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Here’s where Tesla is planning Solarglass roof tile installations HERE’S WHERE TESLA IS PLANNING SOLARGLASS ROOF TILE INSTALLATIONS

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Dec 10, 2019

Tesla launched version 3 of its Solar Roof tiles, and it saw a significant price decrease through optimization and faster installation. We posted a Tesla Solar Roof V3 real quote comparison sowing the price dropped by 40%. CEO Elon Musk guided for a fast ramp-up of production and installations for t...

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Lyft Commits to Full Carbon Neutrality and 100% Renewable Energy LYFT COMMITS TO FULL CARBON NEUTRALITY AND 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Dec 09, 2019

Earlier this year we announced our Green Cities Initiative, a new business unit dedicating significant resources to tackling climate change. As Lyft continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources towards our values in order to maximize the positive impact of t...

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Is This The Only Way To Make Nuclear Energy Work? IS THIS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE NUCLEAR ENERGY WORK?

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Dec 09, 2019

The need for efficient, affordable, and scalable alternatives to traditional fossil fuels is more pressing than ever. While clean energy alternatives are already existent and abundant, however, there has been a serious lack of investment and any serious sea change towards decarbonizing the global ec...

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Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar ELON MUSK REVIVES HIS PLAN TO POWER THE UNITED STATES ENTIRELY ON SOLAR

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Dec 09, 2019

The Tesla CEO, whose company provides solar panel solutions like the Solar Roof, shared a video via Twitter on Saturday of the electricity-generating tiles taking a beating from a hammer. One fan responded to Musk’s video with a 2011 quote from Bill Gates, who described solar and similar technologie...

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How Solar Energy Is Beneficial? HOW SOLAR ENERGY IS BENEFICIAL?

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Dec 06, 2019

When Did We Start Moving Towards Solar Energy? Energy is the property of an object to do some work. As we all know the principle, “Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but it can be converted into its other forms”. Nowadays many countries of the world are facing the energy crisis. The fue...

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Virginia Businesses Can Select 100% Renewable Energy with Supplier of Choice VIRGINIA BUSINESSES CAN SELECT 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY WITH SUPPLIER OF CHOICE

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Dec 05, 2019

Renewable energy seems to be on everyone’s mind, but until recently, Virginia customers located in Dominion utility territory were unable to select renewable electricity supply due to uncertain state rules and a lack of a renewable energy tariff offered by the local utility. A recent ruling by the V...

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Council Goal Of 100% Renewable Energy May Be Attainable COUNCIL GOAL OF 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY MAY BE ATTAINABLE

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Dec 04, 2019

The goal is to transition the operations of the City of Greensboro to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, but according to the resolution passed by the City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the city could make a huge step toward reaching that goal before the end of the year. The resolution states, “Ach...

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Cyber-security measures must keep pace with increasing role of renewables CYBER-SECURITY MEASURES MUST KEEP PACE WITH INCREASING ROLE OF RENEWABLES

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Dec 03, 2019

Internet connectivity is helping to make renewables more efficient and increasing their contribution to energy demand, but also increases their vulnerability to malicious attacks. How should operators respond? As the world becomes more conscious about reducing its environmental footprint, there has ...

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AI, Machine Learning and Renewable Energy AI, MACHINE LEARNING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Dec 03, 2019

Artificial intelligence, energy or biosciences it’s telling that those were the three fields that Bill Gates advised college graduates to enter into when asked in May 2017. His opinion lends credence to the assumption made in this article, namely that renewable energy, artificial intelligence (AI) a...

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The Bright Future of Solar Power THE BRIGHT FUTURE OF SOLAR POWER

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Dec 02, 2019

Our biggest source of energy, the Sun emits enough energy to completely satisfy the entire human demand for energy for over two hours! In the past few years, we’ve seen a steady rise in the deployment of large-scale solar power operations, with installations over the next few years set to reach a re...

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Why clean energy isn’t enough to tackle climate change WHY CLEAN ENERGY ISN’T ENOUGH TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

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Dec 02, 2019

Forget renewable energy for a moment. To really fight climate change, the world needs to focus far more on cutting its use of oil, natural gas and coal. This is the biggest upshot of a new climate-change simulator the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and think tank Climate Interactive will unve...

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3 Game Changing Electric Vehicle Technologies 3 GAME CHANGING ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES

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Dec 01, 2019

Millions of electric cars are to hit the market next year as every self-respecting carmaker submits its lineup of plug-in vehicles for the environmentally conscious. Sales forecasts for these electric gems vary but tend to be generally optimistic, so carmakers’ hopes run high. There is just one smal...

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Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy? IS THE WORLD READY TO END THE COAL ERA AND EMBRACE CLEAN ENERGY?

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Dec 01, 2019

Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissio...

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Why the Tesla Battery Isn WHY THE TESLA BATTERY ISN'T A RENEWABLE ENERGY GAMECHANGER

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Nov 28, 2019

Elon Musk announced that Tesla would be releasing a battery to help solar users store their excess solar energy, giving them access to energy on demand. It's being hailed as revolutionary technology that's going to change the face of renewables. Unfortunately, once you push past the hype, this techn...

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Wind Energy Is on the Rise in the Great Plains WIND ENERGY IS ON THE RISE IN THE GREAT PLAINS

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Nov 28, 2019

Wind whipping across the Great Plains can generate a lot of electricity. But transporting that electricity from remote areas to cities and towns can be a big task. "It's not something that can be solved on an individual state basis or an individual company basis," said Nick Brown, CEO of Southwest P...

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Renewable Energy: The Future Of Energy RENEWABLE ENERGY: THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

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Nov 27, 2019

Renewable energy relies on sources that you can find naturally. In other words, energy sources that are found in the air, in sunlight or anywhere on earth such as in oceans or deep underground can all be considered as renewable energy sources. Renewable energy is energy that can never run out. Susta...

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The World Is Getting Windier And Renewables Will Benefit THE WORLD IS GETTING WINDIER AND RENEWABLES WILL BENEFIT

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Nov 26, 2019

Renewable energy just got some major investment tailwinds--quite literally. In fact, the biggest breakthrough in wind power generation right now isn’t technological--it’s natural, and it costs nothing. For three decades, from about 1980 until 2010, wind speeds around the world were slowing down. No...

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Is Nuclear Energy The Best Green Energy Source Yet? IS NUCLEAR ENERGY THE BEST GREEN ENERGY SOURCE YET?

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Nov 26, 2019

The world is making the shift towards green energy, with all power plants operating on coal set to be phased out gradually before 2050. Low greenhouse emissions and minimal environmental pollution are vital to making an energy source ‘green.’ This article explores the use of nuclear power as a sourc...

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BMW signs partnership to feed more renewable energy in California grid BMW SIGNS PARTNERSHIP TO FEED MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CALIFORNIA GRID

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Nov 25, 2019

Developing truly green cars is a holistic process. In order to make sure cars have the smallest CO2 footprint possible, manufacturers should look not only at the tailpipe emissions but also at the production process and the energy that goes into the batteries of EVs. BMW just announced a new partner...

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Why Don’t Climate Change Alarmists Promote Nuclear Power? WHY DON’T CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMISTS PROMOTE NUCLEAR POWER?

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Nov 25, 2019

If we need to take action now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there is no surer way to do it than to build nuclear power plants. According to the EPA, electricity generation and transportation account for 57 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Assuming that most transportation emissions are fro...

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How Exactly Does Nuclear Power Work? HOW EXACTLY DOES NUCLEAR POWER WORK?

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Nov 24, 2019

Nuclear power was once seen as the solution to unlimited power. But how does it work and why has it fallen out of favor? With all the controversy around nuclear power plants, there is no doubt that they are an amazing technological feat. But how exactly do they work? Here we take a brief tour around...

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WHY SOLAR POWER IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR ? WHY SOLAR POWER IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR ?

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Nov 23, 2019

With the increase in demand for electric power, significant rise in the prices of oil and growing concern for the environment, people now are adopting an alternative source of energy. Among the renewable sources, solar energy is a very sustainable and cost effective choice. Solar power is a 100% cle...

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Do You Really Save Money With Solar Panels? DO YOU REALLY SAVE MONEY WITH SOLAR PANELS?

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Nov 22, 2019

You have probably heard all the hype about solar power – not only is it better for the environment but it can seriously cut down your utility bills. But is this really the case? It may seem too good to be true, but with one of the best energy providers you can be saving thousands of dollars by using...

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How Solar Power plants are cheaper than coal-fired power plants HOW SOLAR POWER PLANTS ARE CHEAPER THAN COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

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Nov 21, 2019

In terms of environmental effect, solar power is the most positive resource when compared to fossil fuels like coal. In terms of steadfast application, coal-fired power plants have some benefits. However, the eventual way to evaluate solar energy to fossil fuels is by cost-effectiveness, where solar...

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Renewables are not making electricity any more expensive RENEWABLES ARE NOT MAKING ELECTRICITY ANY MORE EXPENSIVE

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Nov 21, 2019

One of the arguments that has constantly been raised against doing something about climate change is that it will be expensive. At the extreme end of the spectrum, there have been terrible warnings about the drop in living standards due to the dizzying rise in electricity prices. The dizzying cost o...

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How Salesforce, Google, others use tech as a ‘force multiplier’ in sustainability innovation HOW SALESFORCE, GOOGLE, OTHERS USE TECH AS A ‘FORCE MULTIPLIER’ IN SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION

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Nov 20, 2019

There is no shortage of technology companies in Silicon Valley and beyond claiming to be "making the world a better place," but too few are doing enough to address the world’s pressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. Yet, it’s encouraging to see a growing number of firms recog...

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Utility-Scale Solar Set to Eclipse Onsite Installations in US Corporate Market UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR SET TO ECLIPSE ONSITE INSTALLATIONS IN US CORPORATE MARKET

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Nov 20, 2019

Starting next year, offsite corporate deals are expected to become the largest source of business-led solar procurement in the United States. Procurement from offsite solar power-purchase agreements is expected to triple between 2019 and 2020, and will remain the largest source of business-led solar...

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Who Will Fund the Renewables Boom of the Next 15 Years? WHO WILL FUND THE RENEWABLES BOOM OF THE NEXT 15 YEARS?

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Nov 19, 2019

How much capital for renewables is likely to be deployed going forward, and where will it come from? Wood Mackenzie estimates that the combined global capex spend on wind and solar projects will range from around $165 billion to $190 billion a year between 2020 and 2035. That calculation is based on...

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4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy 4 EMERGING WAYS TO PAIR ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Nov 19, 2019

Austin Energy has developed a network charging program, called the Plug-in EVerywhere Network, that allows customers to source 100% of their charging electricity from wind --- for $4.17 a month, customers have unlimited access to more than 800 charging stations within the city's network. Approximate...

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Is renewable energy too weather-dependent? IS RENEWABLE ENERGY TOO WEATHER-DEPENDENT?

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Nov 18, 2019

Fossil-fueled power plants cause pollution and climate problems, true enough, but they are generally a reliable source of energy generation on a large scale. One of the most productive steps in slowing climate change that we and the rest of the world must take would be to wean ourselves from our dep...

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Clean energy gets greener as battery technology gets better CLEAN ENERGY GETS GREENER AS BATTERY TECHNOLOGY GETS BETTER

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Nov 18, 2019

Blackouts could be a thing of the past as battery technology improves. This is also essential in making green energy resilient. This year, as Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to millions of people in an effort to prevent wildfires for individual homes and communities. But if more batteries were ...

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Can we transition to renewables without tradeoffs? CAN WE TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES WITHOUT TRADEOFFS?

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Nov 18, 2019

Sustainable energy futures are a complex riddle. There are many ways to get there but each has its winners and losers, promises and risks. The “Big Green Deal” scenario suggests active international collaboration for implementing the Paris Agreement. Fossil fuel divestment would skyrocket and renew...

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Revamping, Repowering and Increasing Solar Plant Performance REVAMPING, REPOWERING AND INCREASING SOLAR PLANT PERFORMANCE

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Nov 18, 2019

Revamping and Repowering would certainly make the ballot. According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, solar plants older than 10 years will make up more than 10% of cumulative installed global capacity by 2022. The concept of revamping and repowering can be applied to increase the performance of...

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Can Tesla Solar Emulate Model 3’s Success? CAN TESLA SOLAR EMULATE MODEL 3’S SUCCESS?

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Nov 14, 2019

Elon Musk’s focus on Tesla (TSLA) Model 3 was remarkable in the last few years. The relatively cheaper Tesla version had record sales this year. Now, Musk has shifted his focus to the company’s solar segment. He emphasized Tesla Solar during the third-quarter earnings conference call. Although Tesla...

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How Long Will It Take to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Sources of Energy? HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO REPLACE FOSSIL FUELS WITH RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY?

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Nov 14, 2019

Some people think cost is the primary reason societies are switching to renewables. According to one study, renewable energy already out-competes oil. While coal is cheaper, technological advances and emission pricing schemes may boost solar, wind power and the like to the top. Prices for renewable ...

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How to Protect Solar Panels from Environmental Damage HOW TO PROTECT SOLAR PANELS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE

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Nov 14, 2019

Solar panels are durable and energy-saving, and they offer clean alternatives to coal power. Residents and businesses alike use them to knock down energy bills and reduce fossil fuel usage — a win for your pockets and the environment. As with any new equipment, they require regular maintenance to ke...

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Wind and solar can save the planet — can they save our water supply, too? WIND AND SOLAR CAN SAVE THE PLANET — CAN THEY SAVE OUR WATER SUPPLY, TOO?

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Nov 13, 2019

Solar panels and wind turbines are lifelines to any non-apocalyptic version of the future. They’ll help us keep the lights on, the air breathable, and the planet inhabitable. But while the climate and health benefits of wind and solar are well known, they have another, underappreciated feature that ...

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Texas needs better management of small power sources TEXAS NEEDS BETTER MANAGEMENT OF SMALL POWER SOURCES

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Nov 13, 2019

Electricity consumers in Texas could save nearly $5.5 billion over the next decade by using distributed energy resources such as solar energy, energy storage and electric vehicles to reduce the need for more expensive peak power generation and investments in transmission and distribution, according ...

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Tracking Progress on 100% Clean Energy Targets TRACKING PROGRESS ON 100% CLEAN ENERGY TARGETS

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Nov 12, 2019

A transition toward 100 percent clean electricity is underway in the United States, led by cities and states across the country. “An enormous amount of authority still rests with the states for determining your energy future. So we can build these policies that will become a postcard from the future...

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Here’s where we should put our renewables to get the biggest carbon benefit HERE’S WHERE WE SHOULD PUT OUR RENEWABLES TO GET THE BIGGEST CARBON BENEFIT

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Nov 12, 2019

There’s no doubt that the world needs more renewable energy infrastructure. Clean energy options like solar panels and wind turbines help both the environment, by reducing carbon emissions, and our personal health, by decreasing harmful air pollution. But with limited financial resources to invest i...

