Author Archive: IEEFA

EPA plans to reverse easing of coal ash regulations for power plants

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 26 launched a new rulemaking effort to reverse Trump-era changes that eased coal ash regulations for coal-fired power plants. At issue is an October 2020 final rule that saw the Trump EPA relax a 2015 regulation that requires coal plants, one of the […]

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New Jersey scraps local control of transmission line placement

E&E News ($): New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law yesterday stripping local communities of authority over placement of transmission lines, removing a chief obstacle for offshore wind in the state. The move, while focused on just one state, highlights national tensions cropping up over a planned acceleration of renewable energy projects that some […]

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Shortage of battery cells, semiconductors threaten storage progress

Renew Economy: Australia’s biggest battery – the 300MW/450MWh Victoria Big Battery near Geelong – has been registered and is about to begin production, but a supply shortfall is looming for future battery storage projects in Australia and around the world. The Victoria big battery will be about double the size of its stablemate, the original […]

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Japanese plan to push renewables rattles global LNG markets

Bloomberg ($): Japan’s aggressive new plan to champion clean energy is shaking up the liquefied natural gas market that it helped pioneer 60 years ago. The country, the world’s top LNG importer, called for more renewables such as wind and solar to replace natural gas in a revised plan released last week. The shift aims […]

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Armenia plans country’s largest solar power plant with Masdar

Eurasianet: The Armenian government is looking to expand the country’s renewable energy capacity with an ambitious plan to build two new solar power plants. This month, the government finalized a deal with United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy company Masdar to build the first plant by 2025. The 200-megawatt plant, to be known as Ayg-1, will […]

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Spanish-UK venture plans 2.5 GW offshore wind plan in Ireland

Offshore Wind Biz: A joint venture between Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Flotation Energy has revealed its plan to apply for development consent to build offshore wind farms in Ireland, once the country’s new legislative framework is in place. Offshore Wind Ltd (OWL) plans to build one wind farm, called Greystones, in the waters off […]

July 27, 2021 Read More →

Avangrid, Primergy plan 1,080MW solar+storage Nevada project

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Avangrid Renewables LLC and Primergy Solar agreed to jointly develop 600 MW of solar projects and 480 MW of battery storage systems to replace the 522-MW coal-fired North Valmy Station in Humboldt County, Nev. Primergy Solar, a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Pty Ltd., acquired the facilities from the […]

July 26, 2021 Read More →

NextEra added 1,840 MW of renewables, storage to backlog in Q2

Utility Dive: NextEra Energy subsidiary Florida Power & Light (FPL) in June “demolished” its last coal-fired plant in the state, and plans to replace it with a solar energy complex, Rebecca Kujawa, executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer, told analysts Friday during the company’s second quarter earnings call. NextEra Energy Resources, the […]

July 26, 2021 Read More →

SECI plans 2,000 MWh standalone energy storage system

The Economic Times: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is planning a 2,000 MWh standalone energy storage system which will be executed by the private sector. The state-owned solar energy focused corporation said the projects will be set up on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis with a 25-year agreement. “SECI has initiated a project for […]

July 26, 2021 Read More →

Australia main grid continues to smash through wind output record

Renew Economy: Australia’s main grid has set yet more news record for wind output, beating a new record set just days earlier and smashing through the 6,000MW mark for the first time on Saturday and leaping to more than 6,400MW a day later. The peak wind output in the National Electricity Market set on Saturday […]

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