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Clean Energy Deal Tracker: #Facebook, #Microsoft and #L’Oreal shape strong quarter

Clean Energy Deal Tracker: Facebook, Microsoft and L’Oreal shape strong quarter Large companies announced deals for at least 1,731 megawatts of capacity in renewable power during the first quarter of this year, in a sign of continued strong corporate demand for clean energy. The amount of clean energy that businesses contracted for during the first … Continue reading Clean Energy Deal Tracker: #Facebook, #Microsoft and #L’Oreal shape strong quarter

This cleantech hotspot is giving New York and California a run for their money

This cleantech hotspot is giving New York and California a run for their money California and New York often steal the spotlight on cleantech innovation, but those in the know are keeping their eye on Illinois. The energy sector has been undergoing rapid change in the Land of Lincoln, thanks to a slew of innovative … Continue reading This cleantech hotspot is giving New York and California a run for their money

CAISO approves clean energy, storage and system upgrades to replace gas plant

CAISO approves clean energy, storage and system upgrades to replace gas plant The state’s grid operator has chosen utility PG&E’s proposed mix of substation upgrades, energy storage, renewable energy and demand response to replace a petroleum-fired plant. California has become the cutting edge of the energy transition in the United States. Not only was the … Continue reading CAISO approves clean energy, storage and system upgrades to replace gas plant

CAISO Backs PG&E Clean Energy Plan for #Oakland

CAISO Backs PG&E Clean Energy Plan for Oakland The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has approved a request from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to provide a mixture of energy storage, energy efficiency, and system-wide upgrades to ensure reliable electricity in the Oakland, California, area, after the retirement of an aging Dynegy jet fuel-powered … Continue reading CAISO Backs PG&E Clean Energy Plan for #Oakland

CAISO Approves PG&E #Oakland Clean Energy Initiative

CAISO Approves PG&E Oakland Clean Energy Initiative PG&E’s Oakland Clean Energy Initiative (OCEI) will provide a green and innovative option that uses local clean-energy resources, including energy storage, energy efficiency and electric-system upgrades, to ensure transmission grid reliability in Oakland when the current power plant at 50 Martin Luther King Jr. Way is retired. PG&E … Continue reading CAISO Approves PG&E #Oakland Clean Energy Initiative

To compete globally, clean energy industry needs a federal partner

To compete globally, clean energy industry needs a federal partner The current transformation in clean energy technology is nothing short of astounding. The industrial leaders of the 20th century can’t count on keeping their perch in the rapidly changing world we find ourselves in. China alone accounted for nearly half of global clean energy investment … Continue reading To compete globally, clean energy industry needs a federal partner

Lithium Seen as Lifeline for Oil Majors in Clean Energy Future

Lithium Seen as Lifeline for Oil Majors in Clean Energy Future Lithium could be a lifeline for oil majors as the energy industry shifts toward lower-polluting alternatives to fossil fuels, said Jeff McDermott of Greentech Capital Advisors LLC. “Their specialty is resource extraction,” McDermott, managing partner of the New York-based boutique investment bank advising energy … Continue reading Lithium Seen as Lifeline for Oil Majors in Clean Energy Future

Power Giant #AEP Talks Up Clean Energy, but Coal Is Still King in Its Portfolio

Power Giant AEP Talks Up Clean Energy, but Coal Is Still King in Its Portfolio The utility has won praise for its wind and solar plans, but it’s still fighting to keep old, coal-fired power plants on the grid. When American Electric Power (AEP) announced what it called a significant decarbonization program, a lot of … Continue reading Power Giant #AEP Talks Up Clean Energy, but Coal Is Still King in Its Portfolio

Could blockchain – based apps help advance clean energy?

Could blockchain-based apps help advance clean energy? While sometimes dismissed as a solution in search of a problem, blockchain-based applications are being pursued by companies in the Northeast and Texas, among other places, as a possible way to streamline clean energy transactions. Blockchain – the digital code that is used to create cryptocurrencies such as … Continue reading Could blockchain – based apps help advance clean energy?