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  • New Mexico co-op dumps monopoly supplier to offer more solar

    Originally published on ILSR.org Rural areas are sometimes isolated, disconnected from modern conveniences and the latest technologies. The digital divide is real, but one cooperative in New Mexico is proving to be an exception as it connects customers to affordable solar energy and reliable Internet service. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host…

  • Americans support climate change policies, especially those that give them incentives and clean up the energy supply

    Janet K. Swim, Penn State and Nathaniel Geiger, Indiana University As the Biden administration tries to build support for new climate and energy policies, a set of studies offers some insights that could help them appeal to the widest audience. We are social scientists who examine how people think about climate change solutions. In the…

  • Beneath solar panels, the seeds of opportunity sprout

    By Harrison Dreves, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Low-Impact Development of Solar Installations Could Be Win-Win-Win for Food, Water, and Renewable Energy On a humid, overcast day in central Minnesota, a dozen researchers crouch in the grass between rows of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Only their bright yellow hard hats are clearly visible above the tall,…

  • U.S. House passes Build Back Better bill. What’s in it for renewable energy?

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The U.S. House passed President Bident’s Build Back Better agenda on Friday — a $1.75 trillion budget deal that features historic investments in climate change mitigation and renewable energy. The Senate must now take up the bill with moderate Democrats expressing objections to several key provisions. The White House released a framework of…

  • First commercial-scale U.S. offshore wind project celebrates groundbreaking

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the U.S., celebrated its groundbreaking in Barnstable, Massachusetts on Thursday. The project, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, will ultimately be able to generate 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 400,000 homes with clean energy.  The…

  • The challenges in pursuit of a green hydrogen economy

    By David Stent — Climate Council Digital Producer & Content Manager Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. However, the costs of green hydrogen are significant and unviable from a commercial perspective,…

  • US will install record solar and wind capacity in 2022 – study

    A new report released by S&P Global Market Intelligence states that the US will continue to install record levels of solar and wind capacity in 2022 as the energy transition intensifies. In addition to supporting policies, the report states that these records will be the result of utilities and energy stakeholders finding new ways to…

  • University of Queensland conducts first-ever global vehicle-to-grid study

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The University of Queensland is conducting the first-ever global study of how electric vehicles can support the uptake of renewable energy and improve the resiliency of power grids. The vehicle-to-grid study has recruited Tesla owners from around the world through the analytics platform Teslascope. “We have a unique opportunity through this project to…

  • Deal provides millions to deploy clean energy in New York City

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Aiming to deploy clean energy resources in densely-populated urban areas, a partnership will unlock $55 million for community solar project development in New York City. Scale Microgrid Solutions will provide the capital to Urban Energy, which will target small commercial and condo/cooperative residential buildings with urban-specific solar power technologies. Urban Energy will develop…

  • EIB invests €49 million in hydroelectric power in Tuscany, Italy

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €49 million (US$55.6 million) to support Iniziative Bresciane S.p.A. (INBRE), which aims to enhance and restore 13 river weirs and install 12 small run-of-river hydroelectric plants on the Arno River in Tuscany, Italy. With over 25 years of experience in the development of hydroelectric energy projects, INBRE will…