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On Monday via Instagram, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he is launching the “Bezos Earth Fund,” to offer grant money to scientists, activists, NGOs and others who are making an “effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world,” he wrote in the post. An email from his public...
Vehicle to grid

Dominion Energy today announced an expansion of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions-reduction goals, establishing a new commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The goal covers carbon dioxide and methane emissions, the dominant greenhouse gases, from our electricity generation and gas infrastructure operations. The company had previously committed to cut methane emissions from its natural gas...
Event Coverage

Give us your gas-fired turbine stories, your utility-scale wind and solar developments, your power plant case studies. We are now at liberty to reveal that POWERGEN International has opened its call for abstracts. Click here to find out more and to submit a potential session for the nation’s biggest annual power generation conference happening December 8-10 in...
Solar

As the global outcry for climate change action continues, now is the perfect time to attract emerging talent into a career in renewables. With unprecedented interest in alternative energy sources, firms in the industry are best placed to leverage this hype and call on the wider public to help build the talent pools needed to...
Baseload

In most places, renewable energy provides the least expensive form of new generation measured according “Levelized Cost of Electricity” (LCoE). LCoE measures the cost per unit of electrical energy produced ($/MWh). In Portugal, a power auction in July yielded €14.70/MWh. In the recent UK contracts-for-difference auction, one winning offshore wind power bid was for £39.65/MWh....
Hydrogen

California is a leader in the use of hydrogen fuel cells, but experts say they’re also well suited for the Midwest. by Sue Ter Maat, Energy News Network When Argonne National Laboratory engineer Theodore Krause spoke to Chicago-area elected officials this year about alternative public transportation fuels, he found many local leaders knew far more...
Wind Power

By Ewa Krukowska and Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg Europe is set to stake its economic future on an environmental clean-up that will overhaul the way the world’s biggest single market polices businesses and manages trade relations. The new order unveiled on Wednesday by the European Union’s executive arm will center on a goal to eliminate by mid-century...
Hydrogen

By Will Mathis, Bloomberg One of the world’s biggest developers of offshore wind farms thinks its massive turbines could be key to the production of hydrogen in a greener way and ultimately, stemming climate change. Over the past decade, offshore wind has pushed from a frontier technology to a multi-billion-dollar industry that provides green power cheap enough...
Hydrogen

China produced 1,170 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles during the first half of 2019 and the country’s automakers are on schedule to produce 2,340 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles this year, compared to 1,527 such vehicles in 2018, and 629 in 2016 and 2017. Over the recent years, the country’s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle sector experienced very rapid growth, posting...