Santa & Solar Panels | Energy Storage | Blockchain Investments
Holiday Alert: We’ve found a few stories with great gift ideas for the energy geeks in your life. Prices range from $30-50 for a thermal leak detector to $5,500 for a solar panel package and Tesla Powerwall that can handle the energy needs of an entire house, depending on where you live and your energy usage. The panels, combined with a 13.5 kilowatt-hour Powerwall might let you go off the grid, or sell power back to your utility company. Plus they offer protection against power outages by giving you days of backup.
And in more holiday season giving, 26 energy storage projects in Mass. are sharing $20M in grants to grow the energy storage market. WBUR reports these pilot projects represent a quarter of Massachusetts’ 200-megawatt-hour grid storage mandated target, set for 2020. The state currently has seven megawatt hours of advanced energy storage installed.
Finally, if you haven’t been paying attention to blockchain, a distributed, digital transaction technology, now might be the time. GreenBiz reports that as we transition to a decentralized, digitized and decarbonized energy world, blockchain technology may be the ‘missing link’ to spur on renewable energy investments.
As always, be sure to check out Northeast Energy News for more stories and events. Have a great weekend.
Green Gift Guide for Energy Geeks
Energy Adviser: Geeky energy gifts on a budget, The Columbian
HybridCars.com Green Holiday Gift Guide, Hybrid Cars News
Kinder Morgan payments for state police details at nearly $1 million, Berkshire Eagle
Liberty Proposes Gas Pipeline To Run From NH Seacoast To Manchester, New Hampshire Public Radio
Community members protest gas plant, The Brown Daily Herald
Weymouth compressor review could take a year, state says, The Patriot Ledger
PCBs, fracked gas pipelines endanger human and planetary health, warns author activist, theberkshireedge.com
Maine Utility: Our hydro project has lowest cost, Commonwealth Magazine
Surge of Carbon Pricing Proposals Coming in the New Year, MIT Technology Review
Energy chairman Golden gets tour of Greenfield, The Recorder
The Hidden Gem of Wholesale Energy Markets: Energy Efficiency, Energy Collective
Clean energy slashed in new budget, Yale Daily News
Millstone shares data with DEEP, PURA, theday.com
Weighing 75 years of the nuclear age, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
ISO-NE Preparing for Energy Storage Growth, RTO Insider
Aquarion Water Co. sale to Eversource approved, Seacoastonline.com
Energy fights loom in conference talks, E&E News
National Grid to install back-up battery system as electricity demand grows, Nantucket Island Inquirer
National Grid report defends storm response, Gloucester Daily Times
Decision on Eversource rate hike drawing criticism, The Recorder
Why Mergers and Acquisitions Will Define the Distributed Energy Boom,, Greentech Media
Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up, PBS NewsHour
Cape Wind: A blown opportunity, Cape Cod Times
Sandra Levine: An innovative climate policy for Vermont, vtdigger.org
Who Will Fund Clean Energy? Familiar Faces, Bloomberg
Letter: RI Energy Challenge helps town, residents, The Independent