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Nov 18, 2019, 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Energy Storage, Tesla, Electric Vehicles

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Coal Continues its Decline

Nov 11, 2019, 9:00:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Installations, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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Murray Energy, the largest privately held coal company in the United States recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This continues to be a trend for coal companies over the last couple of years. As renewables like solar and wind become more cost effective, they are beginning to move coal fired power plants out of the picture. Unfortunately, the effects of this bankruptcy will harm only the most vulnerable. It will lead to workers and coal miners getting the short end of the stick, and top executives at Murray Energy getting off scot-free. “It (Murray Energy) will seek to be relieved of its obligations to retirees, their dependents and widows. We have seen this sad act too many times before.” (Source

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Solar (and wind) help to keep the AC on in Texas

Oct 31, 2019, 8:30:00 AM / by Christian Roselund, pv magazine posted in Solar, Energy Storage, Texas, Wind Energy, DERs, Climate Change, ERCOT

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A recent report by the state’s grid operator shows that solar and wind helped to meet peak demand on days of peak power demand in August, including the scorching afternoon that set a new all-time record.

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Transmission ITC

Oct 30, 2019, 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, ITC, Decarbonization, Investments, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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Amazon pledges zero emissions by 2040

Oct 24, 2019, 8:45:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Amazon, Reforestation, Climate Plan, Climate Pledge, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Electric Vehicles, Jeff Bezos, Transportation, Corporate, Investments, Greta Thunberg, Infrastructure, Corporate Goes Solar, Paris Climate Agreement

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Amazon unveiled a gauntlet of new climate initiatives today, including 80% renewables by 2024, zero emissions by 2040, a fleet of 100,000 electric vans and a $100 million investment in reforestation measures.

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Peak Demand

Oct 22, 2019, 10:45:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, California, New York, Solar Industry, Solar Cost & Prices, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Legislation, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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What Is Peak Demand?

Peak Demand is when electrical power demand is the highest. A likely time for Peak Demand to come is during a heatwave, when households and businesses across the nation turn on their air conditioning to stay cool. When peak demand occurs, utilities fire up peaker plants, which are able to meet the increased demand for electricity.

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Energy Storage Legislation in Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2019, 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Real Estate, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Residential Solar, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Boston, Finance, Distributed Storage, Microgrids, SouthCoast MA, Legislation, Solar Incentives, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change, California Fires

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Energy storage and inverters to get you through power outages

Oct 17, 2019, 9:15:00 AM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in California, United States, Energy Storage, Products, Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Microgrids, Energy Management Systems, Forest Fires, California Fires

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In light of California grid shutdowns due to fire safety, pv magazine USA is reviewing solutions to keep the electricity on.

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The Rise of Solar Power

Oct 15, 2019, 9:05:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Legislation, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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PG&E Begins Shutoffs in the Face of Calamitous Weather Forecasts

Oct 9, 2019, 10:50:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Power Generation, Solar Plus Storage, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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