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Is green power a practical energy alternative? IS GREEN POWER A PRACTICAL ENERGY ALTERNATIVE?

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Nov 11, 2019

Sunlight is free, right? But by taking a closer look, using solar energy to generate electricity remains expensive when the costs of purchasing and maintaining solar panels are considered. Add in the cost of purchasing batteries to store and the dollars invested increase. While the drive toward gre...

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Why Smaller Might Be Better for Concentrated Solar Power WHY SMALLER MIGHT BE BETTER FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER

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Nov 11, 2019

Despite its big potential, concentrated solar power remains one of the most expensive mainstream options for generating renewable power. Rather than trying to catch up through technological breakthroughs, however, the CSP industry should turn to lower-hanging fruit. That's the view of Luis Crespo, p...

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How Can We Use Less Fossil Fuels? HOW CAN WE USE LESS FOSSIL FUELS?

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Nov 11, 2019

Analysts say fuel-efficient cars have a substantial effect on reducing the demand for oil. Demographics and driving patterns play a role as well, but automakers continually make vehicles with better fuel efficiency, which results in less reliance on fossil fuels. Also, an analysis published in 2018 ...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions has enabled contact...

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Solar transportation: 4 solar vehicles that are making waves SOLAR TRANSPORTATION: 4 SOLAR VEHICLES THAT ARE MAKING WAVES

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Nov 08, 2019

Interest in solar energy is huge right now, and companies across various industries not just energy are rushing to capitalize on it. This explosion of interest is especially evident in solar transport and as a result, we are currently seeing the introduction of ultra-modern solar vehicles. This blog...

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in California? HOW MUCH DO SOLAR PANELS COST IN CALIFORNIA?

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Nov 05, 2019

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in California? California has the largest population and economy in the United States. It is well known for its abundance of year-round sunshine and its high solar energy consumption rate.1 Unfortunately, the state is also known for having high electricity rates. Throug...

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What Trends are Dominating the Renewable Energy Market in the Final Months of 2019? WHAT TRENDS ARE DOMINATING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET IN THE FINAL MONTHS OF 2019?

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Nov 05, 2019

Renewable energy is becoming a mainstream energy form and a preferred source driven by several market trends. The 3 key elements bringing this about and allowing solar and wind to compete with the more conventional sources on an equal footing are parity, integration and technology. Grid parity happe...

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A Complete Overview of Bifacial Solar Panels: What You Should Know A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF BIFACIAL SOLAR PANELS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Nov 02, 2019

With the limited natural resources present on earth, we have now discovered many ways to produce electricity without burning out these resources. From HEP dams to windmills, there are many alternative methods or renewable sources available for power production today. One of these ways is using bifac...

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How nuclear power will drive our energy future HOW NUCLEAR POWER WILL DRIVE OUR ENERGY FUTURE

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Nov 02, 2019

Think of nuclear power and you may imagine the worst — atomic bombs, reactors melting down and radioactive waste. But while its history is checkered, nuclear energy mostly operates out of sight, generating about 10% of the world’s total electricity and 29% of the world’s low-carbon power. Nuclear r...

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Solar power and big batteries pose threat to natural gas’s future SOLAR POWER AND BIG BATTERIES POSE THREAT TO NATURAL GAS’S FUTURE

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Nov 01, 2019

King Coal is a dead man walking, battery storage is on the move, and natural gas’s future in the electricity business could be meteoric. The latest data portends a radical revolution in how the U.S. generates power. In even the most optimistic case for fossil fuels, new technologies can and will sla...

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Can Wind Power Provide More Electricity than the World Needs? CAN WIND POWER PROVIDE MORE ELECTRICITY THAN THE WORLD NEEDS?

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Nov 01, 2019

The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that power supplies from turbines are set to be the next great energy revolution. Although wind power only accounts for 0.3% of the world’s energy currently it is thought that as costs fall and green policies rise that it will grow into a trillion-dolla...

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Carbon Pricing to Facilitate NYISO’s Clean Energy Transition CARBON PRICING TO FACILITATE NYISO’S CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION

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Oct 31, 2019

A recent study by the Analysis Group found that implementing a carbon pricing model is the most effective and powerful way to combat global warming and reduce air pollution. Back in June of this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo implemented the new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act ...

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New Jersey is home to the country’s largest floating solar array NEW JERSEY IS HOME TO THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR ARRAY

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Oct 31, 2019

Ciel & Terre USA, floating solar power systems providers, in conjunction with Solar Renewable Energy and RETTEW are pleased to announce the completion of its Hydrelio floating solar solution for a 4.4.-MW floating array on the town of Sayreville, New Jersey’s pre-treatment water storage pond. This r...

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Do we need carbon taxes in an era of cheap renewables? DO WE NEED CARBON TAXES IN AN ERA OF CHEAP RENEWABLES?

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Oct 31, 2019

There is a growing consensus that the energy transition requires high carbon prices to succeed. But if wind and solar continues to be cheaper than coal- and gas-fired power, won’t the transition happen anyway due to market forces alone? According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena),...

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Can California’s Blackouts Boost Tesla’s V3 Solar Roof? CAN CALIFORNIA’S BLACKOUTS BOOST TESLA’S V3 SOLAR ROOF?

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Oct 31, 2019

In another step to revive its energy business, Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk launched the third version of the company’s Solar Roof tiles last week. So far, Tesla’s Energy segment hasn’t contributed significantly, particularly after its SolarCity acquisition in 2016. California blackouts could support ...

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America’s Largest Floating Solar Project Completed AMERICA’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR PROJECT COMPLETED

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Oct 30, 2019

Floating solar is a new concept and one that could assist in getting solar power to many. In 2018, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) labeled floating solar as a “rapidly emerging technology,” with a corresponding report outlining the potential of the technolog...

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Renewable energy could save us trillions in health costs RENEWABLE ENERGY COULD SAVE US TRILLIONS IN HEALTH COSTS

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Oct 30, 2019

If you’re worried about getting “windmill cancer,” we have some good news for you. According to a new study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters, installing more renewable energy could save the U.S. trillions in health costs. Obviously, renewable energy doesn’t pollute l...

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Renewable Energy Can Help Fight Climate Change – Here’s Where to Install It for Maximum Benefits RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – HERE’S WHERE TO INSTALL IT FOR MAXIMUM BENEFITS

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Oct 29, 2019

A new Harvard study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in the Upper Midwest and solar power should be installed in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. When adjusting for energy produ...

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City moving toward 100% renewable energy goal CITY MOVING TOWARD 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL

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Oct 29, 2019

The Utility Advisory Board’s Oct. 22 draft proposal, “Energy and Utility Policy 2020- 2030,” addresses multiple aspects of renewable resources, i.e., utility efficiency programs and incentives; energy source diversification; a phased-in renewable energy portfolio; usage patterns across residential, ...

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How Machine Learning Could Impact the Future of Renewable Energy HOW MACHINE LEARNING COULD IMPACT THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 28, 2019

More and more cities are looking to go green. And renewable energy is, if current trends hold, the future of the energy industry. But as renewable energy technologies like wind farms are implemented at larger scales than ever, local officials are running into their limitations. The energy production...

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Nuclear power is a reliable resource NUCLEAR POWER IS A RELIABLE RESOURCE

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Oct 28, 2019

It is encouraging when an authoritative energy expert like Professor Nick Butler, who has not been slow to criticise the nuclear industry in the past, declares that the operating lifetime of nuclear plants should be extended to facilitate the energy transition. In doing so he echoes the recommendati...

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San Diego’s Quest to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy Through Community Choice SAN DIEGO’S QUEST TO ACHIEVE 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH COMMUNITY CHOICE

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Oct 24, 2019

Are cities the world’s best hope for combating climate change? Many cities have committed to meeting the Paris Agreement goals. But are those targets translating to action on the ground? In this episode of Political Climate, we look at San Diego’s quest to achieve 100 percent carbon-free electricity...

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Can a New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Help Us Transition to Renewables? CAN A NEW GENERATION OF NUCLEAR REACTORS HELP US TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES?

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Oct 24, 2019

Nuclear power should be accepted as a necessary bridge until we are able to develop technologies that are widely accepted as ethical and practical solutions. You may be a skeptic and deny that the Earth is not warming up because, depending on where you live, the effect may not be noticeable to you. ...

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The future of renewable energy THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 23, 2019

A decade ago, coal and nuclear were the main sources of power, supplemented by gas when grids required extra capacity. Today, all three of these industries remain manual. In many cases, a human presses a physical button for the factory to start. It is a slow process. Since then, renewable energy has...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating with teammates who are in...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NOT in the roo...

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Increasing renewable energy sources does not reduce fossil fuel usage INCREASING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES DOES NOT REDUCE FOSSIL FUEL USAGE

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Oct 22, 2019

With its announcement of plans to become carbon neutral by 2035 and carbon negative by 2050, Finland has marked its intention to become the global leader in environmental protection. Similarly, Sweden hopes to become 100% dependent on renewable energy by 2040. But now that we’re three years into the...

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Why Texas’ First ‘Green Energy City Is Now Suing To Get Out Of Its Solar Contract WHY TEXAS’ FIRST ‘GREEN ENERGY CITY IS NOW SUING TO GET OUT OF ITS SOLAR CONTRACT

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Oct 22, 2019

A few years ago, Georgetown, Texas was held up as an example of an outstanding “green city.” But now, residents face energy price increases, and the city is under scrutiny for entering the volatile solar energy market. In 2017, the city of about 49,000 transitioned to relying entirely on renewable ...

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Solar power predicted to fuel 50% growth in renewable energy SOLAR POWER PREDICTED TO FUEL 50% GROWTH IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 22, 2019

Solar power will fuel growth of 50% in the world's renewable energy capacity during the next five years, according to a report from the International Energy Agency. Developing technology is paving the way for greater reliance on clean energy, according to the Renewables 2019 report by the Internatio...

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How Much U.S. Electricity Will Come From Renewables in 2030? HOW MUCH U.S. ELECTRICITY WILL COME FROM RENEWABLES IN 2030?

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Oct 21, 2019

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) made subtle changes to its outlook for renewable energy in the United States. Using a combination of data from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and its own internal analysis, the company estimates that America could generate 50% of its total electricity from renewab...

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Clean energy is great, but what CLEAN ENERGY IS GREAT, BUT WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO STORE IT?

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Oct 21, 2019

Not only does the world we live in change around us but our knowledge of that world also changes. It took until 1543 when Copernicus published his planetary model with the sun at the centre that people started viewing the planets differently. JJ Thomson proposed a plum pudding model of the atom in 1...

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Florida leading in sustainability initiatives FLORIDA LEADING IN SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

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Oct 20, 2019

The Tampa Electric Company (TECO) is set to begin production on two solar energy projects that are expected to finish sometime next year. Hillsborough County is taking an important step toward diversifying their sources of energy production, bringing us ever closer to environmental sustainability. ...

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Choosing the Right Energy Storage Solution for a Solar Panel Installation CHOOSING THE RIGHT ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTION FOR A SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION

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Oct 20, 2019

When considering the switch to solar power, it’s important to consider your options for energy storage. This vital component allows you to optimize your solar power unit and enjoy steady, reliable energy harnessed from the sun. There will be several technical specifications for any storage solution ...

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How Nuclear Power Will Impact NJ’s Clean Energy Future HOW NUCLEAR POWER WILL IMPACT NJ’S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Oct 18, 2019

One of the big unanswered policy questions as state officials finalize a new energy master plan (EMP) is how big a factor nuclear power will play in meeting New Jersey’s future energy needs. It is an issue that sparked widely varying views in written comments to the state Board of Public Utilities, ...

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How the U.S. power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind HOW THE U.S. POWER GRID IS EVOLVING TO HANDLE SOLAR AND WIND

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Oct 16, 2019

Renewable energy is on the rise. Roughly 15 percent of the electricity generated in the United States comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass, amounting to 64 million of the 411 million megawatt-hours (MWH) of total electricity generated in July, accordin...

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Will solar be part of WILL SOLAR BE PART OF 'POWERING THE FUTURE'?

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Oct 15, 2019

As we consider how Saskatchewan is going to provide for its future energy needs, it’s important to first look back. SaskPower has been providing safe, reliable power to the people and businesses of our province for the last 90 years, and we should all be extremely thankful for that. Providing afford...

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The Path to 100% Renewable Power Is Looking More Achievable THE PATH TO 100% RENEWABLE POWER IS LOOKING MORE ACHIEVABLE

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Oct 15, 2019

Electricity generation is the largest single contributor to the carbon emissions that are warming the planet. It accounts for 42% of global emissions, and that share is likely to grow as transportation increasingly is powered by batteries instead of oil. As countries announce ambitious plans to wean...

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Is Your Energy Source Sustainable? How To Find Out IS YOUR ENERGY SOURCE SUSTAINABLE? HOW TO FIND OUT

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Oct 14, 2019

Finding out the sustainability of your energy source depends on the generation activities of your energy supplier. This may sound overwhelming, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Profiler tool allows you to quickly check how clean your electricity is. Simply enter your ZIP code and...

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How geothermal energy balances the renewable portfolio in California HOW GEOTHERMAL ENERGY BALANCES THE RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO IN CALIFORNIA

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Oct 14, 2019

California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and wind are now less expensive than new gas plants, and far less e...

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One Step Closer to Becoming Solar Energy Leader ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING SOLAR ENERGY LEADER

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Oct 11, 2019

A settlement agreement filed at the Florida Public Service Commission on the SolarTogether community solar program will, if approved, allow all FPL customers - including low-income - to participate in the largest community solar program in the US and help catapult Florida to the number two spot in t...

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How Solar Panels Results in More Productivity in Agricultural Land? HOW SOLAR PANELS RESULTS IN MORE PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURAL LAND?

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Oct 10, 2019

Solar energy utilizes various technologies to generate electricity. Most homes or businesses fix photovoltaic panels to intercept light from the sun. On the other hand, large solar units use lenses and mirrors to focus on tiny areas, thus converting tremendous heat into electricity. Such technologie...

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Software Is Changing The Solar Power Industry: Here’s 5 Reasons Why SOFTWARE IS CHANGING THE SOLAR POWER INDUSTRY: HERE’S 5 REASONS WHY

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Oct 10, 2019

Managing and controlling energy by monitoring energy consuming devices can be a daunting task since one will be required to manually pinpoint these devices and design ways of minimizing their energy consumption. The good thing is the fact that with advanced technology, companies have embarked on an ...

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How Much Electricity Does A Solar Panel Produce? HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY DOES A SOLAR PANEL PRODUCE?

