Lisa Martine Jenkins

Lisa Martine Jenkins is Latitude Media's editor. She was previously a reporter for Protocol, and her work has appeared in Heatmap, The Guardian, The Associated Press, and Civil Eats, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, and is originally from the Bay Area. You can find more of her work at lisamartinejenkins.com.

Lisa Martine Jenkins is a contributing writer to Latitude Media.
Solar array in Nevada

Schneider’s novel use for tax credit transfers

Via its $80 million deal with Engie, the company is reinvesting its tax savings in renewable energy credits — to offset its own Scope 2 emissions.

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Inside Nvidia’s efforts to spread AI across the grid

Marc Spieler, head of Nvidia’s energy industry practice, explains the company’s strategy to make artificial intelligence useful to utilities.

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Brookfield looking to raise $25 billion for energy transition funds

The company said it has invested over $100 billion in energy transition and renewables projects so far.

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Here’s what is holding back solar and wind developers

According to a new report, community opposition is among the chief causes of utility-scale project cancellations.

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Scale acquired 500 megawatts of community solar

The expansion of an earlier deal with Gutami Solar reflects the fact that community solar is increasingly a priority for the company.

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Armed with AI, Microsoft found a new battery material in just two weeks

And what they found has the potential to lower how much lithium solid-state batteries require.

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SunPower's financial woes are tied to inventory and a residential solar slowdown

It’s been a tough week for the company, capping a brutal year for residential solar.

DOE's new office to leverage biotech, power electronics, and AI for clean energy

The Office of Critical and Emerging Technology will take advantage of the department’s mountain of data resources.

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Report: How to scale frontier climate tech

McKinsey found that existing technologies could bring 90% of needed emissions reductions — but it’s time to invest in scaling them up.

IEA executive director Fatih Birol speaks at an Equinor conference in Norway

IEA: Trajectory of hydrogen and carbon removal still a question mark

But renewables are setting records, and fossil fuels are set to peak soon.

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Interview
AI
Grid edge

AI could be 'no-regrets technology' for the grid

But it’s a “tension-filled discussion” inside utilities, said Elizabeth Cook of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Light Company, “because there is an urgency to keep the power on”

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Interview
AI
Grid edge

AI is simplifying complex decisions for utilities

David Groarke, of Indigo Advisory Group, said utilities are taking “incremental steps” toward realizing artificial intelligence’s potential

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Analysis
AI
Grid edge

Utilities have struggled with integrating digital tech. What about AI?

Artificial intelligence could be transformative for the grid. But taking full advantage would mean a dramatic shift in how utilities do business.