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Scientists at Livermore Lab Make Major Fusion Energy Breakthrough
Energy
Scientists at Livermore Lab Make Major Fusion Energy Breakthrough
2022-12-13 16:38:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have achieved a major milestone — creating the first fusion reaction in a laboratory that actually produced more energy than it took to start the reaction. Decades... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renewable Energy
Global Leaders Urged to Bridge Renewable Energy Deployment ‘Gap’
2022-11-14 16:38:29
by Dan McCue

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Despite formally acknowledging that renewable energy is a vital component to addressing climate change, 40 of the 196 parties who signed on to the landmark Paris Climate Accord in 2016 have yet to quantify targets for... Read More

Agriculture
IRENA Looks at Decoupling Food Production From Fossil Fuels
2022-11-14 16:26:39
by Dan McCue

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt —  Among the most well-attended of the panel discussions held last week at the U.N.-sponsored COP27 climate talks was one focused on the challenges of decoupling food production from fossil fuels without diminishing food security. Held on... Read More

Renewable Energy
Renewable Thermal Energy Storage Companies Bringing the Heat to Industry
2022-10-05 15:42:05
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Just like the ground stays toasty even after the sun sets or your cup of hot chocolate can warm your cold hands, thermal energy — or energy that comes from the temperature of a heated substance — has... Read More

Congress
Disputes Linger in Congress About Biden’s Clean Energy Subsidies
2022-09-29 20:39:01
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — After Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida with Category 4 winds, a House committee met Thursday to discuss how the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act might help combat climate change. Climatologists predict fierce hurricanes like Ian will become a feature... Read More

Renewable Energy
Renewables Firm Closes Financing on 105 MW Montana PV Project
2022-09-26 21:34:58
by Dan McCue

BOISE, Idaho — Renewable Energy developer Clēnera, a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy, has closed a construction and tax equity financing round on a 105 MW utility-scale solar project in Beaverhead County, Montana. Bank of America, a leader in financing... Read More

Renewable Energy
White House Kicks Off Bid to Foster Floating Offshore Wind Ambitions
2022-09-15 20:11:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration launched a series of coordinated actions Thursday to promote the manufacturing and adoption in the U.S. of floating offshore wind platforms — technology officials said could “unlock” vast amounts of energy supply. “What we’re talking... Read More

Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Provides More Than 25% of US Power
2022-08-25 19:09:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Energy from renewable resources, including the sun, wind and heat trapped under the ground provided more than 25% of the nation’s power during the first six months of 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on Thursday. At... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy
'We're Back, Baby': New Bill Boosts US Climate Credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renewable Energy
Sky's the Limit on Offshore Wind, but Greater Competition Will Define How Sector Grows
2022-07-13 16:51:17
by Eden Metzger

EDINBURGH, Scotland – As nations around the world combat the climate crisis, corporations are increasingly embracing offshore wind as a sustainable and profitable solution, a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie, the U.K.-based research firm, suggests. "Offshore wind resources in the... Read More

Renewable Energy
Firm Breaks Ground, First Plant in Maine to Make Natural Gas From Manure
2022-07-08 22:48:25
by Dan McCue

CLINTON, Maine — A subsidiary of Summit Utilities in Maine has broken ground on an  anaerobic dairy digester that it says will turn daily shipments of cow manure from area dairies into a biogas that can then be used to... Read More

In The States
Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs Standards Now Law in New York State
2022-07-05 20:34:33
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package of three bills into law on July 5 that proponents say will promote clean energy development and energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the Empire State... Read More

Renewable Energy
Changing the Building Blocks of Solar Panels Could Speed Mass Production
2022-06-27 20:47:04
by Dan McCue

GUILDFORD, England — Researchers at the University of Surrey have joined the growing chorus of scientists and entrepreneurs who believe perovskite, often referred to as a kind of “miracle” material, just may be the key to speeding the mass production... Read More

Renewable Energy
Wind Accounted for Half of All Renewable Energy Output in US in March
2022-06-03 16:39:11
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — Power generated in the United States by the wind reached 43.2 million MWh in March, accounting for nearly half of the total renewable energy output in the nation, a new analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence has... Read More

Renewable Energy
Kansas State Team Wins Collegiate Wind Competition
2022-05-19 20:39:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A team of Kansas State University students have won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition. Over the course of the past school year, teams from 12 colleges and universities, as well as four “learn-along” teams... Read More

Military
US Army Leading by Example on Climate Change Adaptation
2022-05-18 17:56:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Though its primary mission remains warfighting, the U.S. Army is playing a leading role in an entirely different battle — the nation’s response to the challenges of climate change. The scope of this mission is laid out in... Read More

Energy
Duke Energy CEO Tells Shareholders Its Use of Renewables is Growing Rapidly
2022-05-09 20:06:49
by Dan McCue

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Attendees at Duke Energy’s annual shareholders' meeting last week heard nothing but good news when it came to the utility’s multi-year transition to renewable and other clean energy sources. Speaking to shareholders on Thursday, Lynn Good, Duke... Read More

Renewable Energy
California Nearly Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Milestone
2022-05-05 17:10:16
by Dan McCue

FOLSOM, Calif. – California reached a major energy milestone on April 30, coming oh so close to having 100% of its energy produced from renewable resources. It happened on a Saturday afternoon when statewide energy demand hit 18,672 MW. Shortly... Read More

Renewable Energy
Dominion Seeks Proposals for Acquisition of Renewable Energy Projects in Virginia
2022-05-03 20:14:41
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is soliciting proposals for the acquisition of up to 1,200 MW of new solar and onshore wind projects, and 125 MW of energy storage. The request for proposal for the acquisitions is here and an... Read More

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