VCE: Wind Generation Exceeds Expectations During Winter Storm Uri

During recent Winter Storm Uri, natural gas had the highest outage rate of all of Texas’s generation types – in excess of 25,000 MW at peak for several days, according to a recently released white paper from Vibrant Clean Energy … Read More

DNV Creates Comprehensive Model to Predict Weather Patterns

DNV, a provider of advisory,  monitoring, verification and certification services for the energy value chain, says it generated and analyzed 20,000 years of plausible weather and power production for ISO New England (ISO-NE).  With the completion of this project, which … Read More

BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis of Vineyard Wind Project

The Department of the Interior says the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed the environmental analysis of the proposed Vineyard Wind I offshore wind project. This represents significant progress in the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to accelerate responsible development … Read More

DOI Restores Protections to Public Lands, Ensures Responsible Development

The U.S. Department of Interior has revoked amendments to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) filed by the Trump administration last month. “We are pleased to learn that the Department of Interior has restored the DRECP by terminating a … Read More

IndentiFlight Detection Technology Reduces Avian Fatalities from Wind Turbines

IdentiFlight, a company that delivers and operates machine vision and AI technology for avian species detection, says bird fatalities in wind farms are greatly reduced with the company’s artificial intelligence technology system – resulting in an 82% reduction of eagle … Read More

Europe Touts Record-Breaking Year in Renewable Generation

Europe has recorded its greenest electricity year ever in 2020. For the first time, more electricity was generated from renewables than from fossil fuels. Renewables accounted for 38% of Europe’s electricity mix in 2020 – compared with only 37% for … Read More

World Invests Record Amount in Decarbonization Efforts

The world has committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, beating the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent energy transition investment analysis compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), Bloomberg’s primary … Read More

Siting Renewables: One Trump-Era Proposal Worth Preserving

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a proposal intended to make it easier to develop renewable energy projects on BLM-administered lands in Southern California. The renewable energy industry should take the time to show the Biden administration … Read More

Minnesota Power Paves Path Towards Carbon-Free Energy

Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company, has unveiled its plans to deliver 100% carbon-free energy to customers by 2050, continuing its commitment to climate, customers and communities through its EnergyForward strategy. Minnesota Power says its vision for a carbon-free future builds … Read More

The Danish Energy Agency Gives Green Light to Vattenfall Offshore Plans

The Danish Energy Agency has approved Vattenfall’s construction plans for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord offshore wind farms. “Getting approval from the Danish Energy Agency is good news for the green transition and the goal of enabling a fossil-free society … Read More