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FERC’s deadlock means SEEM is here to stay—Why are renewables worried?

FERC’s deadlock means SEEM is here to stay—Why are renewables worried?

The 15 utilities behind the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) hailed the proposal as providing "cost, reliability and environmental benefits." So, why is the renewable energy industry so concerned?
Coast Guard announces first solar+storage microgrid project

Coast Guard announces first solar+storage microgrid project

The U.S. Coast Guard will build its first battery energy storage system with its also first-time microgrid at a training center in California.
Colorado steel mill becomes ‘world’s first’ to be run almost entirely on solar

Colorado steel mill becomes ‘world’s first’ to be run almost entirely on solar

Lightsource bp announced that its 300 MW project will position EVRAZ's Pueblo steel mill as the world's first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar.
DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is backing 10 energy efficiency pilot projects that aim to transform thousands of homes and workplaces into resilient smart buildings.
Embodied carbon vs operational carbon: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

Embodied carbon vs operational carbon: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

The key to decreasing the built environment’s impact on climate change is to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve long-term benefits, the whole lifecycle of a building must be taken into consideration.
Rep. Seth Berry on the movement for publicly-owned power in Maine

Rep. Seth Berry on the movement for publicly-owned power in Maine

Electric customers in Maine, who are fed up with lousy utility service, can use a ballot initiative to take back their power.
Microgrids missing from Biden’s solar plan

Microgrids missing from Biden’s solar plan

Instead of undertaking fundamental industry structure analysis, with examination of strategic, technical, and economic evaluation of options in the electricity industry, what we have is obvious, anticlimactic: “deploy solar.”
U.S. launches cybersecurity innovation program to support clean energy transition

U.S. launches cybersecurity innovation program to support clean energy transition

Highlighting the urgent need to address grid vulnerabilities, the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab have launched a cybersecurity innovation program to support the country's rapid clean energy transition.
Wind leads new U.S. generating capacity for third straight quarter

Wind leads new U.S. generating capacity for third straight quarter

The development of the wind industry, on the other hand, picked up slightly this quarter. 3.3 gigawatts of wind generation capacity were installed in the second quarter of 2021, compared to just under 3 gigawatts in the previous quarter. Wind power made up nearly half of all generation capacity added this quarter, making wind the largest contributor to new power generation capacity for three straight quarters. All of the wind capacity built out in the second quarter of 2021 was onshore.
Ford unveils plans for EV mega campus in Tennessee

Ford unveils plans for EV mega campus in Tennessee

Ford Motor Company announced plans on Tuesday for a massive electric vehicle manufacturing campus in Tennessee, as well as two additional battery facilities in Kentucky, in what the company called the largest investment in the U.S. electric vehicle market at one time by an automaker.