Daily Archives: April 1, 2021

Stuck in a rut: hydrogen caught in polarised ‘hope versus hype’ debate

By Seb Kennedy In the hydrogen debate, detractors decry hydrogen’s huge inefficiencies and practical challenges, while supporters see it as nothing short of vital for achieving ‘net zero’. The E3G report seeks to cut through those binary positions to identify realistic use cases while warning against pursuing dead-end options being pushed by vested interests.The pro-hydrogen…

ENGIE North America completes solar microgrid for health center in Paradise, California The resilient energy will serve a critical role for the community traumatized by the 2018 Camp Fire.

By Kelsey Misbrener Adventist Health and ENGIE North America announced the completion of their solar and microgrid project in Paradise, California. The Feather River Health Care facility includes a 1-MWh energy storage system combined with 425 kW of solar and a new, permanent back-up generator. The integrated system is designed to deliver clean energy while…

Senate group votes to end ACC energy-policy authority #AZ

By National Wind Watch PHOENIX – Rejecting arguments about economic development, clean air and even constitutional issues, a Senate panel voted along party lines Wednesday to strip the Arizona Corporation Commission of its power to set energy policy for utilities. The 6-4 vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee followed arguments by Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford,…

Decision on offshore windfarm plans delayed by 3 months #ENG

By National Wind Watch A decision on whether offshore windfarms off the Suffolk coast will be built has been pushed back by three months, it has emerged. The Planning Inspectorate on Thursday confirmed it has extended the examination period for ScottishPower Renewables’ plans for the East Anglia One North (EA1N) and East Anglia Two (EA2)…

New Jersey church to be christened with 682-kW solar carport

By Billy Ludt Construction on a 682-kWdc community solar canopy project developed by Citrine Power at the Blue Army Shrine in Franklin, New Jersey has begun. The system is located on Blue Army Shrine’s car and bus parking lots and is one of the first 45 projects that was approved by the New Jersey Board…

Brookfield Renewable, Plug Power partner on hydropower-fueled hydrogen plant

By Renewable Energy World Plug Power Inc. and Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. announced plans to build a green hydrogen production plant, which would use 100% renewable energy from Brookfield Renewable’s 252-MW Holtwood hydroelectric facility. Green hydrogen from this facility will support decarbonization of the transportation and logistics industries in the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic. The…

Bioenergy has a unique role to play in global decarbonization

By Ryan McGuine Biomass — the collective name for renewable materials derived from living organisms, including crops and agricultural residues, by-products from wood-processing industries like paper and construction, and gas from landfills and water treatment plants — is the oldest source of energy harnessed by humans. The history of energy transitions has been one of…

What’s Brazil “country risk”?

By Rafael Herzberg What’s Brazil “country risk”?Anyone who needs to make energy related investment decisions has to quantify the country’s risk.One way I realized to be very frequent, especially among multinational companies, is to define an interest rate that includes two parameters: the one for the return on investment and the other for the country’s…

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