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Special announcement on offshore wind planned Monday in Virginia

U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Dominion Energy CEO Robert Blue, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will participate in a "special announcement on offshore wind" Monday in Portsmouth, Va., according to a press release.

Demand-side emission reduction key to meeting decarbonization goals, report says

New study from Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

The study found that solar PV employs a third of the renewable energy industry at 4 million workers, followed by bioenergy, hydropower, and wind.

PJM: Offshore wind and renewable targets could require $3.2 billion in grid upgrades

A new study by PJM estimates that up to $3.2 billion in grid upgrades could be needed to support offshore wind and states' renewable energy targets in the region by 2035.

Microgrids bring first-time electricity access to 80,000 people in West Africa

The Movamba project -- which will add 1.3 megawatts of renewable energy capacity -- aims to increase system capacity and improve resilience by connecting directly to hospitals and clinics in rural Sierra Leone.

Lightsource bp enters Polish renewables market with $582 million deal

Lightsource bp has reached an agreement with a local energy company to develop 757MWp of solar energy capacity in Poland.
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Mississippi green hydrogen hub would be one of world’s largest

A $3 billion green hydrogen storage hub planned for Mississippi would be 10 times larger than any other project of its kind in the U.S., and one of the largest in the world, according to the startup behind the project.

DoE aims to increase the lifespan of solar plants from 30 to 50 years

The US Dept. of Energy has announced funding for research and development of technologies that can help increase the lifespan of solar energy power plants.
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Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs

While retiring old units and replacing them with new and efficient units is rewarding both to the utility investors and the customers, it is coming at the expense of distributed solar.

How will the energy crunch impact the transition to renewables?

Record-high natural gas prices are fueling an energy crunch ahead of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to power shortages in parts of the world.