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.
Nuclear reactors approaching end-of-life, a sound PV manufacturing industry and a robust legal system all make a strong case for solar PV to muscle into Taiwan’s energy mix. Last year, a new government set a target of 20GW solar by 2025, but the industry must deal with scarce land availability and the threat of typhoons. PV Tech examines some of the huge numbers being proposed and what it will take to realise them.
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) plans to increase investment in renewables, storage and energy efficiency beyond its current state mandates while simultaneously phasing out its nuclear power activity in California by 2025.