The Department of Energy is giving a $107 million conditional commitment loan to Syrah Technologies, the operator of a plant in Vidalia, Louisiana which produces natural graphite-based active anode material crucial for manufacturing batteries, reports Canary Media. Unlike previous loans by the DOE meant to aid research and development, Syrah TechnologiesContinue Reading

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new electric battery vehicle factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama which will create up to 600 new jobs while boosting supply of lithium-ion batteries needed to manufacture the car company’s two new EV models, according to the Associated Press.  “Mercedes-Benz will expand its partnerships with the world’s leading batteryContinue Reading

At the direction of lawmakers, the PUCT is adopting more comprehensive requirements for Emergency Operations Plans (EOP). As a result, electric utilities, transmission operators and power generators must file plans for improved communications, robust supply chains, cold weather events and cyberattacks by April 15, reports Utility Dive.  “I think this rule isContinue Reading

Apex Clean Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ares Management, EPIC Midstream and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority to explore the  development of a leading green hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and export operation, including a newly constructed dedicated pipeline and a green fuels hub to be located at theContinue Reading

A new trade group seeking to promote geothermal energy in Texas, the Texas Geothermal Energy Alliance (TxGEA), was established last month, reports Reuters. The group has support from large oil and gas companies and utilities firms looking to transition away from oil and gas to lower-carbon energy.  “Decision makers and thoughtContinue Reading

The last decade has been transformational for the energy landscape of the United States. As the year ahead promises to be full of changes, Utility Dive outlines some of the key trends in the power sector to keep an eye on in 2022. Wind and solar energy continue to outpace growth predictions,Continue Reading