IEA World Energy Outlook: Solar Capacity Surges Past Coal and Gas by 2040

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:31:33 +0000

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) could surge ahead of coal and gas and become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world by 2035 if countries pursue stated policies and targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its newly released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019).  The agency’s annual publication, which it issued Nov. 13, […]

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How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid in the Near Term

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:33:41 +0000

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Twenty-three projects chosen by the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call provide a broad look at the critical issues that are roiling the nation’s power sector, as well as the tools and technologies that it has determined will best bolster the grid of the future in the near […]

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2.2-GW Coal-Fired Behemoth Could Permanently Close This Week

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:54:15 +0000

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The 2,250-MW coal-fired Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona will permanently close likely this week, ending a long and bitter fight to keep the plant and its affiliated coal mine open. The plant’s utility owners—Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona Public Service Co., Tucson Electric Power Co., and NV Energy—in February 2017 voted to shut down […]

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ExxonMobil Extends Deal for Fuel Cell Carbon Capture Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:15:52 +0000

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ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy announced a new joint-development agreement to enhance carbon capture fuel cell technology, as the groups work on a process to capture combustion exhaust from power plants and other industrial facilities. The two-year deal, announced Nov. 6 and an extension of an earlier agreement, is aimed at optimizing core technology, process integration, […]

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AES Commits to Build 2.2-GW CCGT Plant in Vietnam

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:16:26 +0000

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AES Corp. on Nov. 8 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnamese government to build a $1.7 billion gas-fired power plant in Vietnam. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi made the announcement along with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who was attending a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the American […]

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UPDATE: Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Comparison, Now With Mayor Pete

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:37:32 +0000

With Buttigieg surging, and CleanTechnica’s deep dives into the front runners (and Yang’s) plans completed, it’s time for the overview comparison, now with Mayor Pete added

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Ranking Democratic Presidential Contenders’ Climate Policies — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:10 +0000

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his conversation with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the role of climate change plans and policies in the 2020 presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summarization of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion

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Mayor Pete’s Climate Plan Has Good Coverage & A Carbon Price, But Too Little Funding

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:35:51 +0000

Pete Buttigieg’s climate action plan is not nearly as strong as Warren’s, and the lack of funding puts it close to the level of Biden’s at the bottom of the heap. The major saving grace is the price on carbon

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EPA Proposes Revisions to Two Obama-Era Rules: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Coal Ash

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:45:51 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued long-awaited proposed revisions of two 2015 Obama-era rules that apply to effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants and coal combustion residuals (CCR) management by electric utilities.  The agency coordinated the release of the two related revisions, which apply overwhelmingly to coal-fired steam power plants, after […]

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Alliant Announces Plan for 1 GW of Solar in Wisconsin

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:00:50 +0000

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Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy has announced a plan to add 1 GW of solar power generation to its portfolio by 2023. The company on Oct. 31 in its “Powering What’s Next Plan” said it would begin construction of its first “Community Solar” site in Fond du Lac County next year. David de Leon, president of Alliant […]

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