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Renewable Energy

A partnership between the National Environmental Education Foundation, Discovery Education and various major U.S. companies will provide free videos, lesson plans and other online materials starting in November.
New funding and a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy is giving six communities across the country new resources in the push to expand their use of renewable energy technology.
Public policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants is pulling heavy-duty trucking forward in states across the West, as a 100-year-old industry evolves away from heavily polluting vehicles.
The Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification has awarded $506,000 to six companies focused on boating electrification or charging infrastructure as part of its Fresh Coast Maritime Challenge.
Backers think geothermal could power as much as 20% of the U.S. grid. A handful of states approved laws this year and others are considering measures that would provide money and regulations to help the industry.
A public community college in Washington received $1 million from the federal Community Project Fund to enhance its mechatronics and automotive programs and build an advanced manufacturing program.
Six privately owned battery storage containers connected to a nearby San Diego Gas & Electric substation promise to provide some buffer from blackouts. The units are capable of delivering six megawatts and 12 megawatt-hours of energy.
Managed charging, battery storage and other technologies are helping to build electric grid resiliency and stability as electric vehicle use grows. Those working in the space are optimistic about the grid's ability to handle the load.
The University of Arizona's West EJ Center will put a $10 million federal grant toward rebates and tax credits to make energy-efficient appliances and solar panels affordable for community groups and other institutions.
The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Texas Permian Basin a $1 million planning grant to support research and implementation of technologies to improve the region's energy infrastructure.