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The Energy Transition in the Middle East: Navigating Through Change

April 4, 2024 by Can Cao Climate change Energy International Natural Resources Oil and Gas Renewable Energy

This article explores the Middle East's shift away from oil dependence towards renewable energies, highlighting how this energy transition has resulted in regional collaboration, economic diversification, and global implications.

Wind turbines and solar arrays stand in the foreground, with transmission lines and a grid substation in the background.

Transmission Now!

April 2, 2024 by Aidan Bassett Energy Renewable Energy

To deploy renewables and meet its climate targets, the U.S. will need new transmission and grid-enhancing technologies to get the most from its existing power infrastructure.

An array of different sized white cylindrical hydrogen tanks.

Making Sense of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Credit

March 21, 2024 by Stefan Koester Energy Regulations Renewable Energy Sustainability

IRS comment period for the 45V clean hydrogen tax credit guidance closed on February 26, 2024. This credit provides a tiered production tax credit for clean hydrogen depending on its emissions intensity. The draft guidance relies on three pillars to ensure emissions integrity – additionality, temporal and geographic matching. Judging by some comment responses, controversial reactions to each of these pillars were significant, with many commenters suggesting that the courts will have the final say on how these tax credits will be finalized. Will all this uncertainty derail the clean hydrogen economy?

Windmills spin over rural Iowan farmland as cattle graze a field below.

The Power of the People: Resisting Big Wind in Rural Iowa

January 24, 2023 by Taylor Fisher Renewable Energy State and Local

Iowa is often seen as a drive-through state, known for its flat interstates, tall cornfields in the summer, and more recently, the seemingly never-ending array of windmills seen through car windows. At first glance, wind energy seems the perfect renewable…

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Show Me the Money: Lessons from the New Renewable Energy Capital of the World

October 18, 2022 by Jesse Valente International Renewable Energy

Queensland, Australia recently announced a renewable energy plan that makes it a model for community-backed public-private partnerships in the renewable sector. Backing from multiple levels of government, public appetite for renewable energy, and industry…

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So Long, Solar? The Future of Net Energy Metering in California Will Soon Be Decided

October 19, 2021 by Jaclyn Lee Energy Renewable Energy State and Local

In September 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) began its highly anticipated proceeding to reevaluate the state’s net energy metering successor (NEM 2.0) tariff. Expected no later than January 2022, the decision from the national leader in solar electricity production could have far-reaching impacts on the future of customer-owned solar generation and battery storage.