Renewable Energy Industry

Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next half of the decade leading up to 2030, powered by a resurgence in solar energy and The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in the four years that led up to 2020.

Its latest report in 2019 predicted that by the middle of the next decade a new dawn for cheap solar power could see the world’s solar capacity grow by 600GW which equates to almost double the installed total electricity capacity of Japan that year. Overall, renewable electricity is expected to grow by 1,200GW in the next five years, the equivalent of the total electricity capacity of the US in 2019.

Renewable energy sources make up 26% of the world’s electricity today, but according to the IEA its share is expected to reach 30% by 2024. The resurgence follows a global slowdown in 2019, due to falling technology costs and rising environmental concerns. The IEA also expects solar energy to play the biggest role in jumpstarting fresh growth in global renewable energy due to the fact that falling costs are already below retail electricity prices in most countries. Solar PV is the single largest source of additional expansion potential, followed by onshore wind and hydropower.

The cost of solar power is expected to decline by a further 15% to 35% by 2024 which should spur further growth over the second half of the decade and the increasing requirements of energy-hungry businesses and factories is expected to be the main driver of the solar power boom as company bosses exploit falling costs to help cut their energy bills.

The number of home solar panels is also expected to more than double to reach around 100 million rooftops by the middle of the decade leading into 2030 with the strongest per capita growth expected in Australia, Belgium, California, the Netherlands and Austria. Despite this forecasted growth expected for solar over the next five years, panels will still cover only 6% of the world’s available rooftops, leaving room for further growth into the remainder of the decade.

China will account for 40% of global renewable capacity expansion leading up to 2024 and this will be in part due to improved system integration, lower curtailment rates and enhanced competitiveness of both solar PV and onshore wind. A more optimistic outlook for the European Union results from higher planned renewables auction volumes and faster distributed solar PV growth in member states to meet renewable energy targets. In the United States, wind and solar PV developers are rushing to complete projects before federal tax incentives end, while corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and state-level policies contribute to growth.

Industry News

  • Building the Circular Buildings Revolution
    on April 20, 2023 at 7:15 am

    Join GreenBiz for our conversation covering the approaches building product manufacturers are using to make products more circular and keep materials in play after their first use. The idea of buildings as material banks is not new, but deserves examination as it hasn’t taken hold at the scale we would expect.

  • The Year of Change: Snippets from the EV Situation in Latin America
    by Juan Diego Celemín Mojica on March 22, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    Long distances, oilfields, and low salaries abound south of the Rio Bravo. If you ask me, it’s mainly these three conditions that have marked Latin America as one of the laggards in the EV transition. Alas, all bad times should come to an end, and recent developments in the region start to show not a

  • A Consortium Led By IBL Group To Purchase Majority Stake In Equator Energy
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on March 22, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Equator Energy is a fully integrated solar power provider headquarted in Nairobi, Kenya. Equator Energy also has a presence in Uganda, as well as regional staff in South Sudan, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. The design, installation, operation, and maintenance of its solar power plants is all done in-house. Equator Energy was launched in 2016 by Maris

  • What If WE Owned The Tracks?
    by Guest Contributor on March 22, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    When it comes to energy efficient transportation in America, no transportation option is better than the railroads. They have been the freight transportation backbone of America for nearly 200 years, which is why all the recent news about train derailments and union strikes deserves our attention. While more profitable then they have ever been for

  • Universities Develop Ways for Wind Turbines to Generate More Energy
    by Guest Contributor on March 22, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    A major collaboration between universities and energy companies has made vital improvements to offshore wind turbines, which could help them generate more renewable energy and reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels. Major collaboration between universities and industry has made vital improvements to offshore wind production Partnership between Universities of Sheffield, Durham, Hull and energy

  • Some Ford Dealers Withdraw From Electric Car Sales Program
    by Steve Hanley on March 22, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Some Ford dealers have had second thoughts about the company's EV sales program and notified the company they are no longer interested in participating.

