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  • Mississippi green hydrogen hub would be one of world’s largest

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip A $3 billion green hydrogen storage hub planned for Mississippi would be 10 times larger than any other project of its kind in the U.S., and one of the largest in the world, according to the startup behind the project. Hy Stor Energy announced a partnership with Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure to…

  • DoE aims to increase the lifespan of solar plants from 30 to 50 years

    The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced funding for research and development of technologies that can help increase the lifespan of solar energy power plants. A total of $40 million in funding announced by the DoE will also be directed to enhance energy storage technologies, reduce the costs of solar energy and enable concentrated…

  • How a strong state-industry partnership can help the GCC move to green energy

    Contributed by Dr. Raed Kombargi The ongoing energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy requires that governments and the corporate sector collaborate in new ways. Compared to other regions, the Gulf Cooperation Council — comprised of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman — has an advantage because its energy…

  • How will the energy crunch impact the transition to renewables?

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Record-high natural gas prices are fueling an energy crunch ahead of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to power shortages in parts of the world. Anne-Sophie Corbeau, an energy policy researcher at the University of Columbia, believes the ongoing energy crisis could affect renewables and the broader energy transition in a couple of…

  • Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs

    Due to interconnection delays, Minnesota utilities plan to replace their fossil fuel generators with utility-scale solar in Integrated Resource Plans. The strategy is to keep their existing MISO interconnection rights at the retiring unit locations. But that diminishes distributed scale solar prospects. Even though each investor-owned utility is different, if all utilities move in this…

  • Huawei secures contract for 1300MWh Saudi battery storage project

    Technology company Huawei Digital Power has been awarded a contract to build what is claimed to be the world’s largest battery energy storage system in Saudi Arabia. Huawei will be partnering with Chinese construction and engineering company SEPCO111 to deliver the energy storage system as part of the Red Sea Project.  The project will include…

  • Going beyond the clean energy PPA to decarbonize the grid

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip By matching energy consumption with clean energy produced elsewhere on the grid, power purchase agreements have allowed corporations to take action to address the current and future risks posed by climate change. But, in some cases, there’s an opportunity to go beyond the PPA, and more effectively decarbonize the grid through hourly load…

  • $2.75B Northvolt deal highlights record capital year for battery storage so far

    If you want to follow the money in the energy sector, the trail might lead you straight to a battery storage project, according to venture capital data so far this year. A new funding, mergers and acquisition report by Mercom Capital counted some $11.4 billion raised in corporate funding for battery storage in 2021’s first…

  • Biden calls for a big expansion of offshore wind – here’s how officials decide where the turbines may go

    David Cash, University of Massachusetts Boston The Biden administration has announced ambitious plans to scale up leasing for offshore wind energy projects along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts. In an announcement released on Oct. 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Interior stated that it will “use the best available science as well as…

  • The cost of cutting Biden’s key climate program

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Stripping the Clean Electricity Performance Program from a historic climate bill being considered by Congress would eliminate more than a third of potential emissions reductions, new analysis shows. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has informed the White House that he won’t support the CEPP — the carrot and stick mechanism designed to accelerate clean…

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