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News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy – Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Open Solicitation for Transformative Energy Projects

December 14, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $100 million in funding for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) latest OPEN funding opportunity. OPEN will support America’s top innovators through dozens of early-stage research […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

The War on Wind (and Solar)?

December 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

While President Trump and some Republicans have been fighting back in the supposed ‘war on coal’, a new battle front has been formed – the ‘war on wind (and solar)’. This battle is playing out the in the current tax […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Energy Storage Deployments Up 46 Percent Annually in Q3 2017

December 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), 41.8 megawatts of energystoragewere deployed across the U.S. in the third quarter of 2017. This represents 46 percent year-over-year growth and 10 percent […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Nearly Half of All U.S. Electricity Customers Have Smart Meters

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Installations of smart meters have more than doubled since 2010—almost half of all U.S. electricity customer accounts now have smart meters. By the end of 2016, U.S. electric utilities had installed about 71 million advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) smart meters, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Government Department Secures Financing for 15 New Solar Array Sites

December 5, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Standard Solar, a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced it will finance solar arrays on 15 new sites for the DC Department of General Services (DGS), approximately 2,000 megawatt hours […]


News and Policies, U.S.

A Major Disruptive Force In The Global Economy? Look No Further Than U.S. Oil Exports

November 30, 2017

Via: Forbes

When we think of disruptive forces in the global economy, we often think of technological breakthroughs. Of ever-tinier and more powerful computer chips; of medical miracles in implantable devices, surgeries or pills; of digital platforms that threaten the taxi industry, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Senate Tax Bill Offers Benefits for Advanced Energy, But Faces an Uncertain Vote

November 27, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

If you are looking for information to share at the Thanksgiving table about how the tax bills pending in Congress will affect the advanced energy industry, you’re in luck. A whirlwind November brought proposals from House and Senate Republican leadership, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

A New US-China Energy Relationship May Be On The Horizon

November 20, 2017

Via: Forbes

Two important energy deals were proposed during U.S. President Trump’s trip to China, paving the way for Chinese energy investment in West Virginia and Alaska. The deals would increase dependence between the two nations and enhance collaboration in this key […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The Best Defense Is A Good Offense: 5 Opportunities For Renewable Energy Developers Under Trump

November 13, 2017

Via: Forbes

The Trump Administration’s attempts to support coal have led renewable energy developers to focus on defending their place in America’s energy mix, and rightfully so – there’s no question that the pending solar import tariff decision or the Department of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

US—revival in the north

November 7, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

Drilling in Alaska is pricey compared with tight oil in the Lower 48. But the potential remains huge At one point in the 1970s Alaska was home to some of the largest oilfields ever found in the world. The rise […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Dark Skies For American Solar Power? ITC Recommends China Tariffs In Suniva Trade Case

November 7, 2017

Via: Forbes

Like a cloud casting a shadow over a solar farm, import tariffs may soon darken the skies for the renewables sector. In weighing remedial alternatives in the Suniva trade case, the Trump Administration may err on the side of protecting […]


News and Policies, State, U.S.

EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan Repeal in West Virginia

November 3, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining. The Environmental Protection […]


News and Policies, U.S.

GOP Tax Reform Plan Sparks Uncertainty for the Clean Energy Industry

November 1, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Much remains unknown about the tax bill House Republicans plan to unveil this week. Politico recently reported that even “rank-and-file House Republicans are increasingly alarmed by the secrecy shrouding the massive tax bill.” The closed process has left solar, wind […]


News and Policies, State, U.S.

Trump Admin. Desperate To Keep Coal Power Plant Alive With Taxpayer Dollars

October 30, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

You hear it all the time from Trump supporters, the tired old shibboleths about “government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers,” and about the mythical “level playing field” in business. Then you realize all those pious platitudes are just so […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Renewable Energy: Labor Department: Solar, wind jobs to boom over next decade

October 27, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy. According to projections […]