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Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

West Virginia Natural Gas Power Project Shelved

October 13, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A developer has shelved a 920-MW natural gas–fired power plant planned for Brooke County, West Virginia, citing “changing conditions in the energy and financial markets” and alleged coal industry interference. Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC), a single purpose entity engaged in […]


News and Policies, State

California Will Ban New Gasoline Cars By 2035. The Grid Will Handle It

September 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

California’s governor Gavin Newsom declared last week that the sale of new gasoline/diesel powered cars will be forbidden starting in 2035. This follows similar initiatives in Germany and several other countries, but is a first for the USA. Is it […]


News and Policies, State

DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis

September 8, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum operation of three natural gas–fired facilities on the California Independent […]


News and Policies, State

Distributed Energy Helped Fight California’s Grid Outages, But It Could Do Much More

August 28, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

During last week’s heat-wave-driven grid emergency in California, grid operator CAISO and the state’s utilities sent out desperate calls to demand response providers, behind-the-meter battery aggregators, electric-vehicle charging providers, microgrid operators and backup generator owners, seeking whatever help they could […]


News and Policies, State

How Texas Turned Green

August 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Texas, home of the U.S. oil and gas industry, has become a clean energy superpower. The state already leads the nation in wind-power generation and solar is booming. Last year, Texas generated more electricity from renewable energy sources than from […]


News and Policies, State

Duke Energy eyes more solar investments in Florida and the Carolinas

August 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Duke Energy is considering additional investments in solar projects in Florida and the Carolinas as it reels from a US$1.6 billion expense related to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The US-based utility and partner Dominion Energy scrapped […]


News and Policies, State

Duke Energy – Duke Energy, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce partner to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19

August 10, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Duke Energy is teaming up with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce to start a new program aimed at helping small businesses rebound and survive during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Chamber will use a $100,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide […]


News and Policies, State

Sunrun Lands 20MW Backup Battery-Solar Contract in Blackout-Prone California

July 30, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Last fall, community-choice aggregators serving three Northern California counties announced plans to deploy thousands of solar-battery systems to provide backup power to residents facing the threat of fire-prevention blackouts. Now they’ve picked Sunrun, the leading U.S. rooftop solar installer and […]


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A New Model for Valuing Distributed Energy Could Drive Big Changes in California

July 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A new model for calculating the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) could lead to big changes in the biggest U.S. state’s energy market. This spring the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved changes (PDF) to its Avoided Cost Calculator. […]


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New York issues record-breaking solicitations for renewable energy

July 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the largest combined green energy solicitations ever issued in the US, seeking up to 4GW of renewable capacity to combat climate change. While the majority of the solicitations’ combined total – 2.5GW – […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]