Report: U.S. corporate solar investments swell to 8300 MW

Apple, Amazon and Walmart are the top three corporate solar users Tech giants, major retailers and other corporate leaders are making investments in clean energy. The group collectively installed 1,286 megawatts (MW) of new commercial solar capacity in the United States in 2019, the second largest year on record according to the latest Solar Means […]

New York, Boston, Seattle top clean energy scorecard but others are far behind

Leading U.S. cities are expanding clean energy efforts, yet only one-fifth have community-wide greenhouse gas reductions goals and are on track to meet them, according to the 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard released today. New York City leaped to first place in the ranking — spurred in part by a new law ensuring upgrades to […]

Ameren sets net-zero goal and plans renewable expansion

Yesterday, Ameren Corporation established a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 across all its operations in Missouri and Illinois. The company also announced its largest expansion of solar and wind generation capacity. The clean energy expansion is included in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) of Ameren Missouri. The IRP is a triennial filing that sets forth Ameren Missouri’s preferred […]

PepsiCo and REI Co-op announce ambitious renewable goals

Yesterday, PepsiCo Inc. and REI Co-op announced major renewable energy commitments. PepsiCo now aims to source 100% renewable electricity across its company owned and controlled operations globally by 2030 and across its entire franchise and third-party operations by 2040. While REI Co-op announced that is has completed a 14-year commitment to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2020. […]

Entergy makes net-zero by 2050 commitment

Last week, Entergy Corporation announced its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company also reaffirmed its commitments to grid reliability and affordability for customers. Key actions by Entergy include: Ongoing integration of renewable energy resources, storage and innovative applications of conventional generation. Also, continuing investment in existing zero-carbon nuclear power and modern, […]

Entergy, Mitsubishi Power partnering on decarbonizing power fleet via hydrogen, energy storage

Entergy Corp. will collaborate with Mitsubishi Power on bringing decarbonization projects to the utility’s businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. A major part of the collaboration will be focused on hydrogen-fueled technologies. Hydrogen does not contain a carbon atom and can be produced via electrolysis fueled by renewable or carbon-free nuclear resources. “For two […]

UK urged to unveil new grid target for complete hydrogen revolution

The UK government must introduce a new hydrogen target for Britain’s gas grids to start turning the country’s zero-carbon hydrogen ambitions into a reality, says a new study. Published by Cadent as part of Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) Gas Goes Green program, the Frontier Economics report sets out the changes that need to be made for gas […]

8minute’s 67-MW Lotus Solar Farm now fully operational

Yesterday, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) announced that the 67-megawatt (MWdc) Lotus Solar Farm in Madera County, California is now fully operational. The energy produced by the will be delivered to Southern California Edison through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) and will reduce carbon emissions by 48,000 metric tons annually, according to 8minute. The 375-acre […]

Two new 100-MW storage projects in Texas are underway

This week, Houston-based independent power producer Broad Reach Power announced that it has begun construction on two 100-MW/100-MWh greenfield battery storage projects. Broad Reach plans to invest more than $100 million in the two recently acquired projects located in Mason and Williamson counties in Texas. Once online in 2021, the plants will operate alongside the […]