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GE, Shell looking for exits as clean energy transition accelerates

The two energy giants have announced their intent to pivot away from fossil fuel generating assets and expand their renewable footprints.

In which states does solar matter most?

Not all solar projects are created equal — a new report from Clearloop, Downstream Strategies and WattTime outlines the areas in the country where development would make the biggest difference in reducing emissions and cleaning the grid.

How does the US retire 236 GW of coal and 1,000 gas peaker plants?

Victory in the economic realm (increasingly the case with solar, solar-plus-storage and wind) is no guarantee of market victory if the regulations are stacked against renewables.

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FERC’s new DER rule to pry open big opportunities for solar, storage

“This is a game changer,” Ravi Manghani, Wood Mackenzie’s head of solar said of the new rule, which many say will help make the grid more resilient, sustainable and affordable.

Ensuring no barriers to renewables in wholesale markets — ‘We’re all learning by doing’

Another report from the virtual Solar Power International microconference: Industry jargon flies as SPI takes on the imperative of getting solar, wind and storage into wholesale markets, while stakeholders try to find the right balance between flexibility and reliability, and state and federal jurisdiction.

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More than 7,000 US schools are solar powered

A new report by Generation180, the Solar Foundation and SEIA shows that the amount of schools turning to solar energy is surging, as over 5% of the country’s K-12 schools now have some sort of PV installation.

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FERC adopts big utilities’ narrative in PURPA ruling

FERC has issued a ruling on PURPA described by some as “death of a thousand cuts” for the policy that has spurred large-scale solar development across the country.

The net metering debate comes to a head in Florida

After one state rep and utility front group attacked the state’s net metering policy, Florida regulators have decided to hold a workshop where opponents and proponents alike can hash out their arguments, with the life of the program potentially hanging in the balance.

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How long will the lithium supply last?

Researchers have sounded the alarm. If no serious efforts are made on second-life battery use, recycling and vehicle-to-grid applications, decarbonization efforts may hit the buffers a lot sooner than expected.

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Tesla battery day bingo

Tesla battery day is next week. Earlier this year, Musk told analysts that what he had to say “will blow your mind. It blows my mind.” Here’s a list of battery hyperbole and terms you’re bound to hear at the event.

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