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Retail electricity provider Peninsula Clean Energy now offering 100% emission-free power
Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Peninsula Clean Energy said it has begun providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to all of its nearly 300,000 customers, which is ahead of California’s 2045 zero-emission power generation mandate and a step in helping the agency achieve its ultimate goal of providing all customers 100 percent renewable power on a 24/7 basis. Since large hydropower […]

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2020 tipped the balance for British renewable energy
Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Annual figures show that renewable supply outpaced fossil fuels for the first time. New research by Drax Electric Insights shows that the UK broke all records last year for renewable energy consumption. 42% of all energy used across the country through 2020 came from wind, solar, tidal and hydro. Conversely, energy produced by fossil fuels […]

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CSI and Pineapple Energy merging to focus on residential DER market and VPPs
Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pineapple Energy, an operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid services solutions. Upon closing, CSI will commence doing business as Pineapple Energy, with a business model focused on […]

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Evolugen and Gazifère announce hydrogen injection projects to be powered by hydro
Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Evolugen, the Canadian operating business of Brookfield Renewable, and Gazifère Inc., an Enbridge company, announced a green hydrogen project for injection into a natural gas distribution network in Quebec, Canada, to be powered by hydro. The Quebec-based companies, as part of a collaboration formed to advance the development and use of green hydrogen, announced plans […]

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What is driving record rooftop solar volumes in Australia?
Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

The number of solar installations in Australia has passed 2.5 million in 2020. Solar power has become a mass market product and is driven by a strong financial and environmental return. The exceptional growth in 2020 has been bolstered by the below 3 drivers.

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New ‘decade that matters’ report shows shifting attitudes about renewables and climate change
Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Over the past ten years, vocabulary moved from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ to ‘climate crisis.’ On March 1, BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 […]

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Should big utilities pay for their bad choices?
Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Originally published at ILSR.org An advocacy group in Boulder, Colo. has made the case for why utilities, not customers, should be responsible for the cost of retiring fossil fuel assets. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Leslie Glustrom, an advocate with Clean Energy Action in Boulder. They […]

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Mitsubishi gas turbine being developed to burn ammonia commercially by 2025
Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2021

Mitsubishi Power is developing a 40-MW gas turbine that would be fueled 100 percent by ammonia. The Japan-based power equipment giant, which already is hard at work adapting its natural gas-fired turbines to burn hydrogen, now is aiming at another potential carbon-free power resource. The company hopes to guide the ammonia-fired technology toward commercialization by 2025. […]

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2020 was a record-setting year for global offshore wind investment
Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2021

Global financial investment for offshore wind capacity set records in 2020, according to new research released last month. Data from the Renewables Consulting Group’s (RCG’s) Global Renewable Infrastructure Projects (GRIP) database shows that the total capacity financed for offshore wind last year reached 8,370 megawatts (MW) across the European, Americas and Asia Pacific (excl. China) […]

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Granholm sworn in as 16th Secretary at U.S. Department of Energy
Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021

Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in Feb. 25 as the 16th Secretary of Energy by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, after a confirmation vote of 64-35 in the U.S. Senate. Secretary Granholm is only the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). “I am humbled by the faith President Biden has placed […]

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