New York state will this year contract for 23 large-scale solar farms and one hydroelectric facility with a combined capacity of more than 2.2GW, as Governor Andrew Cuomo outlines efforts to spur on private investment in clean energy and drive job creation.
Utilities operating in the US state of Washington must eliminate coal-fired generation by the end of 2025 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting sources by 2045, according to new rules announced by regulators.
US utility Black Hills Energy will break ground on its first utility-scale solar project this year, as it announces plans to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from its Colorado generation operations by 2030.
A massive renewables scale up by China to help it achieve its recently announced carbon neutrality pledge could see the country reach 4.2TW of solar capacity by 2050, a new study from BloombergNEF says.
Some 12GW of renewable generation assets and 2GW of energy storage are set to come online in New South Wales (NSW) over the next ten years as part of state government plans to replace an ageing coal fleet and deliver lower electricity prices for consumers.
Iberdrola is set to double its renewables capacity by 2025 through a €75 billion (US$88.9 billion) investment package that sees the Spanish utility seek to take advantage of the “global energy revolution” and reach carbon neutrality in ten years.
Interest-free loans for rooftop solar and the development of at least 250MW of large-scale battery storage are among the policies put forward in a new power-sharing agreement for the Australian Capital Territory.
As part of a strategy that includes retiring coal-fired power plants by 2040 and reaching net zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050, utility company Alliant Energy has published its ‘Clean Energy Blueprint for Iowa’.