Warned of ‘massive’ climate-led extinction, a US energy firm funded crisis denial ads In 1980, a report circulated to a division of one of the biggest coal-burning utilities in the US warned that “fossil fuel combustion” was rapidly warming the atmosphere and could cause a “massive extinction of plant and animal species” along with a … Continue reading Warned of ‘massive’ climate-led extinction, a US energy firm funded crisis denial ads
Biden Pausing Solar Tariffs, Pushes for U.S. Production The White House is moving to support the solar power industry, including U.S. manufacturing of solar panels and other equipment, by pausing tariffs on imported solar panels from four Southeast Asian countries. The 24-month moratorium announced June 6 will exist while U.S. officials continue to look at … Continue reading Biden Pausing Solar Tariffs, Pushes for U.S. Production
American Electric Power moves to buy 1GW in US southwest wind and solar in $2.2bn swoop Developer American Electric Power (AEP) is seeking approval from regulators in US states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas to buy a trio of renewable energy projects totalling just under 1GW of capacity, including one of the largest PV arrays … Continue reading American Electric Power moves to buy 1GW in US southwest wind and solar in $2.2bn swoop
Electricity Bills In Texas Have Jumped An Average Of 70% Texans aren’t only getting hit at the pump. Things are also heating up at home because compared to last year, electricity bills are also way up. According to the state’s Power to Choose website (via The Dallas Morning News), the average residential rate in Texas … Continue reading Electricity Bills In #Texas Have Jumped An Average Of 70%
Turning High-Rise Buildings Into Batteries With the rapid reduction in the costs of renewable energy generation, such as wind and solar power, there is a growing need for energy storage technologies to make sure that electricity supply and demand are balanced properly. IIASA researchers have come up with a new energy storage concept that could … Continue reading Turning High-Rise Buildings Into Batteries
The case for nuclear energy WASHINGTON (TND) — Nuclear energy has made headlines in recent weeks, especially due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But recently, there have been calls to transition from coal and oil to cleaner energy and some think nuclear power is the answer. The National Desk’s Fact Check Team is looking into … Continue reading The case for nuclear energy
21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites The 205-megawatt (MW) Tranquillity solar facility in Fresno County, California has been in operation since 2016. In 2021, the utility-scale site was retrofitted with two battery energy storage systems (BESS) totaling 72 MW / 288 MWh, to help mitigate intermittency issues and improve the site’s overall … Continue reading 21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites
Finland Gets Nuclear; Why Don’t We? Even long-time opponents of nuclear power are starting to see the light. Finland’s Green Party, for example, recently voted to support nuclear energy, including a demand to streamline the approval process for small modular reactors. With Russia cutting off natural gas deliveries, the Finns have come to realize that … Continue reading Finland Gets Nuclear; Why Don’t We?
Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility Nestled in the hills of Morrow County, hundreds of solar panels and wind turbines are generating a product that will soon be in high demand around the state — clean electric energy. But storing large amounts of renewable energy has proven challenging. Wind and … Continue reading #Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility
NAESB Role in DERs and DER Aggregation: What Do FERC and the States Think? In May 2022, with some, but relatively little, acknowledgment in the trade press, the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), at the behest of the Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), announced … Continue reading #NAESB Role in DERs and DER Aggregation: What Do FERC and the States Think?