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  • Utility giant NextEra adds 1.8 GW of renewables, storage to backlog

    NextEra Energy – owner of Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power, and NextEra Energy Resources – added 1.8 gigawatts of renewables and storage to its backlog in the second quarter of 2021, the company reported last week. FPL made significant progress in Q2 on its plan to install 30 million solar panels by 2030, adding…

  • Biden administration advances offshore wind energy plans in California, North Carolina

    The Biden administration – through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) – is advancing the process to bring offshore wind energy development to California and North Carolina. BOEM published a request for information from the public for commercial offshore wind in two new areas off central California – identified as the Morro Bay Call…

  • 20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California

    Calpine and GE Renewable Energy this month announced completion of a 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California. The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operation. The 20-MW, 80-MWh capacity is supported by a 20-year Resource Adequacy Power Purchase Agreement. Calpine, which traditionally has been a…

  • The era of green finance

    By Michael Castellarin and Michael Andrisani It is a time of change and growth for the power and energy sector. One of the most important and challenging questions facing the world is how it can transition towards a more sustainable future with respect to energy generation and consumption. To make substantial progress, massive investments into…

  • US oil and gas companies should consider redirecting investments from new drilling to renewable energies

    By Ian Palmer, PhD The world can address greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in different ways. The direct way is by reducing fossil fuel production, the main source at 73% of global GHG. Europe is following this approach, perhaps because its companies don’t have the enormous success of a shale revolution to maintain.  In Europe, companies…

  • Renewables became second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020, per EIA

    In 2020, renewables generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration, coming in second to natural gas at 1,617 billion kWh. Renewable energy sources include wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass and geothermal energy. Only natural gas produced more electricity…

  • Four ways to put EVs on our roads today

    By Jim Madej, CEO, Franklin Energy If the clean energy industry has shown us anything the past few years, it’s that it’s booming and ready to power our economy long into the future. The price declines in solar, wind, and battery storage have shown that renewables are available, economical, and growing. However, what’s been even…

  • Solar panels don’t have to be ugly

    Most people today know home solar can help you save on energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint. Plus, when you combine solar panels with a battery you don’t have to suffer through a power outage whether it’s caused by a storm, overwhelmed power grid or cyberattack. However, there are still homeowners with unshaded roofs…

  • Shell to become clean energy provider with acquisition of Inspire

    Inspire, a company that purchases renewable energy credits (RECS) and retires them on behalf of its customers, announced it has signed an agreement to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC. As part of Shell, Inspire intends to rapidly scale its offering of access to sustainable energy to U.S. households. According…

  • Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

    By Maren Schmidt, FIMER As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, in its recent Renewable Energy Market Update, the International Energy Agency…