- FERC's data shows US renewable generating capacity has surpassed coal
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. electrical generating capacity by renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) has now - for the first time - surpassed that of coal.
- 10 days ago 10 Jun 19, 2:43pm -
- In quest for bigger batteries, California mulls pumped hydro
As the sun sets on California’s solar farms, a backup energy source deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains springs to life.
- 10 days ago 10 Jun 19, 12:15pm -
- Offshore wind experts jockey for position as industry heats up in the US Northeast
A number of recent announcements highlight just how quickly and aggressively the U.S. offshore wind industry is growing in the Northeast. States are enacting offshore wind target capacity laws and initiatives and companies are setting up offices in the region and making strategic hires so they can p…
- 13 days ago 7 Jun 19, 5:19pm -
- It’s clean, powerful and available: Are you ready for hydrogen energy?
As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy systems are evolving, and evolving fast. The past 10 years have seen the rise (and dramatic cost reduction) of renewable energy such as wind and solar, to the extent that they are no longer considered alternative energy. They have bec…
- 14 days ago 6 Jun 19, 3:12pm -
- LevelTen receives series B funding; arranges 146-MW PPA for Starbucks
Seattle, WA-based LevelTen Energy helps corporate buyers of renewable energy find and purchase energy from solar and wind projects within North America through its procurement platform. The company says its solution reduces the cost, complexity, and risk of renewable energy power purchase agreements…
- 15 days ago 5 Jun 19, 5:46pm -
- PJM looks to plug ‘leaks’ sprouting from patchwork of state carbon policies
The nation’s largest electric grid operator is grappling with how to prevent state climate policies from merely pushing emissions — and costs — across state lines.
- 17 days ago 3 Jun 19, 3:02pm -
- India's largest coal-fired power producer appoints renewables head to speed transition
State-run NTPC Ltd., India’s largest coal-fired power producer, is appointing a new head of its renewables team to speed up its expansion into clean energy, according to a company official with knowledge of the plan.
- 21 days ago 30 May 19, 3:20pm -
- Rhode Island utility commissioners approve Revolution offshore wind PPA
The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the PPA with utility National Grid for 400 MW in wind power capacity from the Revolution Wind project. Project developer DWW Rev 1 LLC is a joint venture of New England utility Eversource and Ãrsted U.S. Offshore Wind.
- 22 days ago 29 May 19, 9:56pm -
- Bermuda Electric Light Company installs 10-MW/5.5-MWh energy storage system
Yesterday, energy storage company Saft said it delivered and installed a turnkey Energy Storage System to Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO). The system provides up to 10 MW power for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability and has a storage capacity of 5.5MWh, said t…
- 22 days ago 29 May 19, 2:21pm -
- Renewables set to outspend oil and gas exploration in APAC by 2020
Renewables energy investment in Asia excluding China will overtake spending on upstream oil and gas projects in the region as soon as next year, according to Rystad Energy.
- 23 days ago 28 May 19, 3:32pm -
- Advocates want next phase of ComEd microgrid powered by renewables
Stakeholders including clean energy and community groups are watching closely as ComEd begins the second phase of a microgrid pilot project in Chicago.
- 28 days ago 23 May 19, 7:51pm -
- Oil companies join corporate lobbying push for U.S. carbon tax
Oil companies, automakers and consumer products manufacturers will unleash a campaign for a U.S. tax on carbon dioxide emissions even though it may lead to higher prices for their products.
- 30 days ago 21 May 19, 5:10pm -
- Xcel Energy sets course for coal-free, renewable-heavy future
This week, Xcel Energy announced plans to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is part of the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using natural gas and operating its Montice…
- 30 days ago 21 May 19, 4:53pm -
- Australia's climate wars set to heat up after coal champion wins
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s surprise victory in Australia’s election was a win for the coal industry and ensures the debate about tackling climate change will continue to polarize the nation.
- 31 days ago 20 May 19, 1:42pm -
- Germans pessimistic on energiewende success
People in Germany are more pessimistic than the rest of Europe regarding their country’s progress on its energy transition, or engergiewende.
