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Cheap gas is killing nuclear, renewable energy may finish the job

Will Wade, Bloomberg The natural gas boom is killing America’s nuclear industry. Wind and solar may finish the job. While nuclear plants struggle to compete with the flood of cheap gas coming from the nation’s shale...

DISTRIBUTECH embraces the solar industry as grid decarbonization takes center stage

DISTRIBUTECH International, the event that showcases the future of energy delivery, is proud to announce three strategic partnerships with leading solar industry stakeholders. Each organization will enhance the event, which takes place January 27-30,...

It’s a big week for renewables. Here are some of the newsmakers

Major solar projects and partnerships announced at SPI while climate week in New York prompted more clean energy and zero carbon emission commitments from major companies — not countries — everywhere. This week thousands...
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Forecast: Solar tax credit extension would boost jobs, economy and climate fight

An extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would spark $87 billion in new private sector investment and add 113,000 American jobs over baseline estimates by 2030, according to 10-year forecasts released today by the Solar...

Could the US get 20% of its electricity from solar by 2030?

New SEIA roadmap lays out a 10-year strategic vision for rapid growth of solar electricity. This week in Salt Lake City, Utah, to mark the start of Solar Power International, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released...

Utah Municipal Power Agency commits to 80-MW solar farm

Just as Solar Power International kicks off in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with sPower, a Salt Lake City-based renewable energy Independent Power Producer...
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Virginia proposes $8 billion ratepayer-backed offshore wind farm

By Christopher Martin and David R. Baker, Bloomberg Dominion Energy Inc.’s customers have been pressing the Virginia utility giant for years to source more clean energy. On Thursday, the company heeded their call — with...
Climate protesters, Sydney Australia

Climate protesters from Paris to New York demand renewable energy

By Bruce Einhorn, Thuy Ong and Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg Tens of thousands of people around the world demonstrated to demand action on climate change as a global movement backed by 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg got...

FERC issues order to revamp PURPA

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week proposed to modernize its regulations governing small power producers and cogenerators under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to better address consumer concerns and market changes in...

How to extend the lifetime of wind turbines

Although wind turbines generally are designed for a service life of 20 years, many can continue to operate past their original design life. In fact, the lifetime of a wind turbine can often be...