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News and Policies, U.S.

How To Electrify Your Home In 5 Steps — Heat Pumps, Solar Panels, Induction Stoves, & More!

September 23, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

At Climate Week this year in New York City, green buildings will once again take center stage. After all, buildings account for about 39% of total US energy consumption and 40% of carbon emissions. But for all the focus on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Silicon Ranch partners with startup solar module recycler

September 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Solar developer Silicon Ranch and recycling startup SOLARCYCLE said they plan to partner to process end-of-life solar modules. SOLARCYCLE said its recycling method recovers roughly 95% of a solar panel’s value, which can be returned to the supply chain and […]


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Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

September 7, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and […]


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Here’s How Utilities Are Primed to Lead America’s Race to Clean Energy

July 25, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Climate change has captured the world’s attention for decades. We’ve seen countless intergovernmental summits, worldwide protests, and documentaries on global warming over the years. Although momentum has been building across the public and private sectors, leaders are preparing for a […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Clean energy companies urge Congress to pass reconciliation package

July 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

More than 400 clean energy companies are urging leaders in Congress to act on legislation that would provide billions of dollars for clean energy deployment. In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

June 30, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Refuel acquires network of c-stores in Texas

June 17, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

Refuel Operating Co. LLC has closed on the acquisition of certain assets of Embark Energy LLC. The transaction includes 11 conveniences stores in the greater Austin, Texas, market operating under the Fast Break brand, along with four company-owned, dealer-operated locations. […]


News and Policies, U.S.

California Drought Could Severely Limit Hydropower This Summer

June 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Drought in California could nearly halve the state’s hydroelectric generation this summer, pushing up wholesale power prices in the West, and forcing the state to rely on natural gas generation and out-of-state imports, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects in […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden must ‘swiftly’ end solar tariff investigation, senators urge

May 3, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Twenty-two U.S. senators urged the Biden administration to “swiftly” conclude an investigation into whether solar modules imported from four Southeast Asian countries are skirting tariffs levied against China. The Department of Commerce’s investigation of a tariff petition from Auxin Solar, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Elon Musk prevails in court case on SolarCity deal

May 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A Delaware court sided with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a bitter legal battle over whether he acted against the best interest of other shareholders when he steered the electric car maker into a $2.6 billion acquisition of a solar […]


News and Policies, U.S.

White House Advisor Says Progress Toward Biden’s GHG Emissions Reduction Targets Is ‘Going Really Well’

April 22, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

On April 22, 2021, President Biden announced greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution reduction targets for the country. His vision was revealed during a summit on climate that he was holding, which was said to be “part of the President’s focus on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Proposes Tighter Controls on NOx Emissions from Power Plants, Industrial Sources

April 14, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A sweeping new proposed rule published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 6 establishes new nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions budgets that will require fossil fuel–fired power plants in 25 states to participate in an […]


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Op-ed: How to save the solar industry from disastrous tariffs

April 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

I’m sympathetic to U.S. solar module manufacturers who are tired of competing against unfairly subsidized Chinese panels. The fact that the Chinese government supports their module manufacturing with enormous governmental investments while our own manufacturers have to beg and plead […]


News and Policies, U.S.

SCOTUS Reinstates Trump-Era Environmental Certification Rule

April 7, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 6 reinstated a Trump-era environmental rule that limited state and tribal roles in enforcing a section of the Clean Water Act (CWA) related to project certification. The order is a temporary triumph for eight […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Agrees to Ramp Up LNG Exports to Europe, Actively Reduce Natural Gas Demand

March 30, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration and the European Commission launched a multi-pronged effort that will dramatically ramp up U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the European Union (EU) but also reduce overall natural gas demand in the U.S. and EU through […]


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Pressure on U.S. Nuclear Power Could Mount if Sanctions Imposed on Russian Uranium

March 10, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensuing sanctions may have a limited immediate impact on the U.S. nuclear industry, despite its reliance on uranium imports. Potential implications over the longer term, however, require urgent action, officials from the Nuclear Energy Institute […]


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Why Biden’s Killing Of Keystone XL Was An Energy Security Blunder

March 10, 2022

Via: Forbes

Watching the Biden administration go hat-in-hand to ask for more oil production from the despotic regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela reminded me of the reason why the Keystone XL Pipeline was such a key system for U.S. energy security. […]


News and Policies, U.S.

NRC Dramatically Reconsiders SLR Approvals, Sets New Conditions for Nuclear Life Extensions

March 3, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in a dramatic reversal on Feb. 24 threw out a key environmental review that staff applied to subsequent license renewal (SLR) approvals for units at Turkey Point and Peach Bottom nuclear plants in 2019 and […]


News and Policies, U.S.

FirstLight Power joins 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact

February 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

FirstLight Power joined the 24/7 Carbon-free Energy (CFE) Compact in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and UN Energy. The compact is an effort to speed decarbonization of the world’s electricity systems by working with a global group of […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Wind & Solar = 86% Of New US Power Capacity In January–October

December 27, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Wind and solar power have dominated new power capacity additions in 2021. They’ve also been at the forefront of power capacity growth in the United States in the past three years. New Power Capacity in USA The latest installation data […]