Category: State

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

2020 Looks Like Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, State

Energy Transitions And Local Action: The Case Of Colorado’s Coal Transition

August 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

The energy transition is underway. While this transition is occurring across many dimensions of the energy value chain having a dynamic impact on consumers and producers alike, it is often simply described as a move to a cleaner, low- or […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts to Incorporate 6 New Energy Storage Projects of More Than 20 MW

August 20, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) recently announced six additional energy storage projects of more than 20 MW at municipal power plants throughout New England including Madison, Maine, and Ashburnham, Templeton, Wakefield, Middleton and Taunton, Massachusetts. The new projects follow the […]

News and Policies, State

Texas’ Power Price Spike and Designing Markets for a Carbon-Free Grid

August 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Last week as Texas’ ERCOT grid reached its price cap of $9,000 per megawatt-hour and the price map on ERCOT’s home page became a solid and deep red, many energy market wonks highlighted that this is a feature, not a […]

News and Policies, State

US industry acts to unblock disputed 584MW solar pipeline

August 12, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A dispute holding up a solar project backlog of nearly 600MW in Michigan is now one step closer to resolution, under a truce brokered with the help of industry representatives. Last Friday, US solar body SEIA urged the Michigan Public […]

News and Policies, State

Boston, San Francisco and Seattle Rank Highest on National ‘Clean Energy Scorecard’

July 29, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

US cities are ramping up their clean energy efforts, notably with stricter energy-saving rules for buildings, but only a few cities appear on track to meet their community-wide climate goals, according to the “2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard,” released today […]

News and Policies, State

Can New York Keep The Lights On While Ignoring Gas From The Marcellus Shale?

July 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two neighboring northeast states, each with immense amounts of Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits, will provide the test case on how we use energy in the next decade. Pennsylvania, home to the lion’s share of the Marcellus heritage, welcomed the […]

News and Policies, State

Ohio clean energy bill becomes law

July 24, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The bill, which will create the Ohio Clean Air Program, was not brought to a vote last week due to the absence of four representatives. The Senate had passed the bill on 17 July with amendments that included the delay […]

News and Policies, State

New York Enacts 100% Clean Energy Law, Secures 1.7 GW of Offshore Wind

July 19, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

New York on July 18 enacted the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), law that requires the state to produce 100% of its power from renewables and nuclear by 2040. The legislation includes agreements to build two offshore wind […]

News and Policies, State

AEP gains court approval for modified plan to retire Indiana coal-fired units

July 18, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

An Ohio federal court has approved American Electric Power’s agreement to accelerate its emissions reductions plan that now includes retiring its coal-fired Rockport Plant in Indiana by the end of 2028, the utility giant announced Thursday. The U.S. District Court […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts mayor says access to cheap gas not worth the cost to climate

July 9, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

A Massachusetts mayor is siding with safety and environmental groups in a pipeline debate that’s pitting climate fears against local economic concerns. Holyoke, Massachusetts’ municipal utility has halted new natural gas hookups because it can’t meet growing demand under existing […]

News and Policies, State

Tennessee Valley Authority Adding Up to 14 GW of Solar Generation by 2038

July 3, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Tennessee Valley Authority released its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and associated Environmental Impact Statement on Friday that evaluates options to meet the region’s power generation needs over the next 20 years, including adding up to 14 gigawatts of […]

News and Policies, State

San Diego airport set for solar-plus-storage system

June 26, 2019

Via: PV Resources

San Diego International Airport in California will be home to a battery energy storage system paired with onsite solar PV that is set to reduce electricity costs as well as deliver much-needed reductions in carbon emissions. It is widely acknowledged […]

News and Policies, State

California’s Oil Hypocrisy Presents A National Security Risk

June 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

Tensions are running high after Iran shot down an unarmed U.S. drone in the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz is critically important to the world as one of the […]

News and Policies, State

Solar industry, advocates hail New York passage of ambitious climate bill

June 20, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act passed the Assembly early in the morning of June 20 and will now await the governor’s signature. Solar advocates praised the state legislature’s adoption of long anticipated legislation that will require at […]