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Global demise of coal -fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants

Global demise of coal-fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants China grapples with overcapacity by slowing coal plant construction while more U.S. plants have closed during the first three years of the Trump administration than in Obama’s two terms. The demise of coal is now a global phenomenon that — rather like Covid-19 — … Continue reading Global demise of coal -fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants

FERC Publishes 2020 #Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment

FERC Publishes 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment On May 21, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Offices of Energy Policy and Innovation and Electric Reliability jointly published and released their 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment. The report provides an overview of key market events and data for the nation’s ISOs/RTOs as … Continue reading FERC Publishes 2020 #Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment

COMMERCIAL-SCALE DEPLOYMENT OF SODIUM-ION BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

COMMERCIAL-SCALE DEPLOYMENT OF SODIUM-ION BATTERY TECHNOLOGY Although Li-ion batteries are currently the dominant technology in the rechargeable-battery sector, sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries possess many benefits in terms of sustainability, safety and costs, and are poised to greatly expand their commercial usage. Sodium-ion battery specialist Faradion Ltd. (Sheffield, U.K.; www.faradion.co.uk) — in its largest commercial deployment ever … Continue reading COMMERCIAL-SCALE DEPLOYMENT OF SODIUM-ION BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

New sodium-ion battery for large-scale energy storage

New sodium-ion battery for large-scale energy storage A viable sodium battery. Lithium-ion batteries are composed of materials such as cobalt and lithium, which are rare, expensive. With the growing demand for electricity storage, these materials will become harder to get and possibly more costly. Plus, Lithium-based batteries would also be problematic in meeting the tremendous … Continue reading New sodium-ion battery for large-scale energy storage

#Nevada ’s Renewable Energy Sector Faces Some Clouds And — Perhaps Soon — Sunny Days

Nevada’s Renewable Energy Sector Faces Some Clouds And — Perhaps Soon — Sunny Days After more than a decade of growth, Nevada’s fast-growing renewable energy sector faces storm clouds. Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the sector thousands of jobs, is delaying projects large and small, and in many areas is killing sales. But Nevada … Continue reading #Nevada ’s Renewable Energy Sector Faces Some Clouds And — Perhaps Soon — Sunny Days

NEW FEDERAL RULES WRITTEN TO INCREASE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPETITION IN #NEW_YORK

NEW FEDERAL RULES WRITTEN TO INCREASE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPETITION IN NEW YORK The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued orders imposing minimum bid prices on subsidized renewable energy resources in New York’s energy capacity market, increasing competition for power suppliers. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a suite of orders imposing minimum bid … Continue reading NEW FEDERAL RULES WRITTEN TO INCREASE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPETITION IN #NEW_YORK

What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption?

What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption? For a majority of the United States’ electricity and grid network’s 100 plus year history, utilities have largely been unchallenged monopolies because of high barriers to market entry, among other reasons. Traditionally, electricity generation in the United States has relied on large, centralized assets, such as coal-fired power plants, to … Continue reading What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption?