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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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U.S. government providing $209 million for EV battery research

October 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. government will provide $209 million in funding for 26 new laboratory electric vehicle battery research projects, and is taking steps to bolster the domestic lithium battery supply chain. The research projects will focus on electric vehicles, advanced batteries, […]


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Biden calls for a big expansion of offshore wind – here’s how officials decide where the turbines may go

October 20, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Why does the Biden administration want to build so much wind power at sea? President Joe Biden has set a goal for the U.S. to achieve net-zero emissions economywide by 2050. That will require an unprecedented expansion of renewable energy […]


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Report analyzes value of renewable energy participation in ancillary services markets

October 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aims to advise renewable energy asset owners on the value of participating in ancillary services markets as an additional revenue source and grid resiliency tool. Researchers analyzed standalone wind and solar […]