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Oct 10, 2019

While how much one panel produces depends on a few factors (we’ll go over that in a little bit), even giving a general answer comes down to the panel you chose. Each solar panel is tested by its manufacturer to determine how much electricity it will produce in the best-case scenario, or peak sun (al...

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Leveraging Biofuels for a Cleaner Mobility Future LEVERAGING BIOFUELS FOR A CLEANER MOBILITY FUTURE

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Oct 10, 2019

Biofuels are critical to our energy future. No matter how far electric vehicles come in the next 25 years, the internal combustion engines of today will continue to be a big part of our transportation reality. The only way to continue to move forward with a newer, cleaner mobility future is to inclu...

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What is Green Energy? WHAT IS GREEN ENERGY?

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Oct 10, 2019

Energy is an everyday necessity, but how we choose to get it can cause more harm than the good it supplies. That’s why fossil fuels and clean energy have been a topic of debate for some time. Most people know that green energy is a more favored solution when it comes to helping our planet, but knowi...

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Why nuclear-powered energy is currently the truly green option WHY NUCLEAR-POWERED ENERGY IS CURRENTLY THE TRULY GREEN OPTION

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Oct 09, 2019

Nuclear power is being phased out globally. This is an ecological disaster. In 1993, 17 per cent of global electricity was generated by nuclear power. Today it is just 11 per cent, despite becoming safer and more efficient. Germany is the latest to turn against nuclear energy. In 2011, Germany decid...

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Sustainability in solar SUSTAINABILITY IN SOLAR

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Oct 09, 2019

“Compared to any conventional energy generation source, solar shows clear benefits in numerous dimensions – not only in terms of cost and flexibility in fighting climate change, but also in terms of environmental footprint at large,” writes Raffaele Rossi, Policy Analyst at SolarPower Europe It is n...

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Is nuclear power the future of green energy? IS NUCLEAR POWER THE FUTURE OF GREEN ENERGY?

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Oct 08, 2019

It’s tempting to think that economic growth makes climate change inevitable, and that the only solution is to back off before nature loses all patience and does to us what it did to the Bahamas. Total energy use in America has been flat for about ten years — our carbon emissions are declining,” he n...

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Can We Really Reach These Big Green Goals? CAN WE REALLY REACH THESE BIG GREEN GOALS?

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Oct 08, 2019

How fast the US adopts renewable energy and electric vehicles is likely to influence microgrid growth. So where are renewables and EVs heading? Are the big goals we hear about just aspiration or are they destination? Hawaii, Maine, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are pursuing 100% renewables. A...

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What Are the Costs and Values of Wind and Solar Power? How Are They Changing? WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND VALUES OF WIND AND SOLAR POWER? HOW ARE THEY CHANGING?

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Oct 08, 2019

Recent US market data for wind and solar power appear to show strong prospects for both technologies. 41.8 GW of wind capacity is either under construction or in advanced development, and the contracted pipeline for utility-scale solar projects has reached 37.9 GW. These are record levels, indicatin...

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What are solar storage batteries and how can I use them? WHAT ARE SOLAR STORAGE BATTERIES AND HOW CAN I USE THEM?

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Oct 07, 2019

These are just some of the many and completely valid reasons why a consumer might have chosen not to install a solar pv system in the past. Now though, there are no such excuses not to save your home or business thousands of pounds, and contribute towards a cleaner, greener environment. Recent adva...

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AI-POWERED REINFORCEMENT LEARNING TRANSFORMING ENERGY AND RENEWABLES SPACE AI-POWERED REINFORCEMENT LEARNING TRANSFORMING ENERGY AND RENEWABLES SPACE

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Oct 05, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has created a great hype in recent years. In some industries it is living up to it but its deployment in certain industries has been less touted. As it stands now, AI algorithms fuel the transport apps like Uber and Waze, digital assistants, commercial flights’ autopilot and ...

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Honda Announces Major Investments in Renewables HONDA ANNOUNCES MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLES

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Oct 04, 2019

Honda Motor Co. announced a major renewable power deal for its manufacturing plants in Ohio, Indiana and Alabama. The automaker said it would acquire the power from wind and solar farms in Oklahoma and Texas, and aim to increase its renewable energy consumption from 21 percent of its current portfol...

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U.S. Manufacturers Are Helping Build Our Clean Energy Future U.S. MANUFACTURERS ARE HELPING BUILD OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Oct 04, 2019

SEIA laid out a bold vision for solar in the 2020s, unveiling the specific steps the industry will need to take for solar to reach 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. We are calling this goal the Solar+ Decade, and to achieve it, we’ll need to add nearly 400 gigawatts (GW) of solar in the ne...

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Is Nuclear Energy Still Viable? IS NUCLEAR ENERGY STILL VIABLE?

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Oct 03, 2019

There are about 450 nuclear reactors in the world. The United States generates the most energy using nuclear power plants followed by France, China, Russia, and South Korea. Nuclear energy supplies about 11 percent of the world's electricity. Nuclear energy is produced by splitting atoms to release ...

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How the U.S. Could Have an All-Renewable Energy Grid HOW THE U.S. COULD HAVE AN ALL-RENEWABLE ENERGY GRID

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Oct 02, 2019

The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything. That m...

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How can switching to renewables improve business? HOW CAN SWITCHING TO RENEWABLES IMPROVE BUSINESS?

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Oct 02, 2019

In 2019 businesses are constantly looking at how they can increase their sustainability in order to boost not only their reputation but their bottom line too. For those that have been drawing from the same source for decades, it can seem inconvenient or unnecessarily costly to make the switch. Howev...

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Can the world run 100% on renewable energy? CAN THE WORLD RUN 100% ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Sep 30, 2019

When it comes to powering the world with only renewable energy, a more convenient question will be; “Will there be enough will to power the world through renewables alone?” We’re actually in the middle of a gold rush because our true gold tends to be the fossil fuels. But by the very nature of fuels...

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Can Growth in Sustainable Energy Reduce Natural Resources Overspend? CAN GROWTH IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REDUCE NATURAL RESOURCES OVERSPEND?

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Sep 30, 2019

Globally, we are consuming resources faster than the Earth can replenish them. If we think of these resources — such as timber, water, and clean air — like an allowance, then we spent our allotment for 2019 on July 29. We are over-fishing, extracting, mining, polluting, depleting, and harvesting res...

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Duke Energy Renewables announces second power purchase agreement for Frontier Windpower II DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES ANNOUNCES SECOND POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR FRONTIER WINDPOWER II

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Sep 29, 2019

Duke Energy Renewables has lined up another major purchaser for energy it will produce through an expansion of its Frontier Windpower project in Kay County. The company announced this week that AT&T has signed a 15-year, 160-megawatt virtual power purchase agreement with it, boosting claims on the a...

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Here’s a Renewable Energy Company Taking on the World HERE’S A RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY TAKING ON THE WORLD

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Sep 29, 2019

Renewable energy. It is on everyone’s hearts and minds. It is the way of the future and it is Northland Power Inc.’s (TSX:NPI) everyday and everything. Northland Power owns and operates renewable facilities that generate 2,014 megawatts of electricity, with an additional 399 megawatts of capacity un...

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How Solar Power Market is Growing Worldwide? HOW SOLAR POWER MARKET IS GROWING WORLDWIDE?

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Sep 26, 2019

The advancements in photovoltaic technology in recent years have boded well for the global solar power market. Growing awareness of the adverse effects of pollution and minimizing greenhouse gases have contributed to the demand for solar power across the world. Furthermore, increasing efforts toward...

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How Hawaii has built momentum to become a renewable energy leader HOW HAWAII HAS BUILT MOMENTUM TO BECOME A RENEWABLE ENERGY LEADER

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Sep 26, 2019

David Bissell’s Toyota Tundra crunches to a stop in the reddish dirt and gravel road as the first heads appear in the grass. A few sheep come into view, but, startled by the trucks, they skitter away through the unruly vegetation surrounding a network of solar panels. After a few moments, they calm ...

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Is This The Next Big Thing In Solar? IS THIS THE NEXT BIG THING IN SOLAR?

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Sep 26, 2019

Solar power installations out in the open are a common sight in many parts of the world, but how about household solar generators? A team of Swedish and Chinese scientists recently reported this might become part of our future after they successfully converted indoor light to electricity using organ...

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Renewable energy advantageous for U.S. RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVANTAGEOUS FOR U.S.

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Sep 25, 2019

Nearly two weeks ago, a pair of oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia were the target of attacks on the Middle Eastern country. Though Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken credit, it is believed that Iran is behind the attacks. The attacks consisted of a small number of drones and cruise missiles t...

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Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate NUCLEAR ENERGY TOO SLOW, TOO EXPENSIVE TO SAVE CLIMATE

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Sep 24, 2019

Nuclear power is losing ground to renewables in terms of both cost and capacity as its reactors are increasingly seen as less economical and slower to reverse carbon emissions, an industry report said. In mid-2019, new wind and solar generators competed efficiently against even existing nuclear pow...

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Solar can cover 20% of US energy needs in the next decade SOLAR CAN COVER 20% OF US ENERGY NEEDS IN THE NEXT DECADE

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Sep 24, 2019

While it may seem like an ambitious and overly lofty plan, leaders in the solar energy industry say they believe a variety of strategies will help get them to their goal of producing 20 percent of the U.S. energy demand in about a decade from now. As of 2018, renewable energy accounted for 17% of en...

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Can nuclear power help save us from climate change? CAN NUCLEAR POWER HELP SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Sep 23, 2019

Globally, nuclear power is on the skids. Its contribution to electricity generation is in a free fall, dropping from a mid-1990s peak of about 18% of worldwide electricity capacity to 10% today, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The agency expects the downward spiral to continue, h...

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Where Is Next for Technology and Renewable Energy? WHERE IS NEXT FOR TECHNOLOGY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Sep 22, 2019

Ahead of the start of weeklong global climate change protests that began on Sept. 20, Amazon, Google, AT&T and other technology companies pledged unprecedented new commitments to renewable energy. And yet, despite criticism regarding a lack of action from employees and students, Amazon, Google and m...

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Can the entire world run on renewables? CAN THE ENTIRE WORLD RUN ON RENEWABLES?

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Sep 22, 2019

The extensive study lays out renewable energy roadmaps – an overview of the mix of resources each individual country needs to transition completely away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It covers 139 countries that are responsible for 99 percent of global carbon emissions. Overall, their analy...

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Where Solar Energy Is Booming in the U.S. WHERE SOLAR ENERGY IS BOOMING IN THE U.S.

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Sep 22, 2019

The solar market has seen ebbs and flows over the past decade, and right now, utility-scale solar appears to be the hottest business in town. As the pipeline grows, developers and solar manufacturers have a lot riding on who is winning projects. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake over the next...

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Duke Energy, American Electric Power Separately Seeking to Go Net-Zero Carbon by 2050 DUKE ENERGY, AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SEPARATELY SEEKING TO GO NET-ZERO CARBON BY 2050

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Sep 19, 2019

Two formidable U.S. coal power generators this week separately revised their carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. Duke Energy announced it would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. American Electric Power (AEP), meanwhile, said it would extend its target from 60% to 70% from 2000 level...

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Clean energy rapidly becoming cheaper than fossil fuels CLEAN ENERGY RAPIDLY BECOMING CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS

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Sep 19, 2019

Renewable energy is rapidly growing cheaper than fossil fuels in more areas of the world — transforming the conversation around switching from environmental benefits to economic gains. Michael Milken, chairman of think tank Milken Institute, told CNBC at the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore...

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The future of sustainability: recycling carbon through the power of the sun THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY: RECYCLING CARBON THROUGH THE POWER OF THE SUN

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Sep 18, 2019

The Trump administration proposed the weakening of vehicle emission regulations, causing concern for climate advocates. This follows its decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, signed in 2015, which sets specific goals to combat climate change and lower carbon emissions globally. The central ...

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Energy efficiency and the fight against climate change ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

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Sep 18, 2019

Investments in renewable energy have exceeded $1 trillion over the past three years. Solar and wind, along with hydro and geothermal systems, are providing low-cost alternatives to fossil fuel-based energy. With the rapid fall in the cost of energy storage, the prospect of transitioning grids to ful...

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Nuclear is safe, perception is the problem NUCLEAR IS SAFE, PERCEPTION IS THE PROBLEM

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Sep 18, 2019

NUCLEAR POWER CAN BE A VIABLE OPTION TO INCLUDE IN THE PHILIPPINES’S ENERGY MIX AS IT IS A SAFE CHOICE IN CONTRAST WITH THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION. This was what Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) Director Carlo Arcilla said during the panel discussion in this year’s Powertrends on Septembe...

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Will Hawaii lead the renewable revolution? WILL HAWAII LEAD THE RENEWABLE REVOLUTION?

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Sep 17, 2019

Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a future free of fossil fuels. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S. David Bissell’s Toyota Tundra crunches to a stop in the reddish dirt and gravel road as th...

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Why Nuclear Could be a Better Clean Energy Source to Meet World’s Energy Needs WHY NUCLEAR COULD BE A BETTER CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE TO MEET WORLD’S ENERGY NEEDS

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Sep 17, 2019

The world’s energy demand is massive. Electricity demands continues to grow, but one billion people still live in the dark. There is a clean substitute that could meet this challenge, which is Nuclear energy. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), in an annual gathering of energy ministers from 26 coun...

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Solar Industry Unsatisfied With Proposed SMART Reforms in Massachusetts SOLAR INDUSTRY UNSATISFIED WITH PROPOSED SMART REFORMS IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Sep 16, 2019

The state plans to expand its solar incentive program by 50 percent. The industry wants more. When Massachusetts launched its latest solar incentive, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART), in November 2018, the industry welcomed it with a deluge of applications. Amid intense developer int...

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Optimizing the Future of Energy With AI OPTIMIZING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY WITH AI

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Sep 15, 2019

As global energy demands increase at exponential rates, many scientists have started turning to renewable energy sources as a feasible and reliable alternative to fossil fuels and other conventional sources that continue to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Although over the years renewa...

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How America Thwarted a Giant ‘Extension Cord’ for Renewables HOW AMERICA THWARTED A GIANT ‘EXTENSION CORD’ FOR RENEWABLES

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Sep 13, 2019

America is a place where if you can dream something — no matter how big or ambitious — you can do it. Unless you’re trying to string 700 miles of high-voltage transmission lines to bring wind power from Oklahoma to Tennessee. Our guest this week is Russell Gold, author of a new book about the saga...

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What’s the Right Balance of Energy, Security and Sustainability? WHAT’S THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ENERGY, SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY?

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Sep 12, 2019

An energy transition is unfolding around the world. In efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution, governments are installing increasing amounts of wind and solar. Since 2000, renewable installations in the power sector have risen from 20 GW per year to around 160 GW per year and n...

