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Exxon Will Use Wind, Solar to Produce Crude Oil in 'Historically Unprecedented' Deal

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:38
Exxon Mobil Corp. will use renewable energy to produce oil in West Texas.
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Ontario to Set Targets for Industries to Cut Carbon Emissions

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:23
Ontario plans to cut carbon gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, setting reduction targets for industries and encouraging private investments in clean technologies.
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Ontario Power Generation has finalized its acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:49

Ontario Power Generation has finalized the acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, an operator of small hydropower facilities in the U.S.

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Meet Powerful Women at POWER-GEN International’s Women in Power Luncheon

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:00

The statistics on the low number of women in the power industry can be discouraging and yet in reality, there are many successful women in energy and even more to be nurtured. The Women in Power Luncheon at POWER-GEN International celebrates achievements and offers successful strategies to further workforce diversity.

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Waste To Energy: The Next Step After Banning Single-Use Plastics

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:42
In October of this year, the European Parliament voted in favor of a ban of the ten most notorious single-use plastics that harm our planet and marine life, including straws, plastic cutlery and cotton buds. The vote also committed to a move towards a circular economy – recognizing the inherent value of the 2.12 billion tonnes of waste that is dumped globally each year. Yet questions remain about how we deal with the items not on the list, the ones where there are no obvious alternatives; the fruit trays, the ice cream tubs, the burger boxes. With waste generation expected to double by 2025 we must continue to act on this growing crisis and be more innovative with waste.
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Enel Named Amongst the Top 12 Corporate Startup Stars

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:46
Italian multinational utility Enel has been recognized as one of the world’s most active companies in the open innovation field.
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Excluding Solar PV From Czech Renewables Auctions an Expensive Mistake, Warns Solar Association

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:44
The Czech Solar Association is sounding the alarm about planned legislation that would exclude solar PV projects being entered into future Renewable Energy Auctions. The Czech Ministry for Industry and Trade has recently submitted an amendment proposal to the law which explicitly bars solar energy from future auctions. If passed in its current version (Act. No. 165/2012 Coll., on promoted energy sources) the law would lead the Czech Republic down a needlessly expensive path, warns the Solar Association. Solar energy has proven the cheapest renewable form of energy in countless solar auctions in surrounding countries.
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EV Charging Infrastructure Company Attracts Largest Funding to Date at $240M

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:32
This week, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network provider, ChargePoint, announced that it has raised $240 Million in Series H funding, which is more capital than any other EV infrastructure company in the world, surmising in its press release that the move to electrify transportation is accelerating.
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Repowering with Wind: Leveraging Latest Technology to Reduce Costs Across US Grid

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:05
Wind and other renewables are driving America's all-of-the-above energy mix because they are increasingly the lowest-cost electricity source. But their rapid growth rates are bringing change not only to the energy industry as a whole, but also within each renewable sector. It is a maturation process that is accelerating growth opportunities – for wind industry companies with the ability to seize them.
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Constellation and Enel To Help Make Starbucks Coffee Greener in Illinois

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:56
This week Constellation, an Exelon company, said it signed a long-term PPA with Starbucks to power more than 340 Illinois stores with 100 percent renewable energy produced by Enel Green Power (EGP) North America, Inc.’s HillTopper wind project in Logan, County, Ill.
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Hungary Plans to Ditch Coal by 2030 and Become Fully Reliant on Renewable Energy

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:41

Following yet another hike in the European Union's emissions trading system (ETS) in its fight against climate change, Hungary has announced that it aims to phase out its use of coal and be fully reliant on renewable energy sources by 2030

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EU Unveils Plan to Cut Emissions to Zero

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:31
The European Union unveiled its long-term vision on combating climate change in a push for more ambitious action on the environment just days after U.S. President Donald Trump rejected his government’s warning on the economic costs of global warming.
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UNFCCC says hydropower can “help climate action”

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:00

People in the hydroelectric power industry have long known that this clean, reliable, renewable generating technology has an important role to play in meeting vital goals related to the environment and climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agrees, as evidenced by an article published on its website last week.

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Op-ed: POWER-GEN at 30 Strives for Simply Irresistible

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 23:38

POWER-GEN International will celebrate its 30th birthday when it begins next week in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Halls. Like most 30-somethings, PGI is vastly more educated, both of the hard-knocks and academic kind, carries more responsibility and yet remains ever more uncertain of what the future holds.

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Clean Power Sees First Win Over Fossil Fuels in Emerging Markets

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:40
Developing countries have added more clean power capacity than fossil fuel generation for the first time ever, charging ahead of wealthier nations in the global green energy push, according to Bloomberg NEF.
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2 GW of Solar Capacity Headed for the US Midwest

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:36
This week Capital Dynamics announced that its Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business signed an agreement with Tenaska to develop a portfolio of 14 greenfield solar projects with a total generating capacity of 2,000 MW (2 GW) in the in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market.
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POWER-GEN International Explores the Competitive Advantages of Power Generation Technologies

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:16
When California voted to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, it sent a signal to the market about which types of power generation technologies will remain competitive into the future. And according to Mike Ferguson, Director, North America Energy Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance with S&P Global Ratings, what California does, other states may soon follow.
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Kansas City Firm Buys Rights to 21.8 MW in North Carolina Solar Projects

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:00

The three farms, totaling 21.8 MW, are under construction and expected to reach commercial operation early next year. Once completed, the SE Solar Portfolio will sell all the power generation to a utility off-taker through a 15-year fixed-price PPA.

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South Africa Solar and Storage Plant Reaches Milestone

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:22

A 100 MW solar and storage plant in South Africa has generated its first power to the national grid.

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Joint venture to launch French tidal energy project

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 09:52

A collaboration has been launched to bring 2 GW of tidal energy to northern France.

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