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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 7, 2020

Renewables' share of market stays strong despite falling gas prices

Renewable energy is expected to account for nearly 21% of the electricity in the United States this year, the highest percentage ever, despite falling oil and gas prices as the COVID-19 crisis upends the world economy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 7, 2020

NY establishes office to expedite renewable project approval

The State of New York has created an Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) that will expedite the process of approving new renewables projects larger than 25 MW and moving carbon-free electricity to load centers.
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Industrial  -  April 6, 2020

Chile's Centinela mines to be powered with 100% clean energy

Antofagasta announced April 1 that they have signed a PPA that will allow them to source 100% of the energy needed to power their Centinela copper mines from renewable sources by 2022.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 6, 2020

Northwestern University cuts emissions 12%, energy use 18%

Northwestern University has successfully reduced energy usage per square foot by 18% since 2010 and achieved a 12% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2012 through a combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 4, 2020

Weekend reads: Tesla's bid for the world's largest battery; Renewables attract investors amid COVID-19

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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Regulation  -  April 2, 2020 - By Caitlin Marquis, Advanced Energy Economy

UPDATE: Understanding the MOPR - What an Obscure FERC Rule Could Mean for Renewable Energy Buyers

The hottest four-letter word of 2020 is MOPR (Minimum Offer Price Rule), which has become a top concern of clean energy advocates, advanced energy developers, and large power users. This column from Caitlin Marquis of Advanced Energy Economy explores the implications of this FERC rule, which poses a threat to both state clean energy policies and voluntary purchases of renewable energy in PJM - and offers an update following PJM's March compliance filing to FERC.
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Finance  -  April 2, 2020

Spain and Sweden offer cheapest corporate RE in Europe, study finds

Sweden and Spain were found to have the cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe for wind and solar electricity in a new report released April 2 by BloombergNEF based on data from 25 players in the region’s clean energy market.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 1, 2020 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

Chesapeake College: On-Campus Solar Energy and Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner Chesapeake College for energy efficiency advances made throughout its Wye Mills, Maryland campus. Most recently, the college completed a 1.8-megawatt solar array with 1-megawatt battery backup. Here's how they did it.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 1, 2020

Clean hydrogen has potential to replace natural gas, report finds

A new report released March 30 by BloombergNEF finds that increasing the production of hydrogen from wind and solar power can be a powerful tool for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 1, 2020

Savannah commits to 100% clean energy transition by 2035

The city council of Savannah, Ga., unanimously adopted a resolution March 26 to pursue a community-wide goal of 100% renewable electricity before 2035.
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