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Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

US Solar Industry Remains Frustrated As ITC Recommends Tariffs

November 2nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The US International Trade Commission published on Tuesday recommendations for import tariffs on solar PV cells and modules as part of the Section 201 trade case which has been in motion much of this year, and though any tariffs are harmful, the proposals were not as bad as many within the solar industry were fearing. 

US Wind Energy Pipeline Nears 30 Gigawatts

October 27th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The American Wind Energy Association published a new report which revealed the country's current pipeline of wind energy projects under construction or in advanced development as of the end of the third quarter reached 29,634 MW, a 27% year-over-year growth and on track to provide 10% of America's electricity by 2020 alongside $85 billion in economic activity and 50,000 new jobs. 

“We Are Still In” Coalition Of US Non-Federal Leaders Doubles Down On Paris Commitment For COP23

October 26th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The 'We Are Still In' coalition of US non-federal leaders set up in the immediate wake of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the country out of the Paris Climate Agreement has this week doubled down on its commitment to spurn their President's decision, committing to send delegations to COP23, the next round of UN Climate talks to be held in Bonn, Germany, next month. 

BNEF Mapped China’s Renewables Curtailment & Coal Risks

October 26th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

China's power system continues to face numerous problems, including a national power market which in 2016 was oversupplied by 35%, and massive curtailment issues throughout the country's northern regions, forcing renewable energy and the country's significant coal industry to compete for dispatch. 

Major US Businesses Call On ITC To Reconsider Solar Tariff

October 26th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Major US businesses and members of the Ceres BICEP Network have this week added their voices to the many already hoping the US International Trade Commission will reconsider imposing a solar tariff following the ruling in the Suniva and SolarWorld Section 201 solar trade case. 

Outdated UK Onshore Wind Policy Could Cost £1 Billion

October 25th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

An unwritten UK Government promise of "no subsidies" for onshore wind is blocking potential development of the cheapest form of new electricity generation and could end up costing more than £1 billion over the next four to five years relative to other technologies. 

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