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Energy Economics

Energy storage execs call on Congress to pass standalone incentive

February 21, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

In letters sent to leaders in Congress and the White House, energy storage executives called for renewed attention to incentives that were included in the stalled Build Back Better Act. The proposed standalone investment tax credit for energy storage was […]


Energy Economics

ESG Aspects Loom Large in Power and Utilities M&A Activity

January 19, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts are factoring into merger and acquisition (M&A) deal activity within the power and utilities sector across North America, according to a report issued by PwC, a professional services firm serving the “Trust Solutions and […]


Energy Economics

Renewables’ Share of U.S. Power Will Keep Upward Trajectory

January 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Renewable energy’s share of U.S. power generation continues to rise, and the percentage of electricity produced by burning natural gas and coal continues to fall, according to the latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook,” or STEO, from the U.S. Energy Information Administration […]


Energy Economics

Renewable PPA prices continue to climb as supply tightens

January 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

North America’s most competitive renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) prices rose by 5.9% from 2021 Q3 to 2021 Q4, according to the latest price index series from LevelTen Energy. Prices are trending upward for the third consecutive quarter, according to […]


Energy Economics

Invenergy scores $3b investment from Blackstone

January 10, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners said it will make a $3 billion equity investment in Invenergy Renewables Holdings, a Chicago-based renewable energy developer. Blackstone’s investment will provide capital to speed Invenergy’s renewables development activities. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) […]


Energy Economics

Ohio’s solar project queue on pace to surpass coal capacity this decade

November 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The recently announced retirement plans for one of Ohio’s largest coal-fired power plants puts the state’s planned solar project queue on track to surpass the state’s coal generating capacity before the end of the decade. Coal power still dwarfs solar […]


Energy Economics

The impact of EV charging on the grid: business models and consumer behaviors

October 18, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

An intriguing aspect of electric vehicle (EV) charging is how it will change business models for vehicle energy. In this article, aspects of charging practices and impacts are discussed, in the context of consumer-driven electric vehicles. Practices will be different […]


Energy Economics

Solar’s ITC needs an update

October 12, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Congress created the solar investment tax credit (ITC) in 2006 to spur solar energy growth in America and drive economic gains through the creation of new, clean manufacturing and construction jobs. Fifteen years later, it’s clear that the policy has […]


Energy Economics

California’s US$15bn climate action package signed but spending on energy deferred until 2022

September 24, 2021

Via: PV Resources

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a US$15 billion package to fund programmes to tackle drought and climate change in the state. While two bills relating to solar were included, major commitments to energy and transport have been deferred to […]


Energy Economics

First half of 2021 sees record investment in renewable energy

August 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

More money was invested in renewable energy in the first six months of 2021 than the first half of any other year, according to tracking by BloombergNEF. But analysts still say “immediate” funding is needed to reach global net-zero emissions […]


Energy Economics

The era of green finance

July 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

It is a time of change and growth for the power and energy sector. One of the most important and challenging questions facing the world is how it can transition towards a more sustainable future with respect to energy generation […]


Energy Economics

Report: 30M solar homes would create 1.77M jobs, $69B in energy savings

July 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits — including 1.77 million jobs and $69 billion electricity bill savings over the […]


Energy Economics

Residential solar prices hit record low in 2020, says EnergySage

May 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

This week online solar shopping comparison company EnergySage released its twelfth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace throughout 2020. The company tracks the evolving pricing, equipment, […]


Energy Economics

Why 2021 could be the perfect year to deploy your solar portfolio

May 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Grouping solar projects into larger portfolios is certainly not a new practice. After all, placing smaller projects into larger project groups is often the only way some smaller projects can find financing. It can also save funding organizations money because […]


Energy Economics

Wind farms bring windfalls for rural schools, but school finance laws limit how money is spent

April 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

On the website for the local school district in Blackwell – a town of just over 300 people in rural Texas – school Superintendent Abe Gott says: “We believe that no matter your dreams, you can achieve them from Blackwell, […]