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National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap: US DOE

In November 2021, Congress passed, and President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This historic, once-in-a-generation legislation authorizes and appropriates $62 billion for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including $9.5 billion for clean hydrogen. This draft report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets forth the “DOE National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap.”

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Offshore wind development goals off the California Coast

A directive set forth by Assembly Bill 525 (AB 525, Chiu, Chapter 231, Statutes of 2021) directs that on or before June 1, 2022, the California Energy Commission (CEC) shall “evaluate and quantify the maximum feasible capacity of offshore wind to achieve reliability, ratepayer, employment, and decarbonization benefits and shall establish megawatt offshore wind planning goals for 2030 and 2045.” On August 12, 2022, the CEC adopted a report whose preliminary findings set planning goals of 2,000-5,000 MW of offshore wind by 2030 and 25,000 MW by 2045.

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O2 partners with US-based Powin for battery storage solutions

O2 Power, a India-based renewable energy producer, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Powin, a USA-based battery energy storage company, to supply battery storage solutions for the Indian renewable energy sector. Powin will reportedly be in charge of battery energy storage system (BESS) delivery and commissioning, while O2 Power would provide full EPC services for the projects they are constructing.

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EnBW plans to sell its US subsidiary to TotalEnergies

Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW), a German energy company, has announced plans to sell its US subsidiary EnBW North America, as well as its assets, to TotalEnergies. EnBW intends to focus on future offshore wind initiatives in the European market after selling the business to TotalEnergies. The deal’s financial terms have not been disclosed. As per the company statement, in the following months, EnBW plans to support TotalEnergies’ activities in the US.

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Funding Our Future: The US EV Transition Requires Infrastructure that Inspires Confidence and Powers All Communities

From the largest metropolitan areas in the United States like New York City to rural communities in Georgia, we need cleaner, more affordable, and efficient transportation options if we are going to solve climate change in a way that uplifts communities. Spent wisely, the $7.5 billion in EV charging funding can help us deliver the national backbone for a far superior fast charging network than exists today.

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US researchers aim to pursue 5 cents per kWh with new CSP system

EL) and the Department of Energy (DoE) are collaborating on a cutting-edge concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, with the intention of reducing energy costs to only 5 cents per kWh. The new technology is expected to reduce the cost of renewable energy while also ensuring that dispatchable energy is accessible at all times of the

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The U.S. offshore wind industry has lagged Northern Europe’s: US Department of Energy

Electricity prices tend to be lower in the United States than in Europe, so it is more difficult for new technologies to be cost competitive in the U.S. market. Prior to states enacting mandates for offshore wind energy procurement, the United States lacked the supportive policies that drove the first decade-plus of European offshore wind energy deployment. Despite the challenges, progress is being made to increase the speed and scale of U.S. offshore wind development.

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Cost of electric vans and pickup trucks in the US through 2040

The International Council on Clean Transportation has published a working paper on the “Cost of electric commercial vans and pickup trucks in the United States through 2040.” This paper presents a total cost of ownership assessment of battery-electric Class 2b and 3 commercial vehicles between 2020 and 2040 benchmarked against the corresponding costs of gasoline and diesel powertrains.

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Meyer Burger to set up 400 MW solar module facility in US

Meyer Burger Technology, based in Switzerland, has announced that it will establish a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona, to produce high-performance solar modules. The facility’s initial annual production capacity will be 400 MW, allowing it to produce solar modules for residential, commercial, and industrial rooftop systems, as well as solar parks.

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Implementing the Clean Energy Investments in US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Build Back Better Act contains the heart of President Biden’s domestic agenda, including over $500 billion in climate and clean energy provisions that are necessary for the U.S. to meet its climate goals. While the fight for the Build Back Better Act is not over, we also must ensure that existing federal funds are put to the best decarbonization uses possible. In November, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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AES Corporation acquires Community Energy, adding 10 GW renewable pipeline

AES Corporation, a US based solar developer, has announced the acquisition of Community Energy Solar, LLC (Community Energy). AES has signed PPAs to provide 4 GW of renewable energy in the United States this year, and the acquisition of Community Energy will help the company’s future expansion ambitions by providing a robust pipeline and a talented development personnel.

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Ubiquity Solar to set up solar manufacturing in New York

Canadian firm Ubiquity Solar Inc. is set to establish its solar manufacturing activities in New York. The operations will be located at the former IBM site in the village of Endicott in Broome County. The first phase of the project will entail an investment of roughly $61 million, under which the firm is expected to repurpose 800,000 square feet of space at the former campus. The investment will be utilised for site renovations, equipment, and installation. 

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American Securities LLC to acquire Swinerton Renewable Energy and SOLV, Inc.

American Securities LLC, a private equity firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Swinerton Renewable Energy, the renewable energy division of Swinerton Builders, and the wholly-owned subsidiary SOLV, Inc. from Swinerton Incorporated. The acquisition will combine Swinerton’s existing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) service groups under one company named, SOLV Energy.

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CEP to develop largest landfill solar project in North America

CEP Renewables LLC, an expert in the building of solar power plants on inaccessible properties such as landfills, brownfields, Superfund sites, and mining sites, will begin work on North America’s largest solar project built near a capped landfill.This 25.6 MW solar project in Mount Olive, New Jersey will convert the old Combe Fill North Landfill Superfund site into an income-generating, sustainable energy-generating enterprise.

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Sunnova to issue up to $575 million in convertible bonds

US residential solar and battery storage company Sunnova Energy International announced its plans to issue convertible senior notes with an aggregate principal amount of up to $575 million. The bonds are due December 1, 2026, will be offered in a private placement subject to external factors. The total amount includes $500 million in bonds and an option for initial purchasers to buy up to an additional $75 million of the notes within 13 days of the issue of the bond. Further, the bonds will be convertible into cash or common shares in Sunnova at a par value of $0.0001. It can even be converted into a combination of cash and stock.

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Growth drivers, constraints and policy implications in the US corporate renewable PPA market

According to publicly available BNEF data, at the end of 2019, the cumulative PPA capacity contracted from renewable energy sources (excluding green tariffs) was approximately 27.2 GW, with higher penetration of wind energy in comparison to solar. The 11.2 GW of additional PPAs signed in 2019 alone represents more than 40 percent of the total corporate-contracted capacity since 2009.

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Pennsylvania to source 50 per cent of annual energy requirement from solar plants in the state

Energy providers, Constellation and Lightsource bp announced that they have signed an agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in helping the region source approximately 50 per cent of its annual energy consumption from solar energy. The project, dubbed Pennsylvania PULSE (Project to Utilize Light and Solar Energy) will be across six Pennsylvania counties, 191 MW of solar projects, and is expected to help the state reduce its CO2 emissions by 157,000 metric tons annually

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