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EPRI reflects on the year gone by

EPRI reflects on the year gone by

The past 12 months have been positively electric for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). From working with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a national EV charging infrastructure blueprint to speaking at COP26 about numerous EPRI-led decarbonization research initiatives, it has been a whirlwind of a year.
August the ‘Cleanest Energy Month of the Year in Modern Times’ in UK

August the ‘Cleanest Energy Month of the Year in Modern Times’ in UK

Fossil fuel generation in the UK fell to record lows last month, while renewables provided a quarter of all electricity, turning August into “the cleanest calendar month of the year in modern times” according to energy experts at consultancy EnAppSys. The firm’s senior analyst Rob Lalor said generation from fossil fuels amounted to just 8.7TWh last month, only marginally higher […]
Vattenfall Splits Wind Business; Creates Offshore, Onshore, Solar+Storage Units

Vattenfall Splits Wind Business; Creates Offshore, Onshore, Solar+Storage Units

Swedish utility Vattenfall this week said it has split its wind business into three units comprising offshore, onshore and solar+storage services.
325-MW Texas wind project awarded to Siemens Gamesa

325-MW Texas wind project awarded to Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded two new onshore wind project sites in the U.S. state of Texas with a total installed capacity of 325 MW. The projects include the supply of 65 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines and a multi-year service agreement. This win takes Siemens Gamesa’s total installed capacity close to 6 GW in Texas, strengthening its […]
Advanced Energy Signs 2-MW Solar Service Deal with AMEC

Advanced Energy Signs 2-MW Solar Service Deal with AMEC

Advanced Energy Industries Inc. announced that engineering and project management company AMEC has engaged Advanced Energy for a multi-year agreement to provide SiteGuard services for Colorado State University's new, 2-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic plant located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Bioengineers Develop Bacterial Strain That Could Increase Ethanol Production

Bioengineers Develop Bacterial Strain That Could Increase Ethanol Production

A team of Bioengineers in the United States have modified a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol. The research, published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, reveals how adaptation and metabolic engineering can be combined for strain improvement, a positive development for the biofuel industry.
Ohio Edison To Repower Coal Plant With Biomass

Ohio Edison To Repower Coal Plant With Biomass

Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has agreed in a consent decree to repower one of its coal-fired power plants using primarily biomass, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week. In the agreement, filed in federal court in Columbus, Ohio and joined by the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Ohio Edison will repower the R.E. Burger Units 4 and 5 near Shadyside, Ohio with biomass fuel.
Illinois Biofuel Bill Passed

Illinois Biofuel Bill Passed

The Illinois Senate took action last week to pass SB46, which advances pro-ethanol and biodiesel legislation one step closer to becoming law.
Transforming Waste Plastic into an Alternative Fuel

Transforming Waste Plastic into an Alternative Fuel

Student researchers at Northeastern University have designed an apparatus to convert plastic waste into clean energy while minimizing the release of harmful emissions.
Power Sale in Northwest will Help Build Wind Energy

Power Sale in Northwest will Help Build Wind Energy

A plan to re-market electricity in Oregon will help to build a $100 million wind power investment in the Pacific Northwest.