Threat to PG&E Renewable PPAs Affects US DOE Loans

Friday, 18 January 2019

The fallout from California power giant PG&E Corp.’s looming bankruptcy has been both sudden and widespread: Its electricity suppliers have seen their debt cut to junk. Banks are facing liabilities as buyers of last resort for more than $760 million of bonds the utility issued through California. And the rest of the state’s utilities have tumbled.

100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What Will It Take To Get There?

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal.

Energy Storage Outlook for 2019: E-Mobility, Clean Energy Technologies and Lithium Batteries

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation. Although the clean energy and transportation industries are only in their early days, it has become apparent that renewables and electrification of transportation are an irreversible trend, one that has begun to disrupt many established industries.

ASU Researchers Break Solar-cell Efficiency Record at 25.4 Percent

Monday, 14 January 2019

Arizona State University researchers have set a new record for solar efficiency, 25.4 percent. Working with tandem photovoltaics, or stacking different materials in a solar cell, the ASU team has continued to improve solar efficiency and lower costs.

PG&E Likely Seeking Bankruptcy by Jan. 29

Monday, 14 January 2019

The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes.

China Plans Subsidy-Free Solar, Wind Power Pilot Projects

Friday, 11 January 2019

China will start building pilot wind and solar power projects that won’t receive national government payments as it pushes to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy and rein in subsidy bills. Shares of solar manufacturers surged in New York and Hong Kong.

PG&E Bankruptcy Risk Gets Real — But What's Next?

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Standoffs over who pays what for infrastructure are kind of where America’s at right now. Besides the shutdown in D.C. over the southern border barrier, California is grappling with how to finance a somewhat more useful bit of equipment: its power grid.

NV Energy Reorients Generation Mix toward Solar, Retiring Coal

Thursday, 27 December 2018

The Public Utility Commission of Nevada has approved NV’s long-term IRP to double its renewable energy capacity by 2023. The utility will bring 1,001 MW of solar capacity online via six new power purchase agreements (PPAs).