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The cost of cutting Biden’s key climate program

Stripping the Clean Electricity Performance Program from a historic climate bill being considered by Congress would eliminate more than a third of potential emissions reductions, new analysis shows.

Chemicals giant INEOS plans $2.3B green hydrogen investment across Europe

The first green hydrogen plants will be built in Norway, Germany, and Belgium with projects also planned for the UK and France.

Wind industry demands action from world leaders ahead of COP26 climate summit

More than 90 wind energy companies and associations from around the world called on leaders to take decisive action in pursuit of net-zero carbon emissions goals ahead of the COP26 United Nations climate summit next month.

Coast Guard announces first solar+storage microgrid project

The U.S. Coast Guard will build its first battery energy storage system with its also first-time microgrid at a training center in California.
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Massachusetts school bus shaves peak demand in first V2G program for district

Highland Electric Fleets announced this week what it called a “historic breakthrough for local clean energy” in which an electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer.

In comments to FERC, renewable energy giants detail interconnection, transmission, and grid upgrade cost-sharing...

Ørsted, EDF Renewables, and NextEra Energy submitted comments for FERC's ANOPR on transmission planning, grid upgrades, and interconnection.
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5 largest solar VC deals so far in 2021

Corporate funding of the solar industry -- including venture capital, public market, and debt financing -- increased 190% globally through the third quarter of 2021, according to new analysis by Mercom Capital Group.

DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is backing 10 energy efficiency pilot projects that aim to transform thousands of homes and workplaces into resilient smart buildings.
Lesotho Phase II

AfDB approves $86.72 million loan for second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors has approved a loan of $86.72 million to co-finance the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The multi-phase project will provide water to the Gauteng...

The impact of EV charging on the grid: business models and consumer behaviors

A parked EV has the potential to be a connected car—a battery pack engaged with the power grid with opportunities for charge coordination, interactive intelligence, and dynamic energy management.