Tag: energy consumption

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New US Energy Secretary shakes up DOE, calls for ‘hundreds of gigawatts’ of new clean energy

March 4, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The US will need “hundreds of gigawatts” of carbon-free energy installed within the next four years to meet its climate targets, new Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has said. Speaking during energy industry conference CERAWeek 2021, Granholm used her first speech […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Hydrogen Distribution: 20% Blend Today, 100% Pure Tomorrow?

March 1, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

85% of hydrogen doesn’t move at all in Europe. It’s consumed right where it’s made. So why so little part of the produced hydrogen is being transported? Hydrogen Value Chain Keep in mind that hydrogen itself is not the energy […]

Energy Consumption, World

Examining the Limits of ‘Energy Return on Investment’

March 1, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The energy transition isn’t just sounding the death knell for fossil fuels. According to some experts, it has also revealed flaws in an idea that has bugged some academics for decades: As we move to less energy-dense fuels, could we […]

News and Policies, U.S.

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 […]

News and Policies, U.S.

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. […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

SunPower increases revenue 2.9% in transformational year

February 18, 2021

Via: PV Resources

US solar installer SunPower reported a 2.9% increase in annual revenue in 2020 despite total installations falling 5% in what the company has described as a transformational year. In a year which saw it complete the spin off of its […]

News and Policies, U.S.

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

Study shows homeowners with PV are subsidizing their neighbors

February 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Beyond the environmental benefits and lower electric bills, it turns out installing solar panels on your house actually benefits your whole community. For years some utility companies have worried that solar panels drive up electric costs for people without panels. […]

News and Policies, State

GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

February 10, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean Energy to supply 47M gallons of renewable natural gas to Los Angeles buses

February 10, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a new agreement for an estimated 47.5 million gallons of its renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel the nation’s largest transit bus fleet. This […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Amazon gets into offshore wind via 380-MW PPA with Shell and Eneco

February 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Shell Energy Europe BV (Shell) and Amazon signed an agreement through which Shell will provide Amazon with 50% of the capacity (~380 MW) of the energy generated by the Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project. The offshore wind farm is operated […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Total acquires US solar projects

February 5, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Total strengthens its presence in the US market by acquiring a development pipeline of 2.2 GW of solar projects, and 600 MW of battery storage assets, all located in Texas. The projects are bought from SunChase Power, a renewable energy […]

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 […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Standard Solar builds 17 community solar plants in Mass and Michigan

February 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Standard Solar, Inc. has announced the financing and operation of 17 community solar projects in Minnesota and Massachusetts totaling 24.6 MW of capacity. Tax equity financing for these projects was secured in a partnership with Crestmark, a division of MetaBank. […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Insiders Remain Optimistic About the Future

February 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

It was about a year ago that COVID-19 gained the world’s attention. The first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 22, 2020. Since that time, more than […]