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

USA Solar Panel Manufacturing Capacity Soared 71% in Q1 2024

June 7, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

A record-setting 11 gigawatts (GW) of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the United States during Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2024 report […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US DOE seeks feedback on energy storage safety training, manufacturing challenges

May 13, 2024

Via: Energy Storage News

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued Requests for Information (RFIs) on safety training for energy storage systems, and how to tackle manufacturing design challenges. With energy storage technologies, particularly lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery energy storage systems (BESS) already moving […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Updated Home Energy Efficiency Standards Could Affect 1 in 4 Homes

May 6, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

On April 25, the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture (USDA) announced final energy efficiency standards for new home construction. The refreshed standards will impact up to a quarter of all new homes nationwide and will […]


News and Policies, U.S.

$78 Million to Further Drive Down Energy Costs and Enhance Energy Security in Rural & Remote Communities Across America

May 2, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $78 million for 19 projects across 12 states and 13 Tribal nations to develop and deploy sustainable clean energy solutions and […]


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

U.S. Interior Department Finalizes Rule to Streamline & Modernize Offshore Renewable Energy Development

April 25, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have finalized updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). […]


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

NRC Advances Rule to Streamline Advanced Nuclear Reviews

April 24, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to codify proposed changes to streamline a key environmental review process for advanced nuclear reactors. Nuclear advocates lauded the measure as one of the regulator’s most important actions in 2024. The NRC on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Action Needed Now to Support New Power Transmission Capacity

April 19, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in its March 2024 open meeting made clear that successful energy transition requires immediate action. With the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a benchmark, the U.S. will need to expand its electrical transmission capacity […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Tesla 2023 IRA Document For Tax Credit — How To Get It

January 26, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

If you bought a Tesla in 2023 and are looking to get a tax credit from the US government, it seems it’s not as simple as it was when I bought my Tesla Model 3 in 2019. Apparently you need […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $131 Million to Boost America’s Battery Supply Chain & Supercharge Electric Vehicle Innovation

January 19, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced more than $131 million for projects to advance research and development (R&D) in electric vehicle (EV) batteries and charging systems, and funding for a consortium to address critical priorities for the next […]


News and Policies, U.S.

DOE Selects Consortium to Bolster Demand for Regional Hydrogen Hubs

January 18, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a consortium that will work to foster demand for commercial clean hydrogen at seven regional hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs), which the agency in October 2023 selected to receive $7 billion in federal funding. The […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Now You Can Claim Your Tesla EV Federal Tax Rebate Online

January 16, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

As of January 1, 2024, the federal EV tax credit has become a point of sale rebate. Go to the dealer, agree to purchase an electric or plug-in hybrid electric car that qualifies for the federal EV incentive, and shazam! […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Treasury’s Proposed Clean Hydrogen PTC Rule Disappoints Power Industry

December 28, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

The Department of the Treasury has released proposed regulations and guidance defining a tax credit for the production of “clean hydrogen,” a significant supply-side incentive that is part of the Biden administration’s larger climate-driven policy framework. But though long-awaited, the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Stellantis Partners With U.S. DOE For A “Battery Workforce Challenge”

December 13, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

It’s hard to build an EV without batteries, and it’s not easy to build battery cells, let alone improve on them. To design, test, and produce battery cells requires an “all hands on deck” approach, with industry, government, and research […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Report: U.S. Adds 33 GW of New Solar Capacity in 2023

December 7, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Wood Mackenzie research group said the U.S. solar sector is expected to add a record 33 GW of new generation capacity in 2023, a 55% increase from 2022. […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Hybrid Plant Provides a Cleaner Power Solution

October 2, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

California officials in 2004 adopted a Resource Adequacy (RA) policy framework, designed to ensure the reliability of electric service in the state. The program has two goals, according to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC): To ensure the safe and […]


News and Policies, U.S.

MINI Countryman EV Debuts in U.S. During Climate Week

September 19, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that the U.S. market is important to BMW as it rolls out the new generation of MINIs. And, it’s something it seems to be getting right. Doin’ It Right Even before BMW made […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Guidance on Inflation Reduction Act Provision to Ensure Good-Paying Clean Energy Jobs

August 30, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released proposed rules and FAQs on key provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act to ensure clean energy […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Investing in American Energy: Significant Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act & Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on the U.S. Energy Economy & Emissions Reduction

August 17, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) are revitalizing the U.S. energy system by investing in American energy supply chains, clean energy job creation, emissions reduction, and consumer energy savings. DOE’s latest report “Investing in American Energy: […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The Impact of EV Charging on the Grid

July 19, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

Tesla owners pulling up to plug in at specific Supercharger locations in the U.S. will soon be met with an unfamiliar sight: electric vehicles (EVs) from other car companies, parked in and charging at spots previously compatible just for a […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Nonfossil fuel energy sources accounted for 21% of US energy consumption in 2022 – EIA

June 29, 2023

Via: Renewables Now

Primary energy consumption in the United States was 100.4 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2022, a 3% increase from 2021. About 21% of US energy consumption in 2022 came from nonfossil fuel sources such as renewables and nuclear—a tie […]