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Regulation  -  August 24, 2017

DOE grid report: Renewables not a threat to reliability

Following months of controversy and speculation within the energy industry, the U.S. Department of Energy on Aug. 23 released a report outlining the findings of its study on electricity markets and reliability and attributing the retirement of tradit
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August 19, 2017

Weekend reads: Rainbow-colored solar panels; Mexico looks to cap-and-trade; 'PACE' loan defaults & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 17, 2017

In 1st VPPA, Cummins invests in Indiana wind

Global power equipment company Cummins Inc. has made its first wind energy investment in signing a virtual power purchase agreement to offset the amount of electricity used at its Indiana facilities.
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Solar  -  August 17, 2017

Home Depot to install 'mini solar farms' at 50 stores

Continuing work to expand its renewable energy portfolio, The Home Depot announced plans to install rooftop solar at 50 stores, with California and New York locations utilizing energy storage.
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Regulation  -  August 15, 2017

Sierra Club sues DOE over 'secrecy' of grid study

The Sierra Club on Aug. 14 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. DOE for its lack of transparency regarding the ongoing study of the U.S. electric grid that the department began preparing in April.
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Wind  -  August 9, 2017

Target signs PPA with Kansas wind farm

Target Corp. recently signed a long-term power purchase agreement to buy 100 MW of power from a wind project in Kansas that is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 3, 2017

Microsoft director talks directs access in Washington

As Microsoft Corp. in Washington state moves its renewable energy purchasing from its utility to the open market, it will pay a $24 million transition fee, director of sustainability policy Michelle Patron said in a recent TV interview.
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Energy Storage  -  August 1, 2017

Google's X develops new storage technology

Alphabet Inc.'s signature research lab, known as X, is reportedly working on a new energy storage technology using salt and antifreeze.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 31, 2017

Status report on US renewables portfolio standards

This report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides an annual update on the U.S. renewables portfolio standard, including recent legislative revisions, key policy design features, compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.
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Regulation  -  July 31, 2017

NC bill banning new wind permits signed into law

A North Carolina bill revamping the state's solar energy policies to create a competitive marketplace was signed into law July 27 despite the inclusion of a provision that places a temporary ban on new wind farm permits.
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