Flywheels Turn Superconducting to Reinvigorate Grid Storage Potential

May 10, 2021

A flywheel startup, based in Texas, believes they are able to make flywheels capable of long-term energy storage for renewable energy. Read more here: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/batteries-storage/superconducting-flywheel-grid-energy-storage

Allentown’s Talen Energy partners on $2 billion investment in Solar Power Projects

May 6, 2021

Talen Energy plans to evolve, finance, construct and operate solar energy projects that could produce around 1.4 gigawatts of energy over the next five years. Read the article here: https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-talen-energy-renewables-20210413-zmie7t76krafvdwwojtpualpuu-story.html

How long can a nuclear plant run? Regulators consider 100 years

May 3, 2021

Nuclear regulators, industry groups and power plant owners have begun talking about the possibility of operating some U.S. nuclear plants for up to 100 years. Read more here: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-long-can-a-nuclear-plant-run-regulators-consider-100-years/597294/

OPEC sees most of 2021 oil demand recovery in second-half as COVID-19 impact lingers

April 29, 2021

A recovery in oil demand will be focused on the second half of the year, according to OPEC. Read the article here: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/11/opec-sees-most-of-2021-oil-demand-recovery-in-second-half-as-covid-19-impact-lingers.html

How to unlock the potential of virtual power plants? Virtualize the grid.

April 22, 2021

Technology to create virtual power plants made up of distributed energy resources (DERs) is here. Read the article: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-to-unlock-the-potential-of-virtual-power-plants-virtualize-the-grid/596497/

New era as US Department of Energy gets started on long-duration energy storage R&D facility

April 19, 2021

Technology to create virtual power plants made up of distributed energy resources (DERs) is here. Read the article: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-to-unlock-the-potential-of-virtual-power-plants-virtualize-the-grid/596497/

Another Investment Bank Is Betting On $100 Oil

April 12, 2021

Financial professionals recently predicted a potential strong upside to crude oil in the next six to twelve months. Read the article here: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Another-Investment-Bank-Is-Betting-On-100-Oil.html

Analysis: Qatar Tightens Global Gas Market Grip with Bold Expansion Moves

April 5, 2021

Qatar Petroleum, the world’s key liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer, is turning up the pressure with bold expansion plans that will boost supplies over the coming decade and potentially push prices down further. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-lng-exports-analysis/analysis-qatar-tigh

I co-authored the law that deregulated the Texas electrical grid. ERCOT didn’t cause winter outages

April 1, 2021

This article is part of a series published by The Dallas Morning News Opinion section to explore ideas and policies for strengthening electric reliability. Read more here: https://www-dallasnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/02/25/i-co-authored-the-law-t

Wind and Solar Defied the 2020 Economic Contraction in the US

March 26, 2021

According to released data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, renewable resources grew to account for one-fifth of all electricity produced in the U.S. in 2020. Read more here: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/wind-and-solar-defied-the