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  • Nuclear reactors of the future have a fuel problem

    Sep 01, 2021 09:34 AM

    President Joe Biden entered office being hailed by nuclear power advocates as perhaps the most pro-nuclear-energy president ever. He followed up his campaign trail discussions of nuclear energy as a necessary source of carbon-free emissions with a budget that proposed a record-setting $1.85 billion for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy.

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  • Delhi government minister emphasises need for battery storage at visit to 10MW facility

    Sep 01, 2021 09:30 AM

    India’s biggest grid-scale battery storage system to date received a visit from Delhi government minister Satyendar Jain, who emphasized the urgent need for energy storage to stabilize the grid and incorporate higher shares of renewable energy sources.

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  • Interesting fundamental drivers for energy storage’ in Greece

    Sep 01, 2021 09:27 AM

    According to Corentin Baschet, head of market analysis at energy storage consultancy group Clean Horizon, a number of “interesting fundamental drivers” exist in the southern European country which are converging. Already 9GW of energy storage applications — including batteries and pumped hydro — have been received since 2019 by the Greek market regulator RAE and 4GW of projects have already received licenses, Baschet told

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  • DC Circuit Upholds FERC Ruling on SPP Z2 Saga

    Sep 01, 2021 09:22 AM

    FERC acted correctly in reversing a retroactive waiver it had granted SPP over collecting transmission upgrade costs, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday, even as it acknowledged its order granted a “free pass” to some users of the system.

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  • Transmission tower destroyed by Ida likely to complicate power restoration in New Orleans, experts say

    Sep 01, 2021 09:17 AM

    Hurricane Ida knocked out all eight transmission lines feeding power into New Orleans over the weekend, and with its 150 mph winds also toppled a 400-foot tower that experts say will complicate efforts by Entergy, the regional utility, to restore power. The collapsed tower will be difficult to replace or repair quickly, said Joshua Rhodes, research associate at the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin. "It is a massive piece of infrastructure," he said.

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  • U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm Says U.S. Must Act With Urgency to Reduce Planet-Warming Emissions

    Aug 25, 2021 09:17 AM

    In her first official visit as the nation’s top energy official, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm returned to Berkeley last week to promote the Biden administration’s clean energy agenda. Granholm, a UC Berkeley graduate and former scholar at the Goldman School of Public Policy, on Friday reviewed desalination and battery storage technology innovations at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), where she once worked as a project scientist.

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  • PJM's minimum offer price rule overhaul will 'crater' capacity market

    Aug 25, 2021 09:13 AM

    The PJM Interconnection is facing fierce pushback to its proposed replacement for a highly contentious minimum offer price rule, or MOPR, used to blunt the effect of member states' clean energy policies in the grid operator's multibillion-dollar capacity market.

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  • California begins brainstorming approaches to a high-DER grid of the future

    Aug 25, 2021 09:09 AM

    The CPUC opened "the mother of all proceedings" to better integrate solar, storage, EVs and other distributed resources into the grid — issues that experts say have previously been kicked down the road. In comments filed with the agency this week, utilities, clean energy groups and other stakeholders highlighted a host of priorities for the ambitious effort.

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  • Oregon Study to Examine Benefits, Risks of RTO Participation

    Aug 25, 2021 09:03 AM

    Oregon’s Department of Energy (ODOE) is seeking input from power industry stakeholders to help produce a study that could convince lawmakers to obligate the state’s utilities to participate in an RTO. The effort comes on the heels of the passage of Senate Bill 589, which requires the department to prepare a report outlining the “benefits, opportunities and challenges posed by development or expansion of regional transmission organization” in Oregon.

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  • Generators, labor groups urge New York to develop incentives for nonrenewable generation

    Aug 25, 2021 08:55 AM

    New York passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in 2019, requiring 70% of its electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 and 100% zero-emission electricity by 2040, en route to full decarbonization of the state's economy a decade later. The first goal is in reach, generators say, but eliminating all emissions will require the development of new technologies, and they want the state to assist.

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