Daily Archives: December 11, 2020

NYPA focuses on solar and storage in its 10-year plan

By Richard Brooks Here are some key takeaways:The plan, known as VISION2030, includes commitments to invest in 325 MW of distributed and customer-sited solar by 2025 and 450 MW of storage by 2030. It also calls for investing $200-400 million annually to grow NYPA’s transmission asset base three to five times by 2030.Developing additional transmission…

Capacity Auction Results Demonstrate the Value of Competition

By Richard Brooks The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for the Province of Ontario has conducted a wholesale market capacity auction for 2021 that integrates capacity offered by Commercial and Industrial Resources, similar to the Green Buyers participating in REBA and Level Ten market places. The success of the IESO in integrating these valuable resources…

Climate Risk Reporting: What Directors should know, right now

By Peter Dixon Over the next five years, quoted and unquoted larger companies will very likely be required to report their exposure to risks arising from climate change. A specialist task force has now reported, and the UK Government is proposing to make this requirement one of the centre pieces of Cop26. It will not…

Lab-grown chicken and a shift in meat’s environmental impact

By Alfa Energy Group A US-based company has received approval to begin selling lab-grown chicken in Singapore, which could have big implications for the future of meat production and its environmental impact.Poultry production, in particular, has seen a drastic increase in the last few decades, and a high percentage of deforestation is linked to livestock…

Greenbacker Renewable Energy acquires 50-MW Iowa operating wind farm

By WPED Staff Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased a 50-MW operating wind farm from RPMA Iowa Wind Development. The project, Rippey Wind Holding, is located in Greene County, Iowa and has a 25-year PPA in place with the investment-grade utility Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO). The project reached commercial…

Brightsuite Solar, Sun Tribe installing solar systems at 21 Virginia schools

By Billy Ludt Twenty-one schools across Virginia are reducing their carbon footprints by powering operations with solar energy through a partnership between Dominion Energy subsidiary BrightSuite Solar and Sun Tribe. The solar arrays at schools in Arlington, Fluvanna, Hanover, King William, Newport News, Powhatan and Virginia Beach are being installed in partnership with Sun Tribe,…

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