Sustainable Living

Europe Will Make Up a Quarter of Global Wind Power in Five Years

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:46
Europe’s installed wind power capacity is seen ballooning to 258 gigawatts, or about a quarter of the world’s entire output, within five years.
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Clean Tech Hub Takes Shape on Chicago’s South Side

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:08
Two years after an ambitious clean energy campaign was announced for a South Side Chicago neighborhood, construction is moving forward on a clustered microgrid, a solar energy project at an affordable housing complex and a university-led clean tech center.
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Duke Energy Says Solar Assets at Risk of Flood Damage from Hurricane Florence

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 13:52
The utility is preparing for a ‘historic storm that will cause historic damage.’
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Can Blockchain Save the Energy Sector?

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:51

Interview with #EUW18 speaker Hervé Touati, chief executive of Energy Web Foundation.

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Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of South Africa Energy Mix

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:11

South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output.

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EU climate law could cause 'catastrophic' deforestation

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:00

World’s carbon sinks are at risk because the law will count energy from burning trees as carbon neutral, say climate scientists

Senior climate scientists say that the world’s carbon sinks could be facing a grave threat from a wholly unexpected source: the EU’s renewable energy directive.

The climate law could suck in as much imported wood as Europe harvests each year because it will count energy created from the burning of whole trees as “carbon neutral”, according to several academics including a former vice-chair of the UN IPCC.

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Entura appointed owner’s engineer for Kidston Stage 2 pumped hydro, solar projects

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 15:15

Genex Power Limited has appointed power and water consulting firm Entura to be owner’s engineer for the Kidston Stage 2 project in Australia.

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Samsung and Hyundai Investing in Solid-State Battery Producer

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 14:30
Solid Power Inc., a Colorado-based maker of solid-state battery cells for cars and aircraft, arranged $20 million in financing to complete a manufacturing facility.
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ABB, EPRI, Universities Among Recipients of US DOE $80M Investment in EV Research

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 13:59
Last week the U.S. Department of Energy announced the winners of its Advanced Vehicles Technologies research program. DOE will invest a total of $80 million among 42 projects. The projects support advanced vehicle technologies that can enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, reduce our dependence on foreign sources of critical materials, and enhance U.S. economic growth.
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Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, says thinktank

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 08:40

Oil and gas firms’ assets at risk from massive growth in wind and solar, says Carbon Tracker

Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, an influential thinktank has predicted, posing a significant risk to financial markets because trillions of dollars’ worth of oil, coal and gas assets could be left worthless.

Explosive growth in wind and solar will combine with action on climate change and slowing growth in energy needs to ensure that fossil fuel demand peaks in the 2020s, Carbon Tracker predicted.

Related: North Sea oil and gas drilling falls to lowest level since 1965

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Green energy firm on course to challenge big six despite price hike

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 07:53

Bulb aims to overtake First Utility and Ovo after tenfold customer increase in year

A green energy firm has claimed it is on track to become the largest challenger to the sector’s big six before Christmas, despite raising prices for a third time this year.

Bulb, which has focused on affordable renewable electricity and customer service, has attracted more than 750,000 customers, up from 70,000 a year ago.

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Update: California Governor Signs Historic 100 Percent Renewable Energy Obligation

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 18:09
Yesterday another milestone was reached in California's march toward a 100 percent renewable energy mandate with the passing of SB100 by the Assembly. The bill will require the state to receive 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2026; 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.
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Subsidy-free Solar Farms Popping Up from Britain to Italy

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:51
Next to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are generating electricity without any support from the government.
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Delaware Joins 34 States in Passing C-PACE Legislation; A Cleaner Energy Supply to Follow

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:49
Last month, Delaware Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 113 into law, enabling Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing in Delaware. Once implemented, PACE will offer a new method for financing commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
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Analysts Predict Surge in North American Wind Power O&M Costs as Tax Credits Phase Out

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:48
Operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses for wind power assets will cost the industry about $7.5 billion annually by 2021, according new analysis from IHS Markit. The firm estimates the current North American wind O&M market is valued at approximately $5-6 billion annually, but is expected to exceed $8.3 billion by 2027, an increase of nearly 40 percent.
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Is the Clean Energy Economy Overlooking SMBs?

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:54
“Mind the Gap.” Whether you’ve visited London or not, you’re most likely familiar with the London Underground’s famous catchphrase. However, that well-known phrase may have implications related to clean energy based on a recent analysis. While Google, Apple, Facebook and other large corporations have lately garnered considerable attention for their commitments to renewable energy, electric utilities and companies like Nest, Tesla and Vivint Solar have also focused on providing innovative programs and technologies to residential energy customers.
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Protesters gather as Scott Morrison faces parliament for first time as prime minister – video

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 01:29

Protesters in dinosaur costumes and holding lumps of coal have gathered outside Parliament House for Scott Morrison’s first day in parliament as PM. Greenpeace activists climbed flagpoles to unfurl a banner of Morrison brandishing a lump of coal in parliament. The protesters want the government to end its reliance on fossil fuels and move towards renewable energy

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Rise for Climate: thousands march across US to protest environment crisis

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 21:07

Protests spearheaded by march in San Francisco ahead of climate change summit in the city next week

Tens of thousands of people took part in marches and other events across the US on Saturday, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy in order to stave off the various perils of climate change.

Related: Hundreds of thousands expected to join global climate marches this weekend

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Thailand Unveils New Investment Package for EV Companies

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:34
The Thailand Board of Investment has announced new investment packages and privileges for electric vehicle (EV) companies to establish operations in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
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Someday Soon Your Utility Will Help You Select Your Next Car

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:38

Utilities are — and have been for a long time — seeking better ways through which they can engage with their customers. According to Jeff Hamel, director of energy and housing partnerships at Google, the Nest smart thermostat, which is part of the hardware product line that Google provides, is a good example of a simple way that utilities are partnering with their customers.

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