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New York launches largest renewable solicitation in US history

4 GW of offshore wind and land-based renewables are set to come to the Empire State, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo looks to achieve the state’s renewable energy mandates while also kickstarting a post-Covid economy.

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FERC acts to narrow PURPA yet again

In this legal update regarding the implementation of FERC Order No. 872, Jason Johns, Jennifer Mersing and Jessica Bayles of Stoel Rives LLP break down the most significant changes made by the order and how they will serve to limit PURPA’s efficacy moving forward.

Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

“The energy from solar can consistently charge a 4-hour storage device having the same installed capacity” prior to the hours of peak demand, says a new study. In Arizona and New Mexico the capacity value is 99%.

Biden’s green energy recovery plan: what you need to know

The biggest shift from Biden’s previous plans involves the money and timeframe for spending it: $2 trillion over four years, rather than the $1.7 trillion over ten years previously proposed.

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IREC, SEIA, ESA, EPRI team up to speed distributed storage interconnection

“Getting interconnection of storage right is absolutely fundamental to avoid potential barriers for rapidly rising energy storage deployments,” said Jason Burwen, of project partner Energy Storage Association.

SMUD looks to go 100% emission-free 10 years ahead of schedule.

Members of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board of Directors will vote tonight on a “Climate Emergency Declaration” that could set the utility on track to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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Breaking: FERC dismisses petition by shadowy group to end net metering

More than 450 organizations, 57,000 individuals and 37 states submitted comments opposing the NERA petition that could have ended the net metering program that has helped the residential and commercial solar industry to grow over the last decade.

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Traditional O&M teams are not equipped to recover distressed PV assets after severe weather events

In the U.S., this year alone, there have been ten weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Victory for wholesale energy storage, but does Order 841 allow FERC to assault net metering?

Order 841 lets regional transmission operators create wholesale markets for energy storage — potentially including fleets of behind-the-meter storage systems.

Morning Brief: The long, sad story of Stion has ended, RMI launches climate-aligned finance group

Also in the brief: Florida Power & Light quietly reduces solar commitment, and new MWT BIPV from Sunport Power.

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