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3@3 on Solar PV: Refuting the Anti-Solar Argument that Everyone Else’s Rates Go Up When People Go Solar

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:53

Today we focus on one topic that has a lot of spokes. And it’s this: refuting the claim that when people go solar, everyone else’s bills increase. We’ll take three of the age-old arguments about how residential solar increases rates for non-solar customers and explain why those arguments do not hold water.

 

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3@3 on Solar PV: Refuting the Anti-Solar Argument that Everyone Else’s Rates Go Up When People Go Solar

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:53

Today we focus on one topic that has a lot of spokes. And it’s this: refuting the claim that when people go solar, everyone else’s bills increase. We’ll take three of the age-old arguments about how residential solar increases rates for non-solar customers and explain why those arguments do not hold water.

 

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Concentrated Solar Thermal Projects See Forward Movement in Africa, UAE

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:41

Two concentrated solar thermal power projects located in Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have made progress toward commercial operation in recent weeks.

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Concentrated Solar Thermal Projects See Forward Movement in Africa, UAE

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:41

Two concentrated solar thermal power projects located in Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have made progress toward commercial operation in recent weeks.

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Fight the power of the frackers by changing energy supplier | Letters

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:37
Howard Hardman suggests dumping the big six to stop the drilling; Austen Lynch says Lancashire’s fracking wells won’t provide much of an energy dividend; Neil Anderson on France’s tidal power station success

The news from Lancashire (Fracking firm Cuadrilla finishes drilling UK’s first horizontal well, 4 April) came as a disappointment, particularly in the wake of the Observer business leader that suggested fracking companies were running into difficulties in the UK (Fracking industry blows hot and cold amid fuel shortages and false starts, 11 March).

Perhaps the easiest method of thwarting them would be for millions of energy customers to switch their accounts away from the big six and other suppliers of shale gas, and towards the smaller, often local energy companies who only supply gas from renewable sources and unfracked gas.

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Leveraging Energy Efficiency Tools to Plan Ahead for Renewables and EVs

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:28

As utilities transition to cleaner energy sources and plan for increasing numbers of electric vehicles and rooftop solar panels, their need to know their customers better, engage with them more effectively and entice them to sign up for demand side management (DSM) programs is greater than ever.

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Leveraging Energy Efficiency Tools to Plan Ahead for Renewables and EVs

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:28

As utilities transition to cleaner energy sources and plan for increasing numbers of electric vehicles and rooftop solar panels, their need to know their customers better, engage with them more effectively and entice them to sign up for demand side management (DSM) programs is greater than ever.

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24-MW New Jersey Offshore Wind Farm May Be Online By 2020

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:01

EDF Renewable Energy yesterday said that it is moving forward with a plan that will enable the company to bring online a 24-MW offshore wind farm in New Jersey waters by 2020.

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24-MW New Jersey Offshore Wind Farm May Be Online By 2020

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:01

EDF Renewable Energy yesterday said that it is moving forward with a plan that will enable the company to bring online a 24-MW offshore wind farm in New Jersey waters by 2020.

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China's GCL, SoftBank Plan $930 Million Solar Venture in India

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:32

A Chinese energy conglomerate and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a $930 million agreement to produce and sell solar equipment in India, a country that is trying to bolster local manufacturing and curb reliance on clean energy imports.

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China's GCL, SoftBank Plan $930 Million Solar Venture in India

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:32

A Chinese energy conglomerate and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a $930 million agreement to produce and sell solar equipment in India, a country that is trying to bolster local manufacturing and curb reliance on clean energy imports.

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Los Angeles Takes Top Spot for Solar Among US Cities

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:31

Los Angeles is celebrating after taking back its position as the U.S. city with the most installed solar PV capacity. In a report released yesterday, Environment America said that first-place Los Angeles had 349.3 MW-DC of solar PV installed by the end of 2017, followed by San Diego with 287.2 MW-DC, and Honolulu with 287.2 MW-DC. Los Angeles held the No. 1 spot from 2013-2015 and was overtaken by San Diego in 2016.

 

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Los Angeles Takes Top Spot for Solar Among US Cities

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:31

Los Angeles is celebrating after taking back its position as the U.S. city with the most installed solar PV capacity. In a report released yesterday, Environment America said that first-place Los Angeles had 349.3 MW-DC of solar PV installed by the end of 2017, followed by San Diego with 287.2 MW-DC, and Honolulu with 287.2 MW-DC. Los Angeles held the No. 1 spot from 2013-2015 and was overtaken by San Diego in 2016.

 

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Solar Leads Record Renewables Investment

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:37

Solar investments eclipsed all other forms of electricity generation in 2017 as China’s green boom accelerated. Investors worldwide plowed a record $161 billion into solar energy last year, more than half the investment in all renewables apart from large hydroelectric projects, according to a report jointly published by the United Nations and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Total investment in renewables rose 2 percent to $280 billion.

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Solar Leads Record Renewables Investment

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:37

Solar investments eclipsed all other forms of electricity generation in 2017 as China’s green boom accelerated. Investors worldwide plowed a record $161 billion into solar energy last year, more than half the investment in all renewables apart from large hydroelectric projects, according to a report jointly published by the United Nations and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Total investment in renewables rose 2 percent to $280 billion.

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IEA accused of undermining global shift from fossil fuels

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:43

Highly critical study warns projections used by the organisation tasked with leading the switch to clean energy remain skewed towards oil and gas and may break climate targets of Paris agreement

The global shift from fossil fuels to renewables is being undermined by the very organisation that ought to be leading the charge, according to a scathing new critique of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Governments across the world rely on IEA projections to set energy policies, but the agency’s figures – which are influenced by the oil industry – are pushing them off track to reach the targets of the Paris climate agreement, says the report.

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Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia hold summit on 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:13

A two-day summit currently under way between Ethiopia, Egypt and host country Sudan is intended to foster more collaboration between the African countries as work on the 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam continues.

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Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia hold summit on 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:13

A two-day summit currently under way between Ethiopia, Egypt and host country Sudan is intended to foster more collaboration between the African countries as work on the 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam continues.

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First Floating US Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:26

A project off Northern California’s coast is vying to become America’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm.

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First Floating US Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:26

A project off Northern California’s coast is vying to become America’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm.

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