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News and Policies, State

Vistra Backs Illinois Transition Measure to Keep At-Risk Coal Plants Online Through 2025

April 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Bleeding financially from underperforming and legally burdened coal generation in downstate Illinois and elsewhere, Vistra, the nation’s largest competitive generator, has renewed its call for passage of the Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act, a bill that could […]


News and Policies, World

85% Plugin Vehicle Share In Norway — Pure Combustion Falls Below 10%

April 7, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Norway, the world’s leading nation in the clean transport transition, saw 84.9% plugin electric vehicle market share in March 2021, the second highest plugin market share for a single month on record (only trailing December 2020’s plugin share of 87.1%) […]


News and Policies, State

Massive Solar Farm Will Serve Texas Grid

April 6, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A California company has teamed with the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s largest gas utility company to build a major solar power project just outside Houston, Texas. Rosendin, an electrical contractor with its corporate headquarters in San Jose, and Tokyo Gas […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D

March 31, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On Tuesday, March 30, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius presented the Washington Post Live, sponsored by GE, where he talked with energy leaders in a session called “The Future of Energy.” Former Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and CEO of […]


News and Policies, State

Ameren planning 6-MW community solar project in Missouri

March 25, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Missouri utility regulators have approved construction plans for what will be Ameren’s largest-ever solar power farm in the state. Ameren Missouri will build the new energy center in Montgomery County about 70 miles west of St. Louis. Once completed, the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Solar, Wind, Coal, Nuclear, & Nat Gas US Electricity Generation Changes 2010–2020

March 23, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

With official US electricity generation in for last year, I have now created new charts for how US electricity generation has shifted by source from 2010 through 2020. The charts just cover the main sources (solar, wind, coal, natural gas, […]


News and Policies, State

Solar project aims to deliver training and equity to North Minneapolis

March 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

A pioneer in Minnesota’s solar industry is attempting to replicate a green economic justice blueprint in the state’s largest African American community. Ralph Jacobson founded the solar firm Impact Power Solutions (IPS) in 1991 and was its CEO until 2019, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers

March 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

FERC Order 2222 guided stakeholders, including renewable project developers, to aggregate distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV solar with energy storage. President Biden’s FERC Chairman Commissioner Glick wasted no time closing the loophole in the earlier demand response order […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. solar saw record growth during the pandemic year

March 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. For […]


News and Policies, U.S.

3 cost-effective steps President Biden can take to accelerate a clean energy revolution

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

With the new administration inaugurated in January, and with Secretary Jennifer Granholm confirmed last week, those of us working to help solve the climate crisis can’t help but feel hopeful with what should be a new, aggressive approach to energy […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Jigar Shah to head up U.S. DOE loan programs office

March 8, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Longtime renewable energy expert and founder of Generate Capital, Jigar Shah, has been appointed to head up the Loan Programs Office (LPO) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). According to the website, LPO manages a portfolio comprising more than […]


News and Policies, World

Rosatom Group Building Energy Storage Portfolio

March 5, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom continues to diversify, as one of the group’s subsidiaries has acquired a major stake in a South Korean manufacturer of energy storage products. RENERA LLC, which is Rosatom’s integrator company for the energy storage […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Clothing retailer signs 13-year renewable energy supply deal with AEP Energy

February 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The competitive retail wing of American Electric Power has signed a clean energy supply deal with apparel firm Abercrombie & Fitch Co. AEP Energy will supply the retailer’s corporate headquarters and two distribution centers in New Albany, Ohio with clean […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Exelon to Split Business, Spin Off Generation Segment

February 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Responding to rapid changes in the power industry, Exelon Corp. plans to cleave its business into two publicly traded companies: one comprising its six regulated electric and gas utilities, and the other, which it plans to spin off, comprising its […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

February 23, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Renewables account for more than two thirds of new generating capacity additions in the U.S. This means that renewable energy is claiming an increasing share of the national generation mix. EIA estimates that wind power accounted for 9% of U.S. […]