DOE Funds Initiatives That Improve Geothermal Energy

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is committing $84 million to showcase upgraded geothermal pilot programs. The department issued a call for evidence to use geothermal energy funding featured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act.
The Act allows the government to fund four carefully picked pilot programs that exhibit enhanced geothermal activities in different types of topography.
Generally, geothermal energy can offer clean electricity. Nevertheless, geothermal advancements have trailed behind more affordable, …

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Indian Government Authorizes Implementation of 540 MW Kwar Hydro Power Plan

The Cabinet Council on Economic Relations, directed by the Prime Minister, cleared the funding for the 540 MW Kwar Hydro Power Program. This electric project, which is situated on the Chenab Creek in the Kishtwar region of the Federal State of Jammu and Kashmir, will deliver free power to the residents and create massive job opportunities. 
CVPPPL, a partnership between NHPC and JKSPDC, will execute the project. In a year with a 90% uptime, this facility will produce 1975.54 million units.
The Indian government is …

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The Hydropower Project Is Now in the Grips of Maine’s Highest Court

Maine’s Highest Court, which made statements this week from proponents and opponents of the now-stalled renewable energy program, will determine the future of a 145-mile hydroelectric transmission system.
Central Maine Power Co. is in charge of the $1 billion NECEC projects, which aim to supply up to 1,200 MW of electricity through Hydro-Québec dams. Along the projected transmission path, the majority of the energy would be …

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Energy Transition in the US Must Quicken to Attain Net-Zero Targets

According to the Globe Economic Forum ETI, the world has achieved steady, albeit moderate, progress on its energy transformation journey over the last decade. Forward motion, however, should be lauded.
The need for revolutionary solutions to combat climate change has intensified. Over the last three years, a succession of systemic disruptions has had a severe impact on national and geographic energy networks.
The COVID-19 epidemic caused energy supply-demand mismatches, which have recently been exacerbated by the …

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How Gas Interests Hindered Chile’s Shift to Renewable Power

Chile positions itself as a worldwide climate change leader. Solar and wind projects generate about 22 percent of Chile’s electricity, greatly exceeding the global average of 10 percent. In 2008, it was one of the first governments to establish sustainability targets.
Despite the fact that solar panels have grown across the northern and central of the long, thin country, imported fossil fuels have been able to …

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Corporate Sustainability Demands Significant Renewable Energy Investments

As global warming continues to become a worldwide problem, more and more companies and individuals are finding the need to adopt renewable energy. Being part of the RE100 global movement, more than 350 prominent corporations have pledged to use only 100% renewable energy. 
A good number of them have signed the Climate Pledge, which was co-founded by Amazon. These companies have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon …

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Vistra Initiates Texas’ Biggest Energy Storage System Online

Vistra confirmed today that its DeCordova Energy Storage Unit in Granbury, Texas, is now operational online to help with storing and releasing electricity to the grid for later use. The 260 MW electrical energy storage endeavor is the biggest of its sort in the state and the second of seven Vistra’s new carbon projects to come online in Texas.
DeCordova, which was first revealed in September 2020, is one of the new projects that Vistra will put online in Texas over the following years as part of its expanding Vistra Zero assets.

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Solar Cell Efficiency Sets a New Peak

Researchers at the US Department of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) constructed a solar cell with a record 39.5 percent efficiency in 1-sun global irradiation. This is the most efficient solar cell of any sort when measured in the same conditions. 
The record was set under sunlight-like lighting conditions. While previous experimental solar cells achieved an efficiency of up to 47.1 percent, it is important to note that they did so in highly concentrated illumination.
In fact, researchers used multi-…

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The White House Has Announced New Clean Energy Initiatives

The Biden administration has come up with an action plan with clearly set timelines to help quicken the environmental review process.  The administration announced further plans to invest $3.16 billion to renovate a large number of low-income houses to make them more energy-efficient and reduce power bills for Americans.
President Biden’s $1.2 trillion comprehensive infrastructure bill, passed …

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How the White House Intends to Expedite Clean Energy Approval

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement is allocating billions of dollars to infrastructure projects, including renewable power. Following this, the Biden admin has announced a plan to expedite the licensing and environmental assessment processes.
The plan prioritizes cross-agency collaboration, clearly defined deadlines, early stakeholder involvement, agency compliance, and priority environmental …

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