  • Data Center Firm Teraco Plans To Build 200 MW Of Solar PV To Power Its Facilities In South Africa
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on March 22, 2023 at 5:55 pm

    Teraco is Africa’s leading carrier-neutral colocation provider. Teraco says it is the first provider of highly resilient, vendor-neutral data environments in sub-Saharan Africa. Teraco says its world-class data center infrastructure and network-dense ecosystems form a vital part of the African internet’s backbone and is essential to the modern enterprise’s digital transformation strategy. Teraco adds that

  • Steel Is A Major Climate Problem, But Can Decarbonize Rapidly In The Coming Decades
    by Michael Barnard on March 22, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Steel, like concrete, is such an integral part of our world that we rarely notice it. From wherever you are reading this, I guarantee that there is steel in your line of sight, and likely vastly more of it than you realize. Whatever device you are reading it on has steel inside of it. If

  • South African Battery Storage Firm Solar MD Sees Record Growth In South Africa Last Year
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on March 22, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    Solar MD makes its own battery packs in Cape Town, South Africa, by integrating cells from CATL, the world’s largest battery company, and Solar MD’s own proprietary battery and energy management system. Solar MD now also has an app where both Android and iOS users can get a real-time view of the state of their

  • Lexus (Mostly) Fixes The Yoke With Steer-By-Wire
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 22, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    When Tesla switched some of its cars’ steering wheels out for an airplane-style yoke, there was a lot of controversy. Some of it was exaggerated, and in response, some of the support for Tesla was also exaggerated. As usual, the truth lies somewhere between the two extremes. There is some legitimate reasons to be concerned

  • Building the Vanpowers City Vanture E-bike
    by Jo Borrás on March 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    If you've ever related to those bumper stickers that read, "built, not bought," Vanpowers has the e-bike for you!

  • The Battle for Germany’s EV Market, Part II — Tesla Model 3 Called for Duty
    by José Pontes on March 22, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    The Tesla Model Y was the 2nd best selling automobile in the overall German auto market in February (an "off-peak month" for Tesla).

  • BYD Launches Dolphin In Thailand At Price Parity With Popular ICE Vehicles!
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on March 22, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    BYD in partnership with Rever Automotive has launched the BYD Dolphin hatchback at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show. That’s not all the good news. There’s more good news! Rever Automotive has announced that the Dolphin will start at 799,999 Baht, which is about $23,256 after government incentives. This is close to some of the

  • The One Where Jo Says Every Car Dealer Needs Splitvolt
    by Jo Borrás on March 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    If you’re in the business of selling cars, Splitvolt can help you do it right.

  • ESG in retirement: On vetoes and getting votes
    on March 22, 2023 at 9:15 am

    President Joe Biden vetoed a Republican-led joint resolution to nullify a Department of Labor rule that will allow retirement plan fiduciaries to incorporate ESG information in investment decision-making. 

  • Diving into water restoration? What it takes to prime a project
    on March 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Corporations including Meta and P&G have vowed to replenish the water consumed by their operations in water-stressed regions, but finding appropriate, “shovel-ready” projects takes connections and patience.

  • An Allbirds shoe with no footprint?
    on March 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    The materials that make up the "M0.0NSHOT" design were carefully curated to serve the Allbirds moonshot goal of creating a shoe with no carbon footprint.

  • Tesla Updates FSD In Response To NHTSA Recall Notice
    by Steve Hanley on March 22, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Tesla says it is ready to roll out a new update for its Full Self Driving Beta system that will address a recall by NHTSA issued in February.

  • The New Normal in Energy Systems
    by David Waterworth on March 22, 2023 at 4:05 am

    In this time of rapid change, that which was new, different, not normal, is now the new normal. Can we drop the title “green” energy and just call it energy? Electric cars are not just greener, they are better technology than internal combustion engine vehicles, just as the Ford Model T was better than a

  • US Solar Energy Through The Ages — Deploying & Evangelizing Solar
    by Guest Contributor on March 22, 2023 at 2:10 am

    Of Snow, Photons, and Silicon

  • Tata Power Secures 510 Megawatt Solar-Wind Hybrid PPA
    by Saurabh on March 21, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    One of India’s largest renewable energy companies, Tata Power Renewable Energy, has entered into a power purchase agreement for a solar-wind hybrid project.  The company signed a 510 megawatt power purchase agreement with group company Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited or TPDDL, a power distribution utility serving India’s capital city of Delhi.  The 510 megawatts

  • Electric Bus News Roundup
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 21, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Electric buses continue to expand globally, and two recent announcements from electric bus companies in the United States and Germany prove it. Let’s take a look at each of them! The US Capitol Is Getting 5 More Electric Buses Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group and leading North American transit bus manufacturer, has

  • Indian Solar Module Maker Lands $2.5 Million Funding From World Bank
    by Saurabh on March 21, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    Indian solar module manufacturer Insolation Solar has secured funding from a World Bank-backed fund for expansion of its production line.  The funding was released by the Energy Access Relief Fund which is backed by IFC, BII, DFC, FMO and others, and managed by Social Investment Managers and Advisors.  The funding shall be used be the

  • Massive Spray Drones Are Transforming Agriculture With Win After Win
    by Michael Barnard on March 21, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Farmers don't buy spraying drones or hire drone spraying services because of the environmental benefits, of course. They don't need to justify the use of them. They sign on the dotted line for higher profits.

