Caterpillar Demonstrates Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Backup Power for Data Centers

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Caterpillar (CAT) said on Friday, January 19th, that it demonstrated the performance of a hydrogen fuel cell system at high altitudes and below-freezing temperatures during a simulated 48-hour backup power event at Microsoft’s (MSFT) data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The company said the demonstration provided insights into the use of large-format hydrogen fuel cells for….

Regulators say loss of Everett LNG terminal threatens New England energy reliability

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A possible loss of the Everett Marine LNG terminal can jeopardize the reliability of New England’s energy supply during extreme cold weather, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC) said on Monday. Constellation Energy, a U.S. energy firm, owns the 1,413-megawatt Mystic natural gas-fired power plant and the….

BP Pauses Oil Shipments Through Red Sea Amid Fears of Attacks

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Global oil prices jumped on Monday after the energy giant BP said it had stopped sending tankers through the Red Sea, a vital shipping lane which has become an increasingly dangerous route because of drone and missile attacks targeting merchant ships launched by the Houthi armed group in Yemen. The announcement by BP raised fears….

US to announce global nuclear fusion strategy at COP28

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The U.S. will lay out the first international strategy to commercialize nuclear fusion power at the upcoming UN climate summit in Dubai, U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry will say on Monday, two sources familiar with the announcement said. Fusion could have an important advantage over today’s nuclear fission plants that split atoms,….

Biden administration announces $1.3B for 3 new massive transmission lines to shuttle clean energy

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The Biden administration is announcing it will spend $1.3 billion of new federal funding to help create three new, massive electrical transmission lines in the Southwest and New England, in an effort to improve the nation’s power grid and get more renewable energy into America’s homes and businesses. The lines will span from Arizona to….

Connecticut partnering with R.I. and Mass. for future wind power projects

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Connecticut officials on Wednesday announced an agreement with their counterparts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts to launch a joint effort to procure new wind power contracts for their respective states. The memorandum of understanding between the three states comes as wind power project developers already under contract to them are seeking to terminate those contracts,….