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News and Policies, State

Vistra Backs Illinois Transition Measure to Keep At-Risk Coal Plants Online Through 2025

April 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Bleeding financially from underperforming and legally burdened coal generation in downstate Illinois and elsewhere, Vistra, the nation’s largest competitive generator, has renewed its call for passage of the Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act, a bill that could […]


News and Policies, State

Massive Solar Farm Will Serve Texas Grid

April 6, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A California company has teamed with the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s largest gas utility company to build a major solar power project just outside Houston, Texas. Rosendin, an electrical contractor with its corporate headquarters in San Jose, and Tokyo Gas […]


News and Policies, State

Ameren planning 6-MW community solar project in Missouri

March 25, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Missouri utility regulators have approved construction plans for what will be Ameren’s largest-ever solar power farm in the state. Ameren Missouri will build the new energy center in Montgomery County about 70 miles west of St. Louis. Once completed, the […]


News and Policies, State

Solar project aims to deliver training and equity to North Minneapolis

March 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

A pioneer in Minnesota’s solar industry is attempting to replicate a green economic justice blueprint in the state’s largest African American community. Ralph Jacobson founded the solar firm Impact Power Solutions (IPS) in 1991 and was its CEO until 2019, […]


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UGI Utilities to distribute renewable natural gas from Pennsylvania landfill

February 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

An electric and gas utility in Pennsylvania and Maryland has signed a deal to bring renewable natural gas from a landfill into its distribution system. UGI Utilities Inc.’s agreement with Archaea Energy is the company’s first RNG supply interconnect agreement. […]


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Texas Gov. Declares ERCOT Reform ‘Emergency’

February 16, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said reforming the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is an emergency item for state legislators in the current session, as power outages continue across the state for another day due to record cold temperatures […]


News and Policies, State

GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

February 10, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating […]


News and Policies, State

Oklahoma school districts receive $105,000 from ALLETE Clean Energy and partners

February 8, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE, in partnership with five other entities, announced its contribution of $105,000 in grants to the Roff, Sulphur and Tishomingo school districts near the company’s 303-MW Diamond Spring wind site in Mill […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Standard Solar builds 17 community solar plants in Mass and Michigan

February 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Standard Solar, Inc. has announced the financing and operation of 17 community solar projects in Minnesota and Massachusetts totaling 24.6 MW of capacity. Tax equity financing for these projects was secured in a partnership with Crestmark, a division of MetaBank. […]


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New onshore and offshore wind training facility open in Maryland

January 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

A new wind training center in Maryland that supports both onshore and the burgeoning offshore wind industry is open for business after receiving approval from the Global Wind Organization (GWO). The new center was developed by ARCON Training Center, along […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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, State

USA: Linde to produce green hydrogen for mobility in California

November 6, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Linde will start producing green hydrogen at its plant in Ontario, California, supporting the growing needs of hydrogen mobility customers in the region. The company will be able to provide green hydrogen to fuel up to 1,600 vehicles a day, […]