- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning a 210 billion-rupee ($3.1 billion) package of state aid for India’s solar panel manufacturing industry, according to two officials.
- The barriers to offshore wind are formidable. Yet, after many years of delays and cost increases, there are signs of progress. Offshore wind bids coming out of Europe suggest that steep cost reductions are at hand; the most recent of those bids, for a 350 MW near-shore project off the coast of Denmark, came in at a record-low of just $67 per MWh. These and other developments hold promise for further cost reductions in the years and decades ahead.
- When you think of Colorado, images of snow-capped mountains and lush evergreen forests may come to your mind. But Colorado’s forests have been under attack. It began more than two decades ago when severe drought led to an infestation of mountain pine beetles, spruce beetles, and other pests. The beetle infestation, over time, killed millions of acres of lodgepole pine trees and other tree species. There is now an abundance of dead trees standing on the mountainsides of central and western
- Finnish Valmet and Danish HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a €150 million (US$163 million) contract for development of a state-of-the-art biomass combined heat and power plant for Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Fossil fuels were always intended as bridge fuels until a clean, inexhaustible source of energy could be developed that was economically viable. While large pockets of oil, natural gas, and coal remain underground, supply must be constantly increased as our demand for energy continues to grow.
- Conditions in Jordan are perfect for rapid growth in commercial and industrial solar. The country recently abolished a limit on the nameplate capacity of renewable energy plants connected to the grid that can benefit from net metering.
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- GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based investment company focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, plans to build two solar plants in northern Nigeria with a total capacity of 100 MW.
- Job growth is a prime topic in the U.S. presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.
- The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 17 approved an Aug. 11 motion to modify and delay the 2016 requirements of a swine and poultry power supply set-aside program.
- There’s an emerging trend among utilities across the country to undermine a law that promotes solar energy. The attack is on a decades-old law called the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA — a law that has paved the way for policies that have brought renewable energy into the mainstream in the U.S.
- A long-planned Lake Erie wind project got an important boost in September. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with the Coast Guard and the Army Corp of Engineers, held a public scoping session to start a federal environmental assessment for Project Icebreaker, which would construct six wind turbines about eight miles from shore.
- Since April, IREC and partners have been busy with a project focused on bringing high quality training to code officials and the fire service. Although historically IREC has actively led credentialing and training efforts for solar and other clean energy industries, we are increasingly focused on the workforce needs of sectors “allied” with solar.
Will the World Do Enough to Improve the Use of Sustainable Energy by 2020? - AltEnergyMag (press release)Will the World Do Enough to Improve the Use of Sustainable Energy by 2020?
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The need to implement a more sustainable energy model never seems to be taken as seriously as it should be. Despite all of the recent reports about global warming, climate change and pollution caused from non-renewable energy suppliers, people and ...and more »
- Dormant corporate properties are low-hanging fruit for corporate procurement. The corporate owner already has the liability for the underlying contamination. Provided the owner is sufficiently creditworthy and willing to indemnify the developer and EPC contractor, the path forward for clean energy development is open.
- Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled plans to collaborate with Panasonic Corp. to make solar-energy components for SolarCity Corp., bolstering Elon Musk’s final push to merge the automaker and solar company.
- Champagne and strawberries, chocolate and peanut butter, geothermal and solar energy — some things just go nicely together. Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009 as a conventional geothermal plant and later added solar panels. After adding concentrating solar power in 2015, it became the world’s first triple hybrid renewable energy plant.
- This was supposed to be solar’s moment. Residential panel installations in the U.S. grew 71 percent in 2015 as the falling cost of panels made the power they generate more competitive. In December, Congress unexpectedly extended a tax credit set to expire at the end of 2016. Panel buyers will get reimbursed for 30 percent of the cost of new solar panels through 2019 and at least 22 percent through 2021.
