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EIA: Large-Scale U.S. Battery Power Capacity Slated for Fourfold Expansion in Two Years

Large-scale battery power capacity in the U.S. surged 35% over 2020 to reach 1,650 MW, and according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), utilities are planning to ramp up that…


Coal Shipments to Power Sector at Lowest Level in 14 Years

Shipments of coal to U.S. power plants in 2020 fell 22% year-over-year, according to data released May 13 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency said the U.S.…


'Best Is Yet to Come' for Energy Storage Technology

Advancements in batteries, along with an improved regulatory environment and more investment, could make this decade the Roaring ’20s for energy storage. Many areas have been considered a focus for…


Is LCOE the Best Metric for Choosing New Power Resources?
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Costs for wind and solar power systems have been declining for years thanks to technology improvements, economies of scale, and fierce competition in auctions. In the second half of 2019,…


Coal-Fired Generation Down 30% in U.S., 8% Worldwide

Analysis from a global energy organization said power generation from coal-fired units fell 8.3% in the first half of 2020, with the world’s coal fleet running at less than half…