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California’s initiatives to overcome its challenges in the sun CALIFORNIA’S INITIATIVES TO OVERCOME ITS CHALLENGES IN THE SUN

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Sep 11, 2019

California is embracing energy storage as a reliability solution for an electrical grid that’s adopting more renewable, intermittent generation. Public agencies such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have set ambitious energy storage targets while companies across the state are develo...

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Another Huge Renewable Energy Park Proposed For South Australia ANOTHER HUGE RENEWABLE ENERGY PARK PROPOSED FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Sep 11, 2019

The Adelaide Advertiser reports (paywall) French company Neoen will announce “Goyder South”, which is to be constructed in the Burra region. The Advertiser states the total project involves 1200MW of wind power, 600MW of solar energy capacity and 900MW of battery storage. The first stage will be one...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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Solar power to be world’s largest power source by 2035 SOLAR POWER TO BE WORLD’S LARGEST POWER SOURCE BY 2035

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Sep 10, 2019

Solar power is set to become the world’s largest source of power by 2035 as the cost of renewables falls, a new report has found. Publishing its fourth annual analysis of global energy trends, the renewable energy company Statkraft said that solar PV is already the world’s fastest-growing energy sou...

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Why Floating Solar Is Essential For Our Future WHY FLOATING SOLAR IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR FUTURE

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Sep 09, 2019

Solar power is already an important energy source and this will only continue to grow in popularity. With the introduction of floating solar now commonly being used to create solar farms, this demonstrates how much we could rely on floating solar in the future. Our blog looks into why floating solar...

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What to do about Massachusetts’ Sputtering Solar Market? WHAT TO DO ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS’ SPUTTERING SOLAR MARKET?

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Sep 09, 2019

With solar installations down dramatically in Massachusetts, a national advocacy group is calling for the state to triple its solar energy target to 4,800 MW. In a new report, Vote Solar says that the policy change is crucial if the state expects to meet its clean energy goals and generate solar job...

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How to profit from green energy, reducing waste and boosting recycling HOW TO PROFIT FROM GREEN ENERGY, REDUCING WASTE AND BOOSTING RECYCLING

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Sep 05, 2019

The desire to look after the planet better has led to a huge rise in interest in drawing more of the energy we use from renewable and less polluting sources. Yet, for investors this presents a conundrum. The old energy sector - represented by oil, gas, coal and electricity – has been a rich source ...

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THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES INTO OFF-GRID POWER SYSTEMS THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES INTO OFF-GRID POWER SYSTEMS

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Sep 04, 2019

Off-grid power systems in remote areas generate most of their electricity from fossil fuels. However, these fuels are expensive and have a very negative impact on the environment. Integrating renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, is an environmentally-friendly solution to the energy n...

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Why Australia Is About to Beat Its Renewable Energy Target WHY AUSTRALIA IS ABOUT TO BEAT ITS RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET

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Sep 04, 2019

Australia is about to meet its renewable energy goals at lightning speed. The Clean Energy Regulator, the government body responsible for overseeing the targets, announced Wednesday that it has given the thumbs-up to enough energy capacity to meet its target for large-scale grid projects. The goal w...

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Why California May Go Nuclear WHY CALIFORNIA MAY GO NUCLEAR

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Sep 04, 2019

A California state legislator introduced an amendment to the state’s constitution that would classify nuclear energy as “renewable.” If the amendment passes, it would likely result in the continued operation of the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, well past 2025, its current closure date....

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Could Renewable and Nuclear Energy Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change? COULD RENEWABLE AND NUCLEAR ENERGY BE THE KEY TO FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Sep 03, 2019

One reason nuclear energy is less popular than other forms of energy, Poneman says, is because a country building a nuclear reactor must enter a 100-year customer relationship with a separate country that enriches uranium or it must enrich its own uranium. An Assured Nuclear Fuel Services Initiative...

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How renewables, natural gas and flat demand led to a drop in CO2 emissions from the U.S. power sector HOW RENEWABLES, NATURAL GAS AND FLAT DEMAND LED TO A DROP IN CO2 EMISSIONS FROM THE U.S. POWER SECTOR

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Sep 03, 2019

Decarbonizing the power sector in the United States will be critical to achieving the goal of a 100% clean economy by 2050 – especially since reaching “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions across the economy means that other energy-using sectors such as buildings and transport will increasingly need t...

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Can Technology Drive Sustainability? CAN TECHNOLOGY DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY?

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Sep 02, 2019

Fortunately, demand for sustainable technology is providing incentives to organizations working on a host of new technologies that promise to create a more sustainable future. Here are some of the technologies under heavy development to keep an eye on. Carbon dioxide has been identified as the prima...

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USC To Save $100 Million With Solar + Energy Storage USC TO SAVE $100 MILLION WITH SOLAR + ENERGY STORAGE

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Aug 30, 2019

Queensland Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham “flicked the switch” on the University of the Sunshine Coast’s major solar and energy storage rollout yesterday – a project set to save USC a big bundle of bucks. 6,000 solar panels have been installed across the USC campus at Sippy Downs, with a collecti...

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How Smart Grid Technology Is Driving Renewable Energy HOW SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY IS DRIVING RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 29, 2019

The concept of smart grid technology is contributing to the rise in renewable energy as grid integration becomes a key component in making that happen. Renewable energy, whether produced by regional utilities or self-contained enterprises, is thriving, and IoT infrastructure and related technologies...

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What Would Happen if the World Actually Ran on Renewable Energy? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE WORLD ACTUALLY RAN ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Aug 28, 2019

The main solution to climate change is well known — stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything. That m...

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States March toward 100% Clean Energy–Who’s Next? STATES MARCH TOWARD 100% CLEAN ENERGY–WHO’S NEXT?

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Aug 28, 2019

One year ago this week, the California legislature passed landmark legislation committing the state’s power providers to supplying 60% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and setting a target of 100% clean, or carbon-free, power by mid century. It was a bold action that significantly ...

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Florida lawmakers try again for 100-percent clean energy by 2050 FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TRY AGAIN FOR 100-PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050

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Aug 27, 2019

The Amazon is burning, Trump skipped out on the G7 climate change meeting, and the rise in global temperatures is helping a flesh-eating bacteria spread. All in all, not a great week for planet Earth. As legislators try to combat climate change on a global and national scale, Florida lawmakers are...

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Researchers Develop A Better Way To Harness The Power Of Solar Panels RESEARCHERS DEVELOP A BETTER WAY TO HARNESS THE POWER OF SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 27, 2019

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being w...

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Solar power could replace all US hydro dams using ‘just 13% of the space’ SOLAR POWER COULD REPLACE ALL US HYDRO DAMS USING ‘JUST 13% OF THE SPACE’

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Aug 26, 2019

Banks of solar panels would be able to replace every electricity-producing dam in the US using just 13% of the space, according to a new study. The researchers say this “surprisingly modest” figure provides a “tantalising” vision of what could be achieved if the nation phased out a power source that...

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Unlocking Renewable Energy for All UNLOCKING RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

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Aug 26, 2019

When I joined Google, in 2007, wind and solar were still nascent technologies, often too expensive to make business sense for most companies. Today, though, we’re living in a whole different world. Clean energy is outcompeting fossil fuels on grids around the globe and companies and organizations ar...

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Offshore wind farm to be built in Massachusetts OFFSHORE WIND FARM TO BE BUILT IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Aug 22, 2019

Vineyard Wind have announced that company shareholders have affirmed a commitment to deliver a proposed 800 MW wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts, albeit with a delayed project schedule. This decision follows the 9 August determination by the US Department of the Interior (DOI) to significant...

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Storage developer buys into Texas wind STORAGE DEVELOPER BUYS INTO TEXAS WIND

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Aug 22, 2019

The portfolio of projects has been acquired from Exelon, a Fortune 100 company deeply involved in conventional energy, especially nuclear, and which is divesting from some of its renewable projects. Glidepath says it will be able to optimise the performance of the wind facilities with on-site batte...

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Why Warm Weather Is Bad For Solar Panels WHY WARM WEATHER IS BAD FOR SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 22, 2019

Solar power has emerged as the dominant renewable source of energy in many places with a lot of sunny days during any given year. One would think solar would flourish even more spectacularly as the Earth warms—which is what all reports on the topic warn about—but, according to a new study, one would...

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Renewable electricity is the solution to the climate crisis RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY IS THE SOLUTION TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

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Aug 21, 2019

This year at Doane, the Climate Reality Project Campus Corps of Doane University are working to help Doane commit to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030. There are a number of benefits to pursuing this: lower costs, lower environmental impact, first in the state, etc. Doane was not only the first sch...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple language...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. You are one ...

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Wind And Solar Gaining Edge Over Natural Gas WIND AND SOLAR GAINING EDGE OVER NATURAL GAS

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Aug 20, 2019

A new U.S. Dept. of Energy study shows that the cost of generating more power through wind turbines is cheaper now than buying fuel at an expected price from an equivalent natural gas plant. That means wind will become even more competitive in capturing more power capacity in coming years with natur...

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What commercial solar project managers need to know to add storage to their offerings WHAT COMMERCIAL SOLAR PROJECT MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW TO ADD STORAGE TO THEIR OFFERINGS

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Aug 20, 2019

With many solar companies getting involved in storage projects, it is crucial that the project team understands the differences between the two technologies. Good project managers use their previous solar experience to anticipate risks that could derail their commercial solar-plus-storage budgets an...

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Why We Still Need the Solar ITC WHY WE STILL NEED THE SOLAR ITC

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Aug 20, 2019

The solar ITC currently calls for a 30 percent tax credit for installed solar systems. However, it is scheduled to step down to 26 percent next year. The ITC will then fall to 22 percent in 2021, and permanently go down to 10 percent for commercial and zero percent for residential in 2022. The reduc...

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Wind, Solar & Garbage-to-Energy on Maui? WIND, SOLAR & GARBAGE-TO-ENERGY ON MAUI?

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Aug 19, 2019

Wind and solar energy combined with storage are the cheapest forms of electricity in Hawai`i. There have been efforts to diversify the renewable energy mix by adding a garbage-to-energy facility on Maui and a forest-to-energy facility on the Big Island. Anaergia, a subsidiary UTS Bioenergy, sought t...

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Indonesia should put more energy into renewable power INDONESIA SHOULD PUT MORE ENERGY INTO RENEWABLE POWER

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Aug 19, 2019

Air pollution is worsening in Jakarta and West Java, while tens of millions of people experienced a day-long blackout earlier this month after gas-powered electricity generators failed and significant proportions of eastern Indonesia have do not have reliable power supplies. So why does Indonesia re...

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Time to move away from Natural Gas - Let’s embrace new and existing renewable energy technologies TIME TO MOVE AWAY FROM NATURAL GAS - LET’S EMBRACE NEW AND EXISTING RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

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Aug 19, 2019

I believe that we can significantly reduce our reliance on natural gas by utilising the renewable energy technologies that we already have. Traditionally the problem with renewables has been around intermittency, output and cost. They have been unable to produce electricity consistently for long per...

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Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource OFFSHORE WIND POWERS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW OCEAN ENERGY RESOURCE

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Aug 16, 2019

Interest in offshore wind has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project. States up and down the East Coast have made big commitments to offshore wind, and there are intriguing projects in the works off California’s coast and the Great La...

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Wyoming wind farm using more efficient turbines WYOMING WIND FARM USING MORE EFFICIENT TURBINES

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Aug 15, 2019

Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland, Oregon-based Pacif...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the Guinn...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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Can Nuclear Power Be Saved? CAN NUCLEAR POWER BE SAVED?

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Aug 14, 2019

Whither nuclear power? That question has become more important as energy policies evolve to emphasize emissions-free “green” energy and an increased electrification of the U.S. economy. Some environmentalists consider nuclear power to be crucial to reducing carbon emissions; others continue to vehem...

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Solar Panel Maintenance: How to Maximise Your Green Energy SOLAR PANEL MAINTENANCE: HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR GREEN ENERGY

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Aug 13, 2019

July saw Edinburgh’s hottest ever day on record. As evidence of climate change increases at an alarming rate, using clean energy sources -like solar panels – is more critical than ever. And solar panel maintenance enables you to maximise your output of that green energy. Last month’s record-breaking...

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ARE SOLAR ENERGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS LOSING POWER? ARE SOLAR ENERGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS LOSING POWER?

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Aug 13, 2019

Solar energy – that perpetual, inexhaustible power source – has been harnessed and used by us to provide heating and cooling in our homes, offices and schools for decades; and, as an alternative to fossil fuels, it has become a potent symbol of conservation. Corralling and using solar energy commerc...

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How Organic Valley Achieved 100 Percent Renewable Energy HOW ORGANIC VALLEY ACHIEVED 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 13, 2019

Tariffs imposed in 2018 have created uncertainty and job losses in the solar industry. While challenging, the silver lining is that the looming threat of more tariffs has inspired companies, states, and businesses to innovate in order to continue to shift the U.S. energy system toward more renewable...

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How the future is shaping up for the renewable energy market HOW THE FUTURE IS SHAPING UP FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET

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Aug 12, 2019

The renewable energy market could witness tremendous growth in the coming years as new technologies boost efficiency while adoption continues to grow. New technologies are improving electric power generation from renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Meanwhile, emerging markets, especially d...

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Global renewable energy investment is slowing down. Should we worry? GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT IS SLOWING DOWN. SHOULD WE WORRY?

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Aug 09, 2019

Investment in renewable energy around the world is entering a new phase that will require governments and the private sector to re-think the way they develop projects. For the last decade, renewable energy such as solar power and onshore wind has been playing a key role in providing energy access as...

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San Jose Clean Energy, EDP Renewables sign large solar-plus-storage PPA SAN JOSE CLEAN ENERGY, EDP RENEWABLES SIGN LARGE SOLAR-PLUS-STORAGE PPA

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Aug 08, 2019

San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 100 megawatts of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project...

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Another Sewage Treatment Facility Turns To Solar Energy ANOTHER SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY TURNS TO SOLAR ENERGY

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Aug 08, 2019

Queensland’s Unitywater has installed solar panels at its Kenilworth sewage treatment plant and added another interesting green feature. The plant is situated near the small town of Kenilworth in the Mary Valley area of the Sunshine Coast. As far as commercial solar power systems go, the Kenilworth ...

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Offshore wind faces challenges OFFSHORE WIND FACES CHALLENGES

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Aug 07, 2019

The offshore wind energy revolution has arrived on American shores. In a relatively short period of time, East Coast states are breaking offshore wind records as they compete with each other over wind power. A recent report, though, by the Business Network for Offshore Wind finds that industry chall...

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How many peak sun hours do solar panels need? HOW MANY PEAK SUN HOURS DO SOLAR PANELS NEED?

