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Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies

Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies Power and water touch the lives of everyone. Someone has to hold the companies that deliver them to account. I have a confession to make. I love stories about utility companies. Always have. Always will. There are several reasons. First, and perhaps foremost, they check the … Continue reading Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies

What’s the biggest role for #hydrogen in a clean energy economy? It depends who you ask

What’s the biggest role for hydrogen in a clean energy economy? It depends who you ask Hydrogen could play multiple roles in the clean energy transition, from decarbonizing heavy industry to expanding energy storage — and even fixing the electric grid, according to panelists assembled by the nonprofit Our Energy Policy. But speakers at Wednesday’s … Continue reading What’s the biggest role for #hydrogen in a clean energy economy? It depends who you ask

U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals The current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power, according to a review recently released of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The analysis from Concentric Energy Advisors, commissioned by the … Continue reading U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says

Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says The report warns that because of long lead times, the window “may be closing” on transmission upgrades needed to support a range of renewable energy goals. A study of transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic states says that current … Continue reading Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says

#California eyes #Nevada_power

California eyes Nevada power Gridliance, an independent electric transmission company with assets in southwestern Nevada, is working to interconnect with California’s grid to deliver power generated by renewables in the Silver State. Gridliance has proposed to develop its Silverado Renewables Connection plan to the California Public Utilities Commission, as the Golden State works to source … Continue reading #California eyes #Nevada_power

Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning?

Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning? A first-of-its-kind transmission line proposed to help move Midwest wind energy east to the nation’s largest electricity market was designed to avoid pitfalls that dog similar projects. Instead of building a network of steel lattice towers and overhead wires, developers behind the 350-mile Soo Green HVDC Link … Continue reading Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning?

Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going Anywhere

Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going Anywhere “There is no scenario where hydrocarbons disappear,” the chief executive of Baker Hughes, Lorenzo Simonelli, said during his keynote speech at this year’s annual meeting in the company. Like other executives from the industry, Simonelli acknowledged and welcomed the energy transition, but he noted that a 100-percent renewable energy scenario … Continue reading Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going Anywhere