California Renewable Curtailments Surge as Coronavirus Cuts Demand


California grid operator CAISO has been curtailing renewable energy at record levels this year, as the state’s ever-rising share of solar power during daylight hours increasingly outpaces electricity demand. Adding to its challenges, the grid operator is now contending with falling power demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grid operator ISO New England reported 3 percent to 5 percent declines in system demands in the previous week.

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GOs and REGOs: Corporate demand for renewables rose across Europe in 2019, data confirms

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Strong growth in corporate demand for renewable energy backed by European certificates of origin outpaced supply in 2019, data shows. Demand for renewable energy backed by verified certificates of origin grew across Europe last year, outpacing the growth in supply, the latest data from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) today indicates. The growth in demand for renewable energy last year was largely driven by Sweden, France and Germany, the statistics show.

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Corporate demand for renewables rises across Europe in 2019, data indicates

Business Green

Strong growth in corporate demand for renewable energy backed by European certificates of origin outpaced supply in 2019, data shows. Demand for renewable energy backed by verified certificates of origin grew across Europe last year, outpacing the growth in supply, latest data from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) released today indicates. The growth in demand for renewable energy last year was largely driven by Sweden, France and Germany, the statistics show.

New York?s Energy Transition (and Challenges) in 5 Charts


Grid operators around the world are unusually busy these days, but few have quite as much on their minds as NYISO, the independent system operator that manages New York state's bulk power system and wholesale energy market. New York state’s zero-carbon energy goals will require new transmission to carry upstate wind and hydro to downstate markets, plus a wave of new batteries and other balancing agents to balance the state's increasingly intermittent renewable mix.

Europe’s Energy Storage Market Is Fading, Right When It’s Needed Most


Europe is still plotting the course towards being net-zero by 2050, but no matter the shape it takes, it will surely involve hundreds of gigawatts of new renewable power capacity. Can a battery charge up with “brown power,” then discharge at the price guaranteed in an auction?

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US Voluntary Clean Power Sales Keep Surging, With More Than a Little Help From Utilities


Millions of retail electricity customers in the United States buy voluntary clean power, meaning renewable energy beyond what load-serving entities such as utilities otherwise provide. Utility clean power programs by the numbers.

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Virginia Mandates 100% Clean Power by 2050


Virginia has become the latest state to pass a law that sets it on a path to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050, as well as setting targets for massive investments in energy efficiency, energy storage and in-state solar and wind power. The primary feature of the law, SB 851, is its call for Dominion Virginia, the state’s dominant utility, and the smaller Appalachian Power Co., Dominion also gets more than one-third of its energy from nuclear power.

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Could The U.S. Automobile Fleet Run On Wind And Solar Power?

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with electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) power. on solar power would require a substantial amount of backup power or storage for when the sun isn’t shining. solar power generation has increased by a factor of 66. wind power generation, which started from a larger base at that time, has increased by a factor of five. gasoline demand could be displaced if all of the wind and solar power generation went into powering EVs.

The 5 Biggest US Utilities Committing to Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050


The falling costs of wind and solar power are pushing utilities to find ways to incorporate them into their long-range plans, even as they struggle to define what resources can be relied on to provide the dispatchable power they need. gigawatts of offshore wind and 2.7

Avangrid Withdraws Guidance on Coronavirus, Vineyard Wind Uncertainty


Avangrid, which is publicly listed but majority owned by Spain's Iberdrola, reported a higher profit in the first quarter of 2020, driven by an improved performance from its 7.5-gigawatt onshore wind power fleet. In a Wednesday conference call, CEO James Torgerson credited the improved performance to better wind production from its huge base of existing U.S. Unclear outlook for Vineyard Wind, offshore projects. offshore wind farms. Avangrid, the U.S.

Smart Wires Looks to Ease Transmission Grid’s Mounting Challenges with Digital Controls


It started in 2013 with a line-mounted device, the PowerLine Guardian, that proved it could throttle voltages in deployments with utilities on three continents — a useful task, but not the flexible power flow control it was aiming for. EirGrid in Ireland, and TransGrid and Western Power in Australia have deployed the devices with hopes of solving challenging transmission congestion and renewable integration challenges.

How 4 Top US Utilities Are Grappling With the Energy Transition (or Not)


Cheap wind and solar have turned the industry's conventional economic wisdom on its head. At the same time, climate change has begun directly impacting utilities — from hurricanes that have forced billions in recovery and grid-hardening costs for utilities like NextEra’s Florida Power & Light and Texas’s Oncor, to the wildfires that drove Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy. Gulf Power is using its smart meter fleet for locational demand response.

Global briefing: EPA suspends environmental law enforcement in response to pandemic

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Any incentives to boost demand once normal life resumes should be targeted at zero-emissions cars. Total buys French wind power firm. Oil giant Total has continued its clean energy acquisition spree, announcing this week that through its Total Quadran renewables subsidiary it has acquired 100 per cent of Global Wind Power (GWP) France, a company with a 1GW portfolio of onshore wind projects, including 250MW scheduled to come on stream by 2025.

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Fukushima on track to become a renewable energy hub


In hopes of reinventing its image, new life is breathing into Fukushima, the Japanese northeastern prefecture that was devastated by a 2011 tsunami and consequent nuclear power plant meltdown. To meet the entire region’s needs with 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, endeavors are underway to cultivate and integrate clean energy sources like biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind.

Event - New Frontiers in Renewable Energy and Resources

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These sources are constantly replenished such as sunlight, wind, heat and water. The common energy sources are Hydropower, Biomass, Biofuels, Wind, Geothermal and Solar Energy. Renewable energy can be defines as a form of energy derived from the natural sources which cannot be depleted such as wind or solar power. They are the natural energy present in all forms ranging from sunlight, wind, waves, geothermal heat and tides.

The Sierra Club's Top 20 Cool Schools

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Chatham has also achieved a campus-wide net-zero energy footprint, thanks largely to wind and photovoltaic power. Back on campus, New England’s largest university has launched a popular MS in Sustainable Building Systems and a certificate in Offshore Wind Energy.

What’s at Stake for Clean Energy in the US Election?


For clean energy resources — solar, wind and energy storage — the range of possibilities over the next four years runs from the merely good to the incredible. power sector has undergone major changes over the past four years — just not the kind that President Trump promised.

Roaring Twenty-Twenties: Accelerating Energy Transition

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Nations saw rapid industrial and economic growth, accelerated consumer demand, and introduced significantly new changes in lifestyle and culture. The media, funded by the new industry of mass-market advertising driving consumer demand, focused on celebrities, especially sports heroes and movie stars, as cities rooted for their home teams and filled the new palatial cinemas and gigantic sports stadiums.