Julian Spector, Canary Media

Julian Spector

Canary Media

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past:
  • Canary Media
  • Greentech Media
  • CityLab
  • Mother Jones
  • The Atlantic
  • Grist
  • Al Jazeera English

Past articles by Julian:

Can Biden end the Auxin solar tariff investigation?

The president wants to prioritize climate action and solar power. That’s running up against the Commerce Department’s enforcement of a 1930 trade law. Now what? → Read More

We need to talk about how we talk about natural gas

Canary speaks to journalist Rebecca Leber about how the ubiquitous term downplays the fossil fuel's climate and pollution impacts. → Read More

Chart: Almost all new power plants being built in the US are renewable

That trend is chipping away at fossil fuels' dominance on today's grid — but not fast enough to meet climate targets. → Read More

Hawaii Is Ahead of Schedule for Renewable Power Adoption

The state demanded 30 percent renewable energy by 2020. The electric utilities blew past that. → Read More

California: We Need 1GW of New Long-Duration Energy Storage by 2026

California's clean energy transition could open up the first major new market for long-term energy storage. → Read More

Two Years In, New York’s Storage Market Has Grown ‘Faster Than We Expected’

Energy storage developers have kept up momentum in New York even after initial subsidies stepped down. → Read More

What a Year! 10 Stories That Propelled Energy Storage in 2019

More batteries installed. More markets opening up. And grid storage making itself indispensable in unanticipated ways. → Read More

The Biggest Batteries Coming Soon to a Grid Near You

The 100-megawatt club is about to get a lot busier. Here are the world’s eight largest battery storage projects. → Read More

Floating Solar Excels Where Land Is Scarce, and That’s a Lot of Places

With more than 1 gigawatt already installed globally, the market potential of floating PV runs deep. But first developers and customers have to feel comfortable taking the plunge. → Read More

Volta Expands Fund to $180 Million With Investment From Equinor and Hanon Systems

Volta's near-term investment focus areas include long-duration storage for the grid. → Read More

New Mexico Governor to Sign 100% Clean Electricity Bill ‘As Quickly As Possible’

New Mexico is on the cusp of joining Hawaii, California and D.C. in officially committing to a zero-carbon electric grid. → Read More

New Mexico Senate Passes 100% Carbon-Free Electricity Target

It still needs to pass the House, but the governor has already endorsed it. The state’s largest utility has too. → Read More

US Energy Storage Broke Records in 2018, but the Best Is Yet to Come

The groundbreaking installations came from business as usual, rather than in response to extreme events. → Read More

Hydrostor Will Build Compressed Air Storage for the Australian Grid

Canadian startup Hydrostor will build a novel compressed air storage device in renewables-rich South Australia, the company announced last week. → Read More

Wind to Surpass Hydro as No. 1 US Renewable Power Source in 2019

Meanwhile, coal will keep losing. → Read More

Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

The social media company has upped its ambitions in the midst of the biggest year yet for corporate renewables. → Read More

Study: Electric Buses Already Emit Less Carbon Than Diesel Buses, in Any State

And their climate impact will decrease as the grid gets cleaner. → Read More

How Big Is the Peak Capacity Market for Batteries?

A new study puts a number on the potential size of this new energy storage market. → Read More

Arizona Regulators Freeze New Gas Plants, Demand More Clean Energy Planning From Utilities

Arizona’s energy future took an unexpected turn. At a hearing for the routine assessment of major utilities’ long-term resource plans, regulators rebuked the proposals and instituted a nine-month moratorium on new gas plants larger than 150 megawatts. The commissioners are in the midst of examining an energy system overhaul to pursue 80 percent clean energy with a focus on energy storage to meet… → Read More

First Solar Made Good on Its Promise to Beat Out Gas Peakers With Solar and Batteries

First Solar will build a massive solar-powered battery to deliver power to APS from 3 pm to 8 pm. → Read More