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Tag: energy consumption


Electric, Energy Consumption

DOE Launches $2.5B Fund to Upgrade and Build New Transmission Lines

May 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration has launched efforts to shape the $2.5 billion Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP), a key Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) initiative dedicated to building out critical new transmission lines and related facilities across the country. The Department […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

DOE aims to provide $13 million for community geothermal projects

May 11, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Heating and cooling represent significant energy needs for American homes and businesses—for instance, more than half of U.S. home energy use is for heating—and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the direct use of fossil fuels and electricity use. To […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

ZUVA rolls out first EV charging network in Zimbabwe

May 10, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

ZUVA has partnered with the local electric car manufacturer Electric Vehicle Centre Africa (EVCA), also known as BYD Zimbabwe, for the development and implementation of the first-ever EV charging network available for public use in Zimbabwe. The project will start […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Price Tag Tops $30 Billion

May 9, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

An updated financial report from one of the owners of the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion in Georgia shows the cost to build two new reactors has now topped $30 billion, more than double the original price tag expected for the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar supply chain issues could contribute to energy shortfalls in California this summer

May 9, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

California likely will have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power about 1.3 million homes when use is at its peak during the hot and dry summer months, state officials said Friday. Threats from drought, extreme heat […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why Eversource might exit its offshore wind partnership with Ørsted

May 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Eversource could exit its joint venture to develop offshore wind projects with Ørsted amid record-setting lease auctions in the U.S. The energy giant announced in its quarterly earnings report that it had launched a “strategic review” of the 50-50 partnership, […]


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, World

UK Leans Heavily on Nuclear in Bold New Energy Strategy

May 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A long-awaited energy strategy published by the UK government on April 6 lays out bold commitments that tackle Great Britain’s multi-pronged challenges, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions while ensuring energy security and affordability. The sweeping plan sharply reverses course on […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New Englanders support more offshore wind power – just don’t send it to New York

May 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

In Rhode Island, home to the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., most people support expanding offshore wind power – with one important caveat. Our research shows they’re less likely to support a wind power project if its energy […]


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 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

An untapped clean energy resource lies underneath our feet

April 28, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a historic decision ordering utilities to procure 11.5 GW of clean energy to come online between the years 2023 and 2026. Meeting this directive is especially daunting as the inherent intermittency […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What We Do Today Affects Tomorrow: SIDS Youth Embrace Renewables

April 28, 2022

Via: IRENA

Until recently, the closest junior high student Misheka Mitchel had ever come to solar power was reading about it in her schoolbooks. Then her school installed rooftop solar panels as part of the national drive to achieve 100 per cent […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind development plans advance on Pacific and Atlantic coasts

April 27, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Plans to develop offshore wind projects off Oregon and the central Atlantic coasts are moving forward. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it plans to issue two Calls for Information and Nominations on April 29, a move seen […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Energy-thirsty Bitcoin miners seek ways to dump fossil fuels

April 26, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

For the past year a company that “mines” cryptocurrency had what seemed the ideal location for its thousands of power-thirsty computers working around the clock to verify bitcoin transactions: the grounds of a coal-fired power plant in rural Montana. But […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

First Hydrogen Burn at Long Ridge HA-Class Gas Turbine Marks Triumph for GE

April 22, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Hydrogen combustion has begun at the 485-MW Long Ridge Energy Terminal combined cycle power plant—a flagship GE HA-class project that is purpose-built to transition from natural gas to hydrogen blends and ultimately be capable of burning 100% hydrogen. While the […]