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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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New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania. Clean Jobs America reported that nearly 3.2 million Americans work in clean energy—in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean vehicles, and other smaller … Continue reading New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

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Pakistan all set to produce over 1,000MW of clean energy through wind power alone

Pakistan is all set to produce over 1000MW of clean electricity through wind energy alone in the current year as this is going to be a major milestone achieved towards the ultimate goal of the country to secure self-reliance in the energy sector. This was stated by the Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Energy Development … Continue reading Pakistan all set to produce over 1,000MW of clean energy through wind power alone

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New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill increasing the northeastern state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, bringing it level with those of national leaders New York and California. An interim goal of 35% renewables by 2025 was also set. The bill sets in motion plans to build 2,000 MW of energy storage … Continue reading New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

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WindEurope engages EU policy leaders during Clean Energy Package negotiations in Bulgaria

This week saw a number of important events in Bulgaria around the ongoing policy negotiations on the EU energy transition. Bulgaria currently holds the Presidency of the EU Council and is presiding over the ongoing Clean Energy Package negotiations. Clean Energy Package negotiations The Clean Energy Package is a major talking point all over Europe. … Continue reading WindEurope engages EU policy leaders during Clean Energy Package negotiations in Bulgaria

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WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop in the Bundestag entitled: ‘EU Clean Energy Package: Challenges and Opportunities for the German energy transition.’ German representatives at … Continue reading WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

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Ireland outlines 4.5-GW clean energy plan

The Irish government has announced plans to build an additional 4.5 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, more than doubling the amount of clean energy currently in the system. A new Renewable Electricity Support System (RESS) will be introduced to support the initiative, as part of the national development plan for the next decade, … Continue reading Ireland outlines 4.5-GW clean energy plan

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Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

You probably already know plenty of easy ways to improve energy efficiency in your home. Turn off the light when you leave a room. Take shorter showers. That sort of thing. But you might not know there are simple things you can do today to help move America toward a clean energy future. Take a … Continue reading Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

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