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clean energy
Jason Deign

7 cleantech segments beyond wind and solar that are luring investors

Investing in wind and solar is all the rage. But what other cleantech categories are catching the eye of investors in 2021?

7 cleantech segments beyond wind and solar that are luring investors
Duke Energy
Jeff St. John

North Carolina energy bill pits clean energy advocates against Duke Energy's plans for new gas plants

New GOP legislation would boost solar but replace coal plants with natural gas and scuttle many of the Democratic governor's proposed reforms.

North Carolina energy bill pits clean energy advocates against Duke Energy's plans for new gas plants
clean energy
Jeff St. John

Will Illinois finally manage to pass this massive clean energy bill?

A dispute over the future of fossil fuel power plants has tripped up a bill that would save solar and nuclear power and support energy workers and environmental justice.

Will Illinois finally manage to pass this massive clean energy bill?
solar power
Jason Deign

Is space-based solar ready for liftoff?

Caltech plans to advance a solar-from-space concept that was first proposed by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in the 1940s.

Is space-based solar ready for liftoff?
lithium-ion batteries
Jeff St. John

Biden admin aims to make the US a world leader in lithium-ion batteries

The fast-growing lithium-ion battery sector is the key to powering EVs and decarbonizing the grid — and the U.S. doesn’t want to be left behind.

Biden admin aims to make the US a world leader in lithium-ion batteries
ARPA-E
Jeff St. John

ARPA-E’s new focus: Bridging the valleys of death for cleantech R&D

The nation's top energy research agency wants to scale up “high-risk and potentially disruptive” tech to meet urgent decarbonization goals.

ARPA-E’s new focus: Bridging the valleys of death for cleantech R&D
offshore wind
Jeff St. John

Biden administration seeks to pave the way for 4.6GW of offshore wind off California’s coast

A plan to offer leases by 2022 is only the first of many steps to enable West Coast floating wind turbine farms.

Biden administration seeks to pave the way for 4.6GW of offshore wind off California’s coast
Diablo Canyon
Jeff St. John

California may build 11.5GW of almost all carbon-free resources to replace its last nuclear plant

Regulators have decided that adding 7.5 GW by 2026 won’t be enough after the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant closes. Can California build so much clean and reliable grid capacity in time?

California may build 11.5GW of almost all carbon-free resources to replace its last nuclear plant
net zero carbon
Steve Hoy

Net zero no more: We are entering the era of honest electricity

The future of zero-carbon electricity relies on matching consumption with generation on a 24/7/365 basis. Call it "true zero."

Net zero no more: We are entering the era of honest electricity
arizona
Emma Foehringer Merchant

Arizona may resurrect efforts to commit to 100 percent carbon-free electricity

Arizona's failed clean electricity proposal could live to see another day.

Arizona may resurrect efforts to commit to 100 percent carbon-free electricity