Morning Brief: Biden’s energy transition team, BlackRock CEO backs mandatory climate reporting

Also in the brief: The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council are merging, Trump administration removes scientist in charge of assessing climate change, Cypress Creek closed a seven-year, $200 million debt financing, and solar-powered butter.


Morning Brief: NextEra Energy Resources selling off most of 1-GW portfolio, Solar on older facilities

Also in the brief: Environmental concerns could limit the foreign market lor liquid natural gas (LNG), Trump administration lies about fracking employment.

Morning Brief: Community solar as energy reparations, LIPA could replace more than half of its aging peaker plants with energy storage

Also in the brief: Germany had a strong solar September, solar siting in Maryland generates friction, threatening climate goals.

Morning Brief: Fight over the value of solar continues in Utah, Kansas, Virginia and everywhere

Kansas’ largest utility Evergy wants to charge PV panel users — or everyone, plus Dominion fighting community solar, Utah PSC decides to lower export rate.


Morning Brief: The Trump administration is burying dozens of studies detailing the promise of renewable energy

Also in the brief: Global solar PV installations to hit 115 GWdc in 2020, Trump’s pullback of pollution controls is even more hazardous than you think.


It’s cheaper to build new solar than it is to operate coal plants

New analysis released by Lazard compares the levelized cost of energy for various generation technologies on a $/MWh basis and shows that renewables, specifically utility-scale solar and wind, are the economic frontrunners.


Checking in on Akon lighting Africa

Musician Akon has provided 14 African nations with solar-powered electricity via street lamps and solar panels as part of “Akon Lighting Africa,” a project aimed at providing the continent of Africa with low-cost, sustainable electricity.


Pennsylvania has the opportunity to kickstart community solar — and its economy

Removing the state’s ban on community solar, an initiative which has gained immense bipartisan support, will create thousands of jobs and billions in economic development dollars.

Energy Funding: IPOs, M&A, VC and grants for flow batteries, fuel cells, PV trackers and equitable access to solar

Another busy funding week with solar IPOs on deck and venture capital investments — but no cleantech SPACs in the last few day, at least.

Project Sunlight wants to scale low-income solar nationwide — without subsidies

The end goal of the three-year project is to use market-based financing to install 20 MW of low-income community solar at multifamily affording housing, while trimming 20% off subscribers’ electricity bills. 

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