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News and Policies, U.S.

How To Electrify Your Home In 5 Steps — Heat Pumps, Solar Panels, Induction Stoves, & More!

September 23, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

At Climate Week this year in New York City, green buildings will once again take center stage. After all, buildings account for about 39% of total US energy consumption and 40% of carbon emissions. But for all the focus on […]


News and Policies, World

Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

September 22, 2022

Via: IRENA

Worldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in one year despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report. Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Amazon plans another 2.7 GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide

September 21, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Amazon said it plans to add 2.7 GW of capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects worldwide, including solar farms in Brazil, India and Poland. Once in service, the company’s global renewable energy portfolio is expected to generate 50,000 GWh […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Silicon Ranch partners with startup solar module recycler

September 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Solar developer Silicon Ranch and recycling startup SOLARCYCLE said they plan to partner to process end-of-life solar modules. SOLARCYCLE said its recycling method recovers roughly 95% of a solar panel’s value, which can be returned to the supply chain and […]


News and Policies, World

Shell India to deploy over 10,000 charging points by 2030

September 19, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

Shell launched its first electric vehicle (EV) chargers in India in Bengaluru last week, as the first market for the company to launch chargers for two-wheelers. The firm plans to set up more than 10,000 charging points across the country […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

September 7, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and […]


News and Policies, State

17 states weigh adopting California’s electric vehicle mandate

September 7, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Seventeen states with vehicle emission standards tied to rules established in California face weighty decisions on whether to follow that state’s strictest-in-the nation new rules that require all new cars, pickups, and SUVs to be electric or hydrogen powered by […]


News and Policies, World

Mobilising Renewable Energy Projects in Small Island States

August 31, 2022

Via: IRENA

Despite increasingly intense natural disasters and a high dependency on fossil fuels, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have demonstrated strong leadership by setting ambitious climate targets and national energy policies in pursuit of Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. On-ground […]


News and Policies, State

Massachusetts climate law boosts offshore wind, EVs

August 15, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Massachusetts’ governor signed into law a climate change bill that’s meant to bring the state closer to its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker encourages the development of offshore wind […]


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, […]