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Global Climate Summit Celebrates Emission Reduction Progress; Calls for Bolder Action to Meet Paris Climate Goals

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:06
On the premise that the nations of the world are not doing enough to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, Governor Jerry Brown, New York City’s former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other dignitaries convened a high-profile international gathering in San Francisco September 12-14 to inspire more ambitious action and showcase successful efforts.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Spain Plans $116 Billion Energy Retrofit

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:56
The Spanish government is exploring ways to persuade investors to finance a 100 billion-euro ($116 billion) transformation of its energy system as it tries to move beyond past policy mistakes that led to widespread losses and lawsuits.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Australian Energy Storage Company Raises AU $16.3 Million in IPO

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:22
South Australian energy storage company 1414 Degrees will start trading on the Australian Securities Exchange after raising $16.3 million as part of its IPO.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Big Oil Aims to Exploit Brazil's Sun and Wind Along With Crude

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:53
European oil majors are looking for more than just deepwater gushers in Brazil. They also plan to profit from the country’s abundant wind and sunshine.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Building America's Regional Offshore Wind Powerhouses – 10 GWs & Counting

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:12
Atlantic States' commitment to OSW driving economies of scale & declining costs. Now they must cooperate as regional teams to empower market competition, enable industry supply chain & ensure share of 160,000 new U.S. jobs.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Most Investors Are Going Green to Make Money, HSBC Says

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:49
Make money first, save the planet second. Those are the reasons for most investors to get into green finance, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.
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Europe Will Make Up a Quarter of Global Wind Power in Five Years

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.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Clean Tech Hub Takes Shape on Chicago’s South Side

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.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Duke Energy Says Solar Assets at Risk of Flood Damage from Hurricane Florence

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?

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:51

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

Categories: Sustainable Living

Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of South Africa Energy Mix

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.

Categories: Sustainable Living

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

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.

Categories: Sustainable Living

Samsung and Hyundai Investing in Solid-State Battery Producer

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.
Categories: Sustainable Living

ABB, EPRI, Universities Among Recipients of US DOE $80M Investment in EV Research

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.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Update: California Governor Signs Historic 100 Percent Renewable Energy Obligation

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

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

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

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.
Categories: Sustainable Living

Is the Clean Energy Economy Overlooking SMBs?

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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Thailand Unveils New Investment Package for EV Companies

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.
Categories: Sustainable Living