- 31 days ago 20 May 19, 8:30am -
- Associated Electric Cooperative signs 20-year PPA for 265 MW of wind power
Enel Green Power North America announced on Thursday that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) between its subsidiary White Cloud Wind Project, LLC and Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), a power utility based in Springfield, Missouri. In line with the agreement, AECI will purchas…
- 34 days ago 17 May 19, 4:40pm -
- More US offshore wind development as Germany’s EnBW sets up New Jersey office
On Thursday this week, Mayor Steven Fulop welcomed EnBW North America to Jersey City in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. New Jersey Economic Development Authority Senior Vice President Brian Sabina and others gathered to officially open the German subsidiary’s first U.S. office and marking its entrance…
- 34 days ago 17 May 19, 3:01pm -
- CellCube to bring grid scale vanadium battery to South Australia
Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed on to build a 50MW storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia.
- 34 days ago 17 May 19, 2:16pm -
- Utility-scale wind energy ramping up for one of best years in U.S.
EIA data forecasts that U.S. wind capacity added this year should total 12.7 GW, by far the best since 2012’s record of 13.3 GW. That was the year the production tax credit (PTC) was originally supposed to phase out, although it was extended.
- 35 days ago 16 May 19, 5:10pm -
- Ameren tests software that could unlock future ‘transactive energy marketplace’
Ameren is preparing to test a Canadian company’s software that could someday help usher in a radically different business model for the utility.
- 36 days ago 15 May 19, 1:29pm -
- Former Massachusetts coal plant to be transformed into clean energy center
This week, diversified real estate acquisition and development firm Commercial Development Company and transmission developer Anbaric said they plan to build a renewable energy center at Brayton Point Commerce Center in Somerset, Massachusetts. The site is the former home of the Brayton Point Coal P…
- 37 days ago 14 May 19, 4:01pm -
- Offshore wind will need bigger boats. Much bigger boats
How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a crane that can lift the weight of 1,100 Chevy Suburban SUVs.
- 37 days ago 14 May 19, 3:01pm -
- EU corporates want renewable energy but bureaucracy and regulations are holding them back
This week energy developer BayWa r.e. published its Energy Report 2019, which surveyed 1,200 European corporations about their attitudes toward renewable energy.
- 38 days ago 13 May 19, 7:35pm -
- Hydrogen: key to a zero-carbon future, or a costly distraction?
The U.K.’s push for a low-carbon economy has some notable successes, but the hardest part of the battle has barely started.
- 38 days ago 13 May 19, 3:45pm -
- Enel joins Boston’s Greentown Labs to scout for clean energy startups
This week, Enel S.p.A. announced the opening of its newest Innovation Hub in Boston at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States. The Hub will provide Enel, one of the world’s leading power companies, access to Greentown Labs’ startup community and innovation e…
- 41 days ago 10 May 19, 7:05pm -
- Two companies align to help wind project owners maximize energy output with machine learning
This week global engineering company Emerson announced that it had formed a 3-year alliance with Vayu to combine Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimization technology. The new technology will optimize wind farms in the Americas, Caribbean and Europ…
- 41 days ago 10 May 19, 12:22pm -
- Washington becomes fifth state in the US to aim for 100 percent clean energy
This week in Seattle, Washington, Senate Bill 5116 was signed into law in by Governor Jay Inslee after passing the state legislature earlier this month. This bill cuts out coal power by 2025 and requires an equitable transition to 100 percent clean electricity for the entire state by 2045.
- 43 days ago 8 May 19, 3:14pm -
- New Google-supported project will measure and publicize carbon-emission data from every power plant in the world
Tuesday brings a somewhat mind-blowing announcement in the world of power plants and pollution. In a nutshell: A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power…
- 43 days ago 8 May 19, 3:01pm -
- LA is next city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals
As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year.
- 43 days ago 8 May 19, 2:58pm -
- Siemens to spin off gas and power business
Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa.
- 43 days ago 8 May 19, 12:24pm -
- IEA alarmed as new renewables capacity stalls
Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.
- 44 days ago 7 May 19, 11:11am -
- In Illinois, storage is among the next hurdles for renewables expansion
ComEd sees a significant role for energy storage on Illinois’ electric grid as the state works toward realizing its ambitious renewable goals.
- 48 days ago 3 May 19, 3:58pm -
- Northeast planned offshore wind farms already bringing economic growth to the region
Even though there is only one small existing offshore wind farm in the Northeast, the 30-MW Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, two announcements this week highlight the growing economic importance of the region's burgeoning offshore wind industry.
- 48 days ago 3 May 19, 10:05am -
- UK carbon reduction plan includes massive buildout of offshore wind, EV infrastructure
British people need to fly less, drive electric cars, eat little meat and turn their home thermostats down to 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) in order to rein in greenhouse gases damaging the planet.
