Energy Storage News editor Andy Colthorpe reports back from Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City, where bifacial panels were, predictably, all the rage. Meanwhile, Solar Media's editor in chief Liam Stoker discusses what's next for nuclear after EDF's latest Hinkley Point C update, and the two reflect on an important week for the climate crisis as Greta Thunberg inspires global protests, as well as the ire of a handful of detractors.
In both March and April, US monthly electricity generation from renewable energy surpassed that of nuclear for the first times since July 1984, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Former Texas governor Rick Perry, secretary of energy nominee to head the very department he suggested should be scrapped, said in his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday that he regretted making that recommendation.
After a backlash from Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and his administration, ComEd and Exelon verbally agreed on Tuesday to ditch some of the most controversial provision in their Future Jobs Energy bill, including the mandatory demand charge.