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Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants

Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants Mexico is far off track from its laws setting targets of 30% renewable energy generation by 2021, and 35% by 2024. The actions of the Lopez Obrador administration have only worsened prospects, taking multiple steps backward by pledging to construct a new oil … Continue reading Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants

#NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten NY Clean Energy NRDC is suing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in federal court to overturn two FERC orders that thwart New York’s development of clean energy: an order targeting storage and an order targeting demand response resources. These FERC orders undermine New York’s State efforts to … Continue reading #NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

#Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward #Virginia ’s Clean Energy Goals

Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward Virginia’s Clean Energy Goals Utility Dominion Energy is planning a major shift toward renewable energy and batteries as it looks to comply with Virginia’s ambitious new clean energy law. Dominion Virginia’s new integrated resource plan (IRP), announced Friday, represents a potentially historic shift for the … Continue reading #Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward #Virginia ’s Clean Energy Goals

FERC ‘s effort to undermine state clean energy policies cannot stand

FERC’s effort to undermine state clean energy policies cannot stand As attorneys general, my colleagues and I are the chief legal officers of our states, which are leading the charge in adopting policies to combat the rising threat of climate change. Our states are committed to the use of clean energy and energy efficiency programs … Continue reading FERC ‘s effort to undermine state clean energy policies cannot stand

‘All-Electric’ Movement Picks Up Speed, Catching Some Off Guard

‘All-Electric’ Movement Picks Up Speed, Catching Some Off Guard As cities across the nation embrace electric power as a cleaner alternative to natural gas, developers are scrambling to keep up. When Berkeley, Calif., became the first city in the country to ban natural gas hookups in new construction last July, no one knew the effects … Continue reading ‘All-Electric’ Movement Picks Up Speed, Catching Some Off Guard

#California has big clean energy ambitions, and is looking for better energy storage to realize them

California has big clean energy ambitions, and is looking for better energy storage to realize them Lithium-ion batteries have dominated the storage space for the last decade, largely due to declining costs caused by global build-out of storage manufacturing capacity for electric vehicle markets, according to Burwen. The technology is also familiar to the financial … Continue reading #California has big clean energy ambitions, and is looking for better energy storage to realize them

Meet the Startup Aiming to Turn Skyscrapers Into Clean Energy Batteries

Meet the Startup Aiming to Turn Skyscrapers Into Clean Energy Batteries Edinburgh-based startup Gravitricity has developed a unique energy battery system that, unlike conventional battery systems, can operate for decades without any reduction in performance. The falling cost of ever-maturing clean energy systems is well documented. Data shows that the costs for renewable energy technologies … Continue reading Meet the Startup Aiming to Turn Skyscrapers Into Clean Energy Batteries

#California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan California’s crusade to turn its electricity grid green is running into an increasingly serious obstacle: PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy. The utility last week won a key court ruling when a bankruptcy judge said federal regulators can’t stop PG&E from unraveling billions of dollars worth … Continue reading #California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

In #Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool

In Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool NORFOLK, Va. — Solar consultant Arthur Fichter IV has no doubt that coastal Virginia’s commercial sector would save millions on utility bills and be richer with arrays if the region had access to long-term financing for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. He … Continue reading In #Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool