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News and Policies, State

A New Model for Valuing Distributed Energy Could Drive Big Changes in California

July 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A new model for calculating the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) could lead to big changes in the biggest U.S. state’s energy market. This spring the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved changes (PDF) to its Avoided Cost Calculator. […]


News and Policies, World

1H20 saw a rise in global renewables investment

July 24, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The data, drawn from BNEF’s database of deals and projects, show that one sub-sector of renewables – offshore wind – had by far its busiest half year ever for final investment decisions, and this more than offset declines in investment […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla sinks to record low quarter for solar deployment but Musk defiant over long-term prospects

July 23, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Tesla deployed just 27MW of rooftop solar in Q2 2020, its worst quarter for deployment on record, but chief executive Elon Musk remains buoyant about the product’s long-term prospects. Reporting its Q2 2020 financials yesterday, Tesla disclosed that rooftop solar […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US ROUND-UP: Recurrent Energy lands financing, Major US corporates back ITC

July 23, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A round-up of recent news from the US, where Recurrent Energy moves closer to completing two Texas projects and major corporations call on Congress to pass measures to bolster green energy growth. Recurrent Energy secures funding for Texas solar projects […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Microsoft announces firm’s single largest green energy PPA

July 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Microsoft has unveiled its single largest renewable energy portfolio investment through a new deal with US energy firm Sol Systems. The power purchase agreement (PPA) will see Sol Systems finance, develop and operate a portfolio of over 500MW of solar […]


News and Policies, State

New York issues record-breaking solicitations for renewable energy

July 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the largest combined green energy solicitations ever issued in the US, seeking up to 4GW of renewable capacity to combat climate change. While the majority of the solicitations’ combined total – 2.5GW – […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

USA: New BJ’s Gas station to open in Michigan

July 21, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

BJ’s Wholesale Club, a leading warehouse club operator in the Eastern United States, will open at the end of this month its newest BJ’s Gas location in Chesterfield, Michigan. The new BJ’s Gas station in Chesterfield marks the 147th location […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Will Get “Universal” Battery Pack “Soon”

July 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

In addition to some notes about the Tesla Semi battery and the Tesla Semi pilot production line “coming along,” we also learned this week that the Model 3 and Model Y packs will soon be “universal” — the same for […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Dover Fueling Solutions launches groundbreaking DFS Anthem UX™ user experience platform

July 20, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

This revolutionary user experience platform is making its debut in North America on DFS’ Wayne Ovation® fuel dispenser. Featuring a 27” touchscreen display, super-intuitive functionality, personalized content, multi-language selection and multiple media options through DX Promote™, part of the DFS […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Did Congressional Lawmakers Create the Most Complete Climate Policy Plan Ever?

July 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A group of House lawmakers recently released a 547-page report on climate change. Reporters at E&E News called it “arguably the most comprehensive climate policy plan in American politics.” The report spells out in great detail how to use Congressional […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

USA: $100 million to expand ethanol and biodiesel infrastructure

July 17, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available up to $100 million in grants for activities designed to expand the availability and sale of renewable fuels. The funds are part of the recently launched USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices

July 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

One way that scientists seek to bring to Earth the fusion process that powers the sun and stars is trapping hot, charged plasma gas within a twisting magnetic coil device shaped like a breakfast cruller. But the device, called a […]


Energy Consumption, World

Duke Energy offers tools, tips to help customers manage energy use and bills during COVID-19 pandemic

July 16, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

As the streak of mid-90s temperatures continues in North Carolina and South Carolina, Duke Energy is providing free tools and tips to help customers save energy – and money – as the region’s heat wave lingers during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Open Systems International, Inc. – City of St. George, Utah Selects OSI Technology for a New Distribution Management System

July 16, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by the city of St. George, Utah for a new SCADA and Distribution Management System (DMS). Based on OSI’s monarch operational technology (OT) platform, this new system will replace St. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables-led green hydrogen could be cost competitive by 2030: IHS

July 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Production of green hydrogen using renewable power for electrolysis could be cost competitive with incumbent methods by 2030, analysis by research firm IHS Markit has concluded. The analysis, compiled by IHS’ Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum, found that the cost […]