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PJM Joins Energy Web Foundation for Blockchain-based Pilot for Renewable Markets

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:11

EWF and PJM Environmental Information Services Inc. (PJM-EIS) announced they are teaming up on developing and testing a market-wide reference implementation of Energy Web Origin for the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) administered by PJM-EIS.

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FERC Shake-Up Raises Possibility of Coal Bailout

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:09
An untimely resignation has given one Kentucky Republican a second shot at saving coal.
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U.S. President signs America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:45

U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, on Oct. 23.

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Partnership Provides a Better Way to Buy Renewable Energy

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:44
It would be difficult to overestimate the impact that corporate procurement of renewable energy, primarily through power purchase agreements (PPAs), has had on the overall renewable market. In less than a decade, renewable energy created from corporate PPAs went from zero to more than 13 gigawatts in the U.S. alone. Microsoft is one of the largest players in this market, beginning with a 110-megawatt wind project in Texas in 2013 to a portfolio of more than 1.2 gigawatts in six states and three continents.
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How Edge Analytics Will Usher in a Renewable Future

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:20
Despite the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, state governments and corporations alike continue to look to renewable energies to power our future. Similarly, the European Union has adopted a series of initiatives aimed at cutting greenhouse gasses, improving energy efficiency, and producing more power from renewable sources by 2020 to meet its climate and energy targets. Even in developing countries strapped for resources, solar panels now line rooftops of buildings in a drive to combat reliance on imported energy and oil.
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South Carolina AFB Homes get Rooftop Solar PV Makeover

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 13:52

Shaw Air Force Base, partner Hunt Southern Group and affiliate Hunt Alternative Energy Investments worked with Duke Energy on installing 5,865 solar panels on 284 homes at the complex. This solar energy—estimated at about 2.4 million kWh per year—is expected offset approximately 40 percent of electricity consumption in Shaw military housing.

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Fueling the Future: How Batteries are Improving, in Three Ways

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 13:49
In the race for the next generation battery, lithium-ion technology has made huge leaps in recent years. But the power packs continue to have drawbacks: they use raw material mined in unstable countries, they’re dangerous if they break and they could pack more power.
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ISO-New England Offers Preview of Pending Energy Storage Market Changes

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 11:35
Excitement over storing electricity, and expectations for new market rules in the U.S. promise great changes in energy. Instead of hype and speculation, this blog offers a preview of those market changes. For those who are waiting for FERC Order 841 to sort things out, ISO-New England has published something you might want to see.
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What Can We Learn from Failed Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Initiatives?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 19:53
After surveying how crowdfunding is kickstarting the renewable energy transition, it’s important to note that for every successful project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo an average of two go unfunded. The reasons behind such failures vary from project to project: too ambitious of a funding goal, unrealistic projects, an overall lack of exposure, or countless others.
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Trump Administration Announces Offshore Wind Progress

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:24
Last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast. Continuing with the Trump Administration's all-of-the-above energy policy, the Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1.) much-anticipated wind auction in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts; 2.) the environmental review of a proposed wind project offshore Rhode Island; and 3.) the next steps to a first-ever wind auction in federal waters off of California.
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Europe's Biggest EV Markets Need $17B in Infrastructure Investment

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:17
The growth of electric cars in Europe’s two biggest vehicle markets will require billions of dollars of investment in ways to keep them charged.
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Regulations, Not Resource Determine Wind Energy Costs in Northern Europe

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:58
Regulations governing the construction of wind farms vary considerably between countries. Indeed, these differences can have a stronger impact on generation costs than differences in wind resources. In the future, northern European cross-border renewable energy auctions should take diverging regulatory conditions into account, a new study argues.
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A Solar Movement Grows in New York City

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:45
New York, a city of soaring towers and ever-changing shadows, has designs on something that requires open skies: solar power.
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E.ON Pilots Efficiency Funding Scheme for UK Consumers

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:35
Integrated energy company E.ON and BNP Paribas Personal Finance are piloting a new energy efficiency financing scheme for UK consumers.
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Astaldi receives stop work order for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project in Canada

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:30

Nalcor Energy has issued a stop work order to Astaldi Canada Inc., the main contractor on its 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project, and is arranging for the company’s about 500 workers in Labrador to return home.

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New Partnership Explores V2G Solutions for Europe

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00
Last week San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation and European-based EDF Group announced a strategic partnership that will leverage Nuvve’s expertise in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies in support of EDF Group’s Electric Mobility Plan on “smart charging.”
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Could Sustainable Clean Energy Securitization Save the Planet?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:19
The financial instrument that nearly collapsed the global economy is being re-engineered to create a new market with a lofty goal: to save the planet.
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Industry and Academia Partner To Train Next Generation of Digital Grid Experts

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:00
Last week, Siemens and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) announced a new new academic partnership that they say will provide students with the skills needed to operate and advance the nation’s energy grid.
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Energy Storage in California is About to Get MUCH Cleaner. Here’s How.

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:47
California recently joined other leading states, provinces, cities, and corporations around the world by setting an ambitious 100 percent carbon-free electricity target. It’s a landmark, not because California was the first, but because it is the biggest. The state ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world.
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Voith and Siemens to collaborate on hybrid plants that include hydropower

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:00

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower.

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