- 49 days ago 2 May 19, 2:20pm -
- Climate experts tell UK to set zero carbon target for 2050
Developing carbon capture and storage technology and low-carbon hydrogen is “a necessity not an option” for the UK to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050.
- 49 days ago 2 May 19, 9:58am -
- DNV GL launches digital platform for renewable PPAs
Energy advisory and certification body DNV GL has launched a new digital platform for renewable energy power purchase agreements.
- 51 days ago 1 May 19, 8:00am -
- Clean energy engineering experts share blueprints for zero-emission buildings
Buildings account for nearly four-tenths of U.S. energy consumption through heating, cooling and other electricity use, according to the Energy Information Administration. And if that energy comes from fossil fuels, it releases more greenhouse gases that drive human-caused climate change.
- 51 days ago 30 Apr 19, 2:51pm -
- The biggest US market for tiny wind farms isn't the breeziest
Turns out the best place to install a small turbine in the U.S. isn’t the Plains, where winds blow the strongest, but the Northeast where the incentives are better.
- 52 days ago 29 Apr 19, 3:44pm -
- Siemens Gamesa to supply 43 wind turbines to Canadian project
With more than 3,000 MW installed in Canada, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the market leader by cumulative installed capacity
- 55 days ago 26 Apr 19, 6:26pm -
- Ball Corporation plans 100 percent renewable push; purchases 388 MW of wind and solar
This week global energy and infrastructure group, Eversheds Sutherland, announced that it helped Ball Corporation secure two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) – one wind and one solar – for a total of 388 MW of new renewable energy. According to Ball, these agreements will allow the comp…
- 55 days ago 26 Apr 19, 3:48pm -
- New York commits another $280M for energy storage
This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $280 million of support is available for energy storage projects.
- 55 days ago 26 Apr 19, 3:10pm -
- GE expanding Turkish wind turbine blade factory; hiring 300 workers
This week LM Wind Power, a subsidiary of GE Renewable Energy, announced its plan to recruit 300 additional employees at its wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Bergama, Turkey.
- 56 days ago 25 Apr 19, 5:01pm -
- General Mills inks 200-MW Clean Energy PPA for Texas wind power
The wind farm will produce renewable energy credits that, combined with the company’s previous agreement, should equal 100 percent of electricity used annually at General Mill’s domestic facilities.
- 56 days ago 25 Apr 19, 1:30pm -
- Nevada is the fourth US state to commit to 100 percent clean energy
Nevada is joining the growing list of U.S. places that aim to ban fossil fuels from its electricity supply.
- 58 days ago 23 Apr 19, 5:49pm -
- The world’s longest wind turbine blade rolled off the assembly line last week
Last week, LM Wind Power said it had successfully manufactured the world’s first wind turbine blade to surpass 100 meters in length.
- 59 days ago 22 Apr 19, 3:21pm -
- In Michigan, developer cancels plan for large Upper Peninsula wind project
Citing planning delays, a global renewable energy developer has canceled plans for a major wind project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
- 59 days ago 22 Apr 19, 2:24pm -
- Mayor: PG&E assets are ‘great’ opportunity to bring clean energy to San Francisco
San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to take over some of the company’s assets for the city’s power needs, a move that would shake up California’s largest utility and remake the state’s energy landscape.
- 63 days ago 18 Apr 19, 2:39pm -
- Three strategies for building solar and wind energy systems on potentially contaminated lands
Building solar and wind energy projects on potentially contaminated lands can be a golden opportunity, both effective and cost-effective, for developers. The 120-acre Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation Superfund site was recently redeveloped with a utility-scale solar farm and is a prime example of t…
- 64 days ago 17 Apr 19, 8:23pm -
- In Northeast, more research needed on offshore wind’s impact on fishing
As plans for wind farms across New England’s waters progress, fishermen continue to express concerns about the impact of the burgeoning offshore wind industry on their livelihoods.
- 64 days ago 17 Apr 19, 4:10pm -
- Vermont utility launches vision for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030
This weekend at its “Earth Day Every Day Fair,” Green Mountain Power announced an energy vision to have a 100 percent carbon free energy supply by 2025 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The utility said the move is among the most aggressive carbon targets for a utility of GMP’s size in…
- 64 days ago 17 Apr 19, 1:39pm -