By Zach Bright, Bloomberg Law
Some Republican-led states such as Nebraska and South Carolina, despite resistance to sweeping plans framed as climate action, are nonetheless lowering greenhouse gas emissions as they move to clean energy because of its long-term economic benefits over fossil fuels.
LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY STUDY
Solar-plus-storage vs. wind-plus-storage, by Emiliano Bellini, PV Magazine
Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have compared the costs of several of solar-plus-storage configurations with those of other wind-plus-battery plants across seven US wholesale electricity markets. They described their findings in “Keep it short: Exploring the impacts of configuration choices on the recent economics of solar-plus-battery and wind-plus-battery hybrid energy plants,” which was recently published in the Journal of Energy Storage.
MODEL ‘SOLAR-AS-A-SERVICE’ PROGRAM
IPS plans largest solar energy project in state history by a school system, Fox 59
Indianapolis Public Schools has announced plans to move forward with the largest solar energy project by an educational institution in the state of Indiana. According to IPS, the solar energy project would significantly reduce cost, cut carbon emissions and boost sustainability efforts for 20 schools. Sun FundED has worked in bringing solar energy to other educational institutions including Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University. They’ve also signed up, or are soon to sign up, schools in Michigan, Florida, South Carolina, Minnesota and Virginia, according to the company.
See Also: IPS Partners with Indiana Firm to Plan Largest K-12 Solar Project Ever in Indiana, Indianapolis Public Schools
- White House Toolkit: Federal Resources for Addressing School Infrastructure Needs (13-page PDF), March 2022
- How Microgrids Save Schools Money, by Mesa Solutions, Microgrid Knowledge White Paper Library
CARBON DIOXIDE PIPELINES
- Strange Bedfellows: Farmers and Big Greens square off against Biden and the GOP,
Politico. At the center of the drama are three proposed carbon dioxide pipelines — greenhouse gas superhighways that would traverse the nation’s breadbasket, carrying emissions from ethanol refineries to storage in underground rock formations in North Dakota and Illinois.
- CO2 pipeline a ‘false’ solution, report says, NWestIowa.com
- State watchdog wary of Summit pipeline, NWestIowa.com
- With CO2 pipelines planned, landowners call for additional state protections, by Paul Hammel, Nebraska Examiner, March 5, 2022
Referenced in the article: LB1186 – Rename and change provisions of the Oil Pipeline Reclamation Act