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  • Op-ed: Hydrogen is the missing piece of Mass. clean energy economy
    by Geoff Gunn on December 2, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Op-ed: Adding hydrogen power to the mix can help Massachusetts’ continuous access to clean and affordable energy and unlock new jobs.

  • Sunworks selling shares to continue on its own after failed merger
    by Mark Anderson on December 1, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Roseville solar installer Sunworks Inc. has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $20 million by issuing new shares. Sunworks (Nasdaq: SUNW) needs the money to continue business on its own after a merger with a well-funded East Coast solar company didn’t get approved by Sunworks' shareholders last month. Sunworks representatives couldn't be reached for comment. Sunworks shares closed at $6.30 on Nov. 24, the day before the company released its prospectus for…

  • Vineyard Wind plans to use GE wind turbines for clean power project
    by Colin A. Young on December 1, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    The 800-megawatt offshore wind project plans to use GE Renewable Energy's Haliade-X wind turbine generators when it begins construction, which it called "industry leading" and "the most powerful in operation to date."

  • Wandoo Energy files oil drilling permit in South Texas
    by Jessica Corso on December 1, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    This is the first time that the company, owned by a pair of oil industry veterans, has filed to drill a well in South Texas.

  • Duke Energy wins key approval for electric vehicle program
    by Jen Wilson on December 1, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    The $25 million program includes the installation and operation of EV charging stations in public places and multifamily communities as well as publicly accessible fast-charging stations.

  • Lawsuit alleging contamination by OUC power plant dropped by plaintiff
    on December 1, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    The Stanton Energy Center plant burns natural gas and coal.

  • City of Tampa rolls out new electric vehicles, but it's just the beginning for Castor's vision
    by Veronica Brezina-Smith on December 1, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    The city of Tampa revealed nine new electric vehicles to the city's fleet, but many more are to come. The nine new Nissan Leaf vehicles were unveiled on Tuesday. They are aligned with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor's vision to completely transform Tampa's existing fleet. “We are looking to add a handful of electric cars every single year up until the point of the entire fleet,” Castor said. "We're going to get them all — cars, pickup trucks." The electric vehicles join the 90 compressed natural…

  • CPS Energy launches bidding for massive solar project
    by Jessica Corso on December 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    The city-owned utility plans to add 1,400 megawatts of mostly solar energy to its portfolio, with some natural gas energy possibly thrown in.

  • Exxon Mobil revamps capital investment plans, to write down up to $20B
    by Olivia Pulsinelli on December 1, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) announced changes to its capital and exploration investment plan Monday. The changes include removing less strategic assets — certain dry gas resources in the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas as well as in western Canada and Argentina — from its development plan. Exxon expects that decision to result in a $17 billion-$20 billion write-down in the fourth quarter, its largest-ever impairment charge, according to…

  • KC-based Savion lands power purchase agreement for $133M solar project
    by James Dornbrook on December 1, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Kansas City-based Savion LLC received a power purchase agreement with Dominion Energy Virginia for 75 megawatts of power from its $133 million Wythe County Solar Project LLC in Southwest, Va. With the power purchase agreement now in place, the Wythe County Solar Project is expected to begin construction in mid-2021, with commercial operation targeted for the end of 2022. The 75 MW project provides enough energy to power 75,000 homes. Savion now has four industrial-scale solar projects under contract,…