New research shows transitioning to 100% clean energy could save US households $321B

A new analysis by Rewiring America — a grant-funded non-profit — shows that transitioning to 100% clean energy would save Americans as much as $321 billion in energy costs. The report, No Place Like Home: Fighting Climate Change (and Saving Money) by Electrifying America’s Households by Drs. Saul Griffith and Sam Calisch, finds that the […]

David Hardy is new CEO of Ørsted Offshore North America

Ørsted today announced David Hardy as its new chief executive officer for Ørsted Offshore North America. Hardy will immediately replace Thomas Brostrøm, stepping into this position after serving as the company’s president and COO. As CEO, Hardy will oversee all North American offshore wind activities, including development and operations for Ørsted’s current and future portfolio of […]

California’s new DER interconnection rules include hosting capacity analysis results

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued sweeping changes to Rule 21, the rules under which distributed energy resources, like solar power and energy storage, may interconnect to California’s electric grid. The changes, which were years in the making, represent a radical shift in how states handle interconnection policy, with a number of […]

Walmart sets goal to become a regenerative company

Regenerative agriculture is a practice through which participants not only work to protect our natural resources, but they also work to restore land, so it is more like what it was like before we started large-scale development on it.   Walmart is embracing the concept. Today the company announced it is doubling down on addressing […]

New EIA data shows wind, solar and natural gas construction costs keep going down

Yesterday the US Energy Information Administration (IEA) released findings that show that the cost to construct new wind and solar power plants in the US continues to fall. The data was based on 2018 numbers for average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines. Natural gas generator costs also decreased slightly in 2018. […]

Southern Company receives 92nd annual EEI Edison Award for advancing energy storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry’s most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As we prepare Southern Company to succeed in the transition to a net-zero carbon future, our many energy […]

Solar-storage project would be ‘game-changer’ for Kansas City region

NextEra Energy is securing land for a solar-plus-storage project near Kansas City that would be one of the largest of its kind in the country. The world’s largest renewable energy developer is acquiring property in Kansas for a mega-project that would combine hundreds of megawatts of solar and storage capacity. A spokesperson for NextEra Energy […]