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NARUC digs into commercial EV charging rates as federal government requires states to review offers

Utility Dive - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 06:00

Commercial EV rates should offer savings over traditional vehicle fuels and help manage the grid efficiently, NARUC said.

FERC acting Chairman Phillips says priorities are reliability, transmission and environmental justice

Utility Dive - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 05:56

“It is important that we consider the voices of historically disadvantaged communities in our decisions," Phillips said during his first open meeting leading the agency.

Nuclear power gets another look in ‘all-of-the-above’ energy approach as climate worries mount

Utility Dive - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 05:00

Federal money and state legislation are combining to boost nuclear power as policymakers race to achieve reduced greenhouse gas emissions goals. 

Texas regulators adopt performance credit in market overhaul proceeding, teeing up battle with lawmakers

Utility Dive - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 04:44

Regulators "chose to ignore the clear direction" of the Texas legislature, said Sen. Charles Schwertner, an author of legislation that initiated the Texas energy market changes.

Importance of Safety in the Renewable Energy Industry

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
The renewable energy industry continues to grow with more interest in using wind, solar, and hydropower to generate electricity. Some of the best known types of renewable resources include wind, using windmills and turbines, and solar panels that use the sun to generate electricity.

Liverpool To Have One Of The UK's Largest EV Charging Networks As Ubitricity Triples Capacity 

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
Liverpool City Council has appointed ubitricity, a wholly owned Shell subsidiary, to install a network of 300 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge points – with the locations chosen by residents and businesses. The additional charge points are set to treble Liverpool City Council's existing netw­ork of 150 charge points to 450. 

FERC Foresees Solar Providing Two-Thirds Of New U.S. Generating Capacity  Over The Next Three Years 

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
Based upon a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), solar will account for nearly two-thirds (66.00%) of "high probability" additions to installed utility-scale generating capacity in the U.S. over the next three years.

Orestes Hydrogen Equity and Growth Portfolio launches 100 million euro portfolio to assist 2030 clean energy transition in Europe

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
Sustainable investment solution provider Orestes has launched its third offering, the Orestes Hydrogen Equity and Growth Portfolio which is targeting a 100 million euro raise and will offer investors access to private companies operating in the European hydrogen economy.

SYMBIOSYST agrivoltaics project to be launched shortly in January 2023

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
A new solar PV project called the SYMBIOSYST project is to be launched shortly, properly called agrivoltaics, agri-PV or agro-PV, combining agriculture and solar power by making dual use of land for agriculture and solar energy generation.

Guidehouse Insights estimates number of grid-interactive buildings will grow to 203 million in 2031

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
A new report from Guidehouse Insights analyses the growth of grid-interactive buildings engaged with three primary technologies - demand response (DR), solar power generation, and battery energy storage – which are expected to increase from 67.9 million in 2022 to 202.5 million in 2031, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9 percent.

H2B2 Electrolyzers will Expand GP JOULE's Green Hydrogen Production

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
H2B2, a global technology company in the hydrogen energy sector, will provide five 2 MW electrolyzers for green hydrogen projects initiated by GP JOULE, a system provider for integrated energy solutions from sun, wind and biomass as well as a partner at supply level for electricity, heat, electromobility and hydrogen.

Canada-Harnessing solar energy: new method improves readings of double-sided panels

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
A leading laboratory in photonics and renewable energy at the University of Ottawa has developed a new method for measuring the solar energy produced by bifacial solar panels, the double-sided solar technology which is expected to meet increased global energy demands moving forward.

Lightsource bp closes first tax equity deal with Wells Fargo for 481 megawatt solar portfolio

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
Lightsource bp has successfully closed on a $267 million tax equity investment from Fortune 500 Wells Fargo & Company, which will support the construction and operation of a two-project solar PV portfolio totaling 481 megawatt dc (MW) in Louisiana and Arkansas.

PSEG to Sell its 25% Equity Stake in Ocean Wind 1 to Ørsted

Renewable Energy Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) has agreed to sell Ørsted its 25% equity stake in the Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind energy project, providing Ørsted with 100% ownership of the project. Ørsted, America's largest offshore wind energy company, will proceed with development of the project with PSEG supporting onshore infrastructure construction. 

EPA details its carbon crackdown on industry, and fossil fuel generators are not happy

Renew Economy - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 20:28

EPA unveils its carbon crackdown. Coal generators say it is all too much, and environmentalists say it is not nearly enough.

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Italian energy giant gets approval for “very first” solar and battery hybrid in Australia

Renew Economy - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 20:12

Italian energy group says it has secured the "very first" approval for a solar farm and battery storage project to be connected at the same point in Australia.

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Administrators seek funds as they prepare Sun Cable sale and billionaire bidding war

Renew Economy - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 19:59

Administrators say Sun Cable to be put up for sale before the end of month, preparing for bidding war between Australia's two richest men.

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Government steps in to pave way for wind addition to solar and hydro hybrid

Renew Economy - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 19:27

Queensland government steps in to give priority to the wind component of Kidston clean energy hub, which will be the first to combine wind, solar and pumped hydro.

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Dud weather forecasts prove a headache for AEMO, particularly in biggest load centre

Renew Economy - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 19:14

AEMO dumps one weather forecaster but is still not happy with the results from its new panel. The problem is worst at the country's biggest retail load centre.

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Why networks should not be left in charge of Labor’s community battery plans

Renew Economy - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 19:05

Federal Labor's plans to install 400 community batteries is a good idea. But not if they end up being handed to monopoly networks.

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