Hydropower

BC Hydro confirms that a worker at its 1,100-MW Site C hydro project work camp in Fort St. John, British Columbia, tested positive for COVID-19. The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13, and BC Hydro says this person immediately self-isolated after receiving their test results from Alberta Health Services on July 15. Northern Health...
Solar

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration, committing to working toward the goal of delivering carbon neutral electricity by 2030. The utility said it has previously helped to pioneer renewable energy programs and standards. In 2018, SMUD reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels. Furthermore, SMUD...
Storage

FirstLight Power, operator of the Northfield Mountain energy storage facility and other hydroelectric, solar and energy-storage assets in Massachusetts and Connecticut, has named Alicia Barton its new chief executive officer, effective Aug. 3. Barton previously served as President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for three years as...
Solar

History should teach us not to underestimate the creativity of the US corporate office or its financial markets, nor should we underestimate the resilience of the renewable energy industry. For example, US tax equity investments in wind power projects plunged more than 80% after the 2008 recession, and the next year Google announced the country’s...
Offshore

Renewable energy capacity investment showed great resilience in the first half of 2020, in the face of the unprecedented economic shock caused by the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). Offshore wind financings in 1H 2020 totaled $35 billion, up 319% year-on-year and in fact well above 2019’s record full-year...
Storage

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Listen to the full episode: I am a huge fan of energy storage, particularly the mechanical variety....
Energy Efficiency

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a £3bn ($3.78B USD) boost to the green economy with a package that seeks to create jobs, save money and decarbonize the British housing stock. In his eagerly anticipated Summer Statement, he tied the UK’s economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 to ‘historic investment...