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  • What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

    Shelley Inglis, University of Dayton Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how international law and institutions help solve problems that no single…

  • A supply chain is born: Can the U.S. reach 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030?

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Moments after Siemens Gamesa announced that it would build a $200 million offshore wind blade finishing facility at the Port of Virginia, the first of its kind in the U.S., Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm playfully nudged the company to do even more to support a burgeoning domestic supply chain. “We’re talking about blades…

  • European energy crisis proves the lie of ‘stable’ fossil fuels

    We are hurtling towards the coldest quadrant of the year, and with that in mind, many people are beginning to think about the cost of their fuel consumption over the winter period. For those living in Europe, the next few months are going to be even more challenging than usual with an emerging energy crisis…

  • Poland releases plans to build new, modernize existing pumped storage facilities

    Poland will build new pumped storage power plants and thoroughly modernize the existing ones, which will significantly improve the country’s energy balance. Joint actions for the development of fully ecological energy storage will be undertaken by the Ministry of Climate and the Environment, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and PGE Polska Grupa…

  • Ameresco to supply 537 MW/2 GWh battery storage to support California grid

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Renewable energy asset developer Ameresco will supply Southern California Edison with three battery energy storage systems totaling 537 MW/2 GWh to provide resiliency to the grid. The grid-scale battery energy storage systems will be deployed at existing substation parcels throughout SCE’s service territory in California, reaching commercial operation by August 2022. “SCE sees…

  • El Paso Electric, Mitsubishi Power collaborating on decarbonization plans

    Texas-based utility El Paso Electric has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Power to develop renewable energy and storage projects that can contribute to the utility’s target of carbon neutrality by 2045. The deal will enable El Paso Electric to achieve its goal of producing 80% of total electricity from clean resources by 2035 first. El…

  • Burundi’s first solar farm increases country’s generating capacity by 10%

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Days before the United Nations COP26 climate summit is expected to, among other things, pressure world leaders to boost clean energy financing for developing countries, a multinational effort has brought the first-ever solar farm online in Burundi. The 7.5 megawatt solar farm increases Burundi’s generating capacity by 10%, representing the first substantial energy…

  • Special announcement on offshore wind planned Monday in Virginia

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Dominion Energy CEO Robert Blue, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will participate in a “special announcement on offshore wind” Monday in Portsmouth, Va., according to a press release. Renewable Energy World’s John Engel will be in attendance for the press event at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal…

  • Demand-side emission reduction key to meeting decarbonization goals, report says

    New study from Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions In the race to meet aggressive decarbonization and net-zero carbon goals and regulations, a new study shows that utilities cannot afford to just focus on clean energy supply investments. The…

  • Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip More than 12 million people around the world worked in renewable energy in 2020, an increase of 500,000 from the year before, even after the significant impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.  The joint report from the International Renewable Energy Agency and International Labour Organization found that solar PV employs a third of the…

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