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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

This page displays all of the information that we have collected about COVID-19 and it’s impact on the energy industry.

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COVID-19 the “Ëœbiggest shock to energy system’ in decades says IEA

The COVID-19 pandemic is the "biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades" according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. Based on an analysis of more than 100...
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IEA, Denmark make clean energy a priority for global economic recovery

The International Energy Agency and the Government of Denmark hosted a high-level roundtable meeting in which global government ministers and business leaders discussed the importance of making clean energy a central part of the...

FERC grants NERC’s request to delay implementation of certain new cybersecurity rules

In response to an April 6 request by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to defer the implementation of several reliability standards that had effective dates or phased-in implementation dates for this summer, FERC said yes....

The COVID-19 consequences for clean tech startups could be catastrophic for the planet

Clean tech startups are at more risk of failure during the coronavirus crisis than ever before and if they do, our climate could fail, too. Can we really risk letting them die? COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across...
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Colorado Springs Utilities brings 60 MW of solar energy online

Today, Duke Energy and Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) announced the start of operation for a new solar energy generating facility, the Palmer Solar project. Containing more than 220,000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs,...
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TVA establishes $2 million COVID-19 Community Care Fund

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), based in Knoxville, announced it will partner with local power companies by providing $2 million in matching funds to support local initiatives that address hardships created by COVID-19 (coronavirus). The initiative is part of...
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Enel North America partners with 75 organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

Enel North America, which operates through renewable energy companies Enel Green Power North America and Enel X North America, announced a commitment to provide 1.3 million USD to support 75 local organizations across the U.S. and Canada...
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EU Commission to unlock à¢â€š¬1.2bn in investments for technology startups

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund have launched a new investment fund to support venture capital and growth financing for technology startups. ESCALAR, the new investment mechanism, will provide à¢â€š¬300 million ($328 million)...

FERC, NARUC ask U.S. Federal Reserve to help utilities with short-term debt financing

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) are asking the Federal Reserve to extend access to short-term debt financing for electric, natural gas and water utilities. A joint letter from FERC...
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COVID-19 is changing residential electricity demand

As the patterns of our lives shift in response to COVID-19, our energy profiles are shifting, too. Overall, electricity demand has decreased and is expected to remain lower as commercial buildings, factories and other...