U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

The current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power, according to a review recently released of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The analysis from … Read More

Nevada Offers California Compelling Solutions to Meet Climate Goals

As part of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has identified more than 2,000 MW of new renewable energy generation in southwest Nevada that would help California achieve its climate change goals.  To unlock the … Read More

California Utility Exceeds RPS Renewable Delivery Goals

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corp., says it has exceeded California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal requiring energy providers to deliver 33% renewable energy by the end of 2020.  PG&E estimates that it delivered over … Read More

GCube: Renewable Insurance Needs to Adapt to Changing Landscape

Extreme weather events that fall outside of traditionally modeled natural catastrophe (Nat Cat) definitions – including hailstorms, wildfires and extreme cold – are continuing to increase rapidly in frequency and severity, resulting in significant losses in the renewable energy sector. … Read More

Energy Storage Sets 2020 Capacity Records

There was a total of 2,156 MWh of new energy storage systems  brought online in Q4  2020 – this was an increase of  182% from Q3 2020, making Q4 the new record quarter for U.S. storage, according to Wood Mackenzie … Read More

AEP Subsidiary Issues RFP for New, Repowered Wind Facilities

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. (AEP), has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for off-take from new solar, new/repowered wind facilities, and stand-alone or co-located battery energy storage systems (BESS) located in PJM.  For … Read More

The CLEAN Future Act Lays Out Path to Net-Zero GHG Pollution

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) have introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act … Read More

Xcel Energy Colorado Unveils Clean Energy Plan

Xcel Energy Colorado has unveiled the details of its upcoming Clean Energy Plan that will deliver its customers an estimated 85% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.  The plan will result in greater reductions than required … 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

Ameren Missouri Updates Smart Energy Plan with Public Service Commission

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corp., has filed an updated Smart Energy Plan and budget with the Missouri Public Service Commission.  Currently in its third year of implementation, the Smart Energy Plan progress includes smart technology that can rapidly … Read More