Renewables’ Share of U.S. Power Will Keep Upward Trajectory

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:04:11 +0000

Renewable energy’s share of U.S. power generation continues to rise, and the percentage of electricity produced by burning natural gas and coal continues to fall, according to the latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook,” or STEO, from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA on Jan. 18 said it expects U.S. power generation from renewables—mostly solar […]

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Disorderly Transitions: Eight Enduring Global Power Sector Trends

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:15:00 +0000

While 2021 unfolded with some relief from the chaotic global pandemic that jolted the world in 2020, the year may be remembered for its extraordinary series of energy crises. After a cold snap prompted mass

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Disorderly Transitions: Eight Enduring Global Power Sector Trends

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:15:00 +0000

While 2021 unfolded with some relief from the chaotic global pandemic that jolted the world in 2020, the year may be remembered for its extraordinary series of energy crises. After a cold snap prompted mass

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Top 10 Power Industry News Stories of 2021

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 12:16:25 +0000

It’s been another news-filled year in the power industry. The following stories were the top 10 traffic-getters posted in 2021 on POWER’s website. Did you see them all as they were released? 10. Mitsubishi Power Developing 100% Ammonia-Capable Gas Turbine Mitsubishi Power is developing a 40-MW class gas turbine that can directly combust 100% ammonia […]

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Ethiopia Outlines $40 Billion Plan as GERD Hydro Startup Nears

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 02:23:30 +0000

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Ethiopian officials have said they are moving closer to commissioning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) hydropower installation, part of 71 power projects included in a $40 billion investment package to increase the country’s electricity generation over the next decade. The 6,450-MW GERD project, being built on the Blue Nile River and set to more […]

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Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:26:51 +0000

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Building new solar PV plants and wind farms, and supporting an expansion of electric vehicles (EVs) and green hydrogen as is planned to meet decarbonization goals, will dramatically expand demand for copper

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A Game-Changing Vision for Geothermal Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:52:54 +0000

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According to a report released in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold by 2050—reaching 60 GW of installed capacity. That may seem like a pipe dream to some power observers, but if new well-drilling techniques allow enhanced geothermal systems to become economical, the reality could be […]

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Siting Renewable Energy Responsibly on Public Lands

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 21:10:44 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Joshua Axelrod  Following passage of an ambitious 25-gigawatt renewable energy siting goal in December 2020, Congress is considering legislation that will help that goal be met responsibly, with as little environmental harm as possible. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) has reintroduced the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2021 (PLREDA) at a critical […]

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Groundswell of Support Heats Geothermal Innovation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:23:40 +0000

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There’s new interest in one of the world’s oldest resources, as governments and investors worldwide look for advanced ways to tap geothermal energy. Geothermal wells have been producing energy for more

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Oil and Gas Majors Focus on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen, and Carbon Capture

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:17:00 +0000

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Although you’d be hard-pressed to find an expert who believes oil and gas companies will abandon exploration and production operations anytime soon, several oil and gas majors are expanding their businesses

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