This Week in Energy News: 11 Stories You Need to See

Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 5:37 AM CST

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy energy industry press releases from PR Newswire, including updates in nuclear energy, green hydrogen projects, and more.

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the energy and natural resources industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

PR Newswire Weekly Energy Press Release Roundup, Jan. 23-27, 2023. Photo provided by Rise Light...
PR Newswire Weekly Energy Press Release Roundup, Jan. 23-27, 2023. Photo provided by Rise Light & Power.

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  1. Microsoft and Qcells announce strategic alliance to curb carbon emissions and power the clean energy economy
    Qcells will work with Microsoft to develop solar projects as well as provide panels and engineering, procurement and construction services to selected solar projects Microsoft has contracted for through power purchase agreements.
  2. Report explores community-led approach to renewable energy A participatory budgeting (PB) framework provides the opportunity for more inclusive conversations and decision-making around community benefits as part of renewable energy projects, particularly for those communities most impacted by such projects.
  3. Nuclear Power Back in Vogue as Governments Pursue Viable Energy Alternatives
    In addition to the support governments around the world have shown for the industry in recent years, private investors and market movers are now getting involved. Furthermore, celebrities and major movie directors are now working on destigmatizing nuclear energy.
  4. Fortescue Future Industries and Nikola to Collaborate and Invest in the Co-Development of Large-Scale U.S. Green Hydrogen Production Projects
    Supply of green hydrogen for any potential projects will be underpinned by Nikola as a potential offtaker, which has a large demand for green hydrogen in order to decarbonize the transportation sector and other industries.
  5. Capstone LLC Publishes the Most Underappreciated Developments in Energy and Renewables for 2023
    Capstone believes the policy backdrop for energy will become increasingly favorable at the state, federal, and global levels in 2023 amid concerns about climate change, energy reliability, and affordability.
  6. GP JOULE to order 100 Nikola Tre Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
    Michael Lohscheller, President and CEO, Nikola Corporation, said, "The order from GP JOULE will be an example of how the Nikola Tre FCEV can further support commercial customers in Germany in their transition towards zero-emissions several years ahead of other OEMs, which helps to achieve the goal of decarbonizing the transportation sector."
  7. Landmark Power Supply Partnership Between CORE Electric Cooperative, Invenergy to Lead Colorado's Energy Transformation
    The partnership will provide CORE with over 1.2 terawatt-hours of renewable energy per year, which includes approximately 400 megawatts (MW) of new solar and wind energy projects and 100 MW of battery storage, backed up by over 300 MW of existing reliable natural gas resources starting in 2026.
  8. Dow outlines targeted actions to deliver $1B in cost savings in 2023
    Jim Fitterling, Dow chairman and CEO, said, "We remain committed to capitalizing on our long-term growth opportunities in a disciplined and balanced manner, and these actions further position us to advance our Decarbonize and Grow strategy and strengthen our competitive position."
  9. Introducing TAE Power Solutions, a power management spin-off company from fusion energy leader TAE Technologies
    TAE Power Solutions intends to deliver a first-of-its-kind technology to fundamentally improve the reliability, efficiency, longevity, and affordability of electric-powered products, from vehicles to renewable energy storage.
  10. Element Resources to Build One of California's Largest Renewable Hydrogen Production Facilities in the City of Lancaster, CA
    The Lancaster Clean Energy Center will produce 20,000 tons of renewable hydrogen annually and expand Lancaster's hydrogen leadership and capacity.
  11. Rise Light & Power Proposes Nation's First Renewable Repowering of Fossil Generation with Offshore Wind
    The project has strong community support for its goal to transition Ravenswood into a clean energy hub with a mature and cost-effective interconnection of renewable offshore wind energy into New York City.

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