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Decommissioning coal – an opportunity for energy storage?

May 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by George Hilton, Analyst, IHS Markit posted in Renewable Energy, Solar, Energy Storage, Decarbonize, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Wind Energy, Spain, Energy Generation, World, Base Load, Peak Demand, Carbon Emissions, Coal Plants, Co-Location

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The Drax Power Station near Selby, North Yorkshire, is the single largest CO2 emitter in the U.K. Its owner plans to replace the coal-fired units with gas power and a 200 MW battery.

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Exploring ESG Investing

May 7, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change, Solar Panels, Global Warming, Breiter Planet Properties, Environmental Impact, Renewables, Green Finance, ESG Investing, Pollution

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New Jersey calls for 14 GW more solar through 2035

Apr 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by William Driscoll, pv magazine posted in Policy, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, NREL, Decarbonize, Fossil Fuels, New Jersey, Decarbonization, Electric Vehicles, Climate Change, Global Warming, Residential PV, Electrification, Sustainability, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Industry

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

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India's Road to Renewables

Mar 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Kshitij Chopra posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Policy, Decarbonize, Fossil Fuels, Climate Pledge, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Decarbonization, Investments, Paris Climate Agreement, Asia, India, Energy Generation, Solar Rooftop, Energy Consumption

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The road to renewable energy is paved with impediments of techno-financial evolution and policy paralysis. Renewables not only face technical challenges, they have big Goliaths betting against them, so what does the future hold for David?

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‘Renewables must grow four times faster to ensure sustainable future’

Feb 10, 2020 9:05:00 AM / by Marija Maisch, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Community, Commercial Solar, Policy, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Modules, Finance, Installations, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Climate Pledge, Climate Change, Global, Industrial Solar, World, Global Warming, Grids, Integration, Industrial PV, Commercial PV

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Solar on track to become No. 1 energy resource by 2035, IEA finds

Feb 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Marian Willuhn, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Policy, Markets, Finance, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Investments, Europe, Solar Panels, China, World

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US government expects 24 GW of new solar this year

Jan 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Residential Solar, Commercial Solar, Policy, United States, Energy Storage, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Installations, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Legislation, ITC, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Energy Transition, Solar Panels, Energy Generation, Industrial Solar, 2020, utility scale storage

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The U.S. appears all set for a record year for solar.

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Corporation's Roles In the Energy Transition

Nov 25, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Decarbonization, Jeff Bezos, Corporate, Investments, Energy Transition

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What do all of these corporations have in common? A commitment to renewable energy! As the transition to renewable energy pushes along, some corporations are leading the way. 

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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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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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