  • EVgo Partners With Warner Brothers To Promote A Movie & EV Charging
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 21, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    When I think of making a deal with the Warner Brothers, it seems like an impossible thing. Pee Wee Herman only got to make a deal with them after they bought his stolen bike and he trashed the place trying to steal it back. And if you were a kid in the 90s, you probably

  • Used Cars Are Stupid Expensive Again. E-Bikes Could Save The Day
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 21, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    A recent post by CarDealershipGuy on Twitter shows us that buying a cheaper used car is tough right now, and that’s true whether you’re the final buyer or the dealer trying to get ahold of something to sell to you. Why? Because all of the good stuff that doesn’t need a serious repair to be

  • Tesla Stock More Popular Than Ever With Individuals
    by Guest Contributor on March 21, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Tesla’s stock has been popular this year, and retail investors have been no exception to this fact. With tens of billions spent on Tesla shares already purchased this year, the company outpaces any other security by far, and it’s already on track to beat records from last year. Investors have spent a net $13.6 billion

  • Steel Is A Major Climate Problem, But We Have Proven Tools
    by Michael Barnard on March 21, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    We've already manufactured an awful lot of steel. There are hundreds of billions of tons of the stuff lying around, much of it obsolete.

  • Boston’s Mayor Wants To Adopt Climate-Friendly Building Code
    by Carolyn Fortuna on March 21, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Boston's pending green building code is an important element of many challenges that Wu will need to solve for Boston's Green New Deal to become a truly just recovery.

  • Fisker Partners With ChargePoint For Public Charging In North America
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 21, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    EV charging is most often done at home because it’s convenient and cost-effective. Being able to charge an electric vehicle on a regular basis from the comfort of one’s own home allows drivers to plan their trips with confidence (always starting with a full battery). Home charging also tends to be much cheaper than having

  • Mixed Solar Car Struggles: Sono’s Sion Dies, But Aptera Has Good News
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 21, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    It ain’t easy being an electric car startup, and it’s even less easy if you’re doing something more exotic, like trying to sell a solar-powered car. Everyone knows that solar power is great and useful, but many people also know that the limited space on the outside of a car just doesn’t gather that much

  • New Infrastructure Perception & Control Lab Merges Transportation & Computational Science
    by U.S. Department of Energy on March 21, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    NREL Inaugurates New Lab, Advancing Pioneering Research Efforts Into the Real World To Improve Mobility Efficiency and Equity Billions of devices around the world are connected to the internet, leading to greater connectivity, data processing, and analytics. This “Internet of Things” helps people and organizations automate processes, reduce labor costs, and ultimately live and work

  • The IPCC Synthesis Report Is Out, & It Offers A Faint Glimmer Of Hope
    by Steve Hanley on March 21, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    The latest IPCC Synthesis Report says there is still a chance of limiting global overheating, but it will take lots of time and money.

  • Australian Battery Technology Firm Relectrify Achieves World-First Certification For Cell-Level Control In Commercial Battery Product
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on March 21, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    As at the end of December 2022, there were over 27 million EVs cumulatively sold around the world over the past decade or so (excluding 2- and 3-wheelers). More than 13 million EVs are expected to be added to the global fleet this year, meaning that by the end of this year, there will have

  • Microplastics are filling the skies. Will they affect the climate?
    on March 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Recent studies reveal that tiny pieces of plastic are constantly lofted into the atmosphere. These particles can travel thousands of miles and affect the formation of clouds, which means they have the potential to affect temperature, rainfall and even climate change.

  • Fed money starts flowing for EV charging
    on March 21, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    Here are five takeaways from the new grant program.

