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Oil giants joining electric utilities in pushing federal leaders to strengthen GHG emission rules

In a renewed sign that energy companies are progressing beyond whipsawing U.S. government policy on environmental issues, three major oil companies are pushing for a reversal of the Trump Administration’s rollback on methane emissions...

Hydropower company Statkraft acquires Solarcentury solar developer

Statkraft, a leading company in hydropower internationally, has signed an agreement to acquire Solarcentury. Together the companies are well-positioned for accelerated growth in solar and to become one of the world’s leading renewable energy...
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Global consortium of energy leaders launched to drive renewable energy investment

Energy system leaders from Australia, California, Texas, Ireland, Denmark and the UK unite in fight for the planet. Yesterday, Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced the launch of the Global Power System...

Clean energy sector down almost half a million jobs due to COVID

Most reports had predicted that the clean energy industry, which encompasses Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Clean Vehicles, Grid & Storage and Clean Fuels, would add more 175,000 jobs in 2020, but with the pandemic, the sector is now...
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Prime Capital secures debt financing for 579MW renewables portfolio

Prime Capital AG, asset manager and financial services provider, has announced that together with ENERPARC AG, it has arranged junior debt financing for a European solar PV portfolio owned by the independent power producer...

Southern Company receives 92nd annual EEI Edison Award for advancing energy storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry's most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As...

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa announce agenda for joint ‘Digital Energy Festival’

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of...
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Backed by EPRI, major utilities launch initiative to accelerate economy-wide deep decarbonization

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals...
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DOE releases wind cybersecurity roadmap

The recently released Roadmap for Wind Cybersecurity outlines challenges of cyber threats to the wind industry, its technologies and control systems and presents activities and best practices that the wind industry can use to improve cybersecurity. Funded by the Wind...

Energy Storage can increase the life of conventional units

Conventional fossil units have the most operational data on their outage statistics due to their long history. With the advent of wholesale energy and capacity markets, industry thought there is an added incentive for...