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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Puerto Rico’s electric power utility (Puerto Rico Electric Power Agency or PREPA) could ease the costly economic burdens of its aging, fossil-fuels-intensive electric system, but instead is doing a huge injustice to ratepayers by ignoring the potential to rely more on renewable energy and increased energy efficiency, according to a new report to be released Thursday, September 10, from Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. Further, the study finds a proposed PREPA debt-restructuring deal too generous to wealthy bondholders.
  • Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has added 14 PV plants – rooftops and fix structures – in a total of 11.5 MW of new third party O&M contracts to its portfolio in Italy. The plants are located in Puglia, Lazio and Veneto, and are being supervised and provided O&M Services for the company Green Utility SpA.
  • Beginning this school year, many Detroit Public Schools students will ride to and from school in 35 cleaner-operating buses fueled by propane autogas. ABC Student Transportation, Detroit Public Schools’ transportation provider, chose buses fueled by propane autogas because of the buses’ advanced technology, environmental benefits, and fuel and maintenance cost reductions. To fuel the buses, ABC installed a station with a 12,000-gallon propane tank. This is the largest fleet of propane autogas school buses in the state of Michigan.
  • The U.S. energy storage market had its best quarter in two and a half years. According to the latest edition of GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, 40.7 MW of energy storage were deployed in the second quarter of the year, a ninefold increase year-over-year. According to the report, the largest driver of the growth was the interconnection of a 31.5 MW project in the PJM region.
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