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News and Policies, U.S.

Clothing retailer signs 13-year renewable energy supply deal with AEP Energy

February 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The competitive retail wing of American Electric Power has signed a clean energy supply deal with apparel firm Abercrombie & Fitch Co. AEP Energy will supply the retailer’s corporate headquarters and two distribution centers in New Albany, Ohio with clean […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Exelon to Split Business, Spin Off Generation Segment

February 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Responding to rapid changes in the power industry, Exelon Corp. plans to cleave its business into two publicly traded companies: one comprising its six regulated electric and gas utilities, and the other, which it plans to spin off, comprising its […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

February 23, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Renewables account for more than two thirds of new generating capacity additions in the U.S. This means that renewable energy is claiming an increasing share of the national generation mix. EIA estimates that wind power accounted for 9% of U.S. […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Great Winter Storm of 2021 Will Live in Grid History

February 19, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

It will be some time before we know every detail that aligned to cause the tremendous number of sustained power outages in Texas, or the spiking power prices across all markets in the central states. Some things we do know. […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Organizations urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar homes

February 12, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Yesterday, a national coalition made up of more than 220 organizations launched the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. The campaign’s goal is to add enough rooftop and community solar energy to power 30 million homes across the U.S. within the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. wind generation sets new daily and hourly records at end of 2020

February 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In the final months of 2020, electricity generation from wind turbines in the United States set daily and hourly records. Hourly data collected in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Hourly Electric Grid Monitor show an hourly record set late […]


News and Policies, U.S.

John Kerry, Gina McCarthy Offer Closer Look at Biden Climate Targets

January 28, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry during a wide-ranging press briefing on Jan. 27 detailed the Biden administration’s next steps to embed climate policy into foreign policy and national security initiatives. Climate action, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Report: Renewables Are Suffering From Broken US Transmission Policy

January 12, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Rob Gramlich, president of Grid Strategies, has a simple explanation for why U.S. transmission grid policy has stalled the growth of wind and solar power. “If you talk to a developer, they will say [that] the grid operators and transmission […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Duke Energy Renewables acquires Texas solar project

January 8, 2021

Via: Energy Global

The project is under construction in Travis County, Texas, US, and is expected to achieve commercial operation in mid-2021. The energy generated from the Pflugerville Solar project will be sold to Austin Energy under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA). […]


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

Final DOE Advanced Reactor Demonstration Awards Announced

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Wrapping up an eventful year for advanced nuclear, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy announced $20 million in awards for the third of three pathways under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The ARDP program, which the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US DOE announces funding for solar technologies

December 30, 2020

Via: Energy Global

While solar makes up 3% of US electricity, that amount is expected to reach 18% by 2050 – requiring an increase of hundreds of gigawatts of solar capacity. As a result, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Solar ITC extension included in US coronavirus relief package

December 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A two-year extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar systems as well as new funding for energy storage research has been included in the US’ wide-reaching pandemic relief package that was approved by Congress on Monday evening. Under […]


News and Policies, U.S.

DOE Bans Utility Procurement of Chinese Equipment for Bulk Power System Security

December 18, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “prohibition order” in line with President Trump’s May 2020 broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO 13920) that will ban some utility procurement of specific grid equipment from China. When […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

7-Eleven commits to renewable power

December 16, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Seven & i Holdings Co. is switching its operations to 100% renewable power through the RE100 energy commitment. RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Among the initiative’s other retail […]


News and Policies, U.S.

New York Power Authority’s plan for 70% renewable energy by 2030 approved

December 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A new strategic plan putting the New York Power Authority (NYPA) on the path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035 – five years earlier than the target set out in the US state’s policy goals – has been approved by […]