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You may have noticed more and more chatter about critical minerals and how they’ll lead us to a clean energy future. What are critical minerals? What are they used for? We’re glad you asked! What are critical minerals? According to Geoscience Australia, a department of the Australian Government, critical minerals are “metals and non-metals that…

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Thinking of using a renewable “green” energy technology to generate your own electricity and reduce your monthly costs? Net Metering might be the ideal solution for you. A Little Background on Electricity Markets Most consumers get their electricity from a utility, which is a regulated public or private entity that sells electricity to energy consumers.…

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Our Summer Newsletter is here! While we’ve all been quarantining and working from home, the renewable energy news hasn’t stopped. Check out some of the latest news here! Renewable Energy provides all new US generating capacity in April According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy…

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Considering adding renewable power to your organization? We’ll tell you why it’s a good idea. The power and utilities industry started strong in the new decade. Trends around climate goals, DER, and growth are expected to continue; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the path of the clean energy transition1. Is this a positive change?…

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Are you thinking about adding solar energy to your organization? Wondering who is the best to talk to, what your options are, or how solar energy works? Look no further! What is solar energy? Solar is a renewable resource and does not emit any greenhouse gases in the energy generation process. However, the cost of solar in relation to…

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And just like that, May has come and gone! In this month’s newsletter, we look at renewable energy innovations and advancements, as well as the impact that the global pandemic has had on the energy industry. Moving towards 100% renewable power in Hawaii1 The US island state of Hawaii has committed to generating 100 per…

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The global lockdown that is the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, our jobs, the economy, and society as we know it. This crisis has also significantly impacted the world’s transition toward renewable energy. In this blog post, we will discuss how the renewable energy transition has been affected, and how renewable…

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It’s that time again! The third month of 2020 has come and gone already. We have all been met with significant challenges this month, namely COVID-19. Here we have laid out how the energy industry has been affected by the coronavirus, and how the N-Sci team has met the challenge of working from home. How Coronavirus…

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The question facing many mining operators is whether the increasing global energy demand should be met with traditional generation or renewable sources. For an increasing number of companies, renewables are already winning on cost. Energy can account for around 15 percent of mining costs, according to a CCSI report. This level can rise to 40…

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