Renewable Energy

2023-01-30 20:23:54
by Dan McCue
DOE Provides $118M Boost to Domestic Biofuel Industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $118 million in funding for 17 projects intended to accelerate the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $118 million in funding for 17 projects intended to accelerate the production of sustainable biofuels for the nation’s transportation and manufacturing needs.  The selected projects, all being carried out at universities... Read More

2023-01-30 20:20:49
by Dan McCue
Administration Seeks Applications for $47M in Funding Aimed at Advancing Hydrogen Research

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making a total $47 million in funding available to accelerate the research, development and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making a total $47 million in funding available to accelerate the research, development and demonstration of affordable clean hydrogen technologies. The funding will be administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel... Read More

Taxes Slow India's Solar Power Rollout but Boost Manufacture

BENGALURU, India (AP) — In May last year Fortum India, a subsidiary of a Finnish solar developer, won the bid... Read More

BENGALURU, India (AP) — In May last year Fortum India, a subsidiary of a Finnish solar developer, won the bid for a solar power project in the state of Gujarat. The project was due to be completed three months ago... Read More

2023-01-30 15:16:40
by Dan McCue
ExxonMobil Affiliate to Invest $560M in Massive Renewable Diesel Facility

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil affiliate, Imperial Oil Ltd., is investing roughly $560 million to move forward with construction of the... Read More

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil affiliate, Imperial Oil Ltd., is investing roughly $560 million to move forward with construction of the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada.  According to a statement issued by ExxonMobil, the project at Imperial’s Strathcona refinery is... Read More

2023-01-30 15:07:30
by Dan McCue
Hydrogen Production Hub Proposed for US Gulf Coast

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen... Read More

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen hub on the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to a press release on the multinational energy company’s website, the project will... Read More

2023-01-23 19:11:18
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration to Host Floating Offshore Wind Summit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Depts. of Energy, Interior, Commerce and Transportation are teaming up to hold the first ever Floating... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Depts. of Energy, Interior, Commerce and Transportation are teaming up to hold the first ever Floating Offshore Wind Shot™ Summit on Feb. 22 and 23. The virtual two-day event will bring together policymakers, experts, community leaders... Read More

2023-01-23 17:19:24
by Dan McCue
EVs Take Center Stage at Washington Auto Show

WASHINGTON — Forget a weeklong vote to get a House speaker, when all is said and done, the biggest news... Read More

WASHINGTON — Forget a weeklong vote to get a House speaker, when all is said and done, the biggest news of the month may well be how electric vehicles dominated center stage at the Washington, D.C., Auto Show. The annual... Read More

2023-01-23 17:15:55
by Dan McCue
Consortium Releases Supply Chain ‘Road Map’ for US Offshore Wind Development

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, the government, industry stakeholders and investors will need to aggressively focus on the development of a domestic supply... Read More

Biden’s Next Climate Hurdle: Enticing Americans to Buy Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more... Read More

2023-01-14 15:13:42
by Dan McCue
Interior Department Prepping Update of Rules for Offshore Wind

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has updated its regulations for wind energy development on the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has updated its regulations for wind energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf and is poised to publish the proposal in the Federal Register as soon as this week. Laura... Read More

2023-01-13 19:44:31
by Kate Michael
Abu Dhabi Summit Gathers Climate Advocates in Advance of UAE’s COP28

ABU DHABI — World leaders, global CEOs and international sustainability advocates are set to gather in Abu Dhabi on Jan.... Read More

ABU DHABI — World leaders, global CEOs and international sustainability advocates are set to gather in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 16 and 17 for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week’s Summit, where they will discuss key sustainability issues for the coming year,... Read More

2023-01-09 20:25:27
by Dan McCue
Report Highlights Far-Reaching Benefits of Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON — A report from a trio of entities specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability quantifies their impact across key... Read More

WASHINGTON — A report from a trio of entities specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability quantifies their impact across key sectors of the American economy and demonstrates how efficiency investments reduce carbon emissions, lower energy bills and improve public health.... Read More

2023-01-09 17:01:04
by Dan McCue
South Dakota Permits Wind Farm With Lengthy List of Conditions

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has given its approval to a 71-turbine wind farm in the... Read More

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has given its approval to a 71-turbine wind farm in the central part of the state, but in doing so, it has specified 45 conditions that must be met in its... Read More

2023-01-09 14:51:48
by Dan McCue
New Report Touts Potential of Hydrogen Produced by Organic Waste

WASHINGTON — Biohydrogen, also called Bio-H2, produced by agricultural and other organic waste not only could be the cornerstone of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Biohydrogen, also called Bio-H2, produced by agricultural and other organic waste not only could be the cornerstone of a new cyclical energy system, but might also address emissions after all other economically feasible efforts have been made to... Read More

2023-01-05 21:45:08
by Dan McCue
Offshore Wind Project Nets $24.1M in Tax Incentives

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. — A project aimed at transforming a warehouse into a support facility for a pending offshore wind... Read More

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. — A project aimed at transforming a warehouse into a support facility for a pending offshore wind project has netted $24.1 million in tax breaks from the Town of Brookhaven in New York state. The sales, use... Read More

2022-12-19 18:59:05
by Dan McCue
$750M Dedicated to Dramatically Reduce Cost of Hydrogen Technologies

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is making $740 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding available to dramatically reduce the cost... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is making $740 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding available to dramatically reduce the cost of clean-energy technologies. According to department officials, who announced the funding last week, the infusion of money is crucial to... Read More

2022-12-16 16:29:13
by Dan McCue
$20M Going Toward Supporting Two Solar Projects in Maine