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Aug 07, 2019

If you're considering purchasing solar panels for your home, you are probably wondering whether or not you receive enough sunlight where you live. You may have also heard that it's not just the total amount of sunlight, but the 'peak sun hours' you get that is a key criterion. In this blog, we expla...

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Shell considers solar panels to power Singapore refinery site SHELL CONSIDERS SOLAR PANELS TO POWER SINGAPORE REFINERY SITE

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Aug 06, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is considering to install solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. “We are exploring the potential of installing solar panels at our Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site,” she said, without providing further detai...

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Colombia’s Biggest Wind Power Portfolio to be Purchased by AES Colombia COLOMBIA’S BIGGEST WIND POWER PORTFOLIO TO BE PURCHASED BY AES COLOMBIA

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Aug 06, 2019

Currently owned by Colwind SA, the Jemeiwaa Kai complex consists of five wind farms: Apotolorru, Carrizal, Casa Eléctrica, Irraipa and Jotomana. The five wind farms have a combined power output of almost 650 MW. Currently in the development phase, the farms are candidates to take part in Colombia’s ...

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Renewables to be 65% of Ireland’s installed capacity by 2030 RENEWABLES TO BE 65% OF IRELAND’S INSTALLED CAPACITY BY 2030

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Aug 06, 2019

Renewable energy (excluding hydropower) is set to account for 65% of the total installed capacity in Ireland in 2030, according to a recent report Ireland Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2019 – Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics com...

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Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry? WHY SOLAR POWER, WIND ENERGY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES WILL BE THE DEATH OF THE OIL INDUSTRY?

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Aug 05, 2019

Oil will have to fall to between US $ 9-US $ 10 a barrel in the long term for gasoline to remain competitive with respect to clean energy for transportation, and US $ 17-US $ 19 per barrel for diesel, according to Mark Lewis, director global sustainability analysis in the asset management unit of BN...

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Organic Valley secures 100% renewable power ORGANIC VALLEY SECURES 100% RENEWABLE POWER

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Aug 05, 2019

The cooperative of organic farmers set a commitment in 2017 to reach 100% renewable power, and celebrated reaching the goal on August 1. The new facilities total 12.67 MWdc (megawatts direct current), and are a part of the Butter Solar Portfolio. Organic Valley collaborated with OneEnergy Renewables...

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Renewable Energy Sources: Can They Really Compete Without Subsidies? RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES: CAN THEY REALLY COMPETE WITHOUT SUBSIDIES?

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Aug 04, 2019

As the seriousness of the climate crisis and the dangers of fossil fuels become more well-known, the natural push has been towards energy sources that are clean and carbon-free. Renewable energy, including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and more, are often the solution that gets touted as nece...

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To Counteract Trump on Climate, States Set Clean Energy Targets TO COUNTERACT TRUMP ON CLIMATE, STATES SET CLEAN ENERGY TARGETS

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Aug 02, 2019

Wind turbines catch the breeze at a wind farm in Maine. Maine is among the states that this year set ambitious new goals for renewable or zero-carbon electricity. Democratic state lawmakers passed a wave of bills this year they hope will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, eve...

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How American Cities Score on Clean Energy HOW AMERICAN CITIES SCORE ON CLEAN ENERGY

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Aug 01, 2019

Earlier this year, Washington, D.C., approved what was then the most ambitious climate bill in the nation, requiring utility providers to switch to 100 percent renewable energy by 2032. Boston, meanwhile, continued pushing its stringent energy-disclosure ordinance, which since 2013 has required owne...

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How the sun can work for manufacturers with solar panels HOW THE SUN CAN WORK FOR MANUFACTURERS WITH SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 01, 2019

The forecast of possible 100-degree days in mid-July in the Chicago area might have been more newsworthy but for the fact that successive days of more than 90-degree temperatures is plenty hot enough already. At some point it doesn’t matter much anymore. Of course, working in the heat is much differ...

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New York’s Green New Deal NEW YORK’S GREEN NEW DEAL

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Jul 31, 2019

New York is the fourth most populous state in the US and its third-largest economy. Now it is poised to adopt the country’s most ambitious climate targets, including 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 and economy-wide, net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Climate Leadership and Community ...

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Is Doomsday Nearing for Australia’s Renewable Energy? IS DOOMSDAY NEARING FOR AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Jul 31, 2019

In the recent article on the Australian Renewable Energy space, we have stated that the current Morrison government is optimistic towards Australia’s successful transition into becoming the new energy future. The knockout Underwriting New Generation Investments Program has been thriving towards achi...

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Is It A Good Idea To Buy Used Solar Panels? IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO BUY USED SOLAR PANELS?

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Jul 30, 2019

Discarded photovoltaic panels pose a quandary for waste managers because they contain both low levels of toxic heavy metals, and valuable elements like silver and tellurium, so they probably shouldn’t just go into a landfill with ordinary refuse like diapers and styrofoam. And as residential panels ...

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Should Tesla Give Up On Solar? SHOULD TESLA GIVE UP ON SOLAR?

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Jul 30, 2019

When earlier this year Wood Mackenzie reported Tesla’s share of the solar installations market had fallen to just 6.3 percent during the first quarter, it was a bright red flag. Now, there is another one: Tesla’s solar installations for the second quarter fell to an all-time low of 29 MW. Bloomberg’...

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Where is the utility scale solar in PA? WHERE IS THE UTILITY SCALE SOLAR IN PA?

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Jul 30, 2019

Pennsylvania is and always has been a powerhouse–literally–in terms of energy production. But when it comes to solar energy, Pennsylvania is lagging significantly behind some of our neighboring states, most notably New Jersey. This is not due to a lack of natural resources—since Pennsylvania has a...

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Solar Panels Powering Penguin Parade Visitor Centre SOLAR PANELS POWERING PENGUIN PARADE VISITOR CENTRE

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Jul 30, 2019

A new $58.2 million visitor centre on Victoria’s Phillip Island featuring a large-scale solar panel installation was officially opened last week by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio. The 200kW system was installed by Gipplsand Solar, which...

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When a wind turbine performance upgrade isn’t what it seems WHEN A WIND TURBINE PERFORMANCE UPGRADE ISN’T WHAT IT SEEMS

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Jul 30, 2019

Over the past year, many of our customers have been approached by wind turbine manufacturers offering upgrade packages. Many upgrades are software updates, and some include hardware such as Vortex generators, which are attached to wind turbine blades and aim to improve the power, loads and the servi...

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Why solar power is cheaper than grid WHY SOLAR POWER IS CHEAPER THAN GRID

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Jul 29, 2019

When Mama Sofi came to my office, she seemed to me like any walk-in client interested in a solar appliance. Her nonchalance and calm demeanour did not attract the attention of most client service officers in the showroom. When I met her, her calmness was instantly replaced with a monologue of one an...

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South Australian Renewable Energy Policy Discussion Paper Released SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER RELEASED

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Jul 29, 2019

South Australia’s State Planning Commission has released a discussion paper proposing new planning policies for the state’s large-scale renewable energy sector. SA’s love affair with large-scale renewables shows no signs of cooling off. As we recently mentioned, South Australian Energy Minister Dan ...

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How solar panels can protect dealerships in Canada HOW SOLAR PANELS CAN PROTECT DEALERSHIPS IN CANADA'S HAILSTORM ALLEY

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Jul 29, 2019

In 2015 at his three dealerships in the heart of Alberta’s Hailstorm Alley, Garrett Scott felt Mother Nature’s wrath: 600 vehicles damaged with an average claim of $11,000. “We got clobbered in ’15,” the Red Deer dealer principal said. “Even with the insurance, it still cost me money.” Scott owns ...

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Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future? IS THIS THE SOLAR TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE?

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Jul 29, 2019

While researchers and scientists look at innovative ways to make solar panels more efficient and cost-competitive, others have come up with a solar technology with a bonus—free drinking water. Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have develop...

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YPF LUZ PLANS TO ADD 400 MW OF WIND POWER IN 2020 IN ARGENTINA YPF LUZ PLANS TO ADD 400 MW OF WIND POWER IN 2020 IN ARGENTINA

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Jul 29, 2019

Argentina’s electricity generation company YPF Luz is planning to expand its wind energy production. As per reports, the company will add around 400 MW of wind energy in 2020 in order to serve large private users via long terms contracts. The renewable energy generation company is also assessing a s...

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Construction of Kangnas wind farm in South Africa in good course CONSTRUCTION OF KANGNAS WIND FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA IN GOOD COURSE

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Jul 29, 2019

The construction works on Kangnas wind farm project situated approximately 46 km outside of Springbok, in the Northern Cape’s Nama Khoi Municipal area, South Africa, is moving on swiftly. This after the contractor simultaneously completed the erection of the first of its 61 wind turbines and its fin...

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Victorian Government Releases Final Large-Scale Solar Guideline VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT RELEASES FINAL LARGE-SCALE SOLAR GUIDELINE

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Jul 25, 2019

New planning guidelines for large-scale solar farms in Victoria were released by the Andrews Labor Government yesterday, but they may be still some way off from having teeth. The development of the guidelines was in part triggered by various Victorian councils finding it challenging to arrive at dec...

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How are tariffs impacting the wind energy industry HOW ARE TARIFFS IMPACTING THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Jul 25, 2019

The wind energy industry, and green energy, in general, are growing exponentially as consumers and professionals alike realize the impending threat of climate change is quickly becoming our new reality. Unfortunately, the trade war with China and the threat of tariffs on materials imported from Mexi...

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Can American utilities profit from the energy transition? CAN AMERICAN UTILITIES PROFIT FROM THE ENERGY TRANSITION?

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Jul 25, 2019

It is hard to ignore the wind hurtling across the green expanse of southern Minnesota. On highways, gusts nudge cars. Corn stalks shimmy in the breeze. And towering overhead, white turbines twirl. xcel Energy bought its first wind farm in the state in 2008. The utility’s turbines now stretch to the ...

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How Solar Panels Are Becoming Affordable HOW SOLAR PANELS ARE BECOMING AFFORDABLE

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Jul 25, 2019

Researchers from around the world have been working on solar energy conversion to electricity by photovoltaic panels for decades. Many experts believe that humankind is currently on the brink of a revolution in solar power technology, with perovskites now being used in solar panels alongside convent...

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From fossil fuels to sustainable futures: an (almost) virtuous circle FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: AN (ALMOST) VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

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Jul 25, 2019

Say it loud and clear. The technology is “absolutely there” now for humanity to switch over to using huge amounts of renewable energy, reliably, says Wärtsilä VP for Europe Melle Kruisdijk. Then again, if you’re not reading this site for the very first time, you probably already know that. So why ha...

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Black plastics could create renewable energy BLACK PLASTICS COULD CREATE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jul 24, 2019

Research from Swansea University has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future. While a small proportion of the hundreds of types of plastics can be recyc...

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Why a 100% clean economy is both achievable and necessary WHY A 100% CLEAN ECONOMY IS BOTH ACHIEVABLE AND NECESSARY

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Jul 24, 2019

Demand is building for climate change solutions — driven by stronger storms, raging wildfires, and a rising awareness that our future is at stake. Without action, we face ever-more devastating impacts on our economy, our health and the world we leave our children. The good news is that we can protec...

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Shortlist For Queensland’s Renewables 400 Reverse Auction Announced SHORTLIST FOR QUEENSLAND’S RENEWABLES 400 REVERSE AUCTION ANNOUNCED

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Jul 24, 2019

Queensland Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced this morning CleanCo would commence trading in the national electricity market on October 31 and complete the Government’s Renewables 400 reverse auction. CleanCo is the state’s new publicly-owned low- and zero-emissions focused electricity gene...

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The Real Cost Of Renewables In The U.S. THE REAL COST OF RENEWABLES IN THE U.S.

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Jul 23, 2019

If all goes well, one of California’ large municipally owned electric utilities, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will sign a contract with a combined solar power farm and storage battery operator. This proposed power purchase would provide enough electricity to supply 7% of the...

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Development Application Approved For Pallamana Solar Farm DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION APPROVED FOR PALLAMANA SOLAR FARM

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Jul 23, 2019

It’s been reported the development application for a proposed large-scale solar + storage facility near Murray Bridge in South Australia has been given the thumbs-up. While the SA Planning Portal was indicating RES Australia’s development application for Pallamana Solar Farm was still under assessme...

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Genneia and PAE join in a wind energy project in Argentina GENNEIA AND PAE JOIN IN A WIND ENERGY PROJECT IN ARGENTINA

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Jul 23, 2019

The companies Genneia and Pan American Energy (PAE), two of the largest players in the country’s energy sector, reached an agreement for the joint development of two wind power generation projects near the city of Puerto Madryn in Chubut. The estimated investment will be around US $ 190 million, to ...

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Why Is U.S. Demand For Solar Panels Booming? WHY IS U.S. DEMAND FOR SOLAR PANELS BOOMING?

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Jul 22, 2019

Solar modules prices in the United States have reversed in recent months the trend of steady declines of the past few years, as many U.S. solar companies are hoarding panels to take advantage of the full solar subsidy that is set to step down beginning next year. Due to high demand, the price of s...

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Modernizing New York’s Energy System MODERNIZING NEW YORK’S ENERGY SYSTEM

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Jul 22, 2019

Any reasonably objective observer of the energy business can see the desperate need for change in our energy system. In the past week or so, we’ve seen political instability threaten supplies of oil from the Mideast as Iran seized a British oil tanker. Here in New York City we saw a blackout last we...

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Kenya launches Africa KENYA LAUNCHES AFRICA'S LARGEST WIND FARM

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Jul 22, 2019

Kenya has launched Africa's largest wind farm, a move that should bring the nation closer to its ambitious goal of 100 percent green energy by 2020. Lake Turkana Wind Power includes 365 turbines in northern Kenya near Lake Turkana, a remote area with strong winds. It's estimated to produce about 310...

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Scotland’s wind power can provide energy for ‘millions of homes’ SCOTLAND’S WIND POWER CAN PROVIDE ENERGY FOR ‘MILLIONS OF HOMES’

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Jul 22, 2019

The figures, provided by Weather Energy, show that between January and June wind turbines provided 9,831,320MWh, which is enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47million homes for those six months. In Scotland, there are 2.46 million households and in English local authority areas north of...

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Are we Approaching a Hybrid Solar+Storage Future? ARE WE APPROACHING A HYBRID SOLAR+STORAGE FUTURE?

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Jul 22, 2019

As grid-scale storage continues to grow, most installations are not standalone, but instead are coupled with an adjacent renewable project like solar PV. The wave of hybrid projects is taking the industry by storm - it seems like every week there is a new announcement. However, power grids in most ...

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What does the future hold for solar? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SOLAR?

