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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

Subsidies a Bone of Contention as Renewable Energy Producers Seek Federal Ruling

Subsidies a Bone of Contention as Renewable Energy Producers Seek Federal Ruling Supporters of expanding renewable energy are headed for a showdown with New England’s energy market operator at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over an arcane rule that could have major implications in the near future for how much is invested in solar and … Continue reading Subsidies a Bone of Contention as Renewable Energy Producers Seek Federal Ruling

#Oklahoma is making trials for its renewable energy potential

Oklahoma is making trials for its renewable energy potential The Rush Springs Energy Storage Facility in Oklahoma is conducting trials for NextEra Energy’s renewable energy. The facility is hosting nine structures that will be pairing with the grid for more tests. The structures contain numerous batteries capable of running a laptop. Those batteries give NextEra’s … Continue reading #Oklahoma is making trials for its renewable energy potential

Why Renewables Did Not Cause #California ’s #Rolling_Blackouts

Why Renewables Did Not Cause California’s Rolling Blackouts Overview During the week of August 15, California experienced a record-breaking heatwave, spiking energy demand as residents turned up their air conditioning for relief from the scorching temperatures. As the need for electricity intensified, so did the stress on California’s electrical grid, causing the state’s energy grid … Continue reading Why Renewables Did Not Cause #California ’s #Rolling_Blackouts

Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico

Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico According to the 2019–2033 National Electric System Development Programme (PRODESEN 2019–2033), in 2018 renewable energy production in Mexico accounted for approximately 16.7 per cent of the total generation output countrywide (equal to 53,019GWh). Hydropower is still the main renewable energy resource (based on the fact that the Mexican … Continue reading Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico

#Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far

Mexico’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far When Andres Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico in July 2018, he promised to return the country’s energy companies to their former glory. Since then, his policies have turned away renewable investment and prompted an internal legal struggle. In his first speech following election, … Continue reading #Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far

#Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion

Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion Earlier this year, Mexico’s National Center of Energy Control (CENACE) issued a controversial directive limiting the amount of renewable energy that could be generated in the country. The order suspended licences for renewable energy plants set to begin operational testing after May 3. Two weeks later, the Energy Secretariat … Continue reading #Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion

#Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

Mexico’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now Mexico’s once fast-growing wind and solar power market is coping with uncertainty due to regulatory changes announced since late April, but insiders remain committed to the country based on its long-term potential. “Right now, we have a competitive market,” said Daniel García, senior business manager at Atlas … Continue reading #Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now