The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $28 million in funding for a research program that aims to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines, according to a Feb. 1 press release. The department recognizes that the U.S. has the potential to lead the world in the development of offshore wind energy, particularly in floating…Details
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found that the construction of Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur Liquefaction Project, a natural gas liquefaction and export terminal in Texas, and the associated pipeline projects would result in some adverse environmental impacts, which would be reduced to less-than-significant levels, according to a Jan. 31 notice. The facility, proposed by Port…Details
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order on Feb. 1 clarifying ownership of capacity and energy rights of facilities under net metering and Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, programs participating in the ISO New England Inc.’s forward capacity market. The order allows owners of storage-paired facilities to retain their energy or capacity…...
Interstate Power and Light Projects Glut of Renewable Energy Credits in Iowa Over Decade Amid Surging Wind Power
Interstate Power and Light Company anticipates that over the next decade it will have a surplus of renewable energy credits to the tune of between 1.5 million to 5.5 million per year, relative to Iowa’s current renewable energy requirements, according to a Jan. 31 filing by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Interstate Power and Light…Details