New Jersey looked like the promised land for energy storage.

The state already has the seventh largest U.S. installed solar capacity, ahead of nearby New York and Massachusetts. Gov. Phil Murphy campaigned in 2017 on a clean energy platform that pushed for a 100 percent clean grid by 2050. When Murphy won and took office, he signed sweeping clean energy legislation in May 2018 that turned his goals into law.

Murphy's campaign platform, and the law, included something quite radical at the time: the goal of 600 megawatts of energy storage by 2021 and 2,000 megawatts by 2030. At a moment

The first major green hydrogen project to exclusively target the transport sector was revealed in Denmark on Tuesday.

Offshore wind market leader Ørsted will work in and around Copenhagen to decarbonize transport on land, at sea and in the air, partnering with end users including the shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and Scandinavian airline SAS.

The project would initially use a 10-megawatt electrolyzer to generate green hydrogen for fleet buses and trucks. Power would be drawn from the Danish island of Bornholm, around which Ørsted hopes to develop a 5-gigawatt offshore wind cluster.

The first stage of the sustainable fuels project is now jumping through initial regulatory

Wisconsin utility Alliant Energy will spend $900 million buying 675 megawatts of utility-scale solar projects as it moves to replace uneconomic coal-fired plants with renewables.  

Alliant, which serves about 1 million customers in the Midwestern states of Wisconsin and Iowa, currently relies on renewables for about 20 percent of its generation capacity, largely wind power in Iowa, with twice as much coming from natural gas plants. 

On Tuesday Alliant said it will "acquire" six large-scale solar projects in Wisconsin from developers NextEra Energy Resources, Ranger Power, and Savion. The projects, ranging from 50 megawatts up to a 200-megawatt development owned by NextEra, represent a huge leap forward for Wisconsin's solar market.

The world’s biggest wind turbine will be used at the largest U.S. offshore wind project, and the result may be the first American offshore turbine factory.

Siemens Gamesa said it’s considering establishing the first global factory for its new 14-megawatt offshore turbine somewhere in the U.S., after confirming on Monday that it will supply that model to Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

Dominion’s 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia project is currently the largest planned in U.S. waters, with targeted installation over the course of three phases in 2024-26. The turbine order is conditional on Dominion getting all its permits for the project and making the final decision to proceed

Earlier this month Hawaiian Electric announced a slew of solar-plus-storage projects to continue its shift to fossil-free energy. Tucked inside that announcement was a big development: a massive grid-tied battery that will take over crucial duties from the last coal plant anywhere in Hawaii.

The 185 megawatt/565 megawatt-hour Kapolei Energy Storage project marks a dramatic arrival to the big leagues for developer Plus Power. The 15-person shop, based in San Francisco’s homey Inner Sunset district, had previously developed a 12-megawatt battery to ensure reliability at a car factory microgrid in Mexico.

Its new project will sit a mile and a half from the

A fundamental problem facing subsidy-free solar and wind in renewables-heavy grids is emerging as coronavirus cuts energy demand in Europe, experts have told GTM.

The fall in demand is driving up the proportion of clean energy on many grids and highlighting an issue flagged by researchers in February: that merchant plants may be more expensive to run than subsidized projects once non-renewable generation drops out of the picture.  

The research, by Imperial College in London, U.K., indicates that removing support for renewables in Europe could increase the cost of capital for new projects by between 2 and 3 percent.

This would force asset owners

Earlier this month Hawaiian Electric announced a slew of solar-plus-storage projects to continue its shift to fossil-free energy. Tucked inside that announcement was a big development: a massive grid-tied battery that will take over crucial duties from the last coal plant anywhere in Hawaii.

The 185 megawatt/565 megawatt-hour Kapolei Energy Storage project marks a dramatic arrival to the big leagues for developer Plus Power. The 15-person shop, based in San Francisco’s homey Inner Sunset district, had previously developed a 12-megawatt battery to ensure reliability at a car factory microgrid in Mexico.

Its new project will sit a mile and a half from the

While COVID-19 continues to have devastating consequences across the globe, the lockdown triggered by the virus has driven a material reduction in atmospheric CO2 levels. In cities like Beijing, Los Angeles, London and New Delhi, air quality is now cleaner than at any time in living memory, and IEA research indicates global emissions could drop by 8 percent in 2020.  

Against this backdrop, it is clear we are at a crossroads. As countries start to think about how to reboot their economies, will the relief for the environment be short-lived? Or will this signal the start of a new chapter? Will the lessons from

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