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Renewables


Power generation technology, project, and policy developments in wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, tidal, ocean, biomass, and waste-to-energy systems.

Renewable Energy, Electrification Big Winners in Inflation Reduction Act

The U.S. House on Aug. 12 passed a bill with major implications for the power generation industry, joining the U.S. Senate in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The bill,…



How Hydrogen Can Enhance Renewable Energy Grids

From powering the first combustion engines to becoming a vital part of the modern-day refining industry, the relationship between hydrogen (H2) and energy spans centuries. It is the most abundant…


California Sets Goals for Buildout of Offshore Wind

California officials have taken a major step toward establishing the state’s offshore wind energy industry, setting a goal of installing as much as 5 GW of generation capacity this decade,…


Chicago Announces Plan to Power City with 100% Renewable Energy

Chicago's public buildings could all be powered by renewable energy under a plan announced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Aug. 8. The mayor, along with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, on…


Experts Say Hydropower Needs to Double by 2050 to Meet Climate Goals

Global installed hydropower capacity rose by 26 GW in 2021 to 1,360 GW, but that’s far short of the progress needed to achieve the world’s climate change mitigation goals. “We…


Community Choice Aggregation Provides Renewable Energy at Reduced Costs

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs have become quite prominent in communities across California, and have begun to spring up in other states including Illinois, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Through CCA, communities…