Renewable Energy

2022-08-19 14:06:11
by Dan McCue
US Wind Energy Market Continues Robust Growth Trend, DOE Says

WASHINGTON — A trio of market reports compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy show that the nation’s wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — A trio of market reports compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy show that the nation’s wind energy sector is continuing to grow at a robust pace. The reports, unveiled Thursday, document data and trends in wind energy... Read More

2022-08-19 14:05:04
by Dan McCue
White House Assessing Interest in Floating Wind Farms Off the Coast of Maine

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a new phase in its push to expand offshore wind energy development,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a new phase in its push to expand offshore wind energy development, publishing not one but two requests for comment from anyone interested in the concept of building floating wind farms along... Read More

2022-08-18 18:30:41
by Dan McCue
Inflation Reduction Act Gives Major Boost to Hydrogen Sector

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday, business leaders throughout the renewable... Read More

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday, business leaders throughout the renewable energy sector cheered the finalization of the nation’s largest ever investment in climate and the clean energy solutions of the... Read More

2022-08-18 13:25:43
by Dan McCue
Treasury, IRS Issue Guidance on New Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance Tuesday on changes to the tax credit... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance Tuesday on changes to the tax credit for electric vehicles now that President Joe Biden has signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. While the reforms in... Read More

2022-08-15 22:17:51
by Kate Michael
Analysts Consider Areas of US-Japan Collaboration for Energy, Environmental Risk Reduction

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are two countries known for protecting and promoting leading-edge technologies, but given lessons... Read More

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are two countries known for protecting and promoting leading-edge technologies, but given lessons learned over the past few years, “just having innovation is not sufficient,” according to Tatsuya Terazawa, chairman and CEO of... Read More

2022-08-15 19:43:36
by Dan McCue
$44M Available From DOE for Innovation in Geothermal Sector

WASHINGTON — Up to $44 million is being made available for projects to develop and test technology to foster innovation... Read More

WASHINGTON — Up to $44 million is being made available for projects to develop and test technology to foster innovation in enhanced geothermal energy systems, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday. The funding opportunity is being managed by the... Read More

2022-08-15 18:50:30
by Dan McCue
Comment Period Extended on Gulf Wind Energy Proposal

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the deadline to make comments on two potential wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the deadline to make comments on two potential wind energy areas in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf to Sept. 2. Previously the deadline for responses and comments had... Read More

2022-08-15 18:23:53
by Dan McCue
Massachusetts Governor Signs Climate Bill

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy... Read More

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy and sets limits on fossil fuel use. The Massachusetts state Legislature passed the bill at a time when the federal... Read More

2022-08-15 16:30:33
by Dan McCue
Ford Makes ‘Largest Renewable Energy Purchase’ With DTE Energy

DETROIT — The Ford Motor Company has signed an agreement to purchase 650 MW of solar power from Michigan utility... Read More

DETROIT — The Ford Motor Company has signed an agreement to purchase 650 MW of solar power from Michigan utility DTE Energy in a bid to make the car maker’s Michigan operations carbon free by 2025 — a full decade... Read More

2022-08-12 21:02:38
by Dan McCue
Dominion Energy Pilot Project Advances Solar With Storage Technology

POWHATAN, Va. — Dominion Energy successfully completed an energy storage pilot project last week that could extend the reach of... Read More

POWHATAN, Va. — Dominion Energy successfully completed an energy storage pilot project last week that could extend the reach of solar power in the mid-Atlantic region. The pilot project was carried out at the Scott Solar facility in Powhatan, which... Read More

2022-08-11 19:38:30
by Dan McCue
Three Firms Share in $500K Prize Aimed at Harnessing Energy From the Sea

WASHINGTON — Maiden Wave Energy, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of three winners of a federal contest to come up... Read More

WASHINGTON — Maiden Wave Energy, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of three winners of a federal contest to come up with unique ways to capture marine energy to power hurricane-monitoring systems. The company, which filed its first patent for an... Read More

2022-08-09 21:52:33
by Dan McCue
Comprehensive Databases of Local Wind, Solar Siting Ordinances Released

GOLDEN, Colo. — Project developers seeking to build renewable energy projects in the U.S. got a big leg up Tuesday... Read More

GOLDEN, Colo. — Project developers seeking to build renewable energy projects in the U.S. got a big leg up Tuesday with the release of two new databases of state and local wind and solar energy zoning ordinances by the National... Read More

2022-08-08 21:48:49
by Dan McCue
With Senate Passage, Nation on Cusp of Having First Climate Law

WASHINGTON — “It wasn’t on the scoreboard one month ago,” Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., marveled when talking to reporters over... Read More

WASHINGTON — “It wasn’t on the scoreboard one month ago,” Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., marveled when talking to reporters over the weekend, but in just a matter of days a budget reconciliation bill long presumed dead was suddenly a “historic”... Read More

2022-08-08 20:37:58
by Dan McCue
Local Constraints Causing Headwinds for Wind Energy Sector

WASHINGTON — No one ever said reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 was going to be easy, but a new... Read More

WASHINGTON — No one ever said reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 was going to be easy, but a new report from ClearPath suggests several constraints, including local opposition, regulatory delays and supply chain issues could dramatically limit the nation’s... Read More

Not so Fast: California's Last Nuke Plant Might Run Longer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on... Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating... Read More

2022-08-05 18:17:58
by Dan McCue
DOE to Host Webinar on Community Solar Awards Program Aug. 18

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership will host a webinar on Aug. 18 to explain... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership will host a webinar on Aug. 18 to explain its new Sunny Award prize program, the awards to be given and how to nominate a community solar project or... Read More

