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Bilfinger chosen to supply pipeline for 15.9-MW Gaildorf pumped-storage plant

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 23:00

Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik has been chosen to deliver a distribution pipeline for use in the 15.9-MW pumped-storage power plant being built in Gaildorf, Germany.

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Mass Court Says State Can Order Electricity Plants to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:20

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts has a right to make in-state electricity generators cut their carbon emissions dramatically over the next 30 years. It's the second time in two years that the state's highest court has recognized the science of climate change.

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German Utility Secures Consumer Management of Smart Home Data

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:15
German-headquartered integrated energy company, Innogy, has selected distributed computing solutions provider, Intertrust, to help smart home consumers to securely manage data.
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France Names Pro-renewable Energy Minister

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:12
Former green lawmaker, Francois de Rugy, has been named France’s energy and environment minister, replacing environmental activist Nicolas Hulot.
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Revival of UN Carbon Market Could Be Coming Soon

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:09
After the United Nations’s first attempt to build a global carbon market fizzled from $33 billion to almost nothing, climate envoys from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bangkok this week to give it another go.
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Residential Energy Storage Surging, No Longer Just a `Cool Toy'

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:08
Demand for residential energy-storage is surging in the U.S., with more capacity installed in the second quarter than in all of 2017.
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To Add More Renewables to the Grid, We Need Energy Storage with a Critical Component: Inertia

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:04
The adoption of renewable energy is expected to increase across the U.S. Projections from the federal Energy Information Administration indicate that from 2020 to 2050 utility-scale wind capacity will grow by 20 gigawatts (GW) and utility-scale solar photovoltaic capacity will grow by 127 GW.
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100-MW Tidong hydropower project in India acquired by Statkraft

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 20:15

Statkraft has acquired the 100-MW Tidong hydropower project under construction in India, saying this is in line with the company’s strategy to develop renewable energy generation.

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Western States Proceed with Climate Legislation Regardless of Trump’s “ACE” Rule

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 15:14
Spurred by President Trump’s announcement that the United States will abandon commitments President Obama made in the Paris Climate Agreement, western seaboard elected officials are highly motivated to act on climate change, notwithstanding the Trump Administration’s actions to replace the Clean Power Plan. California has a well-established and functioning “cap and trade” program that has survived judicial challenge and been extended through 2030. As the fifth largest economy in the world, California’s efforts are a significant driver for similar programs throughout the nation.
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China Solar Giants Shrug Off Market Fall, Chase Growth Plans

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:24
The top solar manufacturers in China are boosting production capacity, betting higher output will help them seize a bigger chunk of the global market that is set for its first-ever annual contraction.
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California, Blockchain, Hydro Licenses and Data Breaches in this Week’s Energy News Wrap-Up

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:50
Our weekly energy news wrap-up is brought to you by the Clarion Energy Content Managers. Have a look to see what we view as the most important news of the week.
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Renewables Take Bigger Bite as Global Energy Deals Hit All-time High

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:58

The value of global power and utility merger and acquisitions reached an all-time high of $180bn in the first half of this year – and renewables accounted for almost half of all deals done in the second quarter.

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Nordex Wins Deal for 99 MW Windfarm in Argentina

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:40

German windpower group Nordex is to provide the turbines for a 99 MW wind farm in Argentina.

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Solar deals could mark renewables shift in Philippines

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:15

Eight solar projects worth a total of $1.65bn have been given the go-ahead in The Philippines.

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Chief ministers sign agreement to develop 300-MW Lakhwar Multi-Purpose project in India

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:00

A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the construction of the 300-MW Lakhwar Multi-Purpose project in the Upper Yamuna Basin of India.

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Substation Milestone for UK Offshore Windfarm

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:16

The substation for a 714 MW offshore windfarm has been installed in the North Sea off England.

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UK Firm in Deal with Unilever to Deliver Kenya Offgrid Solar

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:41

A UK provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems has partnered with global consumer goods giant Unilever to deliver solar power to millions of off-grid homes in Kenya.

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New DERMS Partnership Helps Utilities Use Residential Batteries as Virtual Power Plants

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:27
This week Autogrid announced that it entered into a partnership with Swell Energy to provide software for managing Swell’s growing fleet of distributed energy resources (DER).
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Better Real-Time Loss Analysis Tells Utilities Where Solar and Storage DER Make Sense

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:50

Consumers who flip on lights and power up the ever-growing number of devices in their living rooms are receiving electricity from a grid that has to generate two Watts of electricity for every one Watt delivered. Put another way, the Department of Energy estimates that more than 60 percent of the source energy used to generate electricity is lost before it is consumed in our homes. Other estimates claim even larger losses. Other estimates claim even larger losses.

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