Phil Anschutz’s $3B Wyoming-to-California wind project hits snag in Colorado

  “A 730-mile electricity transmission line connecting a massive Wyoming wind farm to southern California has stalled in a legal battle pitting the progress of one of the West’s largest infrastructure projects against an ecosystem preservation agreement on a large northwest Colorado ranch. The $3 billion transmission line by TransWest Express, a company owned by … [Read more…]

Sandia Uncovers Hidden Factors That Affect Solar Farms During Severe Weather

  “Sandia National Laboratories researchers combined large sets of real-world solar data and advanced machine learning to study the impacts of severe weather on U.S. solar farms, and sort out what factors affect energy generation. Their results were published earlier this month in the scientific journal Applied Energy. Hurricanes, blizzards, hailstorms and wildfires all pose … [Read more…]

Virtual hearing is Tuesday for Morris Ridge solar project

  “The New York State Public Service Commission has scheduled a virtual public statement hearing at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 to receive public comments concerning a petition filed on June 21, 2021, by Morris Ridge Solar Energy Center, LLC, seeking a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Commission. Those wishing to speak during … [Read more…]

Climate Change Brings a Flood of Hyperbole

  “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued its latest report assessing the state of the climate and projecting its future. As usual, the media and politicians are exaggerating and distorting the evidence in the report. They lament an allegedly broken climate and proclaim, yet again, that we are facing the “last, best chance” … [Read more…]

Standard Solar installs one of New York’s largest community solar + storage projects

  “he project is the Lenox Community Solar Project, a 6.9 MW solar installation, accompanied by a 20 MWh DC-coupled battery energy storage system. The project is east of Syracuse and was developed, installed and funded by Standard Solar. Its roughly 18,000 modules are mounted to both fixed-tilt and single-axis tracker structures.”   read the … [Read more…]

Tesla big battery fire in Victoria under control after burning more than three days

  “A large blaze at Victoria’s “big battery” project has been brought under control by firefighters after burning for more than three days, allowing investigators to begin examining the site. A Tesla battery bank caught fire while it was being set up in Moorabool on Friday morning, and then spread to a second battery. The … [Read more…]

Piedmont Lithium delays timeline to supply Tesla

  “A class action lawsuit was filed last month against the company alleging that Piedmont’s executives mislead investors about its project development timeline. Piedmont said on Monday it believes the suit “to be entirely without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously.””   read the entire article   Reuters. 2 August 2021.  

Eversource on the defensive after 2 credit agencies cut its credit outlook to negative, citing penalties set by Connecticut regulators over Isaias response

  “Eversource Energy executives are on the defensive after two ratings agencies cut the credit outlook to negative for Connecticut Light & Power, citing its run-ins with state regulators over the utility’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias last year. A conference call Friday with industry analysts following the release of second-quarter financial results was dominated … [Read more…]

Bank of America invests $314 million in NY Green Bank

  “NY Green Bank, a state-financed backer of sustainable infrastructure projects that previously relied only on public money, has received a $314 million investment from Bank of America. The nine-digit investment represents the largest-ever private fundraising deal by a green bank in the U.S., according to the Coalition for Green Capital, a nonprofit organization that … [Read more…]