2022-08-05 15:08:13
by Dan McCue
Maryland Receives $22.9M Grant to Expand Offshore Wind Workforce

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Labor has received a $22.9 million Good Jobs Challenge grant from the federal... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Labor has received a $22.9 million Good Jobs Challenge grant from the federal government to help it implement a new apprenticeship model to support the region’s growing offshore wind industry. The Maryland project... Read More

2022-08-04 14:30:48
by Kate Michael
Alaska Airlines' Sustainable Jet Fuel Agreement Looks to Shift Market 

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines and 14 airlines of the Oneworld Alliance announced Tuesday an agreement with biofuel company Gevo, Inc.... Read More

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines and 14 airlines of the Oneworld Alliance announced Tuesday an agreement with biofuel company Gevo, Inc. that could further kick-start the commercialization of sustainable aviation fuel.  The agreement provides for Alaska Airlines to purchase 37 million... Read More

2022-08-02 20:46:48
by Dan McCue
$26M to Be Awarded for Projects Demonstrating Grid Can Run Reliably on Renewables

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy plans to award a total of $26 million to fund projects that will... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy plans to award a total of $26 million to fund projects that will demonstrate the nation's electricity grid can reliably run on a mix of solar, wind, energy storage and other clean resources.... Read More

2022-08-01 22:00:34
by Dan McCue
DOE Seeking to Fund Clean Hydrogen and Grid Resilience Projects

WASHINGTON — So-called “clean hydrogen” technologies and grid resilience were the subject of a notice of intent for potential funding... Read More

WASHINGTON — So-called “clean hydrogen” technologies and grid resilience were the subject of a notice of intent for potential funding filed by the U.S. Department of Energy last week. Kelly Speakes-Backman, principal deputy assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable... Read More

2022-08-01 21:57:31
by Dan McCue
EPA Agrees to Set 2023 Biofuel Requirements 

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to propose 2023 renewable fuel volume requirements by Nov. 16, and finalize... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to propose 2023 renewable fuel volume requirements by Nov. 16, and finalize them no later than June 14, 2023, to settle a lawsuit over delays in setting the totals under the Renewable... Read More

2022-08-01 20:38:20
by Dan McCue
Hawaiian Airlines, Par Pacific Studying Sustainable Jet Fuels

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines and Par Pacific Holdings, Hawaii’s largest supplier of fuel products, have embarked on a joint study... Read More

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines and Par Pacific Holdings, Hawaii’s largest supplier of fuel products, have embarked on a joint study of the commercial viability of locally produced, sustainable aviation fuels.Under the terms of the partnership, two of Par Pacific’s refinery... Read More

2022-08-01 18:38:24
by Dan McCue
New Research Group Launched to Grow America's Solar Industry

WASHINGTON — A new research group has been launched to make cadmium telluride solar cells less expensive, more efficient and... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new research group has been launched to make cadmium telluride solar cells less expensive, more efficient and develop new markets for solar cell products.  Cadmium telluride solar cells were first developed in the United States and are... Read More

2022-08-01 18:27:16
by Dan McCue
Energy Dept. Providing $165M to Expand US Geothermal Energy Sector

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing a total of $165 million to spur the growth of the geothermal... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing a total of $165 million to spur the growth of the geothermal energy sector in the United States. The department’s goal is to form a consortium of experts who will then use... Read More

2022-07-28 14:45:04
by Dan McCue
White House Seeks to Ensure Equitable Benefits From Solar Power

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday rolled out a series of initiatives it says will not only reduce the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday rolled out a series of initiatives it says will not only reduce the price of electricity, but will make solar energy and energy efficient homes more affordable to Americans living on low or... Read More

2022-07-25 20:57:48
by Dan McCue
Report Sees ‘Seismic’ Shift in Competitiveness of Renewable Energy

ABU DHABI, UAE — The cost of renewable energy continued to fall through 2021, resulting in a “seismic shift in... Read More

ABU DHABI, UAE — The cost of renewable energy continued to fall through 2021, resulting in a “seismic shift in its competitiveness with fossil fuels, despite supply chain bottlenecks and other challenges, the International Renewable Energy Agency says in a... Read More

Nevada Court Fights Raise Caution Flags on Green Energy Push

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Opposition from friends, not foes, is creating potential roadblocks to President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda... Read More

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Opposition from friends, not foes, is creating potential roadblocks to President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda on federal lands in the blue-leaning, western swing state of Nevada. Two lithium mines and a geothermal power plant in... Read More

2022-07-20 18:36:21
by Dan McCue
Biden Allocates $2.3B for Extreme Heat Relief, Opens Gulf Areas to Wind Energy

SOMERSET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to this small New England town, which in many ways is... Read More

SOMERSET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to this small New England town, which in many ways is emblematic of the nation’s energy transition, to announce a series of measures to deal with the extreme heat now gripping... Read More

Aviation Faces Hurdles to Hit Goals for Cutting Emissions

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airplanes are a minor contributor to global greenhouse-gas emissions, but their share is sure to grow as... Read More

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airplanes are a minor contributor to global greenhouse-gas emissions, but their share is sure to grow as more people travel in coming years — and that has the aviation industry facing the prospect of tighter environmental regulations... Read More

2022-07-18 21:22:23
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Amendment to NDAA Reverses Moratorium on Wind Farm Leases

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a bipartisan amendment to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act submitted by Rep. Deborah... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a bipartisan amendment to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act submitted by Rep. Deborah Ross, D-N.C., that rolls back former President Donald Trump’s 10-year moratorium on offshore energy leases off the Atlantic coast. For... Read More

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