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Report: Renewables Are Suffering From Broken US Transmission Policy

January 12, 2021

Rob Gramlich, president of Grid Strategies, has a simple explanation for why U.S. transmission grid policy has stalled the growth of wind and solar power. “If you talk to a developer, they will say [that] the grid operators and transmission […]


Final DOE Advanced Reactor Demonstration Awards Announced

January 7, 2021

Wrapping up an eventful year for advanced nuclear, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy announced $20 million in awards for the third of three pathways under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The ARDP program, which the […]


USA: Majors Management acquires OSAN Petroleum retail fuel assets

December 28, 2020

Majors Management, a rapidly growing leader in the convenience store industry in the United States, acquired eight convenience stores and numerous dealer supply accounts from OSAN Petroleum. The OSAN portfolio increases Majors’ existing presence in its home state of Georgia. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NuScale SMR Chosen for UK Wind-Nuclear Hybrid

January 15, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A British company announced it is joining with U.S.-based NuScale Power to develop a hybrid project using wind energy and small modular reactor (SMR) technology to produce power and green hydrogen. Shearwater Energy, a global energy services company, on Jan. […]


News and Policies, World

JA Solar supplies modules for 88MW PV plant in Guam

January 15, 2021

Via: PV Resources

JA Solar has secured an exclusive module supply deal for an 88MW solar project in Guam that is being constructed by utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco). Set to be the US island territory’s largest PV plant, the project will […]


News and Policies, State

Big New Gas-Fired Plant Enters Commercial Operation in Texas

January 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Montgomery County Power Station, a two-unit 993-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant, achieved commercial operation on Jan. 1, Entergy Texas Inc. and McDermott International Ltd. reported on Jan. 13. The plant—located at Entergy’s existing Lewis Creek site near Willis, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Chasing the Long Tail of C&I Solar

January 13, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

A little while back, I was at an industry happy hour (hey, remember those?) where I ran into a friend and well-known industry analyst, Wood Mackenzie’s Michelle Davis. We had caught up earlier in the week to chat about the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

New, Cheap Electric Energy Storage System (Like Pumped Hydro, But Subterranean!)

January 13, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Pumped Hydro Compressed Air Energy Storage (PHCAES) is a new system that can deliver stored energy at two to three cents per kilowatt-hour. This cost, far lower than that of lithium batteries, is similar to Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES), […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Nuclear & Coal Will Account for Majority of U.S. Generating Capacity Retirements in 2021

January 12, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity retirements (56%), […]


Energy Economics

What Everybody Ought to Know to Insure Energy Risks Cost-Effectively in 2021?

January 11, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

The energy sector ranks 3rd after aviation and property by the value of insurance claims. Energy companies no longer have the capital available to cover their losses – they need insurance to reduce their exposure to risks. But they need […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can Offshore Wind Development Avoid Harming Nature?

January 11, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Just before New Year, offshore wind farm developer Ørsted’s 2.4-gigawatt Hornsea 3 project was given the green light by the U.K. government. But the project highlights the potential conflict between climate-change mitigation and nature protection. A decision on the project […]