Ohio AG files suit to block nuclear bailout payments

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is seeking to keep the owner of two nuclear power plants in Ohio from getting $1.3 billion in bailout money in what has become the largest bribery scandal in state history, Kallanish Energy reports. Yost on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to keep Energy Harbor

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Total to convert crude refinery to produce biofuels

French energy major Total announced on Thursday it will convert its Grandpuits crude oil refinery to produce renewable diesel and bioplastics, Kallanish Energy reports. Killing two birds with one stone, Total will shut down its crude refinery after a structural problem with a key pipeline reduced its operational rate to 70% of capacity. To resume

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Iberdrola to create green hydrogen business unit

Spanish utilities Iberdrola will create a dedicated green hydrogen business unit, as it aims to become a global leader in the technology, Kallanish Energy reports. CEO Ignacio Galán said in a speech during the New York Climate Week, which took place alongside the UN General Assembly, that the company will produce hydrogen from 100% renewable

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German, Scottish wind associations ink cooperation deal

German wind power association WAB and Scottish wind consortium DeepWind have signed a three-year cooperation agreement to develop a market for green hydrogen from wind power. The parties said in a joint statement on Wednesday that the aim is to promote the offshore wind industry and the production of green hydrogen at sea transnationally. The

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Solar dominates Maine’s renewables procurement

Solar projects dominated Maine’s largest renewables procurement, Kallanish Energy reports. Solar will provide about 482 megawatts of the 546 megawatts of projects approved for long-term energy projects earlier this week by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The commission approved 17 projects including solar, onshore wind, hydro and biomass. They were the first to win approval

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Palladium, Inverdale form new solar JV

Palladium Energy LLC and Inverdale Energy Partners have formed a joint venture to develop 500 megawatts of utility-scale solar and solar storage across the United States, Kallanish Energy reports. That is the initial development portfolio. The JV is known as Palladium Energy Development LLC. The companies did not detail plans for the initial solar development. “This

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Entergy sets net-zero carbon goal by 2050

Entergy Corp. has announced that is accelerating its climate action goals with a plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Kallanish Energy reports. The Louisiana-based utility also reaffirmed its commitments to grid reliability and affordability for customers. That new goal is “another major step forward,” said Leo Denault, Entergy’s chairman of the board and

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American Energy Innovation Act Is Dangerous Green Virtue Signaling

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Congress is up to no good. The American Energy Innovation Act, paraded as bipartisan, is nothing but green virtue signaling and dangerous. The 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution says the following: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it

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Boilermakers, CNX Share Stage to Back Fracking, Pipelines and Trump

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Nick DeIuliis, the straight-talk CEO of CNX Resources and Shawn Steffee of Boilermakers Local 154 provide some great insight on energy politics! It’s impossible not to be impressed with Nick DeIuliis, the CEO of CNX Resources. He’s clearly not the typical corporate CEO, hiding behind a wall of

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Solar Power Could Force New Yorkers Back to the Bad Big Apple?

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Blimey! Australians who have already implemented Andrew Cuomo’s solar power plan for New York are being forced to work back in the city! Australia, or at least large parts of it, having been pursuing a green new deal for a long time now and, just like Germany, they’re

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Solar Panel Waste Is A Very Real Issue Few Are Willing to Address

Duggan FlanakinDirector of Policy Research, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow … … Solar panel waste is a rapidly growing problem that is being ignored by supposedly “clean energy” advocates but some eyes are opening. The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As environmental journalist Emily Folk admits in Renewable Energy Magazine, “when

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Nordex tapped for 312MW US wind farm

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured a contract to supply turbines to a wind farm located in Texas, U.S., Kallanish Energy reports. Under the terms of the agreement, announced on Friday, will see Nordex deliver and install 65 N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines in the 4.8 megawatt (MW) operating mode, for a total capacity of 312

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CLCPA Climate Legislation Pushed by Cuomo Will Have Big Ramifications

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor Comment: The CLCPA climate legislation is a reprehensible piece of politically correct legislation of no practicality with big impacts on NYers.] On July 18, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).  It is among the most ambitious climate laws

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Energy storage to grow to $546B by 2035: Lux Research

The global energy storage market is projected to grow to $546 billion by the year 2035, according to a new recent report by Florida-based Lux Research. One of the largest markets with an expected 76% compound annual growth rate and an increase in revenues of $8 billion in the next three years is residential storage,

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Climate Action Council More About Political Optics Than Energy Expertise

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor Comment: Andrew Cuomo’s Climate Action Council is yet another cruel joke on New York ratepayers; more about political optics than energy needs.] On July 18, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (“Climate Act”). It is among the most ambitious

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