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Someday Soon Your Utility Will Help You Select Your Next Car

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:38

Utilities are — and have been for a long time — seeking better ways through which they can engage with their customers. According to Jeff Hamel, director of energy and housing partnerships at Google, the Nest smart thermostat, which is part of the hardware product line that Google provides, is a good example of a simple way that utilities are partnering with their customers.

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Vattenfall Inaugurates Scottish Offshore Wind farm

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:10

The aim is to accelerate the wind power industry’s drive for competitive renewable

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Grid Resilience is the Key to a More Renewable Future

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:59
The whole energy landscape has, in only ten years, changed beyond all recognition. The popularity of using responsible and renewable energy sources is growing. And the movement is being backed by new remits for distribution operators that allow, amongst other things, more green energy to be integrated into the grid.
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Canada Invests in Net-zero Retrofit Program for Homeowners

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:13
Bernadette Jordan, member of parliament for South Shore,St. Margarets, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, has announced a $374,830 investment to help homeowners bring their home energy use to the net-zero level.
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Utility-Backed Fund Raises $681 Million to Invest in Clean Tech

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:04
A private equity firm backed by some of the world’s largest utilities has raised $681 million to finance startups developing clean-energy technology.
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Powin Energy to Deliver 70 MWh in Energy Storage Projects to North America, Italy

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:03

The company has delivered or will deliver over 32.8 MW/70 MWh of projects

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Zambian Off-Grid Solar Market Expanding Rapidly with Help from Global Utility

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:00
On Thursday, pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility ENGIE, said that it has electrified 30,000 Zambian households 9 months after expanding into the country by leveraging its partnership with telecom MTN. This rate of growth exceeds the company’s initial expectations and outpaces the industry average, according to the company.
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Carlyle Group Affiliate Buys 612 MW of Wind Power Capacity in New York

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 15:51

Zephyr Wind Energy, Carlyle’s newly established affiliate, is buying the wind generation portfolio that includes six wind farms in three northern and western New York counties.

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EV Charging Infrastructure in UK on Cusp of ‘Huge Growth’

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:48

Electric car charging infrastructure represents a ‘huge growth area’ for the UK, according to an expert at global certification expert Bureau Veritas.

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in UK

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:56

The world’s largest offshore windfarm was officially opened in the UK today.

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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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