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  • Wind project off North Carolina coast gets overwhelming support

    By Elizabeth Ouzts, Energy News Network Birders and organized labor dominated a recent public comment period, while beach towns were mostly mum. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will now consider the input ahead of an anticipated auction this spring. Though a spate of southeast North Carolina beach communities last year passed resolutions against ocean…

  • Auxin Solar alleges unfair trade practices from Chinese suppliers, asks Commerce to intervene

    For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Department of Commerce is being asked to determine whether or not a handful of solar manufacturers that are based in China but that have operations across Southeast Asia are engaging in unfair trade practices. In a 105-page petition, Auxin Solar, a minority- and woman-owned…

  • Can the feds jump start 24/7 carbon-free electricity adoption?

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip One of the hottest trends in corporate clean energy procurement is 24/7 carbon-free electricity: An hour-by-hour match of an entity’s energy consumption throughout the day, instead of the traditional method of buying clean energy credits based on annual consumption. The procurement process, pioneered by Google, Microsoft, and others, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions…

  • Community solar’s outlook is improving. But big challenges threaten Biden’s goal

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The Biden administration wants 5 million homes to be powered by community solar projects by 2025, representing a 700% increase from 2021 capacity. Interconnection delays and a lack of transparency from utilities threaten that target, according to a leading developer. Scott Wiater’s perception of community solar has evolved. As president and CEO of…

  • The case for equitable energy storage in Pennsylvania

    Contributed by Odette Mucha, Vote Solar and Liz Robinson, Philadelphia Solar Energy Association As we know, solar power provides a wide range of benefits to Pennsylvanians. It creates local jobs, with PA currently home to over 400 solar companies with over 4,300 solar workers. Solar power brings tax revenue to our communities, and the solar industry has…

  • Solar panel canal project advances in California

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip A canopy of solar panels over an irrigation canal, working to generate clean energy and conserve water supply, is a conceptual idea that typically only exists in the optimistic corners of #energytwitter. Until now. Construction will begin this fall on a project to cover irrigation canals with solar panels. A public-private research project…

  • Renewables make up nearly all of Texas’ new generating capacity. Can the market keep up the momentum?

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Texas’ love affair with renewable energy is undeniable. But even after another banner year for clean energy in the state, a market redesign, fueled by political rhetoric from state leaders, could thwart future deployment, experts say. Wind and solar accounted for nearly all new generating capacity added to the Texas grid in 2021,…

  • EVs, supply chains, and infrastructure: 4 renewable energy trends to watch in 2022

    Contributed by Zaki Robbins, Moye White LLP Despite facing industry-wide obstacles ranging from supply chain issues and COVID-19 pandemic-driven workforce shortages to continued mixed signals coming from governmental and business leaders, 2021 was a banner year for renewable energy policy and development. Although 2021’s headwinds are unlikely to subside in the near future, all indications…

  • ILI Group to develop 1.5 GW pumped storage in Scotland

    ILI Group said it started the initial planning phase for the 1.5 GW Balliemeanoch pumped storage hydro (PSH) project at Loch Awe, Dalmally in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The project would supply 1.5 GW of power for up to 30 hours, enough to power 4.5 million homes. The project will create a new upper reservoir…

  • HydrogenPro to supply Mitsubishi Power with electrolyzer systems

    Mitsubishi Power inked an agreement with HydrogenPro for the delivery of 40 electrolyzers to produce green hydrogen for power generation, transportation and industrial uses. HydrogenPro’s electrolyzers will use wind and solar energy to produce green hydrogen by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The initial value of the contract exceeds $50 million, making it one…