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Tim Sylvia is an editorial intern at pv magazine USA. He is a senior communications major at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. You can follow Tim on twitter @TSylviaMedia

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Rhode Island issues its plan to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Jan 21, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Policy, Markets, Rhode Island, Solar Cost & Prices, Prices, Cost, Procurement, Markets & Policy

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A year ago, Executive Order 20-01 cemented in a place Rhode Island’s goal to meet 100% of the state’s electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) worked through the year on an economic and energy market analysis, and developed policy and programmatic pathways to meet the goal.

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Hawaii’s solar tender will increase state’s capacity 50%

Jun 8, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, United States, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Distributed Solar, Covid-19, kauai, maui, solar goals

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Image: ProSolar Hawaii

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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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Is large scale solar feasible in the Northeast? #SolarNE

Feb 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Exterior Lease, Solar Energy, Solar, Community, Solar Development, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Policy, Utilities, Vermont, Energy Storage, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island

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At Solar Power Northeast representatives from Cypress Creek, Stem and Kearsage Energy discussed the possibilities and limitations of bringing big solar to New York and New England.

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“500 MW might actually cover all of Rhode Island,” joked Paul Raducha, senior developer for Kearsage energy, but there’s real sentiment behind his quip. While states like California, Nevada and Arizona have seen utility-scale development at mind boggling scales, there are few massive solar plants yet on the East Coast north of Virginia.

 

Now let’s be honest, nobody is asking for or realistically expecting a multitude of 100 or more MW plants in New England and New York. So what is there to expect?

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