WASHINGTON — About $20 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding is headed to Maine where it will support the development... Read More

WASHINGTON — About $20 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding is headed to Maine where it will support the development of two large-scale solar energy projects. Both projects are being undertaken in the state’s 1st Congressional District, in southeastern coastal... Read More

2022-12-13 14:31:27
by TWN
Southern Company Is Building a Cleaner, Brighter Future

As the largest source of clean energy in the United States, carbon-free nuclear is helping Southern Company create a more... Read More

As the largest source of clean energy in the United States, carbon-free nuclear is helping Southern Company create a more diverse energy portfolio. The construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 wouldn’t have been possible without the extensive public-private... Read More

2022-12-12 21:19:07
by Dan McCue
USDA Invests Additional $325M to Promote ‘Climate-Smart Commodities’

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $325 million in 71 projects being undertaken under its Partnerships... Read More

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $325 million in 71 projects being undertaken under its Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities initiative. With this latest funding, announced Monday, the department has invested a total $3.1 billion in 141... Read More

2022-12-12 21:17:39
by Dan McCue
New York State Rolls Out EV Charging Stations Along Major East/West Corridor

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making it easier for drivers of electric vehicles to traverse the state’s southern... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making it easier for drivers of electric vehicles to traverse the state’s southern tier from the Hudson Valley to Western New York and Lake Erie. Long considered one of the state’s “fast charging... Read More

2022-12-12 20:32:24
by Dan McCue
Dominion Energy Reaches Key Milestone for Coastal Virginia Wind Project

RICHMOND, Va. — A major offshore wind project being undertaken by Dominion Energy off the Virginia coast reached a major... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — A major offshore wind project being undertaken by Dominion Energy off the Virginia coast reached a major regulatory milestone Monday when federal regulators announced the pending release of their draft environmental impact statement. If it wins final... Read More

2022-12-12 18:09:20
by Dan McCue
Report Outlines Challenges to Electrifying US Truck Fleet

WASHINGTON — Electrification of all vehicles in the U.S. would use about 40% of the electricity currently being generated across... Read More

WASHINGTON — Electrification of all vehicles in the U.S. would use about 40% of the electricity currently being generated across the country, with the domestic long-haul trucking industry accounting for about 10% of that energy use, according to a new... Read More

2022-12-12 17:45:16
by Dan McCue
Auction of California Offshore Wind Leases Draws $757M in Winning Bids

WASHINGTON — California’s first auction of offshore wind development rights received more than $757 million in winning bids, the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON — California’s first auction of offshore wind development rights received more than $757 million in winning bids, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced. In all, roughly 373,268 acres were earmarked for wind farm development, with the sites... Read More

2022-12-05 21:15:11
by Dan McCue
Wind Energy Health Benefits Surge When Switch Is Flipped on Fossil Fuels

BOSTON — The health benefits associated with wind power could more than quadruple if utility operators prioritized turning down output... Read More

BOSTON — The health benefits associated with wind power could more than quadruple if utility operators prioritized turning down output from the most polluting fossil fuel-based power plants when energy from wind is available, according to a new study from... Read More

2022-12-05 20:28:28
by Dan McCue
Investigation Finds Four Firms Evading Anti-Dumping Rules on Chinese Solar Panels

WASHINGTON — An investigation by the U.S. Commerce Department has found that four companies have been sending their products through... Read More

WASHINGTON — An investigation by the U.S. Commerce Department has found that four companies have been sending their products through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia in order to circumvent regulations aimed at curtailing the dumping of cheap Chinese solar cells and... Read More

2022-11-29 22:53:01
by Dan McCue
Treasury Dept. Clarifies Labor Rules for Green Energy Tax Credits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department has unveiled its initial guidance on the labor requirements that employers must meet in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department has unveiled its initial guidance on the labor requirements that employers must meet in order to qualify for bonus tax benefits for clean energy projects. The guidance announced Tuesday will be published in the... Read More

2022-11-28 21:47:57
by Dan McCue
Plug Power to Expand Hydrogen Fuel Cell Service for Food Logistics Firm

CARTERET, N.J. — FreezPak Logistics, a leading third-party logistics company in the consumer foods sector, has announced plans to expand... Read More

CARTERET, N.J. — FreezPak Logistics, a leading third-party logistics company in the consumer foods sector, has announced plans to expand its operations by utilizing the advantages offered by green hydrogen fuel cells provided by Latham, New York-based Plug Power Inc.... Read More

2022-11-28 17:20:55
by Dan McCue
$550M in Clean Energy Funding to Benefit State and Local Governments

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has issued a Notice of Intent announcing $550 million to support the deployment of community-based... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has issued a Notice of Intent announcing $550 million to support the deployment of community-based clean energy in state, tribal and local governments — an initiative it says will directly benefit more than 250 million... Read More

2022-11-28 17:19:27
by Dan McCue
Canadian Teachers Back Solar, Wind Project Acquisitions Across US

WASHINGTON — The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has agreed to provide $805 million in financing to NextEra Energy Partners... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has agreed to provide $805 million in financing to NextEra Energy Partners to help it acquire a 2 GW portfolio of solar, storage and wind assets across the United States. The deal... Read More

2022-11-28 17:12:37
by Dan McCue
Regulators Identify Proposed Wind Energy Areas Along Central Atlantic Coast

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has identified eight areas along the central Atlantic coast that regulators believe would be prime... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has identified eight areas along the central Atlantic coast that regulators believe would be prime locations for wind energy facilities. The so-called “draft wind energy areas” being considered by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management... Read More

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