This Week in Climate & Clean Energy Wins: Week of 11/6/23


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The amount of homes expected to be powered by 15 new onshores renewable energy projects approved by the Biden AdministrationThe number of EVs expected to be produced in the U.S. in the next three years.The private sector now accounts for 89% of announced America-made battery investments.

Strata Clean Energy has closed a $300 million loan to expand its operational fleet and accelerate the commercialization of its 17+ GW solar development pipeline. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that two major solar energy projects are now fully operational in Southern California, among 15 onshore clean energy projects being rolled out by the Biden Administration that mark progress on their goal of achieving 100% clean electricity by 2035. Finally, the Department of Energy released a new map showing that the private sector now accounts for 89% of announced America-made battery investments. 

This week, Silicon Ranch and Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative completed its battery storage project in McNeal, Arizona this week. This new project will provide power to about 3,000 households in southeastern Arizona. In Pennsylvania, a new report from Grid Strategies and the American Council for Renewable Energy found that increased coordination between regional electric grids could save people billions of dollars on energy bills. In Michigan, the House of Representatives passed legislation requiring utilities to draw power using only clean energy sources by 2040. 

According to a new report from Forbes, AI could play a pivotal role in advancing renewable energy development – facilitating energy trading, minimizing grid disruptions, and optimizing storage. A Center for American Progress (CAP) report showed the sweeping impacts of electric vehicle (EV) production on the U.S. economy, with 4.6 million EVs expected to be produced in the next three years. 

The Biden Administration advanced 15 new onshore renewable energy projects in the West. These projects are expected to produce up to 11,236 MW of electricity – enough to power over 3.5 million U.S. homes. The First Lady traveled to Georgia and Pennsylvania to meet with local leaders and highlight America’s workforce hubs. 

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