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Jul 21, 2019

For the Sustainable Living Center, the spring and summer months bring many opportunities to interact with the public at community events. We get many questions on a variety of sustainability topics, and we share information and ideas to, hopefully, inspire and help bring about change. However, quest...

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Clean energy initiatives should be transparent and local CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT AND LOCAL

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Jul 21, 2019

A group that has been trying for years to hijack Ohio tax dollars via the ballot is back, and this time they may manage to get in front of voters. Unfortunately, the latest pitch is, like the previous attempts, a bad one. This time they’re aiming lower, at the city of Columbus’ budget. The group cal...

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GE agrees major wind turbine deals in Turkey GE AGREES MAJOR WIND TURBINE DEALS IN TURKEY

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Jul 19, 2019

The first project in Turkey that GE Renewable Energy announced earlier this month concerns the first order in Turkey for GE’s Cypress platform, the company’s largest onshore wind turbine in the field. GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Borusan EnBW Enerji to provide 27 Cypress units for the 1...

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Expiring U.S. solar subsidy spurs rush for panels EXPIRING U.S. SOLAR SUBSIDY SPURS RUSH FOR PANELS

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Jul 19, 2019

America’s biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or panel prices slide substantially. Duke Energy, 8minute Solar Energy and Shell-backed Silicon Ranch ...

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Inquiry Into Sustainability Of Energy Supply And Resources In NSW INQUIRY INTO SUSTAINABILITY OF ENERGY SUPPLY AND RESOURCES IN NSW

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Jul 19, 2019

A new inquiry by the New South Wales Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee is delving into the economic opportunities for renewables in the state, and how to support communities affected by changing resource markets. Announced on Wednesday by Committee Chair Alex Greenwich MP, th...

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Turkey must move toward clean energy for the future TURKEY MUST MOVE TOWARD CLEAN ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE

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Jul 19, 2019

Turkey must move toward renewable, clean energy sources to help stave off climate change, the country's Chamber of Environmental Engineers chief said on Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Baran Bozoğlu said Turkey relied on fossil fuels for 88 percent of its energy needs....

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The rise of clean energy and the slow, steady death of coal THE RISE OF CLEAN ENERGY AND THE SLOW, STEADY DEATH OF COAL

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Jul 18, 2019

Even with established energy efficiency measures put in place, along with a growing number of customer owned distributed, small-scale renewable energy projects such as residential and commercial solar rooftop systems, electricity demand continues to rise in certain global markets. Over the past few ...

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U.S. solar sector launches lobbying push to preserve key subsidy U.S. SOLAR SECTOR LAUNCHES LOBBYING PUSH TO PRESERVE KEY SUBSIDY

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Jul 18, 2019

The U.S. solar industry on Wednesday kicked off a lobbying push aimed at convincing Congress to extend a generous tax credit for solar energy systems that is set to begin phasing out next year. In a letter sent to congressional lawmakers and signed by more than 900 solar companies, the Solar Energy ...

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Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power? DOES RENEWABLES PIONEER GERMANY RISK RUNNING OUT OF POWER?

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Jul 18, 2019

Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The problem is, say many power producers and grid operators, it may struggle to keep the lights on. The country, the biggest electricity market in the European Union, is abandoning nuclear power by 2022 due to safety con...

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THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER AS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INCREASES SHARE IN GLOBAL ENERGY CAPACITY THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER AS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INCREASES SHARE IN GLOBAL ENERGY CAPACITY

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Jul 17, 2019

Acceptance towards Renewable energy worldwide has created an upheaval in the existing energy industry, giving sustainable energy sector more and more market share every year. Last year global Renewable energy growth was phenomenal, which showcased 171 GW of new capacity addition. Although, last year...

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​Scotland is generating so much wind energy, it could power all its homes twice ​SCOTLAND IS GENERATING SO MUCH WIND ENERGY, IT COULD POWER ALL ITS HOMES TWICE

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Jul 17, 2019

Scotland's wind turbines have generated enough electricity this year to power all of its homes twice over, according to Weather Energy. In the first half of 2019, Scotland's wind turbines produced more than 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity, which is about enough to power 4.47 million homes....

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Another Green Light For South Fremantle Solar Farm ANOTHER GREEN LIGHT FOR SOUTH FREMANTLE SOLAR FARM

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Jul 16, 2019

The construction of a large-scale urban solar farm in the Perth suburb of South Fremantle has again edged towards becoming a reality. The site for the proposed solar farm is the former South Fremantle tip, which operated between 1930 and 1991. All sorts of waste items were dumped in the landfill dur...

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How Much Power Does a Solar Panel Produce HOW MUCH POWER DOES A SOLAR PANEL PRODUCE

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Jul 16, 2019

To understand how much solar power is produced per square foot it’s helpful to know what solar panels are made of. SunPower® solar panels are the most efficient you can buy.1 Our Maxeon® solar cell technology combines a strong copper backing with ultra-pure silicon and a light-trapping glass surfa...

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What’s Behind The Drop In Renewable Spending? WHAT’S BEHIND THE DROP IN RENEWABLE SPENDING?

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Jul 16, 2019

A marked decline in spending on renewable energy projects during the first half of the year has suggested that wind and solar have yet to become fully competitive with fossil fuel power generation despite the wealth of reports saying they already are cheaper in some parts of the world. BloombergNEF...

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Togo to develop 90MW solar power plants TOGO TO DEVELOP 90MW SOLAR POWER PLANTS

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Jul 16, 2019

The government of Togo has signed an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop 90MW of solar power plants in the West African country. The agreement falls under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar program which provides a set of services including technical assistance, insuran...

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How community solar is shining a light for a local, green energy system HOW COMMUNITY SOLAR IS SHINING A LIGHT FOR A LOCAL, GREEN ENERGY SYSTEM

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Jul 16, 2019

We’ve just finished a fantastic two weeks’ celebrating all things community energy across Community Energy Fortnight, with innovation, collaboration and resilience consistent themes emerging from the many debates, discussions and panels at events across the UK. The positivity from the sector is welc...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecting and...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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A New Dawn for Wind Energy Infrastructure After the Production Tax Credit Sunset A NEW DAWN FOR WIND ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AFTER THE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT SUNSET

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Jul 15, 2019

The wind industry is approaching the end of its federal financial support. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), which was designed to drive investment by providing reductions in tax liability for renewable energy producers, is set to expire for large wind facilities at the end of this year, meaning that...

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How does solar on capped landfills work? HOW DOES SOLAR ON CAPPED LANDFILLS WORK?

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Jul 15, 2019

Modern landfills, whether they are privately owned for-profit entities or operated by local, federal or state governments, are government-regulated, highly controlled environments. Measures are taken to prevent precipitation from seeping through the waste and contaminating the water supply, odors mu...

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Most ‘overlooked’ benefits of solar revealed MOST ‘OVERLOOKED’ BENEFITS OF SOLAR REVEALED

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Jul 15, 2019

These were the findings of a peer-reviewed study in Nature Sustainability that suggests a framework for understanding and quantifying the benefits of solar energy, identifying 20 frequently overlooked advantages. These benefits also include pairing solar panels with native plant restoration and plac...

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GE Renewable Energy to provide 81 wind turbines to Polish wind farm GE RENEWABLE ENERGY TO PROVIDE 81 WIND TURBINES TO POLISH WIND FARM

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Jul 15, 2019

GE Renewable Energy, a division of General Electric, recently announced that it will be providing 81 onshore wind turbines to Potegowo Wind Project. The wind project is located in Slupsk County in Northern Poland with a capacity of 220 MW. Once the project is commissioned, which is a first between P...

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More Solar Energy For Cardinia Shire Council MORE SOLAR ENERGY FOR CARDINIA SHIRE COUNCIL

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Jul 15, 2019

Victoria’s Cardinia Shire Council’s My Place youth centre in Pakenham can look forward to reduced energy costs and emissions through a recently installed solar power system. My Place is a facility designed for use by young people aged 12 to 25. Among the services it offers are free internet access ...

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Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTORS HOLD PROMISE OF CLEAN ENERGY FOR GULF COUNTRIES

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Jul 14, 2019

Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security, was commissioned by the Global Nexus Initiative. This is a project established by the Partnership for Global Security, a Washington DC-based think tank, and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), which repres...

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How renewable energy shift can increase ‘energy poverty’ HOW RENEWABLE ENERGY SHIFT CAN INCREASE ‘ENERGY POVERTY’

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Jul 14, 2019

The world must think more holistically about how it addresses renewable energy as efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but at the expense of increased inequality, warn researchers. The team from Portland State...

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From Disused Office Complex To Seniors’ Village With Solar Power FROM DISUSED OFFICE COMPLEX TO SENIORS’ VILLAGE WITH SOLAR POWER

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Jul 12, 2019

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation announced yesterday it is investing in a seniors’ living project in Canberra with a focus on sustainability. The LDK Greenway Seniors’ Living Village project in Tuggeranong is turning a disused office park into a retirement facility boasting more than 380...

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America wants to extend the lifespans of its nearly 100 nuclear reactors to 80 years AMERICA WANTS TO EXTEND THE LIFESPANS OF ITS NEARLY 100 NUCLEAR REACTORS TO 80 YEARS

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Jul 11, 2019

The United States plans to extend the lifespans of existing nuclear reactors and support new technologies as it seeks to revive an industry seen as crucial to its energy security, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told an International Energy Ag...

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Vicinity Centres Announces Net Zero Carbon Target VICINITY CENTRES ANNOUNCES NET ZERO CARBON TARGET

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Jul 11, 2019

Vicinity Centres has announced a net zero carbon target for its 34 shopping centres across Australia that will be achieved through solar power and energy efficiency. The company says its 2030 net zero carbon aspirations will become the centrepiece of its commitment to long-term sustainability. “As ...

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Australia now has more than 9GW of small scale rooftop solar AUSTRALIA NOW HAS MORE THAN 9GW OF SMALL SCALE ROOFTOP SOLAR

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Jul 11, 2019

Australia has broken through another key milestone in small-scale rooftop solar capacity, with 9GW now installed across the country and the 10GW mark likely to be broken by the end of the calendar year. According to the latest data from Sunwiz, Australia added 156MW of small scale rooftop solar cap...

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China’s Deadly Air Pollution Is Also Costing Billions in Solar Efficiency CHINA’S DEADLY AIR POLLUTION IS ALSO COSTING BILLIONS IN SOLAR EFFICIENCY

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Jul 11, 2019

China is leading the way on renewable energy, having installed half the world's solar panels in 2017. But its transformative economic growth fueled by coal and other fossil fuels and its outsized manufacturing sector have coughed up so much air pollution that it has blocked adequate sunlight from re...

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Is Shale Gas a Sustainable Source of Energy? IS SHALE GAS A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY?

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Jul 10, 2019

Countries’ national interest in the development of and production of gas from unconventional reservoirs is attributable to a number of different reasons excluding employment and capital generation factors. For many European countries, with Poland as a prime example, shale gas exploitation is a way t...

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ABB Getting Out Of Solar Inverters ABB GETTING OUT OF SOLAR INVERTERS

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Jul 10, 2019

ABB acquired its solar inverter business from Power-One back in 2013, so it hasn’t had the line in its stable for very long. But it’s a cutthroat business with shrinking margins and ABB has a target margin corridor of 15-19 percent. ABB says the transaction will enable the company to focus its busin...

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Big Solar Near Bunbury, WA – Benger Solar Farm BIG SOLAR NEAR BUNBURY, WA – BENGER SOLAR FARM

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Jul 10, 2019

Solar energy developer South Energy recently held a community information session regarding its proposed Benger Solar Farm project, which is to be located in WA’s Harvey Shire. Occupying around 187 hectares of land at a site approximately 20 kilometres north-east of Bunbury, Benger Solar Farm has a...

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Can The U.S. Become 50 Percent Renewable By 2030? CAN THE U.S. BECOME 50 PERCENT RENEWABLE BY 2030?

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Jul 10, 2019

This April, in what was potentially a turning point in the trajectory for the United States’ energy industry, renewable resources surpassed coal in the country’s energy mix for the first time ever. According to a report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) says that “renewable sou...

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What Is The Greatest Environmental Hazard For Solar Energy? WHAT IS THE GREATEST ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD FOR SOLAR ENERGY?

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Jul 10, 2019

Solar energy has emerged as the best technology in the world for new energy installations, with rapidly spreading global acceptance driven by mega-programs at ever lower costs. Technology continues to improve the efficiency of solar energy, with the latest double-digit boost coming from bifacial pan...

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A guide for facilities decision-makers on going solar A GUIDE FOR FACILITIES DECISION-MAKERS ON GOING SOLAR

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Jul 09, 2019

Implementing a solar energy project has many legs and can move in many directions. However, guidance, development of the project, the site, and goals need to be set well before actual work can be done. Planning can help a facility carry out the solar implementation project, but facility managers sho...

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The present and future of UK solar power THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF UK SOLAR POWER

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Jul 08, 2019

At first glance, the picture doesn’t appear particularly pretty for solar PV in the UK right now. The highly-successful Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which paid those installing electricity-generating solar panels a rate for both what they generate and put back on the grid, closed to new applicants a...

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Innovation drives recycling of wind turbine blades INNOVATION DRIVES RECYCLING OF WIND TURBINE BLADES

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Jul 08, 2019

According to Evwind news, there is currently 2.5 million tonnes of composite material being used in the wind energy sector with 12,000 wind turbines expected to be decommissioned in the next five years. Therefore, it is imperative that the range of recycling options is advanced and increased to boos...

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Plenty Of Victorian Solar Rebates Still Available (But Not The Right Type) PLENTY OF VICTORIAN SOLAR REBATES STILL AVAILABLE (BUT NOT THE RIGHT TYPE)

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Jul 08, 2019

While Victoria’s solar power rebates are done and dusted for July, the Andrews Government says there are still plenty available for rental properties, solar hot water and battery systems. It’s not much of a distraction from the crisis unfolding for the state’s residential PV sector. Under the second...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business model puts tremendous ...

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Even FERC can’t deny the energy transition EVEN FERC CAN’T DENY THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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Jul 08, 2019

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update provides an interesting snapshot into how the federal government is planning for changes in the U.S. power mix. And while we have in the past noted the wide discrepancy between the document’s “New Generation in S...

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Recycle everything, America—except your nuclear waste RECYCLE EVERYTHING, AMERICA—EXCEPT YOUR NUCLEAR WASTE

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Jul 08, 2019

Americans have come late to the game on responsible consumerism, but they are making up for lost time with a passionate obsession about waste. It’s no coincidence that Fox News, CNN, YouTube and USA Today have all reported that the deepest solo ocean dive found plastic waste seven miles below the s...

