June 17, 2024

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

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WCPSC Panelists: Forecasting Changes Needed to Address Uncertainty
“Uncertainty” was a recurring theme at the annual meeting of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners.
DOE Study Adds to Case for Interregional Offshore Grid
Offshore wind is projected to be a key part of East Coast states’ decarbonization and DOE called its two-year study the most thorough analysis to date.
NREL Looks at Zonal Approach to Renewable Energy
A new analysis concludes that building long-distance high-voltage transmission would save money and speed up decarbonization of the U.S power grid.
DOE, BOEM Kick off West Coast Offshore Wind Tx Planning

The DOE and BOEM launched a series of stakeholder workshops to address the specific challenges to siting transmission for the first generation of West Coast offshore wind projects.

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Southeast Wash. Looks to Become Clean Tech Hub

A regional economic development organization plans to set up a nonprofit subsidiary to develop clean energy businesses in an area with deep ties to nuclear power.

Closed-Loop Hydro’s Climate Impact Found Less Than Batteries

A new analysis of five forms of grid-scale energy storage finds that closed-loop pumped storage hydropower has the smallest climate impact.

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DOE Projects Strong Growth for US Wind Industry

The Department of Energy issued three reports on wind-generated electricity, projecting strong but not uniform growth for the nation’s onshore, offshore and distributed wind power sectors.

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West Coast States Should Collaborate on OSW, Panelists Say
West Coast states need to work together to achieve their floating offshore wind goals, speakers at this year's Pacific Offshore Wind Summit in Sacramento said.
DOE Launches West Coast OSW Transmission Study
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm opened the Department of Energy’s Floating Offshore Wind Shot Summit with announcements of DOE’s latest initiatives.
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PNNL: ‘Households Do Not Make Rational Decisions’ on EE Upgrades
Comfort and safety — not cost or environmental impact — is the top driver for people considering energy efficiency upgrades, according to a new PNNL study.

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