Last year’s solar deployment numbers just came in, and they are, in a word, phenomenal. Utilities bought more new solar capacity than they did natural gas capacity: an astounding 22 states added more than 100 MW of solar each.
January 17, 2017 2:41 PM EDT
Rick Perry—Trump’s pick for the Department of Energy—saw how infrastructure can impact energy development when he was governor of Texas.
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January 11, 2017 1:50 PM EDT
There’s a clear trend in the president-elect’s cabinet appointments—many of them are opposed to the agencies they would lead. Read more >
December 15, 2016 1:26 PM EDT
UPDATE (Dec. 16, 1:34 pm EST): The intense bidding is finally over! After a marathon session that spilled into a second day, and 33 rounds (!) of bidding, the winner of the New York offshore wind area lease is Statoil Wind US. The $42.5 million winning price is by far the highest amount paid in any of the dozen auctions to date, and a real vote of confidence in the future of offshore wind in the US. Exciting times indeed.
It’s been quite a week for offshore wind in the US—new leases, new deals, and the first-ever offshore wind electrons in the Western Hemisphere. Read more >
December 14, 2016 9:01 AM EDT
These three states could leverage $35 million of public funds into a $748 million investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects over the next 15 years. Read more >