- “FERC Order Could Bar Offshore Wind From US Power Market” • A controvercial order the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued late last year could block offshore wind developers from the nation’s largest capacity market, analysts say. Now, states with ambitious clean energy goals say they are grappling with how to respond. [E&E News]
- “Revealed: Long-Troubled US Oil Firms Are Capitalizing On Coronavirus Assistance” • Many American oil and gas companies were in financial trouble well before the coronavirus economic crisis and now are asking for taxpayer assistance to cushion their fall. Many independent drillers were got mired in debt chasing the fracking boom. [The Guardian]
- “Fermi-2 Reactor In Michigan Sees Over 200 Workers Test Positive For Novel Coronavirus During Outage” • Nearly 250 workers at DTE Energy’s 1,250-MW Fermi-2 nuclear reactor in Newport, Michigan, tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the ongoing refueling and maintenance outage, according to a union official. [S&P Global]
- “Strata Solar Replaces Peaker Plants With Massive New Tesla-Powered Energy Storage Facility” • Strata Solar said it completed pre-construction development work on one of the largest US stationary energy storage facilities. The 100-MW / 400-MWh facility is to be installed in Ventura County, California, replacing gas-powered peaker plants. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hawaiian Utility Selects Huge Solar And Storage Proposals On Way To 100% Renewables” • The Hawaiian Electric Company has selected sixteen solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii for contracts to provide a combined 459 MW of solar generation and nearly 3 GWh of power storage. [RenewEconomy]
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