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Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00

Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables.

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Solar Decathlon Features Hurricane-proof House

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:42

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon officially kicked off today with a ceremony featuring recently appointed DOE Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

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Secretary of Energy Moves to Save Coal: The Art of the Squeal

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:04

A collective sigh of relief could be heard over Capital City in late August, after the U.S. Department of Energy released its much anticipated and even more dreaded study on the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric grid. The report was ordered by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in April and took just five months to complete.

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Wind Energy Selling for 4 Cents per kWh in India

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:36

New Delhi: India's wind power tariff fell to a record low of Rs2.64 per unit in an auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) for 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power contracts that ended in the wee hours of Thursday morning. While ReNew Power Ventures Pvt.

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Trump's Tax Reform Proposal 'Leaves Door Open' to Repeal ITC/PTC

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:55

A tax reform package released at the end of September by White House and Republican leadership “left the door open” to repeal critical existing renewable energy tax credits prior to their scheduled either expiration or phase down, Greg Jenner, partner at Stoel Rives, told Renewable Energy World.

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Trump Has a Plan to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:03

President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving.

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It's our choice: renewable energy superpower or Asian Pacific rust belt | Pat Conroy

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:33

If we stop fighting change, Australia can be the land of endless energy powering generations of manufacturing industries

The shift to decarbonise our economy is portrayed by opponents of such a shift as the death of Australia as an energy superpower.

Nothing can be further from the truth.

Related: Australia failing to meet Paris targets and more renewables needed, report says

Related: Elon Musk's big battery for South Australia already half complete

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Shell to Seek Sale of Stake in $1.4 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:28

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners Eneco Holdings NV and Mitsubishi Corp. are seeking to sell a stake in two Dutch offshore wind farm projects that may cost $1.4 billion to develop, two people familiar with the plan said.


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Australia's politics only barrier to clean energy system, report finds

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:00

Climate Council finds agreement among experts and authorities that there are no technological or economic obstacles to a grid powered by renewables

Politics is the only barrier to modernising Australia’s ageing electricity system, according to a synthesis report by the Climate Council.

The council found there was agreement among a series of major independent reports that there were no technological or economic barriers to a clean, secure, affordable and reliable grid.

Related: How Australia's climate policies came to be poisoned by pragmatism

Related: 13 ways Frydenberg sold 'climate policy' to coal-loving MPs

Related: China’s emissions trading scheme puts Australian companies on notice

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The Environmental Cost of Legalizing Marijuana

Earth Easy - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:51

The plants may be green, but how will this rapidly expanding industry affect the planet?

The post The Environmental Cost of Legalizing Marijuana appeared first on Eartheasy Blog.

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Solar PV Was Fastest Growing Energy Source in the World in 2016

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:25

The International Energy Agency (IEA) today said that China, India and the U.S. will account for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion over the next five years.

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Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 07:00

Renewables accounted for two-thirds of new power added to world’s grids last year, says International Energy Agency

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a “new era”.

Renewable energy accounted for two-thirds of new power added to the world’s grids in 2016, the International Energy Agency said, but the group found solar was the technology that shone brightest.

Related: This summer was greenest ever for energy, says National Grid

Related: Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven

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How Catastrophic is Perry’s NOPR for Renewables?

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:32

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Mark Dyson is an expert who studies grid resilience as part of RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab. He offered his thoughts on what the NOPR means for renewable energy.

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Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:34

Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels.

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Greens propose new energy storage target to drive switch to renewables

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:00

Policy includes target of 20 gigawatts by 2030, is modelled on the renewable energy target and contains incentives for households and small business

The Greens are proposing a new national energy storage target of 20 gigawatts by 2030 to help drive the switch to renewables at both the household level and across the energy grid.

The new policy will be announced on Wednesday ahead of meetings between the Greens climate and energy spokesman, Adam Bandt, and key industry players, such as the Australian Energy Storage Council, Tesla, the US firm AES Energy Storage, and Suntrix.

Related: The high price of Australian gas: is low supply really to blame?

Related: Elon Musk's big battery for South Australia already half complete

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New York Eyes 3,200 MW of New Offshore Wind Areas

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:10

New York State officials yesterday said that that the state has asked the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new wind energy areas (WEA) off New York’s Atlantic Coast, with a total of 3,200 MW of offshore wind generation.

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Sunnova Works to Restore Solar Systems, Build Up Resilient Grid in Puerto Rico

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:36

Houston-based Sunnova Energy Corp. yesterday said that it is working to send energy storage systems to Puerto Rico as part of an effort to solve the immediate needs of Puerto Rican solar customers and to create a more resilient, long-term power service for the island’s energy infrastructure.


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5 Emerging Trends for Corporate Buyers of Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:09

Today, companies are making big moves to power their operations with clean energy. To date, corporate buyers have purchased a global total of 19 GW of renewable energy, enough to power five million average American homes.


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From Black to Green: DONG Energy is Now Ørsted

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 21:04

DONG Energy on October 2, announced to shareholders that it was changing its name to Ørsted to better reflect the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the company’s recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production.

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Jobs and Gigawatts: How To Position Your Solar Company In Light Of The Suniva Trade Case

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 19:35

How should you position your solar company in light of the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case? To address that question, I recently participated in a Renewable Energy World webcast with Abby Hopper, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association, and Matthew Nicely, a lawyer representing SEIA. For NEXTracker, our position is clear: We fully support SEIA’s efforts to convince the U.S. International Trade Commission to recommend the least harmful remedy, for two simple reasons: jobs and gigawatts.

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