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Supply chain bottlenecks may slow U.S. wind installations

Greentech Media: While the U.S. wind energy installation outlook looks bright — more than 23 gigawatts in new capacity forecast over the next two years — looming unforeseen supply chain bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations and postponements. This could put as much as $2.1 billion of revenue at risk, according to a new study […]

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Colorado’s Tri-State plans to add 100MW of new solar capacity

The Denver Post: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is more than doubling the power it will get from solar energy with a new 100-megawatt installation about 20 miles north of Trinidad. Tri-State said Friday that it is teaming up with Boulder-based juwi Inc. on the 660-acre project, which will install more than 300,000 photovoltaic solar […]

January 14, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA update: The Energy (Dis)Information Administration

IEEFA update: The Energy (Dis)Information Administration

Will the latest official U.S. outlook for coal markets be based in fact for a change or something else?

The Energy Information Administration will release its annual energy outlook soon, along with its standard cautionary disclaimer as to how it is more a guess than a prediction of what will happen. Oh that it were a better-educated guess. Many policymakers, particularly those in Congress and state legislative bodies that don’t have either the time […]

January 11, 2019 Read More →

U.S. coal companies continue to lose market value

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The 12 largest publicly traded U.S. coal producers lost 16.6% of their total market value since September 2018, with just one seeing an increase during the period. The companies’ total market capitalization was $12.68 billion on Sept. 27, 2018, and $10.58 billion as of Jan. 8, 2019, according to data […]

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Indiana utility president says renewable transition is part of energy industry ‘revolution’

Inside Indiana Business: The president of Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) says she is seeing a “real revolution” in the energy industry, and wants to make sure the utility is part of the movement. Violet Sistovaris says that’s much of the motivation behind the utility’s “Your Energy, Your Future” effort. The goal is simple, […]

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Hitachi reportedly on verge of canceling U.K. nuclear project

The Guardian: The Japanese conglomerate Hitachi looks certain to cancel its plans for a £16bn nuclear power station in Wales, leaving Britain’s ambitions for a nuclear renaissance in tatters. An impasse in months-long talks between the company, London and Tokyo on financing is expected to result in the flagship project being axed at a Hitachi […]

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Energy storage set to enter the big time in 2019, analysts say

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): By most measures, 2018 was a long-anticipated breakout year for batteries, with record volumes of investment flowing into research, product development and manufacturing as prices plummeted, governments established new policies supporting energy storage and mass markets emerged for electric vehicles and electrochemical energy storage. That progress, though uneven across U.S. […]

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Australian solar installations set records in 2018

PV Magazine: 2018 was a record year for Australia’s solar PV sector across all segments, with more than 2 GW of large-scale PV added, and over 40% increase in residential PV. Based on data collected by Green Energy Trading, Australia added over 3,775 MW of solar capacity last year, up from 1,270 MW in 2017. […]

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Offshore wind ready to take off in U.S.

Offshore Engineer: Up and down the East Coast, initiatives to develop a massive and largely untapped market can make sea change in American offshore wind, says the  Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA pointed out that the big lease sales ($405 million) last month in coastal waters off Massachusetts for three federally […]

January 10, 2019 Read More →

S&P: Like utilities, smaller coal consumers also seeking other options

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Coal consumption by U.S. commercial and institutional customers and other industrial sectors has been sharply declining in recent years, echoing a drop in overall demand for thermal coal. Industrial customers and places such as universities and hospitals that burn coal to create their own heat and power are relatively small […]

January 10, 2019 Read More →