Home automation has now entered the energy storage market at multiple price points.

Bay area startup ElectrIQ (pronounced “electric”) unveiled a new battery system this week that links up to home automation and energy management devices. The PowerPod has a starting price of $8,999, inclusive of batteries and inverter.

That puts it in striking distance of the low-priced Powerwall from Tesla and the RESU from LG Chem, once inverters and auxiliary equipment get factored in.

Earlier this month, the U.S. branch of the German battery company Sonnen moved into premium home automation markets with the new ecoLinx product. For a starting price

A federal court has ruled that an Illinois subsidy for nuclear power plants isn’t an interference in federal energy markets — another win for state programs that want to pay struggling nuclear plants to keep their carbon-free power in play. 

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled (PDF) that Illinios’ Zero-Emission Credit program does not exceed state authority over its energy policy. The decision will allow the program to move forward pending an appeal, and could offer a supportive legal precedent for similar programs underway in New York and New Jersey, and being considered by other states. 

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Hurricane Florence weakened to a tropical depression over the weekend, but not before dumping historic amounts of rain on the Carolinas and knocking out power for over 1 million people.

Along with first responders, utilities and clean energy companies are picking up the pieces as Florence moves northwest across the U.S. At least 17 deaths have been reported, a portion of a coal ash landfill has washed out and flash flood warnings remain in effect for parts of North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. On Monday, several sources in the electric industry said they are still assessing the damage as floods are expected to worsen in

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled long-awaited tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. The new round of duties, under Section 301, will hit yet another slice of the solar market: inverters.

In a statement the administration said tariffs of 10 percent would go into effect on September 24. They’ll rise to 25 percent on January 1. The administration also cautioned China against any “retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries,” which it said would be met with “phase three” tariffs on an additional $267 billion in imports. 

Earlier this summer, the administration announced 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports.

When we look back on 2018, will this summer prove to be a turning point in the fight against climate change?

This summer, the world experienced firsthand the effects that climate change scientists have warned us about for decades. Record-breaking wildfires in California, scorching heat in Europe and drought parching Australia are a few of the vivid examples of the reality of climate change.

For those of us who have dedicated our careers to working on these issues, this summer is the first time a discussion on climate change has regularly appeared in major media outlets drawing links between these natural disasters and their root

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled long-awaited tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. The new round of duties, under Section 301, will hit yet another slice of the solar market: inverters.

In a statement the administration said tariffs of 10 percent would go into effect on September 24. They’ll rise to 25 percent on January 1. The administration also cautioned China against any “retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries,” which it said would be met with “phase three” tariffs on an additional $267 billion in imports. 

Earlier this summer, the administration announced 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports.

The U.K. blockchain company Energi Mine came out with a big partnership announcement in August. Every week of the month, the firm said, it would be announcing a new partnership. Why the fuss? Much of it has to do with the state of the energy blockchain market.

Early movers such as Energi Mine, which rewards users for saving energy, mostly have money in the bank, thanks to initial coin offerings. Now have to show they mean business as more entrants crowd the market.

Since the blockchain platforms take time to perfect, it’s important to find third parties that can help each startup develop proof-of-concept projects and

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