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Recharge: Will US offshore be sustainable when tax credits expire?

Offshore wind has become a core asset class for numerous investors and lenders in Europe — and the same may soon be true in the US.

We see all the European trends coming to the US market — supporting technological advances, supply chains, and growth at competitive costs, even as subsidies expire:

a) big utilities and oil & gas companies want to scale renewables, and are comfortable with development, technology, and operating risk; b) more lenders are lending at lower rates; and c) institutional investors want to own equity stakes, providing projects with funding options.

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MediaBistro: Why the Renewable Industry Is Looking to Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent

The renewable energy market continues to report record growth. Global wind capacity is on track to hit 800 GW by 2021, and the emerging energy storage market is expected to reach 125 GW of capacity in the next decade. The U.S. solar industry is on track to add 15 GW of Photovoltaic (PV) capacity annually between now and 2023. This historic growth has catapulted a sector once categorized as “alternative” into a critical role amongst our mainstream energy portfolio.

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Energy News Network: Women look to close renewable energy’s employment gender gap

Women make up about a third of U.S. wind and solar energy jobs, higher than other technology fields.

Sarah Fischer’s journey into the renewable energy field began with a high school French teacher whose husband had been a child slave in Haiti. The couple opened Fischer’s eyes to human rights and international development issues and sparked a desire to make a difference in such situations.

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Renewables Now: CleanCapital acquires 10.2-MW solar portfolio in Massachusetts

Clean energy investment platform operator CleanCapital has acquired a 10.2-MW solar portfolio from New York-based developer G&S Solar, it was announced on Thursday.

The newly purchased portfolio includes two projects in Massachusetts, with “high-quality customers”, including a corporate entity and municipality, as the offtakers. By adding those projects, CleanCapital now has nearly USD 150 million (EUR 128.5m) of acquired operating solar assets, it said.

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E&E: Grid stability isn't about saving coal — analysis

Alison Silverstein, a Texas-based consultant, and Rob Gramlich and Michael Goggin, former top staff at the American Wind Energy Association, prepared an analysis for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund. The report is meant to expand a debate around how to ensure the power grid is reliable overall and resilient when pipes freeze or a hurricane strikes.

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