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News and Policies, U.S.

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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

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 […]


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Jigar Shah to head up U.S. DOE loan programs office

March 8, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Longtime renewable energy expert and founder of Generate Capital, Jigar Shah, has been appointed to head up the Loan Programs Office (LPO) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). According to the website, LPO manages a portfolio comprising more than […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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, […]