Energy News for week ending May 28, 2021

Mayflower Wind Strikes Deal at Brayton Point | Texas-Sized Obstacles | Radioactive Rhinos

Happy Friday folks.

We’re bringing you a double edition this week. We have this and last week’s news for you.

Check out these stories from this week:

Mayflower Wind strikes Brayton Point deal, CommonWealth Magazine

NRG push for sweeping retail market changes in Northeast meets Texas-sized obstacles, Utility Dive

And this great idea from the nuclear industry: Radioactive Rhino Horns Set to Add to Anti-Poaching Arsenal, Bloomberg Green

Enjoy the long weekend!

Climate Change

How Your Hot Showers And Toilet Flushes Can Help the Climate, NPR

Clean electricity standard, key to climate fight, awaits definition, Roll Call

Rare climate bipartisanship emerges on carbon storage, air capture, Axios.com

Renewables

Where Wind and Solar Power Need to Grow for America to Meet Its Goals, New York Times

Enough solar and wind to clean the U.S. power grid… available yesterday, PV Magazine

Wind

Mayflower Wind strikes Brayton Point deal, CommonWealth Magazine

Massachusetts fishermen fear ‘dead zones’ as massive wind farms loom, Boston Herald

National Grid, RWE join scramble to develop wind projects off New York, New Jersey coasts, Utility Dive

Biden Administration Strikes A Deal To Bring Offshore Wind To California, WBUR

Solar

Rooftop solar and home batteries make a clean grid vastly more affordable, Volts

Solar Power’s Decade of Falling Costs Is Thrown Into Reverse, Bloomberg Green

Efficiency/Storage

Green Mountain Power and Tesla break grid barriers with behind-the-meter batteries, Canary Media

Nuclear

Radioactive Rhino Horns Set to Add to Anti-Poaching Arsenal, Bloomberg Green

U.S. senator prepares tax credit legislation for existing nuclear plants, Reuters

Gas/Oil/Coal

A bad day for Big Oil, Washington Post

Market/Grid/Policy/Prices

NRG push for sweeping retail market changes in Northeast meets Texas-sized obstacles, Utility Dive

Microgrid Costs, How to Lower Them and What They Mean for the Sector’s Growth, Microgrid Knowledge

Opponents denounce Maine consumer-owned electric utility proposal, Daily Energy Insider

Solar Storms Are Back, Threatening Power Grids and Satellites, Bloomberg Green

NH Poised to Merge Utility Regulator into New Dept. of Energy, RTO Insider (paywall)

Legislators Considering Bill to Replace Maine’s IOUs, RTO Insider (paywall)

NERC sees potential summer energy shortfalls, says energy transition ‘pace’ may threaten reliability, Utility Dive

Opinion

Letter: New York must ban gas-fired power plants, Daily Freeman

Averting economic devastation from New York’s billion-dollar consumer energy debt, Utility Dive

Energy News for the week ending 5/21/21

Climate Change

A ‘narrow’ pathway to a net zero future for greenhouse gases, IEA says, Washington Post

Hackers and Climate Change Threaten U.S. Energy Independence, New York Times

Renewables/RGGI/TCI

Regulators pushed to go big on clean energy plan, Spectrum local news

Wind

Following Vineyard Wind’s final approval, Mayflower Wind is next up seeking permits, State House New Service via Cape Cod Times

State, New Bedford officials and local leaders criticize state’s offshore wind bid process, SouthCoast Today

End of wind power waste? Vestas unveils blade recycling technology, Reuters

One Floating Wind Turbine Good, Two Floating Wind Turbines Better, Clean Technica

Requests for Expression of Interest in Offshore Wind Uses for Salem Harbor Due June 21, 2021, Footprint Power and City Of Sale

Solar

New York’s Community Solar Program, Clean Technica

Efficiency/Storage

Biden decarbonization focus shifts to buildings, with goal to triple efficiency, see up to $200B in savings, Utility Dive

Natural Gas, America’s No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries, Wall St. Journal

EVs

Electric Pickups Could Make or Break Biden’s Infrastructure Plans, New York Times

Electric vehicles escaped last week’s gas shortage — but the next cyberattack could take them down instead, NBC News

Biden Considering Point-of-Sale Rebates for Electric Car Buyers, Bloomberg Green

Nuclear

New York approves Indian Point sale after Holtec sets up trust to cover cost of cleanup, lohud.com

Gas/Oil/Coal

Weymouth Compressor Shuts Down Again — For Fourth Time In Less Than A Year, WBUR

Market/Grid/Policy/Prices

Planned Transmission Projects to Add 442,000 Jobs, Drive $42 Billion in GDP, T&D World

NERC identifies 4 regions facing potential summer energy shortages, Utility Dive

Bipartisan Maine lawmakers push to create first statewide, publicly-owned utility in US, Utility Dive

Opinion

Without grid investments, clean power goals may not be met, Commonwealth Magazine

The Real Tragedy at Indian Point, Medium.com

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