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180 MWh of Lithium-ion Storage Plus 150-MW of Solar Contracted for California CCA

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:41
The “landmark amount of energy storage for the state of California” with CCA off-takers is a first for developer Recurrent Energy.
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French Pumped Hydropower Plan Stymied by EU Deadlock

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:32
Energy storage on a commercial scale is the holy grail for supporters of renewables, including French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Is Australia on the verge of having too much solar energy? | Tristan Edis

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 01:56

Solar will represent a very substantial part of our power supply, but we’re hardly at risk of generating too much. Here’s why

Over the last few weeks there have been a number of reports in the media that Australia is on the verge of hitting too much solar energy.

This includes claims by some electricity generators that we are heading towards a “solar peak” – a point at which “there is no point in putting any more solar power into the system” because it will just be spilled and wasted.

Related: Clean energy is cheap, surging – and headed for a fall

Related: Victoria's renewable energy boom set to create thousands of jobs

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Major EV Charging Pact Announced for US Drivers

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 16:42

A strategic partnership involving some of the world’s biggest car-makers has been launched that plans to roll-out expanded charging and communication capabilities for electric vehicle drivers in the US.

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Europe's Largest Industrial Energy Storage Facility Unveiled

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 15:55

Europe's largest industrial energy storage facility has been inaugurated in Belgium.

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Italy on a Clear Path to Renewable-Dominant Future

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:53
Latest market outlook report predicts that the country will get more than half of its power from hon-hydro renewables by 2030.
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Largest Solar Power Plant in Southeastern US Ready to Start Construction

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:29
The 200-MW facility located in Twiggs County, Georgia was recently sold to Origis Energy.
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POWER-GEN International To Showcase Flexible, Dispatchable Solar Generation

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:10
Up until now, solar generation on the electricity grid operated in most places in what is known as a “must-take” scenario. That means that all solar that is generated must be used on the grid. When renewable energy was a fledgling new technology, this scenario made sense.
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Brazil company auctioning carbon credits earned by hydroelectric project

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 20:00

Energetic Barra Grande SA (BAESA) is auctioning carbon credits under the Verified Carbon Standard or VCS.

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Engie Reuses EV batteries for Energy Storage Project

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:36

French multinational electric utility Engie has deployed an energy storage system in Holland that is powered entirely by second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.

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Canada passed a carbon tax that will give most Canadians more money | Dana Nuccitelli

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 07:15

By rebating the revenue to households, disposable income rises, which can be a boon for the Canadian economy

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Canada will implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax starting in 2019, fulfilling a campaign pledge he made in 2015.

Starting next spring, it’ll no longer be free to pollute in Canada. We’re putting a price on pollution in provinces that don’t yet have a plan to fight climate change. More on our plan to cut pollution, grow the economy & create jobs: https://t.co/VjCNOOKLVB
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6. And more most households, rebates will larger than their carbon pricing costs. Households will see net gains. pic.twitter.com/ThfWoiXY85

Climate change has already had financial impacts on Canada, and these costs will only continue to grow. In 2016, it was estimated that larger and more intense weather events will cost the federal Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements program around $902 million each year. The health costs of extreme weather are estimated to be over $1.6 billion a year. The cost of property damages from climate change averaged $405 million per year between 1983 and 2008, but have risen dramatically to $1.8 billion a year since 2009. That number is expected to grow as high as $43 billion by 2050.

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Why Commercial Buildings Need to Get Smarter About Energy and How EMS Can Help

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 20:29
New state energy goals and innovative utility program offerings have been making headlines in recent months. These types of regional policies and incentives are important, especially as we face challenges ranging from grid constraints and fluctuating electricity prices to environmental concerns, but significant portions of the country are outside of the direct influence of energy use mandates and incentives.
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How Does Your State’s Community Solar Program Measure Up?

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 19:41
A national scorecard released by the independent Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) grades the nearly 20 state shared renewable energy programs (aka community renewables or community solar).
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E.ON embarks on first U.S. wind farm repowering project

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 19:21

E.ON is partnering with GE to repower its Panther Creek I and Panther Creek II wind farms in west Texas. The repowering includes replacement of a significant portion of the components, effectively increasing annual production for all 172 wind turbine generators, totaling 258 MW, on the sites.

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PJM joins Energy Web Foundation for Blockchain-based Pilot for Renewable Markets

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:11

EWF and PJM Environmental Information Services Inc. (PJM-EIS) announced they are teaming up on developing and testing a market-wide reference implementation of Energy Web Origin for the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) administered by PJM-EIS.

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PJM Joins Energy Web Foundation for Blockchain-based Pilot for Renewable Markets

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:11

EWF and PJM Environmental Information Services Inc. (PJM-EIS) announced they are teaming up on developing and testing a market-wide reference implementation of Energy Web Origin for the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) administered by PJM-EIS.

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FERC Shake-Up Raises Possibility of Coal Bailout

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:09
An untimely resignation has given one Kentucky Republican a second shot at saving coal.
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U.S. President signs America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:45

U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, on Oct. 23.

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Partnership Provides a Better Way to Buy Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:44
It would be difficult to overestimate the impact that corporate procurement of renewable energy, primarily through power purchase agreements (PPAs), has had on the overall renewable market. In less than a decade, renewable energy created from corporate PPAs went from zero to more than 13 gigawatts in the U.S. alone. Microsoft is one of the largest players in this market, beginning with a 110-megawatt wind project in Texas in 2013 to a portfolio of more than 1.2 gigawatts in six states and three continents.
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How Edge Analytics Will Usher in a Renewable Future

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:20
Despite the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, state governments and corporations alike continue to look to renewable energies to power our future. Similarly, the European Union has adopted a series of initiatives aimed at cutting greenhouse gasses, improving energy efficiency, and producing more power from renewable sources by 2020 to meet its climate and energy targets. Even in developing countries strapped for resources, solar panels now line rooftops of buildings in a drive to combat reliance on imported energy and oil.
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