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The BIG PICTURE: Battery Storage Expansion

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) June 2021 electric generator inventory suggests 260 battery energy storage systems (BESSs) are now operational in the U.S., representing a total nameplate capacity of 2,673…



THE BIG PICTURE: Critical Mineral Concerns

The shift to a clean energy system is set to drive a significant increase in requirements for critical minerals. Under an International Energy Agency (IEA) scenario that meets the Paris…


THE BIG PICTURE (Infographic): Hybrid Power

At the end of 2019, 125 projects larger than 1 MW were co-located with other generators or storage at a single point of interconnection across the U.S., according to a…


THE BIG PICTURE: Pandemic Impact on Demand

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a macroeconomic shock that is unprecedented in peacetime. By the end of the first quarter, its effects on global power demand were deep, the International…


Chart Shows Rise in Wind, Solar; Overall Drop in Energy Use

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) latest annual energy flow chart suggests that in 2019, for the second year in a row, wind and solar made up the largest increases in…


THE BIG PICTURE (Infographic): U.S. Nuclear Lifetimes

The U.S. has 96 licensed-to-operate nuclear power reactors and two reactors under construction. But the average age of the nation’s 96 licensed nuclear units is about 39 years old. That…