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Global Electrification Goals Are Driving Microgrid Market

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:05
According to the Microgrid Market Growth Potential - Industry Size Outlook Report 2024, the microgrid market is expected to reach $19 billion by 2024, nearly five times the original valuation of this business space in 2016.
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Denmark Does U-Turn on Electric Cars to Reach Fossil-Free Future

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:08
Denmark plans to postpone tax increases on electric vehicles as part of a slew of new measures the government is seeking to consolidate the country’s reputation as a “green pioneer” and help it achieve its climate goals.
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Cybersecurity Pact for Europe’s Energy Sector

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:57

A European cybersecurity pact has been agreed that is intended to make “the tools of the energy transition safe for citizens and secure for providers”.

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SoCal Edison Selects esVolta for Energy Storage Projects

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:00

The projects, which are pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission, include the Wildcat Energy Storage project (3 MW/12 MWh) near Palm Springs and the three Acorn Energy Storage projects (total combined capacity of 6.5 MW/26.5 MWh) in Thousand Oaks.

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Walmart Procures 233-MW Wind-Energy PPA from EDP Renewables

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:30

The deal with Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart includes three wind farms—all developed, owned and operated by EDP Renewables—in the states of Illinois and Indiana. 

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HSBC Pension Pledges $329 Million Investment in Green Energy

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:30
HSBC Holdings Plc’s pension manager plans to invest 250 million pounds ($329 million) of its pension scheme into renewable energy infrastructure for wind and solar in the U.K., joining around 30 other firms making similar climate change pledges.
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8 Things You Need to Know About the IPCC 1.5˚C Report

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:19
While all countries committed under the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5˚C-2˚C (2.7-3.6˚ F), major questions remained: How can the world achieve this temperature goal? And what happens if it doesn’t?
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Drax to Buy U.K. Hydro and Gas Plants from Iberdrola in Coal Shift

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:07
Drax Group Plc agreed to buy some of Iberdrola SA’s power plants for 702 million pounds ($923 million), boosting its clean energy assets in a further shift away from burning coal.
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IRENA: Egypt Could Meet Up to 53 Percent of Electricity Demand with Renewables

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:00
Egypt has the potential to meet up to 53 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Egypt Renewable Energy Outlook, released in Cairo last week in the presence of Egyptian government officials and regional decision makers, found that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to $900 million annually in 2030.
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Centrica says distributed energy tech could slash UK emissions

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:35

The UK could meet a significant slice of carbon emissions’ target if it more widely deployed distributed energy technologies.

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Toward the Digital Power Plant: Siemens and Bentley Close the Gap on Design, Build, Operate and Maintain

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:30
This week in London to kick off the Year in Infrastructure event, Siemens and Bentley Systems announced a further integration of their respective platforms with the combination of Bentley's and Siemens’ asset performance management (APM) software capabilities. The companies say that the integration will allow power plant owners to take full advantage of digitalization, which helps improve maintenance operations and planning.
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IEA: World Could Install 1.3 TW of Clean Energy by 2023

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:16
The world could install more than a trillion watts of renewable power over the next five years, more than the entire current generation capacity of the European Union.
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Renewable Hungry Companies need to get on the RTO ASAP

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 02:00

The report by recently rebranded Wind-Solar Alliance points out that more than 100 U.S. corporate buyers —members of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance — have set a goal of purchasing 60 GW of new U.S. renewable energy capacity by 2025. So far, since 2013, the companies have procured just over 13 gigawatts of renewable power.

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Britain's Battery Market Will Grow by $7.9 Billion by 2030

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 23:37
Britain’s power market will need investment of 6 billion pounds ($7.9 billion) between now and 2030 in flexible generation and storage such as batteries to support the transition toward an economy that emits less carbon, a study showed.
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IRENA Conducting Survey of Gender and Renewable Energy

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:47

The International Renewable Energy Agency is conducting a survey to gather quantitative and qualitative insights into the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector.

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Schneider Electric Building Microgrid at Port of Long Beach

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00

Schneider Electric announced Wednesday that it has a $5.2 million contract to design, engineer and build a new microgrid at the Port of Long Beach in southern California. The port also is going to get a huge infusion of electric vehicle infrastructure from utility Southern California Edison.


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Reaching the Tipping Point: Why Investing in Solar+Storage Makes Economic Sense for Mines

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:46
While price is one of the key drivers to integrate renewables in mines, solar alone is no more the lone influencer
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E.ON Optimizes EV Charging with New IT Backbone

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:58
E.ON has partnered with Finnish-based technology firm Virta to optimize its EV charging network across Europe.
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New York Has $40 Million for New Solar+Storage Projects

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:52
New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has ambitious goals for renewable energy and energy storage. In his state of the state address this year, he announced the he wanted 1.5 GW of energy storage on the grid by 2025 and in June NYSERDA and the Department of Public Service, developed the New York State Energy Storage Roadmap to identify the best path toward the 2025 target. This week Cuomo is putting some money behind the goal, announcing that $40 million will be made available to support solar projects that integrate energy storage.
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Kickstarting the Energy Revolution: How Crowdfunding is Pushing the Renewable Energy Transition

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:49
When innovators come up with the idea for the next great technological breakthrough, the first roadblocks to seeing that idea to fruition are typically funding. Among renewable energy inventions, this need is typically filled through wealthy private investors, venture capital firms, or government grants. But today, in the age of the Internet, budding entrepreneurs have taken their funding needs online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
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