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Governments need to work together to phase in green energy production GOVERNMENTS NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO PHASE IN GREEN ENERGY PRODUCTION

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Jul 08, 2019

What is the identified problem? The temperature of the planet is getting warmer, and apparently quicker than previously thought. The relatively new science of climatology and its more recent variations of computer modelling have decided by “consensus” that human production of CO2 is the major factor...

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Super-Fast Growing Solar Installer Aims to Help Los Angeles, California Address Affordable Housing Crisis SUPER-FAST GROWING SOLAR INSTALLER AIMS TO HELP LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ADDRESS AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS

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Jul 08, 2019

One of the fastest-growing solar installers in the U.S. is now taking on Los Angeles and California’s affordable housing shortage with the launch of a solar energy program for accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which are also known as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages or garage apartments....

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Renewables mix tops 50 percent for MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa RENEWABLES MIX TOPS 50 PERCENT FOR MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CUSTOMERS IN IOWA

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Jul 08, 2019

More than half of MidAmerican Energy Co.’s customers in Iowa gained their power from renewable sources last year, according to a report filed this summer. Iowa-based MidAmerican’s customers in that state got 51.4 percent of their energy from renewables, the Iowa Utilities Board verified in a recent ...

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Enlight to Develop Solar Energy Project in Spain ENLIGHT TO DEVELOP SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT IN SPAIN

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Jul 07, 2019

Tel Aviv-listed Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. has signed a collaboration agreement with Spanish entrepreneurs to develop clusters of wind energy and solar energy projects in Spain, the company announced Thursday in a filing to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The new development will be located close to...

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Victoria’s Solar PV Rebate Done For July VICTORIA’S SOLAR PV REBATE DONE FOR JULY

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Jul 04, 2019

As expected, the July quota for solar power system rebates under Victoria’s Solar Homes program was rapidly filled. It’s time to get ready for August. Under the second phase of the rebate (now a subsidy, but still called a rebate), support for 3,333 installations will be released each month during t...

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Atherton Solar Farm Gets Development Approval ATHERTON SOLAR FARM GETS DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL

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Jul 04, 2019

Atherton Solar Farm is a proposed 81MW project we’ve previously mentioned. It will be situated near Tolga, a small town around 90 kilometres from Cairns by road. Before approval at a council meeting last week, a couple of councillors had to leave the meeting as they reported a perceived conflict of ...

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Zim must fully utilise affordable clean energy ZIM MUST FULLY UTILISE AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY

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Jul 04, 2019

Zimbabwe’s rural population spends at least $1,5 million on buying candles for lighting due to energy poverty amid reports that about 10 million people are victims of the phenomenon. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) says more than 80 percent of people in the country are off the nation...

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First Comes Renewable Energy, Then Comes Battery Storage, Then Comes ??? FIRST COMES RENEWABLE ENERGY, THEN COMES BATTERY STORAGE, THEN COMES ???

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Jul 04, 2019

It’s pretty clear that renewable energy is more than price competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal, gas, and nuclear. Want proof? Look at the under 2 cents per kWh 25 year PPA the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed recently. But we all know that the sun doesn’t always ...

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U.S. Offshore Wind Project Awards Push Market Boundaries U.S. OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT AWARDS PUSH MARKET BOUNDARIES

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Jul 03, 2019

U.S. offshore wind energy generation in the developing East Coast hub has leaped forward in recent weeks, with New Jersey’s much-anticipated award of an 1,100-MW project to Danish giant Ørsted, formerly the energy firm DONG. Set for construction off the coast of Atlantic City, the estimated $1.6-bil...

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Solar PPA Proves Popular At New Perth Housing Estate SOLAR PPA PROVES POPULAR AT NEW PERTH HOUSING ESTATE

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Jul 03, 2019

Solar panel systems installed under a power purchase agreement (PPA) have been popular at a housing development in the Perth suburb of Girrawheen. Up to 129 dwellings will be built at The Amble Estate, which is situated on the former site of Hainsworth Primary School at Girrawheen – around 18 kilome...

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Joint project to advance wind turbine recycling JOINT PROJECT TO ADVANCE WIND TURBINE RECYCLING

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Jul 03, 2019

In 2018 wind energy supplied 14% of the electricity in the EU with 130,000 wind turbines and this number will only grow in the coming decades. Wind turbines blades are made up of a composite material, which boosts the performance of wind energy by allowing lighter and longer blades. Today, 2.5 milli...

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Portugal extends deadline for solar power auction on strong demand PORTUGAL EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SOLAR POWER AUCTION ON STRONG DEMAND

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Jul 02, 2019

Portugal has extended the deadline for a mega-auction of new solar energy capacity by a week to July 7 due to a strong interest by about 300 investors, Environment and Energy Transition Minister Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes said on Tuesday. The auction, for 1,400 MW of solar energy, is the largest lic...

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Renewable Energy Is Booming. Here’s How to Keep It Going RENEWABLE ENERGY IS BOOMING. HERE’S HOW TO KEEP IT GOING

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Jul 02, 2019

Renewable energy is one of the most attractive investment options for American companies today. Just ask Starbucks, which recently contracted for enough wind and solar power to supply 3,000 of its coffee shops with clean electricity. American businesses and global investors are increasingly turning ...

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The Spanish Pioneers of Renewable Energy Monitoring THE SPANISH PIONEERS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY MONITORING

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Jul 02, 2019

Recession came after the oil crisis of 1973. That OPEC embargo was a warning to Western economies about their risky dependence on oil. Seeking options, the affected countries turned their eyes towards renewable or alternative energies, as they were then called. These were expensive and undeveloped t...

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More Solar Power For Queensland’s Logan City Council MORE SOLAR POWER FOR QUEENSLAND’S LOGAN CITY COUNCIL

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Jul 01, 2019

Logan City Council has announced it will be installing solar panels on another five of its buildings during the 2019/20 financial year. Logan City is a local government area (LGA) within Brisbane’s metropolitan area. The LGA is home to more than 327,000 people, covers around 957 square kilometres an...

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Ireland eyes two large offshore wind farms IRELAND EYES TWO LARGE OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

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Jul 01, 2019

The energy provider SSE Renewables has started developing two offshore wind farms off the coast of Ireland, which are intended to attract an investment of up to €4 billion. SSE has sought foreshore licences to conduct feasibility studies in the Irish Sea off Braymore Point in County Dublin and off B...

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Mondelēz International and Enel Green Power North America announce Renewable Energy Partnership in the US MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL AND ENEL GREEN POWER NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCE RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERSHIP IN THE US

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Jul 01, 2019

Mondelēz International and Enel Green Power North America, the Enel Group’s US-based renewables company, have announced a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) under which the confectionery giant will purchase energy delivered to the electricity grid from a 65 MW portion of Enel Green Power North A...

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Round 2 Of Victoria’s Solar Rebate Kicks Off Today ROUND 2 OF VICTORIA’S SOLAR REBATE KICKS OFF TODAY

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Jul 01, 2019

Solar Victoria will be a hive of activity today as the second phase of the Solar Homes Package subsidy for PV systems begins. The “rebate”1 offers up to $2,225 to assist with the purchase of solar power systems, or 50% of the system price (whichever is lowest). The incentive is available in addition...

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What Is A Cast Monosilicon Solar Panel? WHAT IS A CAST MONOSILICON SOLAR PANEL?

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Jul 01, 2019

Silicon is the Queen of solar power. Some people say Coal is King, but I say our Queen can kick your King’s arse. Only 5 years ago thin film cadmium telluride1 panels were still being installed on home roofs, but they have disappeared from the residential market leaving silicon to rule the roost wi...

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Algorithms Help Turbines Share the Wind ALGORITHMS HELP TURBINES SHARE THE WIND

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Jul 01, 2019

Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” So declares Spock, Star Trek’s Vulcan hero, as he sacrifices himself to save the Starship Enterprise and its crew in the 1982 film Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Today Stanford University researchers presented the clear...

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UKRAINE HAS INCREASED THE COMMISSIONING OF THE CAPACITIES OF “GREEN” ENERGY UKRAINE HAS INCREASED THE COMMISSIONING OF THE CAPACITIES OF “GREEN” ENERGY

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Jun 28, 2019

In the second quarter of this year in Ukraine commissioned 656 MW of capacity, generating energy from renewable sources, which is 6 times greater than the capacity entered in the same period last year. This is stated in the report of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres...

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New City of Adelaide (Council) Shared Solar And EV Charger Incentives NEW CITY OF ADELAIDE (COUNCIL) SHARED SOLAR AND EV CHARGER INCENTIVES

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Jun 27, 2019

The City of Adelaide has announced the addition of new rebates to its already significant list of support for solar power, energy storage, electric car charging and energy efficiency that will be available during the 2019/20 financial year. Formally announced yesterday, the first new incentive is de...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 27, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”. The native language serves a...

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Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power CANDIDATES SHOULD HEED OBAMA, CLINTON ON NUCLEAR POWER

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Jun 27, 2019

President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, labor unions, the Union of Concerned Scientists and a growing number of climate change advocates worldwide, including progressive heads of state, strongly support nuclear power. Today’s Democratic candidates for president, though, do not. The candidates ...

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Yarranlea Solar Farm Shaping Up YARRANLEA SOLAR FARM SHAPING UP

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Jun 27, 2019

Construction of Risen Energy (Australia)’s 121 MWdc/100 MWac Yarranlea Solar Farm in Queensland is expected to be completed by October this year. Situated near Pittsworth, approximately 50 kilometres west of Toowoomba on Queensland’s Darling Downs, the facility will connect to existing Ergon Energy ...

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QLD Large Scale Solar Supreme Court Decision Appeal Dismissed QLD LARGE SCALE SOLAR SUPREME COURT DECISION APPEAL DISMISSED

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Jun 26, 2019

The Queensland Government has again been defeated in its efforts to apply a silly regulation to large-scale solar energy installation projects in the state. The rushed-through Electrical Safety (Solar Farms) Amendment Regulation 2019 (Qld) Section 73A “Work involving PV modules at solar farms” requi...

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50% by 2035 National Renewable Electricity Standard Would Boost Economy and Cut Carbon Emissions 50% BY 2035 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY STANDARD WOULD BOOST ECONOMY AND CUT CARBON EMISSIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

The Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019, a bill that would more than double the supply of renewable energy from 18% of US electricity generation in 2018 to at least 50% by 2035. It’s a strong proposal that builds on the recent clean energy momentum in the states and establishes a long-term na...

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Historic US Gov HISTORIC US GOV'T DATA SHOWS RENEWABLES HAVE ECLIPSED COAL

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Jun 26, 2019

The feat, achieved during the month of April, was revealed in new data from the Energy Information Administration published Tuesday. It marks a monumental shift in the way the biggest energy consumer in the world produces its energy, continuing a trend that began to build up speed at the start of th...

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Tufts adds new solar energy systems, expands its commitment to clean energy TUFTS ADDS NEW SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS, EXPANDS ITS COMMITMENT TO CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 26, 2019

Two new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University will generate 161,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy for the university and surrounding community and are expected to save the university approximately $187,000 over th...

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US power output from renewables exceeds coal for the first time in history US POWER OUTPUT FROM RENEWABLES EXCEEDS COAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY

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Jun 26, 2019

For the first time, the United States produced more energy from renewable sources than from coal, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration. Hydroelectric dams, solar panels, and wind turbines generated 68.5 million megawatt-hours of energy during the month of April 2019...

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Why we should consider nuclear power in Australia’s energy debate WHY WE SHOULD CONSIDER NUCLEAR POWER IN AUSTRALIA’S ENERGY DEBATE

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Jun 25, 2019

Now that the subject of nuclear power has been raised, may we have an honest and accurate debate on this subject, without bad manners and derogatory remarks from those who hide behind the keyboard? Do your research to get the facts. Two prominent names come to mind. John Grove, who wrote the book Th...

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Namibia to commission its largest solar plant NAMIBIA TO COMMISSION ITS LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

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Jun 25, 2019

Namibia’s largest solar power plant, is soon to be officially commissioned by Alten Energías Renovables. The 45 MW installation is part of the government’s plan to reduce dependence on hydropower and, more importantly, imported electricity from neighboring South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The plan...

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U.S. Solar Installations Increase 10% in Q1: 3 Stocks to Buy U.S. SOLAR INSTALLATIONS INCREASE 10% IN Q1: 3 STOCKS TO BUY

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Jun 25, 2019

U.S. solar stocks rallied 28.7% through the first quarter of 2019. Favorable state clean energy policy, market dynamics and increasing corporate investments in renewable energy led to a 10% increase in solar installations in the country in the first quarter from the year-ago period. In particular, t...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thing you do is note t...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even know if your conve...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically has when faced with a lan...

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Concentrated Solar Power Quietly Makes a Comeback CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER QUIETLY MAKES A COMEBACK

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Jun 24, 2019

Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable energy technology that has more or less dropped off the radar in the U.S., is quietly becoming competitive elsewhere. A recent analysis of power generation costs from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed that CSP fell more steeply in ...

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Can Florida solar power cook a better duck? CAN FLORIDA SOLAR POWER COOK A BETTER DUCK?

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Jun 24, 2019

The North Florida Resiliency Connection, a $400 million electricity transmission line that Gulf Power and Florida Power and Light hope to build between themselves, could also be used to take advantage of the state’s 40 minutes of extra daytime due to its size. NREL’s Seam Study suggests that a natio...

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Pacifico Energy starts solar power plant in Vietnam PACIFICO ENERGY STARTS SOLAR POWER PLANT IN VIETNAM

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Jun 24, 2019

Pacifico Energy, a developer of renewable energy, has started operation of the 40 MWp Mui Ne solar power plant in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam. The solar power plant over a 38 ha area will generate 68 million kWh of electricity annually. The solar power plant will be reducing CO2 em...

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California Energy Commission Seeks Comment on Preliminary Draft Research Roadmap CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PRELIMINARY DRAFT RESEARCH ROADMAP

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Jun 24, 2019

The California Energy Commission will host an online webinar June 28 to collect public comments on a plan for future research on innovative clean energy technologies. The webinar on the preliminary draft research roadmap begins at 10 a.m. Participation is by WebEx only. In 2018, the Energy Commissi...

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Texas Cooperatives to Purchase 7 mW of Distribution-Scale Solar Energy TEXAS COOPERATIVES TO PURCHASE 7 MW OF DISTRIBUTION-SCALE SOLAR ENERGY

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Jun 23, 2019

In Texas, five electric distribution cooperatives will soon be able to provide clean energy to their members with an investment in solar power. Five electric distribution cooperatives in Texas have signed agreements to purchase 7 mW of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supp...

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PLASTIC FREE HOME: Shift to Green Energy Has the Wind in its Sails PLASTIC FREE HOME: SHIFT TO GREEN ENERGY HAS THE WIND IN ITS SAILS

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Jun 23, 2019

This week I read an article that suggested Europe’s energy sector has reached a “watershed moment” and predicted that more cost-effective, and of course environmentally friendly, green energy will spell the death of carbon driven energy production within the next decade. Another article that I read ...

