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Biden’s proposed increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

September 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Why such a heavy focus on solar power? Doesn’t a low-carbon future require many types of clean energy? The Energy Department’s Solar Futures Study lays out three future pathways for the U.S. grid: business as usual; decarbonization, meaning a massive […]


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EIA: Large-Scale U.S. Battery Power Capacity Slated for Fourfold Expansion in Two Years

August 19, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Large-scale battery power capacity in the U.S. surged 35% over 2020 to reach 1,650 MW, and according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), utilities are planning to ramp up that capacity by 10 GW over the next two years. In […]


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Hydropower Levels Under Careful Watch as Drought Ravages the West

August 9, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Intensifying drought conditions in California and historically low water levels at the Oroville Dam on Aug. 5 forced the state’s Department of Water Resources (CDWR) to shut down the 644-MW Edward Hyatt Power Plant—the fourth-largest energy producer of all California’s […]


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EPA Will Strengthen Limits on Wastewater Pollution from Coal-Fired Plants

July 27, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to establish more stringent standards on water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The EPA on July 26 announced it would reinstate Obama-era regulations that were rolled back by the Trump administration. An EPA […]


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ScottishPower and Shell want to build large-scale floating windfarms in UK waters

July 20, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

ScottishPower and Shell have joined forces to bid to develop the world’s first large-scale floating offshore windfarms in the north-east of Scotland, they announced last week. The group submitted multiple proposals for new floating offshore windfarms as part of Crown […]


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Clean Energy Group announces retirement of Lewis Milford as President; Seth Mullendore named successor

July 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Clean Energy Group (CEG), a national nonprofit that works on clean energy and climate, announced the retirement of Lewis Milford, its founder and president. His retirement will become effective on December 31, 2021. Lew Milford founded CEG in 1998, after […]


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Regulators join forces to remove barriers to clean energy transmission

June 17, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today announced the formation of a joint federal-state task force on electric transmission, which FERC established by order issued today. Members of this first-of-its-kind task […]


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U.S. Must Take Lead Role in Hydrogen Use For Our Energy Future

June 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

For a century our country has relied on fossil fuels to power our economy. But that is beginning to change with wind, solar, renewable fuels, hydrogen, advanced nuclear options, and more. The effort to decarbonize our economy and protect the […]


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Charging forward with the EV revolution in the US

June 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As individual states across the U.S. work towards increasingly ambitious net zero emissions targets, the logistics of how these targets can be achieved and where investment should be made is at the forefront of decision-makers’ minds. To date, considerable efforts […]


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Oil Production Changes By President From 1961-2020

April 16, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

Over the past 60 years, U.S. oil production has seen its ups and downs. From the decline that began in 1970 through the fracking boom of the 2000s, U.S. presidents have overseen a wide range of oil production changes. As […]


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The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D

March 31, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On Tuesday, March 30, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius presented the Washington Post Live, sponsored by GE, where he talked with energy leaders in a session called “The Future of Energy.” Former Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and CEO of […]


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Solar, Wind, Coal, Nuclear, & Nat Gas US Electricity Generation Changes 2010–2020

March 23, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

With official US electricity generation in for last year, I have now created new charts for how US electricity generation has shifted by source from 2010 through 2020. The charts just cover the main sources (solar, wind, coal, natural gas, […]


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FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers

March 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

FERC Order 2222 guided stakeholders, including renewable project developers, to aggregate distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV solar with energy storage. President Biden’s FERC Chairman Commissioner Glick wasted no time closing the loophole in the earlier demand response order […]


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U.S. solar saw record growth during the pandemic year

March 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. For […]


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3 cost-effective steps President Biden can take to accelerate a clean energy revolution

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

With the new administration inaugurated in January, and with Secretary Jennifer Granholm confirmed last week, those of us working to help solve the climate crisis can’t help but feel hopeful with what should be a new, aggressive approach to energy […]