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News and Policies, World

Ukraine plans 30 GW renewables rebuild after war wipes out wind and solar

July 26, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Maxim Timchenko, head of the country’s energy company DTEK, revealed yesterday that about 90% of wind power and 30% of solar capacity has been knocked out of operation because their locations have fallen into Russian-occupied territory. However, he explained that […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Here’s How Utilities Are Primed to Lead America’s Race to Clean Energy

July 25, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Climate change has captured the world’s attention for decades. We’ve seen countless intergovernmental summits, worldwide protests, and documentaries on global warming over the years. Although momentum has been building across the public and private sectors, leaders are preparing for a […]


News and Policies, State

Solar, storage projects set to bring jobs, tax revenue to Illinois coal communities

July 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Solar panels and energy storage will be paired on the sites of six retired coal plants in downstate Illinois under a provision of last fall’s sweeping state energy law. The sites for the installations were recently announced, along with five […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Clean energy companies urge Congress to pass reconciliation package

July 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

More than 400 clean energy companies are urging leaders in Congress to act on legislation that would provide billions of dollars for clean energy deployment. In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

June 30, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in […]


News and Policies, World

Will sanctions on Russian energy drive a hydrogen revolution?

June 27, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Although most European nations have been making great strides towards a greener energy mix, it’s fair to say that Russia’s recent actions have accelerated the continent’s renewable energy plans. Over the past month, the European Union has agreed to ban […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Refuel acquires network of c-stores in Texas

June 17, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

Refuel Operating Co. LLC has closed on the acquisition of certain assets of Embark Energy LLC. The transaction includes 11 conveniences stores in the greater Austin, Texas, market operating under the Fast Break brand, along with four company-owned, dealer-operated locations. […]


News and Policies, World

bp acquires stake in green hydrogen project

June 16, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Oil major bp said it plans to help develop what it calls “one of the world’s largest” green hydrogen hubs to based in Australia. The company acquired a 40.5% equity stake in the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH). In addition […]


News and Policies, World

Here’s how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is impacting renewable energy and the grid

June 7, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Ukraine crisis promises to dramatically change the face of the renewable energy sector in the post-Soviet space. While Ukraine is struggling to keep its plants running amid the continuing fights, Russian power-generating companies are bracing for the impact of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

California Drought Could Severely Limit Hydropower This Summer

June 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Drought in California could nearly halve the state’s hydroelectric generation this summer, pushing up wholesale power prices in the West, and forcing the state to rely on natural gas generation and out-of-state imports, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects in […]


News and Policies, World

Nuclear, Hydrogen, CCUS Part of at Least 42 Country Ambitions

June 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

At least 42 nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted under the Paris Agreement as of December 2021 indicate governments plan to utilize carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and ammonia, and nuclear energy, including advanced nuclear, to reach 2030 goals. However, […]


News and Policies, State

Vermont and ISO-New England Provide an Interesting Renewable Energy Transition Case Study

June 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Vermont doesn’t get a lot of attention outside of Bernie Sanders, but the state’s power system is worth taking a look at as it has undergone a notable shift toward renewable energy. About 80% of Vermont’s power comes from renewable […]


News and Policies, World

How gas interests slowed Chile’s clean energy transition

May 25, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Chile holds itself out as a global leader on climate change. Nearly 22% of Chile’s electricity is generated by solar and wind farms, putting it far ahead of both the global average, 10%, and the United States, at 13%. It […]


News and Policies, World

IRENA Council Held Against Backdrop of Global Energy and Climate Crisis

May 24, 2022

Via: IRENA

The Twenty Third Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi opens today to discuss efforts in scaling-up the energy transition against a backdrop of rising fossil fuel prices and climate concerns. More than 300 high-level delegates […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden must ‘swiftly’ end solar tariff investigation, senators urge

May 3, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Twenty-two U.S. senators urged the Biden administration to “swiftly” conclude an investigation into whether solar modules imported from four Southeast Asian countries are skirting tariffs levied against China. The Department of Commerce’s investigation of a tariff petition from Auxin Solar, […]


News and Policies, World

UK Leans Heavily on Nuclear in Bold New Energy Strategy

May 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A long-awaited energy strategy published by the UK government on April 6 lays out bold commitments that tackle Great Britain’s multi-pronged challenges, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions while ensuring energy security and affordability. The sweeping plan sharply reverses course on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Elon Musk prevails in court case on SolarCity deal

May 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A Delaware court sided with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a bitter legal battle over whether he acted against the best interest of other shareholders when he steered the electric car maker into a $2.6 billion acquisition of a solar […]


News and Policies, U.S.

White House Advisor Says Progress Toward Biden’s GHG Emissions Reduction Targets Is ‘Going Really Well’

April 22, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

On April 22, 2021, President Biden announced greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution reduction targets for the country. His vision was revealed during a summit on climate that he was holding, which was said to be “part of the President’s focus on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Proposes Tighter Controls on NOx Emissions from Power Plants, Industrial Sources

April 14, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A sweeping new proposed rule published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 6 establishes new nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions budgets that will require fossil fuel–fired power plants in 25 states to participate in an […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Op-ed: How to save the solar industry from disastrous tariffs

April 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

I’m sympathetic to U.S. solar module manufacturers who are tired of competing against unfairly subsidized Chinese panels. The fact that the Chinese government supports their module manufacturing with enormous governmental investments while our own manufacturers have to beg and plead […]