renewable energy will grow this year.


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Jim Stack on Jan 16, 2023

energy storage , this is the key to a much better more renewable and lower cost GRID. It has always been the holy grail of the GRID. 

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