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  • ‘Radical’ cuts threaten energy efficiency progress in New Hampshire

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Rebates and incentives that encourage New Hampshire residents to upgrade their homes to be more efficient were slashed last week by state regulators in a move that energy efficiency advocates called radical and a step backward. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission issued an order Friday that cut funding for utility energy budgets…

  • Study: Connecticut could conserve land by installing solar above parking lots

    By Lisa Prevost, Energy News Network A study published in the current issue of Solar Energy shows that Connecticut could generate more than a third of the state’s annual electricity consumption with solar canopies built over large, existing parking lots. Connecticut could greatly expand its solar energy capacity without displacing farms and forests, according to…

  • GE and UKEF to develop Turkey’s largest solar project

    GE and UK’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), have agreed to finance Kalyon Enerji’s 1.35GW Karapinar solar project located in the Konya Karapinar province, Turkey. The Karapinar Solar Power Plant, part of Turkish renewables investor Kalyon Enerji’s solar portfolio, is approximately 11km long and 3km wide, equivalent to over 4,600 football pitches. It…

  • Willie Phillips confirmed as new FERC Commissioner

    Last evening, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed D.C. Public Service Commission Chairman Willie Phillips as a new member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Phillips’ confirmation brings FERC back to its full, five-member complement. “I offer my sincere congratulations to D.C. Public Service Chairman Willie Phillips on his Senate confirmation vote tonight,” FERC…

  • How 24/7 clean energy procurement impacts the grid

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Procuring hour-by-hour clean energy within an energy buyer’s grid can lead to a greater reduction of greenhouse gas emissions than 100% clean energy matching, while driving deployment of clean firm power generation and long-duration energy storage, according to a new study. The study from Princeton University’s ZERO Lab is the first analysis of…

  • Des Moines, Iowa commits to 24/7 clean electricity

    Originally published on ILSR.org  Though it’s insulated from sea level rise, the state of Iowa faces many dangerous climate change impacts — which in turn threaten the nation’s food supply. Fortunately, the state is rich in renewable energy potential and eager advocates who hope to harness it. For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of…

  • Build Louisiana Back Resilient

    By Logan Atkinson Burke, Alliance for Affordable Energy, and Marriele Mango, Clean Energy Group The crisis that unfolded in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida was tragic and all too familiar. Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel-dependent energy system. Outages were widespread and lasting. Over 1 million customers in…

  • U.S. trade court reinstates bifacial solar exclusion under Section 201 tariffs

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The U.S. Court of International Trade has reinstated an exclusion for bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs that was revoked by the Trump administration a year ago. The court also took action Tuesday to reduce the Section 201 tariff rate from 18% to 15%. The court concluded, “Proclamation 10101’s withdrawal of…

  • Texas lands $1 billion investment in solar and battery projects

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Petroleum products firm Chem-Energy will invest more than $1 billion in solar and battery plant facilities in Central Texas. Two facilities with a combined capacity of 400 MW/800 MWh of battery storage and 600 MW of solar power generation will be built in Caldwell County beginning in Spring 2022. The first facility —…

  • EDP to accelerate green hydrogen deployment with a 1.5GW pledge

    Portuguese electric utility company EDP has pledged to deploy 1.5GW of green hydrogen capacity by 2030 to help increase the use of the low-carbon energy resource for energy security and decarbonization. EDP joins 28 large companies including Iberdrola, Enel, Engie, Shell, and Total, that have pledged to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development H2Zero commitment, which…