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This Week in Energy News: 11 Stories You Need to See
[December 08, 2023]

This Week in Energy News: 11 Stories You Need to See


A roundup of the week's most newsworthy energy industry press releases from PR Newswire, including updates in energy storage, EV charging, and solar power.

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the energy and natural resources industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

  1. Ford and Resideo Launch 'EV-Home Power Partnership' Project Driving Vehicle-to-Home Energy Management Benefits for Customers
    Ford and Resideo are exploring new areas of value for customers who own an F-150 Lightning and a Resideo smart thermostat to help enable potential monthly electric bill savings, increased comfort and more efficient home energy use.
  2. 10+ Countries Join First-of-Its-Kind Consortium to Deploy 5 GW of Battery Energy Storage Systems
    In order to achieve the estimated 400 GW of renewable energy needed to alleviate energy poverty by 2030 and save a gigaton of CO2, 90 GW of storage capacity must be developed. The BESS Consortium's initial 5 GW goal will help create a roadmap for achieving the rest by 2030, demonstrating a key mechanism for accelerating a just energy transition.?
  3. energyRe Announces $1.2 Billion Capital Raise to Accelerate U.S. Clean Energy Transition
    "We are uniquely focused on decarbonizing U.S. cities and hard-to-abate energy load centers with state-of-the-art electric grids that unlock new sources of clean power across the country," said Miguel Prado, Chief Executive Officer of energyRe.
  4. Linux Foundation Energy Adds Five New Open Source Projects, Expanding its Energy Infrastructure Tech Stack for Battery Storage, Grid Resilience, EV Charging, and More
    Additionally, LF Energy along with the Open Source Security Foundation have released a free whitepaper providing best practices for cybersecurity in energy infrastructure. This new research and significant new technologies will help drive LF Energy and its mission of creating a technology ecosystem to support rapid decarbonization forward.
  5. Honeywell to Help Decarbonization of U.S. Virgin Islands Through Battery Energy Storage


    When completed, the solar array and BESS will boost the islands' decarbonization efforts by fulfilling 30% of its energy consumption through renewable sources.
  6. AM Batteries Closes $30M Series B led by Toyota Ventures to Accelerate the Commercialization of its Dry Battery Electrode Technology
    With additional backing from top-tier strategic and financial investors, the company's dry electrode battery manufacturing technology reduces CO2 emissions, speeds the battery manufacturing process, and reduces cost for an expanding global EV market.
  7. Group14 Technologies Accelerates Capability to Meet Demand in Asia for Silicon Battery Technology by Advancing its IP Leadership
    "Securing our IP portfolio lays the foundation for scaling our manufacturing capacity worldwide and offering critical multi-sourcing capabilities to our customers in the North American, European, and Asian markets," said Group14 CTO Rick Costantino.
  8. DEPCOM Power Builds Puerto Rico's Largest Solar and Energy Storage System
    Because of the island's size and limited available land, solar systems that blend energy production with agricultural needs are preferred. As a pilot site for agrovoltaics, Ciro One will use one of the PV arrays for demonstration and scalability for future implementation, and use sheep to manage fast growing vegetation.
  9. Masdar and PLN Advance Plans to Develop World's Largest Floating Solar Plant in Indonesia
    The companies also agreed to explore renewable energy options around the world and the prospect of developing green hydrogen, which has huge potential for decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries, including steelmaking, construction, transportation, and aviation.
  10. Groundbreaking Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Courses Launched by Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition
    Twenty-four partner companies and industry associations alongside over 800 suppliers are now members of the global collaborative, which provides organizations with a scalable, cost-effective solution to reduce supply chain emissions reductions.
  11. OhmConnect Announces Success of Pilot Program with SunPower Under California Energy Commission's Demand Side Grid Support Program
    As part of a suite of programs implemented to address the energy shortages caused by heat waves, wildfires, and other impacts of climate change, the Market-Aware Behind-the-Meter Battery Storage Program offers incentives to electric customers who provide backup generation to support the state's electrical grid during extreme events, which can ultimately reduce the risk of blackouts.

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