Opinion & Commentary

Articles in this topic are contributed from global renewable energy experts.

FERC renewable energy interconection

FERC wants to hear directly from renewable developers on interconnection and transmission planning

Developers should ask FERC to mandate RTO studies and tools to reduce the speculative nature of site selection.
FERC renewable energy interconection

Pandemic hasn’t slowed down large solar project development

Fears that the COVID-19 pandemic would substantially slow the development of utility-scale solar generation appear unfounded, at least for seven of the country’s biggest projects.

MISO leads in renewable energy interconnection

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator is making it easier to connect renewable energy resources to the grid.
Net Zero Carbon vs Neutral Emissions

What’s the difference between net-zero and carbon-neutral policies?

Two seemingly interchangeable terms often seen are ‘Carbon Neutral’ and ‘Net Zero Carbon’. The two, however, are not the same thing.
montana renewable energy city

Montana’s renewable energy city coalition grows

Helena, Missoula, and Bozeman, Montana have joined a city coalition committing to 100% renewable energy.
Canada's Geothermal Energy Opportunity

Canada’s geothermal energy opportunity

Although many countries have been ‘slow’ to develop geothermal projects, Canada has actually been in a deep slumber, having yet to build its first geothermal power generating facility.
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These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100%...

In a recent report, researchers at NREL estimated that the potential exists to increase U.S. renewable energy storage capacity by as much as 3,000% percent by 2050.

How to resolve prior mortgage issues on renewable energy projects

Resolving issues related to prior mortgages is key to establishing a title policy that is satisfactory to lenders and investors while also protecting the project company’s real property assets.

Microgrids must be a part of the decentralization of electricity

The world should recognize and push for microgrids, and federations of microgrids, as the topology of the electricity infrastructure of the future.

Widespread electrified transport is coming fast— Are we ready?

Almost every trucking company has plans to electrify in the next few decades, the infrastructure to charge those trucks needs to be in development now.