News Roundup

Massachusetts Signs Comprehensive Climate Bill into Law

News coverage: Mass. enacts sweeping climate and energy law (E&E News)

Magnis Energy Begins Production at New York Battery Factory

Magnis Energy has announced the beginning of operation at its 22,000 square meter factory in Endicott, New York. According to pv magazine the company expects to reach 1 gigawatt-hour of annual battery cell production in 2023, on its way to ramping to 1.8 GWh on an undefined timeline. This is a much smaller scale than the battery factories by Panasonic, SK Innovation, and LG that are coming online to serve EV makers. Magnis’ batteries are based on a bio-mineralized lithium manganese phosphate cathode technology, which does not contain nickel or cobalt.

Source: Magnis Energy begins production at US battery gigafactory

California Adopts Offshore Wind Planning Goal

The California Energy Commission has adopted preliminary planning goals for the state to deploy 2 – 5 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, and 25 gigawatts by 2045. This is an increase from previous goals to deploy 10 – 15 gigawatts by 2045. The move was made in response to 2021 legislation to directed the commission to develop planning goals for offshore wind and a strategic plan to develop the resource in waters off its coast. In 2021, Governor Newsom opened the state’s coastline to offshore wind development, but the West Coast’s offshore wind industry remains years behind the East Coast’s.

Source: CEC Adopts Historic California Offshore Wind Goals, Enough to Power Upwards of 25 Million Homes (California Energy Commission)