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EV Charging Firm to Use Blockchain Token Technology

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:16

UK blockchain solutions firm Energi Mine has entered into a partnership with electric vehicle charger start-up Solisco.

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US Army Installs Largest Battery Storage System

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 08:51
The US' largest stand-alone battery energy storage system ever to be developed at an army base is being installed at Fort Carson, El Paso County in Colorado.
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Minnesota Could Reap $30 Billion Driving on Electricity

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 08:45
What would happen if millions of Minnesotans ditched gasoline and started to drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity? A new report from MJ Bradley & Associates answers that question, demonstrating that Minnesota could realize upwards of $30 billion in avoided expenditures on gasoline and maintenance, reduced utility bills, and environmental benefits by 2050.
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Trend Watch: Hydro plant to be fully dedicated power source for cryptocurrency mining

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:00

A hydroelectric facility in New York State is being repowered specifically to serve as a fully-dedicated source of power for a new co-located cryptocurrency mining farm.

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The World’s Oldest Metal Ushers in Solar Energy Boom

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:52
When you examine the solar industry’s trajectory over the last decade, the growth is undeniable. According to a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar energy generation has grown annually by 59 percent on average during the last 10 years; generating enough electricity to power 10.1 million homes. With 1.6 million solar installations currently installed in the U.S. and 4 million expected to be installed by 2023, the nation stands to increase solar energy generation from 53 to 100 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity within the next four years.
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Enel Begins Building Its First Solar Park in Zambia

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:45
An Enel SpA unit started construction of a 34-megawatt solar plant in Zambia, a first for the company in the African nation.
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Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:00
Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017 due to the production tax credit, various state-level policies, and improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, yielding low-priced wind energy for utility, corporate, and other power purchasers.
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Midwest Utility Turning to Cows, Landfills for a Gas Alternative

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 14:40
CenterPoint Energy Inc. wants to introduce a pilot program in Minnesota offering customers access to a renewable form of natural gas recovered from dairy farms and landfills.
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Delmarva and Delaware Electric Ratepayers Save $39M by Helping Avoid Electricity Peaks

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 14:24
Delaware Electric Cooperative announced that its Beat the Peak program has saved members $27 million. The program recently celebrated its 10thanniversary. The cooperative serves customers in Kent and Sussex County. The territory has seen rapid growth as new homes are built in the two property ta
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First Telescopic Wind Turbine Installed Offshore Near Spain's Gran Canaria

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:47

The world’s first telescopic wind turbine has been installed in waters off Gran Canaria In Spain.

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DNV GL in World First for Solar PV

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:54

Testing and risk management company DNV GL has issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic power plants.

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CPS Energy Plans Solar + Storage Project to Help Tame the Duck Curve

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:07
Later this fall, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will begin constructing a 5-MW solar PV plant and a 10-MW/10MWh battery energy storage system for CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas.
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New Mexico Ratepayers May Soon Enjoy Cheap Renewable Energy via the EIM

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 19:37
On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 the Public Service of New Mexico (PNM) requested approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to join the energy imbalance market (EIM), a move that the utility says will save customers money and allow more renewable energy on its grid.
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How to Get EV Charging Infrastructure in the Fast Lane

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:10

To face environmental changes head-on and meet greenhouse gas targets by 2030, three-fifths of our vehicles must be electric.

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Tidal stream turbine generates more than 3GWh in first year of testing

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 21:30

A 2-MW floating tidal stream turbine deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre has generated more than 3 GWh of electricity in its first year of testing.

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Capital Dynamics Lines Up $1.2 Billion to Buy Renewables

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:21
Capital Dynamics, one of the biggest buyers of U.S. solar farms, closed a $1.2 billion fund to acquire even more clean-power plants.
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EPA Announces Roll Backs To Clean Power Plan; Industry Reacts

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:49
Continuing on U.S. President Trump’s campaign promise to revive the coal industry, on Tuesday, August 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to significantly alter the Clean Power Plan (CPP), shrinking some of the emission reduction targets that were set in place under the CPP by former President Obama.
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Clean Energy Claims to Get More Scrutiny

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:10
In late May, Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Co. claimed it was about to become the first U.S. utility with 100 percent renewable energy. It was a little premature and perhaps a bit misleading.
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Coal Subsidy, Solar Project Tangled in Case Before Ohio Supreme Court

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:58
The fate of a pair of 1950s-era coal plants and the largest solar project ever proposed in Ohio are entangled in a single case before the state’s Supreme Court.
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Wind Turbine OEM Consolidation on Full Display in 2017

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:27

Each year, Navigant Research compiles and assesses the previous year’s wind installation activity, revealing a wide range of trends and insights on the wind energy market. This assessment provides visibility into changes in the annual rankings and market shares of all the major global wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). 

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