Xcel gets in front of the 100% renewable energy movement

By setting a timeline for the inevitable decarbonization of its fleet, Xcel is moving to have an energy transition on its terms.

18 incoming Members of Congress back call for Green New Deal

The radical call for a rapid energy transition and jobs program now has the stated support of more than 4% of the U.S. Representatives who will take seats in January.

Capital Dynamics, Tenaska join booming Midwest solar market

The developer and asset manager have signed a deal to develop 2 GWac of solar projects in six Midwestern states – more than the entire capacity that is currently online in those states. But this appears to only the beginning for the region.

New governors could mandate 34 GWac more solar, wind by 2030

A new analysis by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables finds that the renewable energy and climate ambitions of governors elected on November 6 could increase the total market for solar in five states by 17.7 GWac, if all five pass 50% by 2030 mandates.

A 15% efficient solar window that delivers 40% of US electricity

University of Michigan team hopes to offer a 15% efficient solar window product, that allows 50% of the light through, and have received $1.3 million from the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop it further.

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Pro-clean energy candidates for governor identified by AEE win 7 “open” elections

The new governors favor policies such as a higher renewables mandate, community solar, increased use of storage, and expanding the Western grid, reports the nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy.

EQ Research: Utilities failing at fixed charge increases

The research firm’s latest analysis of utility rate case filings finds regulators often rejecting the hikes on fixed charges that many utilities are asking for. However, the general direction of fixed charges is still upwards.

Land secured for massive solar farm in Michigan

The project, developed by Ranger solar, would represent a 200% increase in Michigan’s entire installed capacity as a state by the time of its anticipated completion in 2020.

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Democrats sweep AEE clean energy scorecards

Trade group Advanced Energy Economy has published a scorecard which ranks candidates in nine gubernatorial races on clean energy issues, and one of the two major parties is largely missing in action.

Michigan resumes PURPA in Consumers Energy territory

With state regulators settling on conditions for PURPA contracts after a 10-month suspension, SEIA says that the state’s solar market can now move forward. However, the devil may still be in details yet to come.

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