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FERC Sides With Fossil Fuels In Forcing Renewables To Match Prices

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced a directive just a few days before Christmas which will require PJM Interconnection to raise prices of wind and solar power to be in line with the cost of fossil fuels

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Australian Grid Hits 50% Renewables For First Time

Tesla Virtual Power Plant South AustraliaFor a brief 10 minute period last week, 5 Australian states were powered by more than 50% renewable energy. Despite the idiocy of the national government, renewables are becoming a bigger and bigger part of Australia’s energy future.

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Green Mountain Power Plans 100% Renewables By 2030 With Help From Tesla

Tesla PowerwallGreen Mountain Power is ramping up its plans to get to 100% renewable energy by 2030. A collaboration with Tesla for Powerwall residential batteries is part of that plan.

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New Renewables Cheaper Than Old Coal In Southeast Asia

A new analysis from independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker has concluded that it would be cheaper to build new solar PV and onshore wind capacity in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines by the end of the next decade rather than continue operating existing coal-fired power plants. 

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New Study Looks At Managing Grid Frequency Fluctuations From Renewables

A new international study finds that renewables create frequency fluctuations in the electrical grid, but less so than power sharing arrangements that have been part of grid operations for decades. However, frequency fluctuations can be a concern for microgrids.

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US Utilities Increase Investment In Green & Renewables Despite Political Uncertainty

renewables grid resilience energy electricityDespite tremendous political uncertainty in North America, driven by the United States’ announcement to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and its attendant policy shifts, utilities are nevertheless increasing their investments in green and renewable energy, according to new research published this month by Capgemini. 
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Why Do We Need Grids Today To Further Grow Renewables?

I would like to make the case that grids are needed to further increase the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the system. Due to time pressure, we must find a way to integrate RES much faster. This requires the utilization of renewable resources where they are most abundant, where large generation sites can be developed

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Chile’s Santiago Metro Will Meet 60% Of Its Energy Demand From Renewables

Chile’s Santiago metro system will soon source as much as 60% of its energy requirements from renewable energy sources

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EU Share Of Renewables Continues To Near 2020 Target

New figures from the European Commission show that the share of renewable energy in the European Union’s energy consumption has continued to grow, nearing its target of 20% by 2020, reaching 16.7% in 2015.

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New York Bets On Renewables To Replace Indian Point Nuclear Plant

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans this week to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which supplies electricity to New York City and surrounding areas

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