- The Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook provides projections of domestic energy markets until 2050, and includes cases with different assumptions of macroeconomic growth, world oil prices, technological progress, and energy policies. It shows the US becoming a net exporter of fossil fuels. [Windpower Engineering]
(This shows information being provided to Congress, but before you believe it, please compare it with the table and article linked at the December 12 Green Energy Times post, which shows how bad EIA projections have been historically.)
- A “groundbreaking study” from by the US Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Information Technology Industry Council ranked all 50 US states based on the ease with which some of America’s “most recognizable brands” are able to buy domestic renewable energy. It connects that ability with economic growth. [CleanTechnica]
- The latest step in Hawaii’s clean energy evolution will be the deployment of a 20-MW, 5-hour duration battery energy storage system paired with 28-MW of solar in Kaua’i to match peak demand. SolarCity and Tesla also have a project uniting solar with storage, a 52-MWh energy storage system at a 12-MW solar farm. [Energy Storage News]
- The Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaii’s dominant public utility, has a plan in place to achieve 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. But recently, the company said it foresees getting to that goal five years earlier than expected. In fact, HECO expects to provide 48% renewable power by 2020. [CleanTechnica]
- Exxon Mobil has been ordered to hand over documents related to a Massachusetts investigation into whether it misled investors and the public about the impact of fossil fuels on the climate. The decision by a Suffolk Superior Court judge is a win for the state’s Attorney General, who is looking into possible deception on climate change. [News On 6]
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