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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...

Trump picks climate change denier to lead EPA
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by US president-elect Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Hawaii sets 100 per cent renewable target
Monday, May 18, 2015 by Hawaii could become the first US state to set a 100 per cent renewable energy portfolio standard after its legislature passed a bill in May.

US capacity additions on downward trend
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by In the coming decades, additions to US electricity generation capacity are predicted by the USA's Energy Information Administration to be lower than in the recent past

Canada's Shepard Energy Centre commissioned
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Enmax Corporation and Capital Power Corporation say that the Shepard Energy Centre - Alberta's largest natural gas-fuelled power generating facility - is fully operational.

US 'heading for energy independence'
Friday, November 07, 2014 by High levels of energy production and falling energy demand will help the USA achieve energy independence by 2025, according to analysis by Wood Mackenzie.

Californian utilities directed to replace SONGS output
Monday, March 17, 2014 by The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has directed Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to procure between 1000 MW and 1500 MW of new...

139 MW Campo Verde solar under way
Thursday, January 17, 2013 by First Solar Inc. has started construction of the 139 MW Campo Verde Solar Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, California.

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