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Nichola Groom

Exclusive: First big U.S. offshore wind project hits snag due to fishing-industry concerns

Jul 29 2019

Trump administration infighting is holding up approval of the first major U.S. offshore wind energy project, with agencies sparring over whether the proposal does enough to protect the fishing industry, according to interviews and agency documents.

RPT-FOCUS-Expiring US solar subsidy spurs rush for panels

Jul 19 2019

LOS ANGELES, July 19 America’s biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or panel prices slide substantially.

Expiring U.S. solar subsidy spurs rush for panels

Jul 19 2019

LOS ANGELES America’s biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or panel prices slide substantially.

New York awards offshore wind contracts as governor signs climate bill

Jul 18 2019

New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway's Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark's Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, procuring more of the renewable power than it had planned as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

Weaning U.S. power sector off fossil fuels would cost $4.7 trillion: study

Jun 27 2019

Eliminating fossil fuels from the U.S. power sector, a key goal of the "Green New Deal" backed by many Democratic presidential candidates, would cost $4.7 trillion and pose massive economic and social challenges, according to a report released on Thursday by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.

New Jersey selects Denmark's Orsted for major offshore wind project

Jun 21 2019

New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state.

U.S. green groups ramp up legal attacks on federal oil leases

Jun 13 2019

(This June 13 story corrects to clarify view of the Western Watersheds Projects and add to description of more conservation-focused groups)

Exclusive: Tesla woes send Panasonic's U.S. solar cells to Philippines

May 30 2019

LOS ANGELES/TOKYO Most of the solar cells made by Panasonic at Tesla Inc's New York manufacturing plant are being purchased by H.R.D. Singapore's factories in the Philippines, a chief supplier of panels to Japanese eco-homebuilder Ichijo Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the arrangement said.

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