North America

All news, projects, policy, legislation and reports concerning power and electricity generation and the energy sector at large in continental North America, with specific focus on North American utilities, the Department of Energy or DOE, executive orders from the Whitehouse and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Key areas include Canada, California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas and the Carolinas.

renewables capacity

Total expands its US portfolio of renewables and energy storage capacity

Global energy company Total has expanded its presence in the US’ renewable energy and energy storage markets.
wind blades

GE awarded DoE grant to research 3D printing of wind turbine...

GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power were recently selected by the US DoE to research the design and manufacture of 3-D printed wind turbine blades.
hydrogen

Exponential growth predicted for green hydrogen market

A new report released by research firm Frost & Sullivan states that owing to decarbonisation efforts, the production of green hydrogen will increase by 57% between 2019 and 2030.
tidal energy

World’s first floating tidal energy array planned for Canada

Sustainable Marine is forging ahead with plans to deliver the world’s first floating tidal energy array after unveiling its next-generation platform in Nova Scotia, Canada.
solar energy

Solar advantages increase even without government subsidies – study

Solar energy is now the cheapest way to add electricity in many markets across the globe - Wood Mackenzie has revealed.
carbon capture

ExxonMobil launches business to commercialize carbon capture tech

ExxonMobil has announced the creation of a new business to commercialise its extensive low-carbon technology portfolio.
renewables capacity

Enel breaks own record for renewable energy capacity additions

Italian multinational energy company Enel has broken its own record for renewable energy capacity built in a single year.
Hawaii

Rooftop solar booming in Hawaii as utility launches ‘Quick Connect’

Hawaiian Electric has announced that rooftop solar installations increased by 55% in 2020 despite the global pandemic.
Sweden’s Azelio in Latin American energy storage deal

Siemens Energy to build black-start battery storage for gas-fired plant

Siemens Energy will handle engineering, procurement and construction duties on a battery-based, black-start generation system at a California power plant.
power grids

Utility-scale wind rushes to 11% of U.S. energy mix

Net electricity generation for November shows that utility-scale wind and solar were the highest risers, while coal, gas and nuclear fell.

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