Author Archive: IEEFA

PG&E files request to add 1,600 megawatts of energy storage by 2024

S&P Capital IQ ($): Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has filed a request to add nine battery storage contracts totaling nearly 1,600 MW/6,400 MWh of capacity to come online by 2024, the PG&E Corp. operating arm announced Jan. 24. The utility, known as PG&E, proposed the projects to the California Public Utilities Commission in response […]

January 26, 2022 Read More →

Nevada regulators OK for solar projects to replace coal plant

PV Tech: Regulators in Nevada have paved the way for two solar-storage hybrid projects to replace a legacy coal power plant in the US state, approving their sale to utility NV Energy. Having previously signed contracts with developer Primergy to acquire the assets, which will combine 600MW of solar PV with 480MW of battery energy […]

January 26, 2022 Read More →

Federal court nixes federal approval for Mountain Valley Pipeline path

The Roanoke Times: For the second time, a federal appeals court has thrown out government approvals for a natural gas pipeline to pass through the Jefferson National Forest. A written decision Tuesday from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marked the latest of many setbacks for the Mountain Valley Pipeline since construction began in […]

January 26, 2022 Read More →

Study: South Korea financial institutions lagging badly in coal phaseout

Bloomberg ($): Financial institutions in South Korea, one of the world’s top funders of coal, have failed to keep up with their global peers in setting policies to exit the dirtiest fossil fuel, an activist group said. Seoul-based non-profit Solutions for Our Climate assessed 100 companies, including banks, asset managers, securities firms and insurers in […]

January 26, 2022 Read More →

Masdar sets up joint renewables venture for Europe, Asia and Africa

PV Tech: Abu Dhabi-based renewables company Masdar has set up a new joint venture (JV) that will focus on developing renewable energy projects across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa. Dubbed MW Energy, the JV has been set up alongside another Abu Dhabi-based clean energy developer and operator, W Solar Investment, and has an initial […]

January 26, 2022 Read More →

Renewables key to improving service for remote indigenous people

Renew Economy: Investments in renewables and energy efficiency measures could be the key to improving electricity services for remote communities, as new research shows households experience frequent disconnections during periods when temperatures surge to extreme highs. In a policy paper published in the journal Nature Energy, researchers from The Australian National University argue that technologies […]

January 26, 2022 Read More →

U.S. Energy Department launches national hydrogen projects database

S&P Global Platts ($): After delays, the US Department of Energy has launched its first step towards creating a national database of hydrogen projects designed to help hydrogen companies attract federal dollars from within the infrastructure bill. Originally announced in December, the H2 Matchmaker was designed by the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Office […]

January 25, 2022 Read More →

Vistra plans doubling output, capacity for world’s largest battery facility

Energy Storage News: Plans to nearly double the output and capacity of the world’s biggest battery energy storage system (BESS) project to date have been announced by its owner, Vistra Energy.  The Texas-headquartered integrated utility and power generation company said it wants to add another 350MW/1,400MWh BESS to the Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility in […]

January 25, 2022 Read More →

Biden White House faces major test with Arctic drilling project

Inside Climate News: The Biden administration is facing a major test for its climate agenda in the Alaskan Arctic, where an oil company is proposing a 30-year development that would pump more than half-a-billion barrels of petroleum from a fragile and rapidly-warming ecosystem. Climate advocates say the Willow project, planned by ConocoPhillips, is incompatible with […]

January 25, 2022 Read More →

Largest grid-tied batteries in Europe set for operation in early 2024

ReNews.biz: Canadian storage player Amp Energy has revealed that its 800MW battery portfolio in Scotland has secured planning consent. The portfolio is due to be operational in April 2024 and will comprise two 400MW battery facilities, each providing 800 megawatt-hours of energy storage capacity. Following consultations with stakeholders and local councils the two sites in […]

January 25, 2022 Read More →