Gravity-Based Energy Storage Hits the Market

Monday, 19 November 2018

Earlier this month, Energy Vault, an Idealab company, announced the commercial availability of its energy storage solution that is based on the principles that underpin traditional gravity-based pumped hydro plants.

California CCAs Double Renewable Energy Commitment, Adding 1 GW Capacity, in One Year

Friday, 16 November 2018

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced this week that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 MW (2 GW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization and climate change goals.

Governors Urge FERC To Consider the Renewable Benefits of One Unified Electricity Grid

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The so-called “Seams Study” conducted by NREL and presented at POWER-GEN International in December 2017 during a session called #RocktheGrid is the basis of a new proposal put forth by a group of 18 U.S. governors. The bipartisan Governor’s Wind and Solar Energy Coalition sent a letter on November 9 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging commissioners to consider the benefits to the entire country of one unified electricity grid.

Wind Turbine Manufacturers Hit Turbulence

Monday, 12 November 2018

The shakeout in wind turbine manufacturing industry is starting to produce winners and losers after increasing competition gutted margins. Wind is one of the lowest-cost forms of energy generation and getting cheaper, with turbine prices down more than 50 percent in the past decade. That has hurt profit and spurred gloomier market outlooks from wind machinery makers from General Electric Co. to Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

Putting PURPA Under a Microscope

Monday, 12 November 2018

A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. may be due for an overhaul.

Study: Women on Corporate Boards Reduce the Likelihood of Environmental Lawsuits

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Each woman appointed to a corporate board reduces the firm's risk of being hit with an environmental lawsuit by 1.5 percent, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. In fact, board gender diversity is among the top three factors predicting a company's vulnerability to environmental lawsuits.

ENGIE NA Starting Kansas Wind Project under PPA with Brown-Forman

Friday, 02 November 2018

ENGIE North America has made a $228 million investment in the East Fork project, the second phase of the Solomon Forks Wind project under construction. Together, the two will generate 472 MW of clean energy to Brown-Forman Corp. under a PPA.

Dominion Energy Launches Green Bonds Program

Friday, 02 November 2018

Dominion Energy on Friday said that it had closed its inaugural offering of green bonds. The $362 million in privately placed bond proceeds will be used to reimburse Dominion Energy for previously deployed capital related to the acquisition, development and/or construction of 20 merchant solar projects with a total capacity of 574 MW of renewable energy.

Germany To Auction 8GW of Wind, Solar Capacity from 2019-21

Thursday, 01 November 2018

Germany’s ruling coalition sealed a long-awaited plan to boost auctions of wind and solar power, brushing aside the political turmoil that’s dogged the alliance since the summer and making good on election promises.

It's Not Just Facebook and Google Buying Clean Power Anymore

Thursday, 01 November 2018

Businesses with more modest appetites for electricity -- including Swiss Re AG, Nestle SA and others -- are increasingly banding together to line up deals for clean power, broadening a market long dominated by tech giants, according to a report Thursday by Bloomberg NEF.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com