- “90% Clean Grid by 2035 Is Not Just Feasible, But Cheaper, Study Says” • It will be feasible to power the US on 90% clean electricity by 2035 thanks to stunning renewables cost declines, a study finds. Researchers from UC Berkeley and GridLab found that by 2035, renewables could power 90% of a reliable grid with just 10% from natural gas. [Greentech Media]
- “Renewable Energy Market Being Boosted By Blockchain Technology” • Blockchain technology promises to help boost the greater use of renewable energy sources due to its ability to trace the production of green sustainable energy. This will prove to be vital for peer-to-peer electricity trading and to track examine carbon neutrality. [Irish Tech News]
- “EIA: Growth In Renewable Power Expected To Continue” • Renewable sources are expected to provide 21% of US electricity in 2020 and 23% in 2021, up from 17% in 2019, data in the Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook shows. Natural gas is expected to provide 41% of US electricity this year, but only 36% 2021. [Biomass Magazine]
- “The 16 Solar+Storage Projects Hawaii Just Ordered” • Details were posted about the 16 solar+storage and stand-alone battery projects Hawaiian Electric is having installed on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu. In total, they ordered 460 MW of solar energy and nearly 3 GWh of energy storage. They are all to be complete by the end of 2023. [CleanTechnica]
- “NYSERDA Moves To Launch Program Targeting Brownfields And Other Less Desirable Sites For Renewables” • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority requested regulatory approval and $50 million for its incentive program to identify and auction off brownfield and less desirable sites for renewable energy projects. [Utility Dive]
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