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News and Policies, State

Maryland governor signs bill to back offshore wind target

May 14, 2024

Via: Renewables Now

Maryland governor Wes Moore has signed into law Maryland House Bill 1296: Electricity – Offshore Wind Projects – Alterations, aimed at supporting the state’s goal of reaching 8.5 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2031. This happened on Thursday last […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US DOE seeks feedback on energy storage safety training, manufacturing challenges

May 13, 2024

Via: Energy Storage News

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued Requests for Information (RFIs) on safety training for energy storage systems, and how to tackle manufacturing design challenges. With energy storage technologies, particularly lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery energy storage systems (BESS) already moving […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Updated Home Energy Efficiency Standards Could Affect 1 in 4 Homes

May 6, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

On April 25, the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture (USDA) announced final energy efficiency standards for new home construction. The refreshed standards will impact up to a quarter of all new homes nationwide and will […]


News and Policies, U.S.

$78 Million to Further Drive Down Energy Costs and Enhance Energy Security in Rural & Remote Communities Across America

May 2, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $78 million for 19 projects across 12 states and 13 Tribal nations to develop and deploy sustainable clean energy solutions and […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China Brings High-Elevation Hydropower Project Online

May 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The first unit of one of the world’s highest-elevation hydropower plants began operating in China in April. China Energy said the Maerdang hydropower station (Figure 1), sited at more than 16,000 feet above sea level in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

California battery storage increasing rapidly, but not enough to end blackouts, Gov. Newsom says

April 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Gov. Gavin Newsom said on April 25 that California continued to rapidly add the battery storage that is crucial to the transition to cleaner energy, but admitted it was still not enough to avoid blackouts during heat waves. Standing in […]


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

U.S. Interior Department Finalizes Rule to Streamline & Modernize Offshore Renewable Energy Development

April 25, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have finalized updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). […]


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

NRC Advances Rule to Streamline Advanced Nuclear Reviews

April 24, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to codify proposed changes to streamline a key environmental review process for advanced nuclear reactors. Nuclear advocates lauded the measure as one of the regulator’s most important actions in 2024. The NRC on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Action Needed Now to Support New Power Transmission Capacity

April 19, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in its March 2024 open meeting made clear that successful energy transition requires immediate action. With the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a benchmark, the U.S. will need to expand its electrical transmission capacity […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

European Energy turns sod on Swedish solar

April 18, 2024

Via: reNews

European Energy has started construction of a solar farm project in Sweden, which will form part of a hybrid renewable energy park. The hybrid park is in Skaramala in the municipality of Tingsryd, where the existing wind farm will be […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Dominion Energy launches RFP for solar and storage projects in Virginia

April 15, 2024

Via: Energy Storage News

US utility Dominion Energy is seeking proposals for solar, wind and energy storage projects in the state of Virginia. Dominion Energy will accept five types of proposals, including new solar PV projects and new PV solar generation co-located with energy […]


News and Policies, State

Utah Coal Plants Will Continue Hazing Up The State’s Crown Jewels, & Those Of Other States

April 11, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

If there’s one thing we’re learning in late 2023 and 2024 so far, it’s that the climb out of pollution and climate change isn’t an easy slope that always goes up. Sometimes, there are setbacks and things that don’t move […]


News and Policies, World

Baltic countries sign offshore security pact

April 10, 2024

Via: reNews

The Energy Ministers of 8 Baltic Sea countries – Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden – have pledged closer collaboration to secure critical offshore energy infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region. The Vilnius Declaration comes after the […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China’s green-tech manufacturing powerhouse

April 5, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

China has extended its manufacturing domination to clean energy industries in recent years, alongside a global push for climate change action, but that is starting to worry the United States, Europe and others. Washington is especially concerned about “overcapacity”, where […]


News and Policies, World

Lukoil expands network in Uzbekistan

April 4, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Lukoil Group has expanded its presence in Uzbekistan with the opening of two multifunctional service stations along the M39 motorway. Situated along the Tashkent – Samarkand segment of the road, approximately 12 kilometers from Tashkent, these stations were inaugurated in […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Major Offshore Wind Project Part of Swedish Renewable Energy Surge

April 3, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

A Sweden-based renewable energy developer, in partnership with the investment arm of Ingka Group–the biggest IKEA retailer–has been issued a permit for construction of a 5.5-GW offshore wind project that would be built in the Baltic Sea. OX2 AB and […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Erthos contracted to install 180 MW of solar parks in Texas

April 3, 2024

Via: Renewables Now

Arizona-based solar power deployment platform Erthos Inc said on Tuesday that its technology has been selected by developer Sky Community Solar for the realisation of a 180-MW portfolio of community solar projects in Texas. Erthos has signed a master agreement […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor

April 2, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Fuel loading at the domestically developed PFBR site (Figure 1) adjacent to the Madras Atomic Power Station was witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 4. “Upon completion of the core loading, the first approach to criticality will be […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Chinese Companies Continue to Dominate Global Wind Turbine Market

April 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Chinese wind turbine makers continue to pace the global market, taking four of the top five spots in a ranking of the world’s top manufacturers of both onshore and offshore wind power equipment. Research from BloombergNEF (BNEF) published March 27 […]


News and Policies, World

Phase-Change Energy Storage On A Barge, On The Thames, In London

March 25, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Energy storage is the key to feeding more wind and solar power into the grid, but the question is how to get all that stored-up renewable energy to someone who can use it. The same goes for recovering waste heat […]