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IRENA and World Meteorological Organization Join to Promote Clean Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will work together to support the transition to renewable energy through tailored weather, water and climate services. A Memorandum of Understanding signed today at the UN Climate Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and WMO’s Secretary-General Prof Petteri … Continue reading IRENA and World Meteorological Organization Join to Promote Clean Energy Transition

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Industry offers robust recommendations in six areas to ensure the clean energy incentives

Industry offers robust recommendations in six areas to ensure the clean energy incentives in the IRA make clean energy investments a reality; clear and workable guidance from Treasury essential to provide sufficient market certainty for developers. The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement today from JC Sandberg, Interim CEO and Chief Advocacy … Continue reading Industry offers robust recommendations in six areas to ensure the clean energy incentives

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Clean Energy is Building a Better Future for our Planet

This week, the clean energy industry celebrated the second annual American Clean Power Week – an entire week dedicated to recognizing the ways clean energy is powering American jobs, driving critical investment into local communities, and building a more equitable, resilient, and independent future for the United States. The final day of #AmericanCleanPowerWeek celebrates how … Continue reading Clean Energy is Building a Better Future for our Planet

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House Passes Appropriations Bills That Will Advance American Clean Energy

ACP CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8294 (Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2023):   “The FY2023 Appropriations package that passed out of the House today will go a long way toward further developing the clean energy industry. The bills provide the necessary funding … Continue reading House Passes Appropriations Bills That Will Advance American Clean Energy

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Investing in our Planet, and in our People, with Clean Energy

Since 1970, Earth Day has served as a celebration of the gift of our planet which makes life possible, and, more recently, as an acknowledgement of the environmental threats that affect us all. The urgency of addressing one of these threats — climate change — and the need to transition to cleaner sources of energy … Continue reading Investing in our Planet, and in our People, with Clean Energy

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ACP Applauds President Biden’s State of the Union Message on Clean Energy

ACP CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union address and the clean energy and climate change provisions that were announced: “President Biden’s first State of the Union address was emphatic and unmistakably clear about the urgency of rapid clean energy investment. The invasion of Ukraine reminded us … Continue reading ACP Applauds President Biden’s State of the Union Message on Clean Energy

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NextEra Energy Transmission submits offshore wind transmission proposals to support New York’s clean energy goals

NextEra Energy Transmission New York, Inc, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), today announced that it has submitted multiple proposals, collectively the New York Renewable Connect, in response to the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) Long Island Offshore Wind Public Policy Transmission Need. The proposals help New York meet its offshore wind energy goals by reinforcing the transmission grid on … Continue reading NextEra Energy Transmission submits offshore wind transmission proposals to support New York’s clean energy goals

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U.S. added 5,620 MW of wind energy, solar power and battery storage in 2Q

The Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q2  Market Report, released today by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers commissioned 5,620 MW of clean power capacity in the second quarter of 2021, a 13 percent increase over 2020’s second quarter volume. Additions for the first half of 2021 totaled 9,915 MW, the highest record … Continue reading U.S. added 5,620 MW of wind energy, solar power and battery storage in 2Q

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Construction Costs Of US Onshore Wind Turbines Drop 27% In 6 Years

A surge in wind turbine installation in the US “Wind Belt” coincided with a 27 percent decline in average costs to build and install the emission-free power source throughout the United States during a six-year period ending in 2019, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday. “The average U.S. construction cost for onshore wind … Continue reading Construction Costs Of US Onshore Wind Turbines Drop 27% In 6 Years

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Spain plans tender for 3.3 GW of solar and wind power

The Spanish government on Tuesday announced a tender for 3.3 GW of renewable energy capacity to be held in October with a focus on projects with accelerated execution timelines. Of the total targeted capacity, 1,500 MW is set aside for onshore wind energy and 700 MW for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Neutral-technology and distributed solar … Continue reading Spain plans tender for 3.3 GW of solar and wind power

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Iberdrola commissions the Herrera II wind energy complex

The onshore wind farm has the most powerful wind turbines in Spain, with 4.5 MW unit capacity, almost seven times more than the first machines installed two decades ago. A total of 800 local workers and numerous national suppliers have been involved in the construction of the project. The complex will produce enough clean energy … Continue reading Iberdrola commissions the Herrera II wind energy complex

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RWE is ready to support the UK’s Hydrogen Strategy

RWE, one of the globally leading companies in renewables and one of the key players in setting up the hydrogen economy, welcomes today’s publication of the UK Hydrogen Strategy. Today’s strategy and launch of consultations is a huge step forward and RWE encourages the Government to set even more ambitious targets to facilitate the UK’s … Continue reading RWE is ready to support the UK’s Hydrogen Strategy

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American Clean Power statement on New York Bight federal leasing process

The American Clean Power Association today issued the following statement after it submitted comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management urging the advancement of the federal leasing process for offshore wind energy in the New York Bight. “This is another important step in reaching the Biden administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore … Continue reading American Clean Power statement on New York Bight federal leasing process

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The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

Yesterday the Biden administration unveiled The American Jobs Plan— the largest infrastructure investment plan in decades– featuring a strong emphasis on clean energy. If enacted, this proposal would jumpstart the U.S. economy and pull us out of the pandemic-induced recession while achieving marked progress in the fight against climate change. It was a truly historic … Continue reading The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

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Safeguarding the clean energy workforce: What to know about vaccines

The clean energy workforce has been on the frontlines throughout the pandemic, ensuring a steady supply of clean, low-cost power for homes and businesses. Now that vaccines for COVID-19 are available, it’s important that clean energy workers continue to practice good safety in the workplace. To lend a hand, ACP has compiled the following information … Continue reading Safeguarding the clean energy workforce: What to know about vaccines

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The clean energy industry steps up to aid Texans in need

Last month’s Texas blackouts and infrastructure failures offer a stark reminder that many of the systems we depend on every day are not equipped to withstand the extreme events climate change is making more and more frequent. The clean energy industry is committed to overcoming these challenges by supplying an ever-greater share of zero-emission electricity … Continue reading The clean energy industry steps up to aid Texans in need

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The first 100 days: A clean energy roadmap

2021 brings a changing of the guard in Washington, D.C.—a new Presidential administration will be sworn in and Congress will be full of newly-elected members. That means there’s a host of officials we need to educate about the many ways clean energy can lead our post-pandemic economy recovery while making meaningful progress in the fight … Continue reading The first 100 days: A clean energy roadmap

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Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

By Peter Fairley This story was produced in collaboration with Grist, a nonprofit media organization covering climate, justice, and sustainability for a national audience. Cover illustration by Amelia Bates/Grist. It was a scorching August day at the Hoover Dam as three Trump administration officials gathered for a little celebration honoring pollution-free hydroelectricity. Inside the dam’s … Continue reading Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

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China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% … Continue reading China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

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Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

Shipping is a major contributor to global carbon emissions. The sector today is responsible for 3 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 9 per cent of transport related emissions and this figure will rise significantly as trade volumes increase. If no mitigation action is taken, maritime emissions could grow between 50 and 250 … Continue reading Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

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