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  • New regulatory factors to consider before developing your next solar site

    Contributed by Allison Chapin, Burns & McDonnell Solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States grew by 5.7 gigawatts (GW) in the second quarter of 2021, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. That’s enough to power 18.9 million American homes, and signs indicate solar power usage will continue to grow at a fast pace.…

  • Blockchain: Opening doors in the energy sector

    By Sarah Casey — Climate Council Portfolio Director Blockchain is most commonly known as the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, the most well-known of which is Bitcoin. But the capability of the technology goes further than just the banking industry as it can also be harnessed to transform the renewable energy industry. In a 2018 article, Deloitte forecasted that…

  • COP26 a washout? Don’t lose hope – here’s why

    It’s fair to say that there has been a lot of pressure on Glasgow’s COP26 to deliver.  Since the last climate conference took place in Madrid in 2019, we’ve seen wildfires in Greece, Australia, Canada, and South America, biblical floods in China, the UK, Germany and America, and record-breaking hurricanes, cyclones, and tornadoes across the…

  • GE to produce zero waste wind turbine blades by 2030, company says

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip GE Renewable Energy announced a plan Tuesday to produce zero waste wind turbine blades by 2030. The plan will be carried out by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy subsidiary, which will aim to deliver no excess manufacturing materials and packaging to landfills and incineration without energy recovery. “Now the focus has…

  • COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

    Rachel Kyte, Tufts University How much the world achieved at the Glasgow climate talks – and what happens now – depends in large part on where you live. In island nations that are losing their homes to sea-level rise, and in other highly vulnerable countries, there were bitter pills to swallow after global commitments to…

  • Microsoft data center to host hydrogen demonstration project

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip A Microsoft data center in Washington State will host a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration project. The project will test the reliability of a power system incorporating large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce reliable and sustainable backup power. Caterpillar will provide system integration, power electronics, and controls, while Ballard is supplying an advanced hydrogen…

  • CTG commissions 100th generator in Yangtze River cascade hydropower stations

    The No. 4 turbine-generator at the 16-GW Baihetan hydropower station, owned by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), was put into operation on Nov. 19, the sixth unit commissioned at this world’s second largest hydropower plant and the 100th hydraulic generator commissioned by CTG along the mainstream of the Yangtze River. To date, 86 of the…

  • In win for EV supply chain, U.S.’s first anode plant opens in Tennessee

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The U.S.’s first anode manufacturing facility opened in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Monday, a monumental step to enhance the domestic battery supply chain, as it faces increasing demand from electric vehicle makers. NOVONIX unveiled the ‘Riverside Recharged’ facility — a $20 million, 400,000 sq. ft. retrofit of a former GE nuclear turbine manufacturing facility…

  • Renewables are 87% of new U.S. generating capacity so far this year

    Washington DC – According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower) dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions during the first three-quarters of 2021. [1]  FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report (with data…

  • How states can collaborate on offshore wind to meet ambitious goals in the U.S.

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The offshore wind industry has had no shortage of exciting announcements of late. On Thursday, developers hosted a groundbreaking for the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the U.S, and plans are already in motion to build the country’s first blade finishing facility at the Port of Virginia. But to meet ambitious state…