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How to ‘build back better’ energy markets for higher penetration of renewables

Competitive energy markets have proven their worth even with voluntary utility participation. It is time to make energy markets mandatory.

Seeking solar power for all Puerto Rican homes

Residents of Puerto Rico are ready for energy democracy. Specifically, a resilient, renewable electricity system with equitably shared benefits.
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Solar PV’s recycling opportunity

Materials used in solar panels could be worth $2 billion a year by 2050, with the amount of decommissioned cells reaching 80 million metric tons.
FERC renewable energy interconection

FERC wants to hear directly from renewable developers on interconnection and transmission planning

Developers should ask FERC to mandate RTO studies and tools to reduce the speculative nature of site selection.
FERC renewable energy interconection

Pandemic hasn’t slowed down large solar project development

Fears that the COVID-19 pandemic would substantially slow the development of utility-scale solar generation appear unfounded, at least for seven of the country’s biggest projects.

MISO leads in renewable energy interconnection

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator is making it easier to connect renewable energy resources to the grid.
Canada's Geothermal Energy Opportunity

Canada’s geothermal energy opportunity

Although many countries have been ‘slow’ to develop geothermal projects, Canada has actually been in a deep slumber, having yet to build its first geothermal power generating facility.
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Montana’s renewable energy city coalition grows

Helena, Missoula, and Bozeman, Montana have joined a city coalition committing to 100% renewable energy.

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.

Renewables made up 92% of new generating capacity in the U.S. in the first...

Renewable energy sources dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions and increased their contribution to the nation's electrical production in the first half of 2021.