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U.S. greenlights 500-megawatt solar farm on public land in California

S&P Capital IQ ($): Intersect Power LLC can move ahead with its 500-MW Oberon Solar Project on federal land in Riverside County, Calif., after the Biden administration greenlighted the company’s right-of-way application. The project, located on roughly 2,700 acres managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, includes a […]

January 14, 2022 Read More →

RWE finishes turbine commissioning at 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm

ReNews.biz: RWE has completed turbine commissioning at the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea. The project is located 33 kilometres off the coast of Lincolnshire and once fully operational it will be one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, generating sufficient electricity to meet the needs of around 800,000 […]

January 14, 2022 Read More →

Reliance Industries plans $80 billion investment in green projects

Reuters: India’s Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) said it would invest 5.95 trillion rupees ($80.49 billion) to set up green energy projects and bolster its retail and telecom arms in the western state of Gujarat, as it targets net-zero carbon emissions by 2035. Owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, the conglomerate has in the past year unveiled plans […]

January 14, 2022 Read More →
IEEFA Update: How Indonesia’s coal export ban could impact India

IEEFA Update: How Indonesia’s coal export ban could impact India

What does it mean for power generation and energy security?

Not long ago, India faced coal shortages due to a decline in domestic coal production after mines flooded during the monsoons. That had more to do with developers not maintaining enough coal stockpiles than a decline in domestic coal production. Some of this shortfall in domestic supply from August to October 2021 was met through […]

January 13, 2022 Read More →

Largest U.S. wind farm close to completion in western Oklahoma

KGOU: The nation’s largest wind energy project located in western Oklahoma is nearing completion. The 999-Megawatt Traverse Wind Energy Center is expected to commence operation sometime in April. Sustainable energy company Invenergy secured financing for the project in March of last year — now it’s getting ready to flip the switch. The Traverse project is […]

January 13, 2022 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: The coal boom that wasn’t
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IEEFA U.S.: The coal boom that wasn’t

EIA data confirm long-term decline of fuel’s generation, market share

Preliminary 2021 data from the Energy Information Administration confirm what IEEFA said throughout the year: The long-term-trend in U.S. utility generation continues to move away from fossil fuels, particularly coal, and toward greater renewable energy use. Last year’s coal narrative used the historically low generation totals from 2020 to tout a supposed boom in demand. […]

ExxonMobil plans sale of Appalachian shale gas properties

Reuters: Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) on Tuesday launched the sale of shale gas properties stretching across 27,000 acres in the Appalachian basin of Ohio, the company confirmed, part of an ongoing divestiture of U.S. assets. The top U.S. oil producer is marketing 61 wells that last year produced around 81 million cubic feet per day equivalent […]

January 12, 2022 Read More →

EPA tells coal-fired plants to quit dumping ash in unlined storage ponds

Associated Press: The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites. Plants in four states will have to close the coal ash ponds […]

January 12, 2022 Read More →

Indonesia geothermal power plant online with 91-megawatt capacity

Renewables Now: A geothermal power plant in Indonesia that absorbed an investment of more than USD 700 million (EUR 618m) has achieved its commercial operation date on December 26, 2021, it was announced on Friday. The Phase-1 Rantau Dedap Geothermal Power Generation project, with a capacity of 91.2 MW, was developed by PT Supreme Energy […]

January 11, 2022 Read More →

Projects across Galilee Basin fail to materialize as coal falls into disfavor

The Guardian: Queensland’s huge untapped Galilee coal basin was touted as a jobs and revenue bonanza by its supporters, with the potential to liberate hundreds of millions of tonnes of harmful greenhouse gases. The Galilee’s potential as a “carbon bomb” was wrapped up in a dozen or more coalmining projects and estimates of billions of […]

January 10, 2022 Read More →