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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

What Will a Fusion Power Plant Look Like?

February 1, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Dec. 13 “the achievement of fusion ignition.” The milestone is a major scientific breakthrough, decades in the making. Fusion, of course, is the process by which two light nuclei combine to form […]


News and Policies, World

Renewables Beat Coal In US, Surpass Gas For First Time In Europe

February 1, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The renewable energy juggernaut is gathering strength in virtually every nation on Earth. There are two reports out this week that highlight the extent to which renewables are outperforming coal in the US and methane gas in Europe by almost […]


News and Policies, U.S.

This legislative tool could help Congress undo Biden’s solar tariff pause

January 31, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress is hoping to use a legislative tool to roll back an executive order that paused for two years any new tariffs on solar modules imported from Southeast Asia. The group aims to use […]


Energy Consumption, Global

How solar surge saved Europe from the energy crisis

January 31, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

This was one of the key findings in the European Electricity Review released by the independent energy think tank Ember. According to the report, wind and solar generated a record fifth of EU electricity in 2022, for the first time […]


News and Policies, State

Community solar: Can California get it right this time?

January 30, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

California is a leader in the energy transition. But even the most mature solar market in the U.S. hasn’t always gotten it right. The Golden State has watched from the sidelines as community solar programs across the country have been […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New York sees record demand in latest offshore wind solicitation

January 30, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

Six offshore wind developers submitted proposals to develop projects as part of New York’s third solicitation. In total, the developers submitted more than 100 proposals. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said the solicitation resulted in […]


News and Policies, World

Scotland’s renewable projects to speed the country out of crisis

January 27, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

I recently saw some horrifying statistics predicting that 72% of Scottish households are expected to be in fuel poverty by January 2023. The new study was conducted by the University of York and shows that millions of families will be […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

EPA proposes denying coal ash disposal at six plants

January 27, 2023

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued proposed determinations to deny six coal plants’ requests to continue disposing coal ash into unlined surface impoundments. Specifically, EPA cited inadequate groundwater monitoring networks; failure to prove groundwater is monitored to detect and […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

EPA Moves to Deny Coal Ash Disposal at Six Massive Coal Power Plants 

January 26, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed barring six coal-fired power plants in various states—a combined 11 GW—from disposing coal ash into unlined surface impoundments. The agency, however, also proposed to provide disposal extensions if the coal plants are needed […]


News and Policies, State

Idaho’s largest solar project is now operating

January 26, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

Duke Energy’s renewables development division announced the commercial operation of a 120 MW project in Twin Falls County, Idaho, touted as the state’s largest to date. The Jackpot Solar project is Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions’ first utility-scale project in the […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Wind turbine inspection tech gets $30m funding boost

January 25, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

The company specializes in robot-enabled turbine inspection and maintenance and plans to use this funding round to grow its technical and sales functions, expand its presence in fast-growing markets including Africa and Australia, and bring new services to market. According […]


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

Proactive offshore wind transmission planning could save billions, report finds

January 25, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. has ambitious goals to generate clean energy from offshore wind farms. But inadequate or non-existent transmission infrastructure remains a well-known hurdle to achieving those targets. Proactive and collaborative transmission planning to support offshore wind development in the coming […]


News and Policies, State

Octopus Energy to create a virtual power plant in Texas

January 24, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

With the partnership, Octopus Energy customers in the US will be able to integrate Enphase home solar and battery solutions in their energy plan in the hopes of accessing low-cost residential energy rates. With Kraken Flex, Octopus Energy’s proprietary software […]


Energy Economics

A European Response To The US Inflation Reduction Act

January 24, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The European Green Deal is one of the world’s most ambitious climate policies to usher the European Union into the net zero economy by 2050. To happen, it will require a massive ramp up of technologies from wind turbines to […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Researchers design cost-efficient utility-scale solar plant that enhances grid stability 

January 23, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a utility-scale design and control system for a hybrid solar power plant that can operate with both direct and alternating current — providing more flexibility, security, […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Mozambique To Step Up Electricity Exports To Its Load-Shedding Stricken Neighbors

January 23, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Mozambique currently has a low electrification rate with only 40% of its population having access to electricity. 36% of the population has access from the grid and 4% via off-grid projects. Mozambique wants to accelerate its access to electricity projects […]


News and Policies, World

Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules

January 23, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

For six years, Pravinbhai Parmar’s farm in Gujarat state in western India has been lined with rice, wheat and solar panels. The 36-year-old is among a handful of farmers in his native Dhundi village who have been using solar power […]


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

The Energy Transition: What is Needed to Achieve Clean Energy Goals

January 20, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

Though experts project a record-breaking percentage of U.S. power to come from renewables this year, interconnection timelines remain a barrier to achieving the nation’s clean energy goals. Currently, only 13% of solar, wind, and energy storage projects in approval queues […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

BayWa r.e. supports agrivoltaics research with four pilot projects

January 20, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

BayWa r.e. and its subsidiaries have built four pilot projects in Europe to support agrivoltaics research. Ongoing research globally is examining how to best co-locate solar PV with agriculture for mutual benefits, which, in some cases, can include improved crop […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

PacifiCorp signs PPA for Wyoming wind farm output

January 20, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

PacifiCorp signed a 30-year power purchase agreement for the output of a wind farm under development in Wyoming. Innergex is developing the 330 MW Boswell Springs Wind Project, which will connect to the PacifiCorp power grid at the Freezeout Substation […]