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Renewables became second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020, per EIA

In 2020, renewables generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration, coming in second to natural gas...
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Shell to become clean energy provider with acquisition of Inspire

Inspire, a company that purchases renewable energy credits (RECS) and retires them on behalf of its customers, announced it has signed an agreement to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US...
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Zambia commissions first unit of 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station

On July 23, the government of Zambia celebrated commissioning of the first unit at the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station. Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, gave an address on...

In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed community solar projects.

Electric utilities plan DC fast-chargers up and down eastern US highways

Now 14 utilities representing 29 states plus DC and serving more than 60M customers have joined a coalition to speed EV adoption. The Electric Highway Coalition (EHC), a group of electric utilities working together to...

Grid enhancing technologies find a place in FERC’s ANOPR on transmission planning

In the recently announced ANOPR on transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection reform process, FERC is seeking comments on whether it should require transmission providers to consider grid enhancing technologies in generator interconnection...

SUN DAY says data show renewables could meet 33% of need by 2030…and maybe...

Last week, Ken Bossong of the SUN DAY campaign said that data released over the past decade by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as...

Solar and battery-powered mini-grids to bring electricity to 55,000 people in Nigeria for the...

PowerGen, a developer of on- and off-grid distributed energy said this week that it has secured long term project financing to connect 55,000 people to electricity in rural Nigeria

Energy Storage, Clean Power associations planning merger to strengthen U.S. renewable energy unity

The U.S. Energy Storage Association intends to merge with the American Clean Power Association in a move to spearhead transformative growth for renewable energies.
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Natel Energy announces $20 million funding to further deploy Restoration Hydro Turbine

Natel Energy announced a $20 million funding round, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures, to build momentum in deploying its flagship product, the Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT). “As more...