  • Some EV Drivers Found A Fix For A Common Charging Problem, But Electrify America Doesn’t Like It
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 21, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    As we’ve explained before, the future isn’t as bright for CHAdeMO cars as it is for CCS cars. Electrify America isn’t building any new CHAdeMO stations. Infrastructure Bill funds require a station have a minimum of four CCS stations per site, spaced roughly every 50 miles along major highways. Some of these stations will probably

  • Stellantis To Open A Production Plant In Algeria, Launches 6 Fiat Models In The Market
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on March 21, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    Stellantis already has a manufacturing presence on the African continent, but it looks like it now wants to grow its footprint on the continent. The all-electric small city car the Citroen Ami is made in Morocco and exported to several European countries. It is also used locally by companies such as the Morocco Post for

  • You're going to need coding in your sustainability career
    on March 21, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Think you can ditch the coding course for a sustainability seminar? Think again. Why data science matters in the world of sustainability.

  • IPCC warns: Window to deliver 'sustainable, livable future for all' is closing
    on March 21, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Climate scientists urge policymakers, investors and businesses to accelerate global decarbonization efforts, saying the pace of action remains far too slow despite a raft of readily available climate solutions.

  • Lucid Continues To Expand Its Retail Presence In California
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 21, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Lucid Motors is revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) industry with its luxury electric cars. Lucid has reimagined the driving experience to create an unparalleled level of comfort and performance. Its flagship model, the 2023 Lucid Air Touring, offers a range of up to 517 miles on a single charge while providing a smooth and quiet

  • Number of Light-Duty All-Electric Vehicle Models in USA Nearly Doubled from Model Year 2021 to 2022
    by U.S. Department of Energy on March 21, 2023 at 3:57 am

    Fact of the Week #1282, March 20, 2023: The Number of Light-Duty All-Electric Vehicle Models Nearly Doubled from Model Year 2021 to 2022 The number of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EVs) available to consumers has increased since the introduction of the first mass market EVs over a decade ago. The number of models nearly doubled from

  • President Biden Vetoes Republican Attempt to Undo Department of Labor Rule on Sustainable Investment in Retirement Plans
    by Guest Contributor on March 21, 2023 at 3:37 am

    First Presidential Veto Maintains Freedom Of Workers To Consider Material Risks To Their Savings

  • Adding Up The Benefits Of Geothermal
    by U.S. Department of Energy on March 20, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    ORNL researchers have developed a free online tool for homeowners, equipment manufacturers, and installers to calculate the savings and energy efficiency of ground source heat pump systems compared to traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. A tool developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers gives building owners and equipment manufacturers and installers an easy

  • US Pipelines Contain 4 Years Of US Steel Demand, & Will Be Scrapped For It
    by Michael Barnard on March 20, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    We've mined enormous amounts of iron and coal in order to build infrastructure to extract, process, refine, and distribute fossil fuels, and we're going to have lots of scrap steel to work with.

  • Shell Refuses To Address Scope 3 Emissions
    by Steve Hanley on March 20, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Scope 3 emissions account for 95% of all greenhouse gases released by Shell, but the company doesn't want to talk about them.

  • Help Me Get More “Boots On The Ground” CleanTech Coverage
    by Jennifer Sensiba on March 20, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    In this article, I’m going to share an important project I’m working on that could bring more equity and quality to my cleantech news coverage. All of the details are below. If you like what you’re seeing, please consider donating to support it here and share it on social media! The Stories That Don’t Get

  • Over 1 GW Of Private Solar & Wind Projects Registered In South Africa In The First 2 Months Of 2023
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on March 20, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    South Africa has removed some of the stringent requirements for companies to generate power for their own consumption. Before the amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Act, anyone planning to produce their own electricity had to apply for a license if the power plant was larger than 1 MW. It was quite a process

  • Strategic EV Charging Might Eliminate The Need For New Power Plants
    by Carolyn Fortuna on March 20, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    What can be done to minimize EV's impact on the grid? A recent MIT study concludes that coordinated BEV charging is a potential tool for mitigating the "duck curve" and the need for other storage.

  • Electric Vehicle Progress in Africa
    by David Waterworth on March 20, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Africa is leapfrogging centralized coal-fired power for electricity generation, but what progress is being made in the uptake of electric vehicles? Green shoots are appearing. I have written previously about buses and boda bodas, but what other vehicles are being provided for the 45 countries and more than one billion people of this vast continent?

