Trump's energy research pipeline is running dry
The Department of Energy usually dangles hundreds of millions of dollars of research funding each year outside its walls, but this year is different. Since President Trump was inaugurated, the pipeline of federal energy research money has slowed to a trickle.
World's first battery-gas peaker plant arrives in Calif.
General Electric Co. and a Southern California utility announced yesterday that they have for the first time added batteries to a peaker plant, a tweak that could slash carbon emissions and water use while making it easier to incorporate renewable energy onto the grid.
Wal-Mart pairs energy storage with solar in Southern Calif.
Wal-Mart, the country's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, announced on Tuesday that it will install 40 megawatt-hours of batteries at its outlets in Southern California.
What tips the scales in America's favor
At a retired tobacco plant in North Carolina, a company called Alevo offers a weighty argument for why an energy storage industry could flourish right here in America.
Energy researchers, under the budget ax, hold their breath
University of Alabama professors Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Bittle were promised $568,000 from the Department of Energy to study how to make diesel engines burn cleaner. Now the Trump administration might abort the funding as it makes severe cuts to energy research. Or maybe it won't. Nobody seems to know.