- Denmark Tops Sustainable Energy Index
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Denmark ranks first overall, and also on the energy security dimension, in the 2016 Energy Trilemma Index by World Energy Council. Denmark's performance is excellently balanced, resulting in a triple-A score. The World Energy Council's definition of ...
- Expands team in response to sharp increase in demand as LED & controls projects proliferateCambridge, UK - 20th October 2016 - Telensa, the leader in connected street lighting and smart city applications, has appointed David Brown as VP Sales EMEA. David leads a team enhanced to respond to a surge in demand, as cities around the world switch to energy-efficient LED streetlights equipped with smart controls. He joins Telensa from Echelon, the industrial control networking...Source: RealWire
- Chance for gas to play bigger role in sustainable energy future for S-E Asia
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Less than one year after the historic COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change was negotiated in Paris, the treaty has been ratified. With most of the world's major carbon emitters and four of the 10 Asean economies, Singapore among them, having already ...
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Sustainable Cities: 3 Ways Cities Can Contribute to a Renewable Energy Future
This week, global policy makers gather in Quito for the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to the sustainable development of cities. Meeting every 20 years, the Habitat Conference will this year focus on setting a new Urban ...and more »
- Statkraft opened its renovated and expanded 350-MW Nedre Rossaga hydropower station on Oct. 18.
- Sonnen GmbH, a German solar energy storage maker that competes against Tesla Motors Inc.’s Powerwall battery, may pursue an initial share sale as early as 2017 to develop additional services.
- 2016 will be remembered as “the year U.S. offshore wind arrived,” as Block Island Wind Farm, a 5-turbine 30 MW offshore-wind project, arose off Rhode Island’s coast this summer and will soon power the grid. Relatively modest in scale, this wind farm's christening carried significance greater than its size. The first "steel in the water" for U.S. offshore wind, it was proof of the promise this abundant home-grown renewable resource holds to light boardwalks and boardrooms up and
- Successful EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference
The EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference, a joint event between the EU and CARIFORUM, held on 10/11 October in Barbados, was a remarkable success. It brought together over 300 participants, including eight Prime Ministers and Ministers, from ...
Antipodean wineries lead sustainable energy production with major solar farm installations - Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review (registration)Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review (registration)
Antipodean wineries lead sustainable energy production with major solar farm installations
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Yealands Wine Group has added 918 photovoltaic (PV) panels to its winery roof, making it the largest solar panel system in New Zealand. The company's Seaview Vineyard in Marlborough has increased its renewable energy output by bringing the total PV ...and more »
Sustainable energy enters home-sharing community
SAN FRANCISCO, C.A. (WKBW) - Airbnb and SolarCity are teaming up to bring sustainable and affordable energy to home-sharers and travelers. Through this deal, SolarCity would offer up to $1000 rebate to hosts of the Airbnb community who use solar ...
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- Traditional trade and risk management software vendors in the commodity and energy trading sectors are taking a battering from a perfect storm of dwindling sales, customer abandonment and better, lower cost solutions. That’s the view from cloud vendor Aspect as it continues to take large enterprise business away from the industry heavyweights that once called the market their own.Aspect’s claim follows a series of missed revenue targets, profit warnings, workforce layoffs, downsized
- More than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 companies have adopted sustainability commitments. Many other leading businesses have similar initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve resources, increase efficiency, generate cost savings and give back to their communities.
- At the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office, we think of innovation as a way to work toward continuously improving the world that we are leaving for future generations.
- The battle between the biomass energy and power industry and members of the environmental community continues to rage in Washington. The catalyst of the conflagration is on-going consideration of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016 (S. 2012).
- The World Bank Board has approved a US$1.8 million Clean Technology Fund grant to strengthen the Chilean Ministry of Energy’s capacity to further develop the country’s geothermal sector and improve its energy security.
- Convinced that a rapid transition away from fossil fuels would be a “win-win” for the city, Amsterdam officials are committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80–90 percent by 2050, largely eliminating reliance on fossil fuels.
