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IEEFA report: Utility-scale solar remains off-limits on most of more than 100 million federally-owned acres across solar-rich Southwest U.S.

IEEFA report: Utility-scale solar remains off-limits on most of more than 100 million federally-owned acres across solar-rich Southwest U.S.

Outdated policies and byzantine processes at Bureau of Land Management hinder energy transition

June 16, 2020 (IEEFA U.S.) ‒ The largest property owner in the U.S.—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—has acreage set aside for utility-scale solar development on only 0.03% of the roughly 100 million acres it manages across the sun-rich Southwest, finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The […]

IEEFA update: Tribal utility-scale solar initiatives emerge across Southwest U.S.

IEEFA update: Tribal utility-scale solar initiatives emerge across Southwest U.S.

As prices fall and markets evolve, deals are in the works on underdeveloped Paiute, Apache and Navajo lands

Oct. 23, 1019 (IEEFA) — Deals for utility-scale solar installations are accelerating on tribal lands in the Southwest U.S., finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Tribal Utility-Scale Solar Initiatives Advance Across Southwest U.S., cites the emergence of battery-storage technology, state energy policy changes and […]

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IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

Utility-scale batteries give renewables a big lift while undercutting coal and challenging fracked gas

June 14, 2019 (IEEFA) — Momentum is gaining around an industry shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems nationally, finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report – Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector  –details upstart storage and storage-expansion projects in Arizona, […]

IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

Plant Closings and the Likely Effects on Specific Companies and Mines

We’ve published a research brief today that presents an expansive snapshot of a moving target: the decline in U.S. coal-fired generation nationally. As global energy markets continue to undergo rapid transformation, change has swept the U.S. as well. Our brief—“U.S. Coal Phase-out, Blow by Blow: Plant Closings and the Likely Corresponding Effect on Specific Companies […]

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Las Vegas MGM resorts start up power from 100MW solar farm

Bloomberg ($): Invenergy and American Electric Power Co. started up a Nevada solar array that will provide 90% of the daytime power for 13 MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas. The 100-megawatt solar farm can produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 27,000 homes and is projected to operate for 35 years, Invenergy […]

June 30, 2021 Read More →

White House pushing for world lead in lithium-ion battery race

Canary Media:  The United States has already lost the solar power manufacturing race to China. Now the Biden administration wants to make sure that it doesn’t lose the lithium-ion battery race. That’s the focus of a new set of policies announced by the Department of Energy on Tuesday, aimed at regaining market share from China, […]

June 10, 2021 Read More →

Gas industry ‘kicking the can down the road’ with green hydrogen

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Several current and former policymakers expressed skepticism that hydrogen and renewable natural gas are mature enough to play a major role in their states’ transition from natural gas. “I know that there’s a lot of talk about fuels of the future like RNG and hydrogen,” former New York State Public […]

June 2, 2021 Read More →

Nevada becoming hotbed of storage-plus-solar development

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Eyeing demand for solar energy after sunset in the Desert Southwest, renewable energy developers have pitched at least seven large battery-backed photovoltaic power plants so far this year to be located in Nevada, combining 4,450 MW of solar with more than 4,000 MW of storage, according to filings with the […]

May 21, 2021 Read More →

Colorado bill debate highlights need for aggressive action on emissions

Canary Media: What’s the best way for Colorado to hit its goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and by 90 percent by 2050? Can voluntary actions and incentives alone get it there? Or does the state need enforceable mandates and emissions caps, not just for its energy sector, but for transportation, […]

May 19, 2021 Read More →

AEP subsidiary signs deal to buy power from $1 billion Indiana solar project

E&E Energywire ($): A $1 billion Midwest solar project that could be the largest in the U.S. has reached a long-term agreement to sell power to a subsidiary of utility giant American Electric Power Co. AEP Energy, the competitive energy supplier subsidiary, announced the power purchase agreement yesterday with the developer of the Indiana solar […]

May 5, 2021 Read More →

Nevada regulators okay major transmission expansion to move 5GW of renewable energy

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has approved the first phase of NV Energy Inc.’s proposed plan to build nearly 600 miles of transmission lines intended to support the expansion of renewable energy resources both in the state and regionally. NV Energy, through its Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific […]

March 24, 2021 Read More →

Large solar-plus-storage project on tribal lands in Nevada moves step closer to construction

E&E News ($): The Interior Department [Friday] advanced a solar energy project in southern Nevada that could be the first of many commercial-scale renewable energy proposals in the next few years on Native American lands. The Bureau of Indian Affairs released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Southern Bighorn Solar Project, which would […]

March 15, 2021 Read More →

Renewables, nuclear on track to supply 46% of U.S. electricity by 2030—S&P

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The significant downward trend in coal-fired generation seen across the U.S. since 2010 continues in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s fourth-quarter 2020 Power Forecast, fueled by declines in prices of natural gas and renewable generation. In 2020, 7,361 MW of coal was retired, making up 53.9% of the country’s retirements, while […]

March 9, 2021 Read More →

Total takes first big step into U.S. utility-scale solar market

Renewables Now: French energy giant Total SE has signed an agreement with 174 Power Global to create a 50/50 joint venture (JV) aimed at developing 12 utility-scale solar and storage projects for 1.6 GW of combined capacity in the US. Total said Thursday that these projects have been transferred from a pipeline developed by 174 […]

January 14, 2021 Read More →