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Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Solar-friendly US infrastructure bill inches forward as it passes House

July 2, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A bill which promises to revamp solar support frameworks and stimulate investment in grids in the US has cleared its first hurdle, passing the House of Representatives. H. R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, passed the House yesterday evening by […]


News and Policies, State

Coal loses out to solar, wind and storage in Arizona utility plan

June 29, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has set out plans to provide 70% of its power from solar and wind by 2035, backed up with investment in new energy storage capacity. The utility last week filed its integrated resource plan […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Solar Plants Now Expected to Run for More than 30 Years: Berkeley Lab

June 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Big solar plants are getting cheaper to run and expectations for their useful operational lives keep getting longer, according to a new survey of U.S. solar industry professionals. By the end of 2019, a cumulative total of 76 gigawatts of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Amazon Pledges $2 Billion Climate Fund, As Its Carbon Emissions Grow

June 24, 2020

Via: Forbes

The U.S. public wants to see action on the climate front. A Pew poll released yesterday notes that 65% of respondents believe the government is doing too little to tackle climate change, while 73% (including 55% of Republicans) want governments […]


News and Policies, State

Will New Jersey’s New Wind Port Be A Game Changer Or A Financial Boondoggle?

June 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced last week that he has chosen a site along Delaware Bay in Salem County to become what is being called the New Jersey Wind Port, billed as the first port in the nation to […]


News and Policies, World

Europe’s Thinking Shifts on Supporting Renewables as Part of Green Recovery Package

June 22, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The EU’s trillion-euro coronavirus recovery package may not support big renewable energy projects in the same way as initially expected. The EU is currently working through the details of a €1.85 trillion ($2.08 trillion) recovery package. Before the stimulus was […]


News and Policies, World

European renewable ambitions on track as green hydrogen era beckons

June 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The EU’s renewable targets remain well within reach despite COVID-19’s long shadow, according to figures released as countries urge the bloc to embrace the “missing link” of green hydrogen. Earlier this week, the European Commission said it has assessed the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Electrification Can Supercharge California’s Post-COVID Economy

June 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

Covid-19 has roiled California, threatening 18% unemployment in 2020 and forcing policymakers to recharge the world’s fifth-largest economy, even as they face a $54 billion budget deficit stemming from the crisis. In response, Governor Newsom convened a Recovery Task Force, […]


News and Policies, State

California To Fight Wildfires With Microgrids And Batteries

June 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

California’s energy regulators just laid the framework for utilities to develop localized microgrids with battery storage — a move that comes in the aftermath of the state’s wildfires that ravaged local economies and left consumers without power. Just how effective […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. solar had a strong first quarter, but the coronavirus will pose challenges going forward

June 11, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The American solar industry installed 3.62 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount for the period, according to new analysis published Thursday. While the number may sound encouraging, the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Can The United States Senate Stop Germany’s Gas Pipeline From Russia In A Post-Coronavirus World?

June 11, 2020

Via: Forbes

Two United States Senators, Republican Ted Cruz of Texas and Democrat Jean Shaheen of New Hampshire, introduced legislation last week that would place sanctions on any company attempting to finish laying the pipe needed to complete the last 100 miles […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey Becomes First US State To Include Climate Change In School Curriculum

June 4, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

New Jersey has included climate change in its latest Student Learning Standards, the first US state to do so. According to a report by NJ.com, beginning in September of 2021, climate change education will be taught in seven curriculum areas […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia and Russia push for an extension to output cuts, with OPEC+ meeting this week still possible

June 4, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Some of the world’s most powerful oil producers had been expected to convene on Thursday, with energy market participants closely monitoring whether the influential group will officially agree to extend their deepest ever round of output cuts. OPEC kingpin Saudi […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Days Of Violence Also Scramble Northeast Energy Situation

June 3, 2020

Via: Forbes

Following days of rioting that frightened even those of us who remember the 1960’s, a dazed America wakes up in a very different place than before. Still in the midst of civic unrest and a global pandemic, the country also […]


News and Policies, State

North Carolina Could Finally Tap Into Immense Wind Energy Resources, Create Thousands Of Jobs

June 2, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

North Carolina offers one of the beautiful coasts in the country. I’ve slept in the sand dunes of that coast, waking early to drift with the wind out to sea. With all that to offer, the good news is that, […]