  • Scotland Beats US To Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Punch, Again
    by Tina Casey on March 20, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Scotland lays plans for the new 3.6 gigawatt Ossian offshore floating wind farm, leaving the US wind industry with lots of catching up to do.

  • The Truth Behind Those Free Solar Panels Ads
    by Guest Contributor on March 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    We’ve all seen the ads for free solar panels on YouTube and Facebook – is there any truth to these claims? We pull back the curtain on the solar industry’s… “overambitious”... marketing tactics and to show what’s behind the buzzwords.

  • Seco Seals Vs. Uncontrolled Carbon Emissions
    by Jo Borrás on March 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Last week, I sat down with SECO SEALS’ president and senior engineer, Jim Scott, to talk about the importance of proper, permanent, 100% leak-free seals in automotive and aerospace applications. It was a conversation which, if we’re being honest, I did not expect to turn into a high-tech, planet-saving thriller that challenged my assumptions about

  • Ellen Weinreb on the state of the CSO
    on March 20, 2023 at 9:11 am

    The latest biennial survey looks at how chief sustainability officers are faring during turbulent times.

  • Climate finance must center frontline, underrepresented and underserved communities
    on March 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Frontline communities have been underrepresented and underserved in climate resiliency efforts to date, mirroring their underinvestment in the investment field as a whole.

  • The UK must learn from US to deliver green growth
    on March 20, 2023 at 7:55 am

    UK risks falling behind in global net zero investment race, but the government still has 'fingers in its ears,' according to think tank IPPR

  • ESG Reporting Frameworks & Regulations - What Applies to Me?
    on March 20, 2023 at 7:15 am

    Driven by advancements in corporate accountability in the European Union, we’re currently experiencing a wave of new ESG reporting frameworks and regulations. While these initiatives will spur much-needed action around ESG and climate issues, it can be challenging to decode what they mean for your business. To many, this influx of frameworks and regulations has added more complexity to the alphabet soup of acronyms that define the ESG disclosure space. How should you make sense of these changes for your business? What do the various frameworks and regulations require, and which apply to you? If you’re struggling to answer these questions, you’re not alone. Download our ESG Reporting Frameworks & Regulations white paper to learn: An overview of today’s most relevant and influential ESG reporting frameworks and regulations Who each framework or regulation applies to, ESG topics covered, and disclosure requirements for each Various industry-specific mandates to keep an eye on The state of mandatory climate disclosure across the globe

  • What's in the water? Businesses miss a huge opportunity to act locally
    on March 17, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Companies that ignore water issues in communities do so at their peril, according to Lori Llewellyn, CDP managing director.

  • Advice on closing venture capital's equity gap
    on March 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Tech entrepreneur Mitch Kapor and social impact pioneer Freada Kapor Klein chat about diversity, rethinking startup compensation, and the role of corporations in supporting diverse entrepreneurs.

  • Episode 355: ESG culture wars, lessons about investing for impact
    on March 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor, founders of early stage VC firm Kapor Capital, talk about their new book, "Closing the Equity Gap."

  • The enormous opportunity of e-waste recycling
    on March 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

    In Minnesota alone, the value of metals and materials that could be mined from electronic waste has an estimated value of over $2.8 billion annually.

  • US Solar Market Insight: 2022 Year in Review
    on March 17, 2023 at 7:15 am

    The US solar industry shrank by 16% in 2022. It was a volatile year characterized by the anticircumvention investigation, widespread equipment detentions at ports and the historic victory of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). On balance, all the uncertainty surrounding various trade issues as well as supply chain constraints took their toll on industry growth. As the industry looks ahead to 2023, there is cause for optimism. Most expect supply chain relief in the second half of this year as importers satisfy Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requirements and shipments make their way to project sites. But major uncertainties remain regarding new anticircumvention tariffs, domestic solar module supply and US Treasury guidance on various aspects of the IRA. To help the industry benchmark these uncertainties, we’ve created a set of alternative scenarios. In our US solar market insight 2022 year in review report, created in collaboration with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), we highlight these forecast scenarios in addition to our annual 10-year outlook. US Solar Market Insight® is a quarterly publication of Wood Mackenzie and the SEIA®. Each quarter, we collect granular data on the US solar market from nearly 200 utilities, state agencies, installers, and manufacturers. This data provides the backbone of this US Solar Market Insight® report, in which we identify and analyze trends in US solar demand, manufacturing and pricing by state and market segment over the next five to ten years. Download the executive summary today.

