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At mid-year, U.S. renewable energy production hits all-time high

At mid-year, U.S. renewable energy production hits all-time high

The latest issue of EIA's "Monthly Energy Review" report (with data through June 30, 2021) reveals that renewable sources accounted for 12.91% of the U.S. energy produced (and 12.71% of the energy consumed) for electricity, transportation, heating, and other uses. Renewable energy production during the first half of 2021 was 6.160 quadrillion Btu (quads) - 3.03% more than during the same period last year and 4.23% higher than in 2019.  
Could the $3.5 trillion budget bill be cut in half?

Could the $3.5 trillion budget bill be cut in half?

Concerns by Senate Democrats could see the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package (and its clean energy investments) cut in half.
U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought, EIA reports

U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought, EIA reports

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that electricity generation from U.S. hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was in 2020. This is a result of “extreme and exceptional” drought conditions that have been affecting much of the western U.S., especially California and states in the Pacific Northwest, which are […]
Advocates call for long-term clean energy incentives in budget reconciliation package

Advocates call for long-term clean energy incentives in budget reconciliation package

A coalition of more than 50 groups called on Congress to include long-term clean energy tax incentives in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package.
10 largest wind farm projects completed in the U.S. so far in 2021

10 largest wind farm projects completed in the U.S. so far in 2021

The U.S. now has 127 GW of cumulative wind power capacity with a pipeline of 62 GW under development through 2025.
Biden blueprint calls for wind and solar to power 90% of U.S. grid by 2050

Biden blueprint calls for wind and solar to power 90% of U.S. grid by 2050

The U.S. Dept of Energy's Solar Futures Study is a blueprint that broadly shows how the U.S. could reach the milestone in the Biden administration's quest for a zero-carbon grid.
What a year for wind

What a year for wind

The U.S. added 16.8 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2020, while project costs declined and performance improved, according to the Dept. of Energy's annual report on the industry.
Infrastructure, reconciliation packages bring Biden’s emissions target within reach, Schumer says

Infrastructure, reconciliation packages bring Biden’s emissions target within reach, Schumer says

Schumer's office said the Clean Electricity Payment Program and tax credits for renewable energy sources will make the biggest impact.
Microgrids must be a part of the decentralization of electricity

Microgrids must be a part of the decentralization of electricity

The world should recognize and push for microgrids, and federations of microgrids, as the topology of the electricity infrastructure of the future.
‘Desperate’ for workers, will clean energy embrace fossil fuel professionals?

‘Desperate’ for workers, will clean energy embrace fossil fuel professionals?

Advocates of reducing carbon emissions say the advanced energy economy's rapid growth requires the embrace of qualified individuals from all backgrounds -- including fossil fuels -- to reach ambitious climate goals.