Sustainable Living

Mixed Results for Renewable Energy Agenda in the 2018 Midterms

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:54
Clean energy is usually never a central focus of the ballot but was a high priority for voters this election. Here's a recap of the most critical results affecting renewable energy.
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SINN Power initiates second phase of renewable energies project in Guinea

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:30

SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energy potential in Conakry, Guinea, considering wave, wind and solar resources.

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1000-Acre Sunflower Solar Farm to be Built for Entergy Mississippi

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:44
This week the parent company of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar, said that Recurrent had signed a build-transfer agreement (BTA) for a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million with Entergy Mississippi for a 100-MWac solar PV project in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
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NantEnergy Acquires Energy Storage Business from Sharp Electronics

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:13

Included in the acquisition is Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services business, as well as the SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage system.

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UK nuclear power station plans scrapped as Toshiba pulls out

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:22

Firm’s nuclear arm to wind up next year and scrap Cumbria plant leaving big hole in UK energy plans

Plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria have been scrapped after the Japanese conglomerate Toshiba announced it was winding up the UK unit behind the project.

Toshiba said it would take a 18.8bn Japanese yen (£125m) hit from closing its NuGeneration subsidiary, which had already been cut to a skeleton staff, after it failed to find a buyer for the scheme.

Related: Government needs U-turn over mania for nuclear plants

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It Takes Power to Make Power: Temporary Power Keeps Wind Turbines Spinning

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:42
As the fourth largest source of power in North America, wind energy continues to be an essential part of the renewable energy story. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report expects wind energy to supply 10 percent of the United States power needs by 2020, 20 percent by 2030 and 35 percent by 2050.
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GE's Latest Offspring Hopes to Ride Wind, Solar Microgrid Wave

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:45
The latest company born out of General Electric Co. expects sales of its industrial engines fired by natural gas to benefit from the spread of renewables such as solar and wind.
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Floating Solar No Longer ‘an Exotic Niche’ in the US

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:30
The company responsible for the technology that allows solar arrays to float on water and produce energy, Ciel & Tierre, announced that it has completed two new projects in the United State and that it has a pipeline of many more to come.
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China's Solar Bailout Won't Counter Global Glut: Credit Suisse

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:15
China’s proposal to increase its solar energy target to as much as 270 gigawatts by 2020 won’t be enough to erase the worldwide panel glut that’s crippling prices, according to analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG.
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DigiKoo: A German Solution to the Utility Data Sharing Conundrum

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:39
For most of their history, in North America, electrical utilities have been centralized distribution networks. Utility operated generation resources are the hub of the network and electricity flows one-way via distribution networks largely controlled by the same utilities. In this model, there has been little reason for utilities to share anything but a small slice of data about their operations with anyone else other than themselves.
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Is the wind turbine really a 'new apex predator'?

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:44

The presence of wind turbines can reduce the number of birds and lizards in an area, a new study has found. Should we start tearing the farms down?

Name: wind turbines.

Age: Early examples date to the 7th century.

Related: Groundbreaking 'spinning' wind turbine wins UK Dyson award

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Drilling starts to tap geothermal power from Cornwall's hot rocks

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:28

Boreholes near Redruth would be UK’s deepest and could kickstart zero-carbon power source across country

A trailblazing energy project has started drilling the UK’s deepest ever borehole in Cornwall in a bid to use heat from hot rocks as a zero-carbon source of electricity.

The team behind the £18m scheme hopes to create the UK’s first deep geothermal power station and ignite a renewed interest in the technology’s wider potential.

Related: UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

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Construction Complete on Vietnam's Largest Onshore Wind Project

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:20

Wind energy developer The Blue Circle has completed construction of Phase 2 of the Dam Nai Project in Ninh Thuan Province, South Vietnam.

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Opportunity, Or What Happens When Utilities and Regulators Get Serious about Decarbonization

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:30

Utilities across the country are increasingly taking a proactive role on initiatives to advance clean energy and grid modernization. But to hear a utility CEO like Kipp focus unequivocally on one of the most critical drivers for the growth of solar and storage was striking — and yet another sign of the sector’s ongoing transformation.

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The Largest Solar Farms in Tennessee and Alabama To Power Facebook Data Center

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:28
Facebook Inc. plans to light up a data center in Huntsville, Alabama, with power from the largest solar installations to be built in Tennessee and Alabama.
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Study: Women on Corporate Boards Reduce the Likelihood of Environmental Lawsuits

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:27

Each woman appointed to a corporate board reduces the firm's risk of being hit with an environmental lawsuit by 1.5 percent, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. In fact, board gender diversity is among the top three factors predicting a company's vulnerability to environmental lawsuits.

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Forecast: Battery Boom Will Attract $620 Billion in Investment

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:53
The battery boom is coming to China, California and basically everywhere else — and it will be even bigger than previously thought.
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KIUC awards contract for West Kauaʿi Energy Project, which includes pumped storage hydro

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:30

The Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has executed a contract for design, engineering and construction services for the West Kauaʿi Energy Project in Hawaii with EPC contractor McMillen Jacobs Associates.

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UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:28

Renewable capacity has tripled in past five years, even faster growth than the ‘dash for gas’ of the 1990s

The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years ago.

In the past five years, the amount of renewable capacity has tripled while fossil fuels’ has fallen by one-third, as power stations reached the end of their life or became uneconomic.

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Companies Eyeing U.S. Southeast for Solar Power Development

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:40
Two global solar PV players announced last week that they are forming a joint venture that will be focused on the development and construction of solar energy projects in the southeastern market of the United States.
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