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Tri-State reaches settlement, plans bigger shift to renewables

Denver Post: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale power provider serving rural utilities in Colorado and three other states, has reached a settlement with several parties on a plan aimed at cutting costs for ratepayers and setting ambitious goals for reducing carbon emissions. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will consider Tri-State’s electric resource plan. […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Study: Big box stores could meet half their electricity needs with solar

Washington Post ($): Expansive, flat and abundant, the rooftops of big-box stores in the United States could produce enough solar energy to meet half their electricity needs, according to a report released Thursday. Walmart leads the way in rooftop solar potential, followed by Target and Home Depot. “There’s massive potential across the entire country for […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Pennsylvania coal-fired plant slated for March shutdown, demolition

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Cheswick Generating Station, the last coal-fired power plant in Allegheny County, is being sold to a Kentucky-based firm for demolition, remediation and redevelopment when it shuts down at the end of March. Charah Solutions Inc., which specializes in environmental remediation, is purchasing the power plant in Springdale and its related ash landfill and […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Wind production in Nordic nations hits record of 21.3 gigawatts in a day

Reuters: Wind power production in the Nordic countries hit a record high of 21.3 gigawatts (GW) on Thursday amid stormy weather in the region, Refinitiv Eikon data showed. Wind turbines’ output across Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland reached the new high point for the hour from 0500 GMT, according to the data. The previous record, […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Distributed solar amounted to half of all installations in China last year

PV Tech: Distributed PV installations in China topped 29GW last year, contributing more than half of total solar installations in the country for the first time. In a note published yesterday, the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said around 53GW of grid-connected solar capacity was installed last year, an increase on the 48.2GW installed in […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

First hydrogen tanker to ship test cargo from Australia to Japan

Reuters: A Japanese-Australian venture producing hydrogen from brown coal is set to ship its maiden cargo on the world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier from near Melbourne to Kobe on Friday, in a test delayed by nearly a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Suiso Frontier, built by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) (7012.T), arrived […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Final approval given for South Fork Wind project off U.S. coast

Associated Press: Construction will soon begin on the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to gain approval in the United States, the developers said. The U.S. Department of the Interior approved it in November, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued its approval letter for the constructions and operations plan Tuesday, a major step […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →

Berkshire Hathaway unit plans 2.1-gigawatt wind, solar project in Iowa

Renewables Now: US electricity and natural gas utility MidAmerican Energy Co, part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A), on Wednesday unveiled plans to deploy 2.1 GW of wind and solar power capacity in Iowa under a USD-3.9-billion (EUR 3.4bn) project. The company said on Wednesday it has submitted an application with the Iowa Utilities […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →

Citigroup sets out rare “absolute reduction” target for energy firms

Reuters: Citigroup Inc (C.N) on Wednesday laid out goals for corporate borrowers to cut emissions that included a rare “absolute reduction” target for companies in the energy sector by the end of the decade. Citi said in a report that it aims for emissions from companies across its energy loan portfolio to drop 29% by […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →

Scientists pan Canada carbon capture tax credit plan

Bloomberg ($): Canada’s plans to introduce a tax credit for carbon capture in the country’s oil patch would amount to a fossil fuel subsidy for an ineffective technology, a group of academics said in a letter to the deputy prime minister. Carbon capture, where the carbon dioxide from oil and gas production facilities is sequestered […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →