The deal comes as Ukraine is working towards carbon neutrality of its energy sector by 2050.
Solar accounted for 35% of new capacity, but fell short of projections.
The California Assembly passed Senate Bill 100 this week, setting a goal of supplying 100% of retail electricity in the state from carbon-free resources by 2045. On Wednesday, the Senate approved amendments to the bill and it’s expected to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
Arizona regulators are considering an Arizona Corporation Commission plan that would require the state’s electricity generating portfolio to be made up of at least 80% clean energy sources by 2050.
Exelon, the nation's largest nuclear power plant operator, says that its merchant facilities that compete on the open market can't compete against subsidized power. It may close two power plants as a result.
Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power producer – and its only state-owned electric utility, serving over 2 million customers and providing retail services in Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry counties – raised its rates and approved a controversial solar buyback program at a board meeting on December 7. Two-Part Rate Hike ... Read more »
States and energy utilities say the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan – designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions – would penalize nuclear energy, a sector that produces no greenhouse gases, according to the Washington Examiner. The Clean Power Plan is intended to produce a 30 percent cut in power-sector emissions ... Read more »
The province of Fukushima in northeast Japan plans to switch to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. The province is the site of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant that suffered a nuclear meltdown three years after the earthquake and tsunami. The energy will be generated ... Read more »
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd yesterday announced that the country will replace its carbon tax with a market-based trading system one year ahead of schedule, the New York Times reported. The change is expected to sharply cut the July 2014 cost of carbon, from a projected US$23.30 per metric ton to ... Read more »