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Hydrogen and ‘direct air carbon capture’ enter the policy conversation

While utilities, municipalities and states across the U.S. struggle to find a cost-effective way to get to 100% carbon-free power, some companies, like Wärtsilä North America, think that the answer is closer than we realize.


Pandemic-related uncertainty in the US solar industry — and the case for an ITC extension

Renewable energy industry officials are hopeful that a post-pandemic comeback is possible in 2021 but, “Supply chain issues haven’t played out yet,” said George Strobel of Monarch Capital.

California values distributed energy resources fairly — and ratepayers score a big win

Until now, the value of distributed energy resources has been robbed by as much as 50% because the CPUC’s avoided cost calculators did not include avoided transmission costs in valuations of DERs.


Covid-19 is heightening the stakes for off-grid solar in Africa

“Without energy, we can’t fight this,” said Bill Lenihan, CEO of Zola Electric, a company that develops solar and storage systems in Africa.


Amid layoffs, some residential solar firms are outsourcing solar design

Outsourcing makes sense for startups and medium-sized companies, according to the CEO of Three Line Design


Pandemic’s utility impacts are coming into focus

Since the beginning of February, there have been widespread electric load declines of 3% to 11% across the U.S.


Renewable energy to play a role in New York’s Covid-19 economic recovery

New legislation also creates the U.S.’s first Office of Renewable Energy Siting — charged with consolidating the environmental review of major renewable energy facilities and providing a single forum for ensuring that siting decisions are predictable, responsible and delivered in a timely manner with opportunities for input from local communities.

Solar, storage and active energy management will be key to innovative eco district project  

A Spokane, Washington-based eco-district that the partners say will be home to the smartest five blocks in the world.

WattBuy to automate and expand NREL’s utility rate database

“Electricity providers will have to treat renewable energy customers as cost-conscious customers once these customers can look at data across the board.”

US legal community offers cities aid on solar, renewable transition  

Lawyers for Good Government: “To meet their renewable energy goals, municipalities need to know state energy, municipal and land use laws as well as existing local policies.”

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