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Prysmian Group to invest $100M in US production
13 October, 2021
Prysmian Group is planning to invest an additional $100 million over the...
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Hurricane Ida: the slow recovery continues
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Louisiana is still slowly recovering from the devastation caused by hurricane Ida, which is reckoned the fifth-strongest in history to strike the US mainland, dumping more than 13...

Ørsted signs power purchase agreement with the Microsoft Corporation
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Ørsted and Microsoft Corporation have entered into an agreement for Microsoft to purchase energy from Ørsted’s Old 300 Solar Centre in Fort Bend County, Texas. The centre is expected...

Biden takes aim at cyber-attacks on infrastructure
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by US President Biden has signed a new cybersecurity Executive Order with the goal of protecting critical US infrastructure, including power generaton, from ransomware and...

ERCOT unveils grid reliability Roadmap
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has delivered its ‘Roadmap to Improving Grid Reliability’ to governor Greg Abbott, and members of the Texas Legislature and the...

The USA consumed a record amount of RE in 2020
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion Btu, or 12% of total US energy...

Tight conditions expected in Texas grid
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asked consumers to reduce electricity use as much as possible in the period 14 June to 18 June. A significant number of forced...

CO2 emissions prices in the NE USA reach record level
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by The USA’s most recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) quarterly auction, held on March 3, resulted in a clearing price of $7.60 per short ton of carbon dioxide (CO2),...

Extreme weather causes rolling blackouts in Texas
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by On the weekend of 13/14 February, a major winter weather system characterised by extreme cold spread across much of the central United States, disrupting energy systems and...

Batteries and pumped storage are 80% efficient
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2019, the US utility-scale battery fleet operated with an average monthly round-trip efficiency of 82%,...

Canada’s hydrogen strategy revealed
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 by On 29 December Canada’s minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, launched the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada, an ambitious framework that seeks to “position Canada as a...

California needs up to 55 GW of long term storage
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by By 2045, California will require the deployment of up to a 55 GW of long duration energy storage to support its 100% clean electricity goals. This represents more than a 150X increase...

The Biden plan to build a clean energy future
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by US president-elect Joe Biden has set out his plans, under the slogan ‘Build Back Better’, to reverse the efforts of his predecessor and set the USA back on a path aimed at achieving...

New US record for RE consumption
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by In 2019, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fourth year in a row, reaching a record 11.5 quadrillion Btu (about 3370 billion kWh), or 11% of total US...

PG&E cuts power to avoid possibility of wildfires
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by California’s largest power utility cut power to hundreds of thousands of its customers in early October to reduce the risk of wildfires.

PG&E to escape prosecution for 2017 wildfires
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Pacific Gas & Electric Co will not face criminal charges for power line equipment failures that triggered a series of wildfires in 2017, prosecutors in California have announced.

California's Clean Energy bill “a major step forward”
Friday, September 14, 2018 by On 10 September, governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, a bill intended to move California to 60 % renewable energy by 2030 and 100 % clean energy by 2045

New York signs agreements on renewables
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The US state of New York has signed agreements for the construction of 26 renewable energy projects with a total combined capacity of 1383 MW.

Arizona pushes ambitious energy plan
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by The US state of Arizona has proposed implementing a target of 3000 MW of energy storage as part of an ambitious energy modernisation plan.

Trump team hints at energy department witch-hunt
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Advisers to US president-elect Donald Trump are reported to be developing plans to reshape Energy Department programmes, and attempting to identify staff that had any part in...

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