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  • 20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California July 30, 2021
    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 July 30, 2021
    Companies and investors alike are seeking to get behind, and capitalize on, the decarbonization tailwinds impacting the industry.
    Renewable Energy World
  • US oil and gas companies should consider redirecting investments from new drilling to renewable energies July 30, 2021
    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 […]
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  • Renewables became second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020, per EIA July 29, 2021
    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 […]
    Hydro Review
  • Four ways to put EVs on our roads today July 29, 2021
    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.
  • Solar panels don’t have to be ugly July 29, 2021
    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 […]
    Laureen Peck
  • Shell to become clean energy provider with acquisition of Inspire July 28, 2021
    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 […]
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  • Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar? July 28, 2021
    This rapid expansion over 2020 and forecast growth for 2021-22 is fantastic news for the solar sector, and particularly the utility-scale market.
    Jennifer Runyon
  • Investment trends in grid-scale battery storage July 28, 2021
    Continued growth in the renewables market depends heavily on the widespread implementation of effective energy storage technologies.
    Jennifer Runyon
  • Zambia commissions first unit of 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station July 27, 2021
    On July 23, the government of Zambia celebrated commissioning of the first unit at the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station. Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, gave an address on the occasion, which was attended by many dignitaries, including representatives of project owner Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) and contractor Sinohydro […]
    Hydro Review