  • A shift to haggle-free PPAs
    on March 16, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Google and LevelTen Energy are rethinking the clean energy procurement process to make it smarter and faster.

  • My beef with alternative meat? I like vegetables
    on March 16, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I would love to see chefs convince eaters that vegetables are awesome by focusing on celebrating vegetables instead of only trying to mimic meat.

  • Why sustainability must play a major role in your boardroom today — and tomorrow
    on March 16, 2023 at 8:30 am

    We need to shape the boardrooms of the future by choice, not by chance.

  • Work starts on New York’s first offshore wind project
    by John Engel on February 15, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    South Fork Wind Farm is a 132 MW project to be located 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The project is approved to install 12 or fewer wind turbines and will use Siemens-Gamesa’s 11 MW turbines. Kiewit Offshore Services will design and build the project’s substation.

  • Ethanol isn’t as green as you might think, researchers say
    by John Engel on February 15, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    The carbon intensity of corn ethanol supported by the U.S.'s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is likely at least 24% higher than gasoline, according to a

  • ‘This is punitive’: Kansas Senate committee considers poison pill wind energy bills
    by Renewable Energy World on February 15, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Senators heard three hours of testimony from anti-wind sources and just one hour from proponents of renewable energy

  • California PUC adopts plan to add 25.5GW of renewables by 2023
    by Renewable Energy World on February 14, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved plans to add around 25,500 MW of renewable energy resources and 15,000 MW of energy storage and demand response resources by 2032.  The decision also adopted a 35 million metric ton (MMT) electric sector greenhouse gas emission (GHG) planning target. That goal, also to be achieved by 2032, is tighter than an earlier 46

  • Duke Energy aims to double renewable energy capacity by 2030
    by John Engel on February 14, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    The utility's five-year capital plan totals $63 billion, 80% of which will support investments in grid modernization and zero or lower-carbon emitting generation.

  • MISO surprises with FERC Order 2222 implementation date
    by Rao Konidena on February 14, 2022 at 10:00 am

    MISO's long implementation date for Order 2222 is another reason FERC should schedule a technical conference sooner than later.

  • FERC receives two proposals for same California pumped storage location
    by Elizabeth Ingram on February 14, 2022 at 10:00 am

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has received two applications for preliminary permits for a pumped storage project at Lake Elsinore in California.

  • Renewable energy advocates are angry at planned ISO NE move on MOPR
    by John Engel on February 10, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    ISO New England outlined the "transition" proposal that will be submitted to FERC in the coming weeks. If allowed proceed, the MOPR would remain in effect for next year's capacity auction.

  • Wind project off North Carolina coast gets overwhelming support
    by Renewable Energy World on February 10, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Birders and organized labor dominated a recent public comment period, while beach towns were mostly mum. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will now consider the input ahead of an anticipated auction this spring.

  • Auxin Solar alleges unfair trade practices from Chinese suppliers, asks Commerce to intervene
    by David Wagman on February 10, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Auxin Solar named more than a dozen companies in its petition to Commerce Department officials.

  • 6/18/20 - Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?
    on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm - DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an Obama administration policy implemented on June 15, 2012. DACA prevents eligible undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children from being deported, and it allows those immigrants to get work permits.

  • 6/15/20 - Sanctuary Cities: Top 3 Pros and Cons
    on June 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm - While there is no official legal definition of "sanctuary city," the term generally refers to towns, cities, or counties that decline to cooperate completely with federal detention requests related to undocumented immigrants, often with a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Some argue that sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago should not receive federal funding because they are not enforcing federal immigration laws. Others say that sanctuary city policies protect both citizens and undocumented immigrants.

  • 6/12/20 - Kneeling during the National Anthem: Top 3 Pros and Cons
    on June 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm - The current debate over kneeling or sitting in protest during the national anthem was ignited by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and has escalated to become a nationally divisive issue. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Aug. 26, 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Since that time, many other professional football players, high school athletes, and professional athletes in other sports have refused to stand for the national anthem. These protests have generated controversy and sparked a public conversation about the protesters' messages and how they've chosen to deliver them.

  • 5/29/20 - Encyclopaedia Britannica Acquires
    on May 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm - The Britannica® Group today announced that it has acquired, the country's leading source for information and research on all sides of the controversial issues of the day.