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News and Policies, State

PayByCar lands at 30 Massachusetts gas stations

January 20, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

PayByCar is arriving at all 30 Alltown gas stations in Massachusetts, where customers will be able to pay for gas and other goods directly from their mobile device. Those with E-ZPass toll transponders who register for PayByCar on the PayByCar […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Total acquires 20% stake in Indian solar developer Adani Green Energy

January 18, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Total has agreed to buy a 20% stake in Indian PV developer Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), as the French oil and gas major ramps up efforts to reach its global clean energy targets. Paris-headquartered Total had previously purchased a […]


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, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Report: Renewables Are Suffering From Broken US Transmission Policy

January 12, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Duke Energy Renewables acquires Texas solar project

January 8, 2021

Via: Energy Global

The project is under construction in Travis County, Texas, US, and is expected to achieve commercial operation in mid-2021. The energy generated from the Pflugerville Solar project will be sold to Austin Energy under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA). […]


News and Policies, State

Natural Gas Power Reliance Factors Heavily in Massachusetts Net-Zero Actions

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed a bill that eyes net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide by 2050, setting interim GHG reduction targets to achieve reductions of least 85% below 1990 levels within the next 30 years. On Jan. 4, both […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

Final DOE Advanced Reactor Demonstration Awards Announced

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

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 […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Construction of Clearway’s Californian solar project comes to a close

January 6, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Construction of Rosamond Central began in February 2020 and was led by McCarthy Building Companies. More than 600 jobs were created during construction and the site will sustain several permanent operations and maintenance jobs. The solar site also represents a […]


News and Policies, World

Cutting Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

January 5, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

After years of slow headway, building design and industry professionals say sharp reductions in the climate impact of concrete are possible now. That is significant because cement, the critical glue that holds concrete together, is so carbon intensive that if […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US DOE announces funding for solar technologies

December 30, 2020

Via: Energy Global

While solar makes up 3% of US electricity, that amount is expected to reach 18% by 2050 – requiring an increase of hundreds of gigawatts of solar capacity. As a result, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Solar ITC extension included in US coronavirus relief package

December 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A two-year extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar systems as well as new funding for energy storage research has been included in the US’ wide-reaching pandemic relief package that was approved by Congress on Monday evening. Under […]


News and Policies, U.S.

DOE Bans Utility Procurement of Chinese Equipment for Bulk Power System Security

December 18, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “prohibition order” in line with President Trump’s May 2020 broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO 13920) that will ban some utility procurement of specific grid equipment from China. When […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

7-Eleven commits to renewable power

December 16, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Seven & i Holdings Co. is switching its operations to 100% renewable power through the RE100 energy commitment. RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Among the initiative’s other retail […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

UK: CNG Fuels secures £80 million to build nationwide HGVs fueling network

December 14, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Foresight Group is providing an initial £80 million in funding to CNG Fuels in a partnership to build a UK-nationwide network of refuelling stations that will see it develop at least 14 public access stations for HGVs on major routes […]