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Helping in Houma: Rebuilding effort highlights the goodness of humanity

It’s oftentimes when disaster strikes that human kindness shines. These acts of kindness are on full display in Houma, Louisiana where even after homes and the power grid were destroyed, people in need of assistance offered food and water to people who were there to help.
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PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said.

Shadow contracts, corruption keep the lights out in Iraq

In the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, glossy election campaign posters are plastered alongside jungles of sagging electrical wires lining the alleyway to Abu Ammar’s home.

Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.

Backers push new Ohio energy efficiency incentive plan

Ohio utilities would set a goal of reducing energy waste by 0.5% a year, a more modest goal than the former 2% requirement.

Bidgely raises another $26M

Earlier this month Bidgely, a supporter of DISTRIBUTECH, announced the closing of a $26M round of financing to bolster its utility electrification and decarbonization work that it is conducting around the world. The funders include...

U.S. climate goals require a ‘grid of the future’ now

The U.S. needs a grid of the future, now, to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and continue the rapid deployment of renewable energy assets, according to developers and industry experts.

LS Power installing STATCOM technology in California to bolster grid stability

Siemens Energy announced that U.S. power and energy infrastructure owner, LS Power, will be getting four of its static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) systems at substations in California.

Ford invests in electric vehicle battery recycling company

Ford Motor Co. is investing $50M in an upstart EV battery recycling company as the automaker moves to shore up its U.S. battery supply chain.
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Bold announcements highlight importance of distributed renewables and transmission lines

Even though a recent New York Times article attempted to pit large-scale renewable energy development against distributed renewable energy development, clean energy insiders know that both avenues are being pursued and will be needed in order to deliver a future powered by renewable energy.