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Energy Economics

DOE seeds carbon capture tech deployment with $4.9b in funding

September 27, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a nearly $4.9 billion set of funding opportunities aimed at bolstering investments in the carbon management industry and to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through power generation and industrial operations. The funding from […]


Energy Economics

Why the Solar Market Is Down and Why It’s Poised for a Comeback

September 8, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The forecast for U.S. solar energy installations in 2022 have been revised downward in a report published by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on Sept. 8, due in large part to supply chain constraints and an […]


Energy Economics

Aurora Solar hits 10-millionth project design milestone

September 7, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

San Francisco-based Aurora Solar said that 10 million solar sites worldwide have been designed with its platform. The milestone doubles the 5 million mark the company said it reached in April 2021. The cloud-based platform uses data, automation, and AI […]


Energy Economics

Auxin Solar’s tariff bid isn’t dead: Here’s the latest

September 6, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A few months ago, seemingly every conversation in the solar industry included at least a mention of one divisive topic: the Auxin Solar tariff petition. The Department of Commerce’s investigation of Auxin Solar’s claims that solar modules imported from Vietnam, […]


Energy Economics

The Inflation Reduction Act offers powerful tools for solving the ‘peaker problem’

August 31, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Fossil-fueled peaker power plants, once embraced by utilities for their rapid response capabilities, have entered a new moment in time. Peakers are the power plants that fire up during high peaks of electricity demand, and they are often the dirtiest […]


Energy Economics

Inflation Reduction Act: Clean energy industry cheers ‘monumental’ vote by Senate

August 8, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The clean energy industry celebrated a moment on August 7 that would have seemed impossible just a few weeks earlier: The Senate passed a budget measure that includes the largest investments in clean energy and climate change in U.S. history. […]


Energy Economics

Solar and efficiency platform tops $8 billion in loans

July 25, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

More than $8 billion in loans for residential solar and efficiency improvements have been financed on the Mosaic platform, a milestone achievement for the Oakland, California-based company. Mosaic has funded approximately $1 billion in loans per quarter this year and […]


Energy Economics

Blue Economy Can Help Members Boost Offshore Renewables

June 30, 2022

Via: IRENA

“An important part of the solution to today’s energy crisis may lay with our oceans as a source of local and abundant renewable energy”, said Roland Roesch, Deputy-Director of IRENA’s Innovation and Technology Centre, at the fourth meeting of the […]


Energy Economics

Intersect Power raises $750m to develop renewable energy portfolio

June 28, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Intersect Power has announced a $750 million growth equity investment to accelerate the development of its clean energy and energy storage portfolio. The investment supports Intersect Power’s focus on shorter tenor offtake contracts combined with large-scale battery storage and new […]


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 […]