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  • Work starts on New York’s first offshore wind project

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Construction is underway on New York’s first offshore wind project. South Fork Wind is being jointly developed by Ørsted and Eversource, and is expected to come online in 2023. The project positions New York to lead the nation in offshore wind development, according to Doreen M. Harris, president and CEO of the New…

  • Ethanol isn’t as green as you might think, researchers say

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip A study found that the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard has failed to meet greenhouse gas emission targets but increased corn prices by 30%. The Renewable Fuels Association called the report “a completely fictional and erroneous account of the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard.“ The carbon intensity of corn ethanol supported by…

  • ‘This is punitive’: Kansas Senate committee considers poison pill wind energy bills

    By Allison Kite, Kansas Reflector Senators heard three hours of testimony from anti-wind sources and just one hour from proponents of renewable energy A series of bills professing to protect rural residents from industrial wind claim to bring transparency, limit abuse and enact safety measures to protect against the supposed health hazards of turbines. In…

  • California PUC adopts plan to add 25.5GW of renewables by 2023

    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…

  • Duke Energy aims to double renewable energy capacity by 2030

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Duke Energy said it plans to double its renewable energy capacity by the end of the decade, and stop generating electricity from coal by 2035. CEO Lynn Good announced the plans during a call with investors on Feb. 10. The announcement comes as Duke intends to deploy $63 billion of capital over the…

  • FERC receives two proposals for same California pumped storage location

    The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received two applications for preliminary permits for a pumped storage project at the same location, Lake Elsinore in California. The location is the site of the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage (LEAPS) project, which was proposed by Nevada Hydro Company Inc. The company’s application was dismissed by…

  • MISO surprises with FERC Order 2222 implementation date

    Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) surprised the entire stakeholder community with a 2030 proposed implementation date for complying with FERC’s Order 2222, which opened wholesale energy markets to distributed energy resources. MISO’s primary reasoning for the long lead time is staging several enabling market systems, including automating the current Demand Response Tool. And, MISO has…

  • Renewable energy advocates are angry at planned ISO NE move on MOPR

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Grid operator ISO New England said it plans to extend the minimum offer price rule (MOPR) through 2024, a move that drew condemnation from renewable energy advocates. In a statement, ISO New England outlined the “transition” proposal that will be submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the coming weeks. If…

  • Wind project off North Carolina coast gets overwhelming support

    By Elizabeth Ouzts, Energy News Network 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. Though a spate of southeast North Carolina beach communities last year passed resolutions against ocean…

  • Auxin Solar alleges unfair trade practices from Chinese suppliers, asks Commerce to intervene

    For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Department of Commerce is being asked to determine whether or not a handful of solar manufacturers that are based in China but that have operations across Southeast Asia are engaging in unfair trade practices. In a 105-page petition, Auxin Solar, a minority- and woman-owned…

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