- Enhanced geothermal systems have been touted as an important renewable energy technology for meeting global climate goals, but some concern exists over just how environmentally friendly this technology really is. In anticipation of potential backlash from the anti-fracking community, EGS advocates are working to ensure that this technology can be a viable source of geothermal energy.
- An idea that has the potential to create a new clean energy revenue stream from stranded oil assets is being pioneered in Alberta.
Denmark world champs in addressing sustainable energy - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in englishThe Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
Denmark world champs in addressing sustainable energy
The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
According to the 2016 Energy Index from the World Energy Council WEC), Denmark is the top nation in the world when it comes to the sustainability of national energy systems. Denmark ranked first in the 'Energy Security' category, sixth in ...
- In his commentary, Steve Cicala fell into a common trap for economists analyzing the electricity system. Touting what economics calls competitive advantage, Mr Cicala suggests we pursue the lowest price by taking cheap solar electricity from the Southwest, wind from the Midwest, and even coal from Appalachia, and send it across the country to places where those same electrons can’t be as inexpensively generated.
Building a Case for Sustainable Energy In Simple Terms
After Lafayette resident Jim Leach retired from Epicor Software, he decided he would learn more about a topic that interested him: global warming. His quest led him to fill a gap that he perceives existed in the literature on that topic: explaining in ...
Minister for Energy participated in First EU-CARIFORUM Sustainable Energy Conference - St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)
Minister for Energy participated in First EU-CARIFORUM Sustainable Energy Conference
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)
The Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to external shocks due to its scattered insularity, the impact of climate change and high energy costs. Despite the significant availability of domestic renewable energy resources, the region remains ...
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- Sustainable energy transition needs cooperation
Successfully navigating the transition to a cleaner, sustainable energy future will require regional/global cooperation on an unprecedented scale, energy leaders told the World Energy Congress yesterday. "I don't know any energy transition that can be ...and more »
- The triple-disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown that hit the northeast of Japan in March 2011 was a wake-up call for many people. This was true for Masayoshi Son, a founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Softbank Group, a Japanese multinational telecommunications and internet corporation. Having experienced the danger of nuclear power plants in Fukushima, he felt the need to replace nuclear power with safer and cleaner renewable energy for a better future.
- The solar industry is booming, and there’s a lot to keep track of. From system configuration to energy storage, O&M (Operations and Maintenance) and beyond, the job of Franklin Beach Energy’s Managing Director Carter Wall is never really done. Sustainable woman Carter discusses her career, trends in solar, tips for contractors, faulty O&M contracts, preventative maintenance and workforce diversity.
- The U.K. government should learn from California and incentivize energy storage technology to help move away from dirty fuels, a cross-party panel of lawmakers said.
- On this week’s Energy Show on Renewable Energy World, special guest, Jeff Spies, talks about the next Solar Pioneers Gathering.
- One concept over the last few months that seems to have become more prevalent is the idea of baseload power. Politicians seem to mention it at every opportunity when they talk about energy. At the moment it’s being used as a reason why the UK needs more nuclear and other similar types of projects rather than just renewables.
- In June 2015, PV and ME published a blog post aimed at you. It requested your submissions of solar stories – but told in tales of just SIX WORDS.
Tesla, Panasonic Deal Strives for Sustainable Energy Future
Elon Musk's plan to take over the world is well-documented. He wants to help humans colonize Mars, he wants to take on NASA in the rocket production game, and he wants to create cars that never need to stop at a gas station ever again. And while Mars ...
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- Madrid-based grid operator Red Electrica de Espana last week inaugurated a new substation that will connect with the planned Soria-Chira pumped storage hydropower plant in the Canary Islands.
- China’s Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration on Sept. 23 jointly released the sixth edition of national renewable energy tariff surcharge subsidy catalogue, which lists the 1,300 new energy power stations approved for the subsidy.
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