Tag Archives: renewables

Energy Jobs: Ameren Hires Amirthalingam as First CDIO, Tesla’s Jaramillo at Form Energy and More

To mark International Women’s Day held earlier this month, we start the jobs column with women making moves in clean energy and at the grid edge. If you haven’t already, we also welcome you to take a quick survey for GTM Research’s newly formed group for women working in the grid edge sector, so that

SunPower: Tariff Exclusion Would Free Funds to Open New US Solar Manufacturing Facilities

Solar industry stakeholders filed applications with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last week seeking exclusions from the Trump administration’s 30 percent tariff on imported solar products. Requests were due Friday night and a total of 55 comments were ultimately received, according to the USTR docket. California-based Solaria Corporation, Korea’s Hanwha Q Cells and

How Big Is the Peak Capacity Market for Batteries?

The age of storage serving peak power has only just begun, so the size of that market is very much up for debate. California has already halted a new gas plant in favor of energy storage in its place. Elsewhere, regulators called on PG&E to acquire storage instead of paying to maintain two existing gas

MA Governor Embraces ‘Clean Peak’ Policy to Encourage Renewables Paired With Storage

Gov. Charlie Baker has introduced a bill to use more clean energy during Massachusetts’ hours of peak grid demand. The governor included language in a proposed bill to allocate $1.4 billion toward climate adaptation and environmental stewardship. The so-called Clean Peak Standard would require a minimum level of clean energy to supply the most expensive

Clean Energy Supporters Begin to Make Inroads With Republican Policymakers

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, railed against House lawmakers for “holding back the American economy” with their uninformed attitudes towards renewable energy during an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “I guarantee you, in the Senate there is bipartisan anger, anger at our House colleagues

Arizona Regulators Freeze New Gas Plants, Demand More Clean Energy Planning From Utilities

Arizona’s energy future took an unexpected turn this week. At a hearing Tuesday for the routine assessment of major utilities’ long-term resource plans, regulators rebuked the proposals and instituted a nine-month moratorium on new gas plants larger than 150 megawatts. The commissioners are in the midst of examining an energy system overhaul to pursue 80

Could FERC Order Put State Clean Energy Policies in Danger?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pleased almost every sector of the energy industry — except for coal and nuclear power plant owners — with its unanimous decision to reject Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to offer price supports to baseload power plants in the name of grid resilience. But last week’s 3-to-2 vote approving ISO

DOE Official: Clean Energy Funding Should Be Cut for ‘Exceeding Goals’

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is so successful that its funding should be diverted elsewhere, said the agency’s Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes. “In the area of EERE…we have been meeting or exceeding our goals” over the last five years, said Menezes, who spoke at The American Council