Topic: Commercial and Industrial Markets

Commercial and Industrial Markets Articles

Commentary

Let’s Talk about Renewable Energy Certificates … for Natural Gas

Similar to Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the idea would be to ensure that biogas comes from a renewable source and allow customers to pay to offset their fossil-fuel gas consumption. Proponents of the trading scheme say the system will help avoid fraud in the renewable natural gas market.
Point Stonington, CT

Point Stonington in Connecticut / JJBers / CC BY 2.0

Connecticut Looks before It Leaps on Offshore Wind

A new player is entering the fold in New England’s burgeoning offshore wind sector. After years of testing the waters, Connecticut has finally jumped into the offshore wind game with a recently passed target of 2,000 megawatts by 2030. On June 4, the state legislature approved a bill establishing the offshore wind mandate, and Governor Ned Lamont signed the legislation later that same week.
External News

Study Examines Solar Ramping Issues in New York

The study found both benefits and concerns regarding solar power’s ability to meet peak demand and said further work should be done to establish capacity payments that would make wider solar power penetration more viable.
View from an arch in Mexico

What Will It Take to Catalyze the Energy Transition?

Vastly higher clean energy targets are essential to empower the international community to make the leap to a sustainable future, according to Richard Heinberg, coauthor of “Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy.” In this interview, he delves into the practical challenges involved in the global transition to renewable power sources.
Green community in Germany

US Developers Still See a Future for Renewable Energy PPAs

Developers in the United States believe that there is still room to maintain an adequate level of return for their power-purchase agreements (PPAs). Electricity prices in recent years have plummeted both for PPAs and in the wholesale market. Even so, developers believe that they can benefit from the expected decrease in capital costs and the increasing clean energy interest from companies.