Owing to a combination of legal and policy restraints, as well as vociferous environmental objections, it is becoming increasingly difficult to gain approval from both federal and state bodies for new gas pipeline construction. For example, California, Washington and New England have proactive energy and environmental policies to encourage renewables, energy efficiency and energy storage, all at the expense of fossil fuels including natural gas generation.
The summit was a business forum based on the dual themes of business engagement and thought leadership from some informed speakers in this sector.
For investors, developers and operators of wind farms, considerable effort and costs are expended in finding a suitable site, gaining planning approval, purchasing its components and supervising its construction and commissioning… This feature looks at some of the issues involved in getting a commercial onshore wind farm fully commissioned and serving the […]
It has been estimated by the EIA, that the US has some 2,000 GW of offshore generating capacity to exploit. This is roughly double current demands for power in the US. Much of this clean energy resource is located near many major population centres such as New York, Los Angeles, […]
California’s ambitious energy efficiency targets and zero carbon generation targets by mid-century will provide new opportunities for disruptive technologies including large-scale energy storage, demand management, floating wind and gas power combined with carbon capture.