Michigan Utility DTE Ordered to Seek Out More Renewables

Michigan’s two big investor-owned utilities, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy, have both committed to meeting state-mandated clean energy targets and retiring coal plants by 2040. But according to state regulators, DTE’s plan doesn’t pass muster. 

Last week, the Michigan Public Service Commission ordered DTE to redo its integrated…

Solar Repowering Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

Solar technology is getting cheaper and more efficient. That winning combination means that many of the oldest projects in the global solar fleet may be set for a facelift.

Throw in sunsetting subsidies, worthless warranties and a smattering of poorly built projects, and repowering and revamping (the latter involves changes that…

Mining Giants Embrace Renewables, But Decarbonization Remains a Steep Climb

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto announced last week that it will build its first in-house solar plant to power mine operations, adding to a slew of recent renewable energy pledges from mining companies. But while solar and wind have an obvious role to play in helping mining operations control their carbon emissions, the…

Natural Power advises Gresham House on solar deal

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical adviser to the specialist alternative asset manager Gresham House for its acquisition of Bumpers solar farm from developer, Anesco. During the acquisition process, Natural Power provided technical due diligence and energy yield assessment services. Silvia Raineri,…