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Drones and Kites Could be The Future of Energy DRONES AND KITES COULD BE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

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Jun 23, 2019

More and more companies are exploring high-flying drones and kites as a way to harness the wind’s power to generate electricity. The use of wind-generated power increased by 500% in 2018 versus 2008 yet only around four percent of the world’s electricity is currently sourced in this way. Critics say...

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Floating wind farms just became a serious business FLOATING WIND FARMS JUST BECAME A SERIOUS BUSINESS

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Jun 23, 2019

Scotland’s Hywind is a 30 MW wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast. Since October 2017, the five turbines have been operating as the world’s largest testbed for floating wind technology. Now, it’s a business. On June 19, the Danish energy-trading firm Danske Commodities announced it will buy all of ...

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Solar Refinery Shines Light on Clean Energy SOLAR REFINERY SHINES LIGHT ON CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 22, 2019

The world may be moving toward renewable energy sources, but fossil fuels are still the fuel of choice for the transportation industry. Especially when it comes to moving big things like planes and cargo ships, it's all about petroleum. But Swiss researchers are looking to at least make the creation...

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Proposed Winton Wetlands Mokoan Solar Project Announced PROPOSED WINTON WETLANDS MOKOAN SOLAR PROJECT ANNOUNCED

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Jun 21, 2019

Winton Wetlands is located near Chesney Vale, not far from Benalla and approximately three hours north- east of Melbourne. Back in 1971, Winton (Mokoan) Swamp was flooded to create Lake Mokoan, which irrigated thousands of hectares of agricultural operations in the area. However, it sometimes dried ...

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The world will get half its power from wind, solar by 2050 THE WORLD WILL GET HALF ITS POWER FROM WIND, SOLAR BY 2050

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Jun 21, 2019

By 2050, solar and wind will supply almost 50% of the world’s electricity, with hydro, nuclear and other renewable energy resources providing another 21%, according to BNEF. Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage contin...

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Australian resource companies are becoming renewable energy believers AUSTRALIAN RESOURCE COMPANIES ARE BECOMING RENEWABLE ENERGY BELIEVERS

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Jun 20, 2019

Among recent developments are moves by Rio Tinto to convert its iron ore trains to hybrid power, the commissioning of a solar power plant at an oil and gas facility operated by Santos in South Australia state, and battery storage being integrated into ConocoPhillips’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) plan...

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New York state is going to need 23 GW more solar power NEW YORK STATE IS GOING TO NEED 23 GW MORE SOLAR POWER

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Jun 20, 2019

The New York Senate, and as of last night/early this morning, the House have voted to move the state’s electricity generation to 70% renewables by 2030 and 100% carbon free by 2040. Now, the United States has two future renewable monsters on the coasts – California and New York – who between them ha...

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Horizon Power To Allow More Solar Installations In Regional Western Australia HORIZON POWER TO ALLOW MORE SOLAR INSTALLATIONS IN REGIONAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Jun 20, 2019

Western Australia’s government has announced more households and businesses in regional WA will have the opportunity to install rooftop solar panels. In some parts of the state, Horizon Power only allows a small percentage of electricity to be generated by solar energy in order to protect fragile gr...

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New CEC Solar Install And Supervise Guidelines Kick In Soon NEW CEC SOLAR INSTALL AND SUPERVISE GUIDELINES KICK IN SOON

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Jun 20, 2019

The Clean Energy Council’s Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems: Install and Supervise Guidelines for Accredited Installers – Version 13 come into play from the beginning of July. One of the major changes in the latest version is the number of installations an accredited person can sign off per day has b...

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Will Geothermal Ever Boom Like Fracking? WILL GEOTHERMAL EVER BOOM LIKE FRACKING?

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Jun 19, 2019

It’s been a decade since the fracking boom reshaped U.S. energy markets — so will we ever use our drilling prowess to create a similar geothermal boom? That’s the hope. The Department of Energy just released a massive new report revisiting America’s potential in conventional hydrothermal, enhanced g...

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W.A. gold miner claims Australian first with wind, solar and battery microgrid W.A. GOLD MINER CLAIMS AUSTRALIAN FIRST WITH WIND, SOLAR AND BATTERY MICROGRID

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Jun 19, 2019

A hybrid wind, solar, battery and gas microgrid being built to power a Western Australian gold mine has won backing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. ARENA will provide $13.5 million in funding towards the “Australia-first” project that is being built to power the Agnew Gold Mine, owned b...

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Clean Energy Regulator Wants To Change (Some) Solar Postcode Zones CLEAN ENERGY REGULATOR WANTS TO CHANGE (SOME) SOLAR POSTCODE ZONES

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Jun 19, 2019

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator is requesting feedback on its proposed changes to solar postcode zones, which will impact the amount of solar rebate available in some locations. Australia’s major solar subsidy, also known as the “solar rebate” is based on Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs...

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World to get half its power from wind, solar by 2050 WORLD TO GET HALF ITS POWER FROM WIND, SOLAR BY 2050

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Jun 18, 2019

Hydro, nuclear and other renewable energy resources would provide another 21 per cent of the power Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as...

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Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant? IS THE U.S. SOLAR MARKET SLIPPING TOWARDS MERCHANT?

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Jun 18, 2019

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future. For as long as anyone can remember, utility-scale solar projects in the United States have been dependent upon one thing: contracts. Specifically, long-term ...

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Offshore wind poised for $70bn investment blast Stateside OFFSHORE WIND POISED FOR $70BN INVESTMENT BLAST STATESIDE

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Jun 18, 2019

The fast growing maritime renewables market is getting a significant push too, especially offshore wind. Naturally, the North Sea wind industry is getting a big push and necessarily so as the oil & gas supply chain has, on balance been slow to realise let alone grasp the massive opportunities that ...

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Victoria’s Coal Fired Clunkers NEM’s Most Unreliable VICTORIA’S COAL FIRED CLUNKERS NEM’S MOST UNRELIABLE

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Jun 18, 2019

Coal power in Victoria accounts for approximately 13% of the National Electricity Market’s gas and coal capacity, but 32% of its gas and coal breakdowns says The Australia Institute (TAI). A new report from TAI states Victoria’s gas and coal power fleet is the most unreliable in Australia; with Loy ...

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Siemens Gamesa wins wind turbine order in Taiwan SIEMENS GAMESA WINS WIND TURBINE ORDER IN TAIWAN

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Jun 17, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The awarding consortium partners are Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. A firm order is subject to the conso...

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Matamoros wind turbine blade plant to supply U.S. and Latin American projects MATAMOROS WIND TURBINE BLADE PLANT TO SUPPLY U.S. AND LATIN AMERICAN PROJECTS

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Jun 17, 2019

Wind turbine blades that are now being made in the Mexican border town of Matamoros will soon find themselves installed in projects throughout the United States and Latin America. German wind turbine maker and wind farm developer Nordex Acciona recently began production at the company's new Matamoro...

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How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out HOW HAVE UTILITIES CHANGED THE VALUE OF SOLAR? AURORA SOLAR RUNS 45 MILLION SCENARIOS TO FIND OUT

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Jun 17, 2019

Net energy metering (NEM) policies have played a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the United States. However, as installed solar capacity has increased, many utility companies have introduced changes to their NEM programs that reduce the valu...

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Solar, Waste Heat Help Power Athletic Facility SOLAR, WASTE HEAT HELP POWER ATHLETIC FACILITY

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Jun 17, 2019

In Andover, MA, an academic facility founded in 1778 is home to a new student athletic facility designed to produce its own energy. At 98,800 square feet, Phillips Academy’s state-of-the-art Snyder Center holds a LEED (Leadership and Energy Environmental Design) Platinum designation. The LEED certif...

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Greater Shepparton City Council Reaping The Benefits Of Solar Energy GREATER SHEPPARTON CITY COUNCIL REAPING THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY

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Jun 17, 2019

Council installed solar panels on the Mooroopna Hub and Doyles Road Complex (DRC) buildings earlier this year. It says the 170 solar panels at the Mooroopna Community hub (56kW system) resulted in a mains grid electricity usage decrease of approximately 42 percent from the beginning of March to the ...

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The Standards Gap Holding Back Solar Homes Becoming Smart Homes THE STANDARDS GAP HOLDING BACK SOLAR HOMES BECOMING SMART HOMES

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Jun 17, 2019

Do you know of any ‘Smart” home systems/software that can be used with a Fronius Inverter/Smart Meter to direct surplus solar power to home appliances and/or heaters via smart wifi plugs?” It’s a good question, and one that doesn’t yet have very many good answers. The world’s full of “smart home” co...

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Coal, Gas, Nuclear – What A Fracked Up Week In Australia COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR – WHAT A FRACKED UP WEEK IN AUSTRALIA

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Jun 14, 2019

Adani’s coal mine another step closer, fracking to kick off in the NT (WA soon too?) and our energy minister hasn’t shut the door on nuclear power. Thank it’s Friday. Fossil fuel advocates will be punching the air and high-fiving each other with some recent news, while...

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A giant new solar farm in Texas will harness the sun’s rays to … brew beer? A GIANT NEW SOLAR FARM IN TEXAS WILL HARNESS THE SUN’S RAYS TO … BREW BEER?

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Jun 13, 2019

Since 1926, Pecos County, Texas has been home to one of the largest oil fields in the United States. To date, it has produced more than a billion barrels of oil and, experts suggest, there is another billion barrels yet to be tapped. But drive through Pecos County a couple of years from now, and it ...

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How Much Rooftop Solar Power Can Be Installed In Australia? HOW MUCH ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER CAN BE INSTALLED IN AUSTRALIA?

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Jun 13, 2019

Ever wondered how much rooftop solar panel capacity could in theory be installed in Australia given the rooftop real estate available in this country? Here’s an answer. A new report authored by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (...

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Bifacial Solar Gets A Big Boost In The USA BIFACIAL SOLAR GETS A BIG BOOST IN THE USA

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Jun 13, 2019

Overseas manufacturers of bifacial solar panels will be rejoicing after an announcement from the U.S. Trade Representative that these modules will be excluded from the “Trump solar tariff”. In January last year, U.S. President Donald Trump implemented punitive tariffs of as much as 30 percent on imp...

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Walmart inks new solar energy deal WALMART INKS NEW SOLAR ENERGY DEAL

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Jun 12, 2019

Bentonville Ark.-based Walmart is continuing its commitment toward sustainable, renewable energy by subscribing to solar gardens. The company announced that it has developed a new agreement with U.S. Solar to subscribe to 36 of the company’s community “solar gardens,” which are centrally located sol...

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US Renewable Energy Capacity Beats Coal for the First Time US RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPACITY BEATS COAL FOR THE FIRST TIME

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Jun 12, 2019

What's the future of coal? The answer may be blowing in the wind. Or running through our waters. Or, maybe it's at the end of a sunbeam. Wherever the answer is found, the message is clear. Coal is on a downward trend in the U.S. and renewables are on the rise, according to a new report released by t...

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Four U.S. states scoring under-the-radar clean energy wins FOUR U.S. STATES SCORING UNDER-THE-RADAR CLEAN ENERGY WINS

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Jun 12, 2019

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures ha...

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BSG Seeking Land For Bendigo Community Solar Farm BSG SEEKING LAND FOR BENDIGO COMMUNITY SOLAR FARM

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Jun 12, 2019

Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) is seeking expressions of interest from land owners prepared to lease a section of their properties for the purposes of a large-scale community solar project. BSG is developing a 2MW community solar farm in the region and has set its sights on building other simil...

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Tunisia soon to commission Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant TUNISIA SOON TO COMMISSION TOZEUR PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR POWER PLANT

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Jun 11, 2019

Tunisian authorities have announced plans to commission and connect to the national electricity distribution grid the 10 MW Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant located in the west of the country by the end of June 2019. The project is part of the government’s policy to diversify the electricity mi...

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Billionaire Pledges USD$500 Million To Help End U.S. Coal Power BILLIONAIRE PLEDGES USD$500 MILLION TO HELP END U.S. COAL POWER

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Jun 11, 2019

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg is coughing up a big chunk of change to fund an effort to end coal power in the USA. Coal power in the United States is in its demise, but still accounted for 27.4% of electricity production in 2018. Last year, the ...

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How To Take A Factory Off-Grid With Solar And Storage HOW TO TAKE A FACTORY OFF-GRID WITH SOLAR AND STORAGE

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Jun 11, 2019

SolarQuotes founder Finn Peacock chats with Glen Morris from SolarQuip about an interesting project involving taking a small factory off-grid with solar and storage using a very clever approach. SolarQuip has been involved in a few “grid defector” projects over the past 4-5 years. Mr. Morris says pe...

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ASHRAE signs new agreement with U.S. Dept. of Energy ASHRAE SIGNS NEW AGREEMENT WITH U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY

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Jun 11, 2019

ASHRAE has recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, formalizing its co-operation with the U.S. government to implement a number of initiatives to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The MoU was signed by Sheila J. Hayter, 2018-2019 president of ASHRA...

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U.S. rooftop solar company Sunnova Energy plans IPO: sources U.S. ROOFTOP SOLAR COMPANY SUNNOVA ENERGY PLANS IPO: SOURCES

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Jun 11, 2019

Sunnova Energy Corp, which finances and manages residential solar and storage systems across the United States, is planning a stock market flotation that could value the company at more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said. The Houston-based company is one of largest...

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A Glance At Australia’s Renewable Energy Space A GLANCE AT AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY SPACE

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Jun 11, 2019

With the International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipating a rise in world electricity demand by 70 per cent by 2040, the requirement for clean and inexhaustible sources of energy has arisen. The renewable energies neither produce greenhouse gases nor polluting emissions. Such energies are created usin...

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What Will DTE’s Electricity Future Look Like? WHAT WILL DTE’S ELECTRICITY FUTURE LOOK LIKE?

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Jun 10, 2019

This is a key opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about—and share their views and input on—DTE’s long-term proposals for fulfilling customers’ electricity needs. As Michigan’s largest electric utility, DTE provides electricity to 2.2 million customers in southeastern Michigan. Thr...

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Showing off what solar can do: SolarEdge’s augmented reality scenarios SHOWING OFF WHAT SOLAR CAN DO: SOLAREDGE’S AUGMENTED REALITY SCENARIOS

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Jun 10, 2019

Solar inverter specialist SolarEdge is deploying augmented reality (AR) technology to show off distributed energy’s real-world capabilities. It’s now one of many companies employing smart technologies to bolster its renewable offerings, with both blockchain and IoT becoming increasingly commonplace ...

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Beryl Solar Plant Now Supplying Electricity For Sydney Metro BERYL SOLAR PLANT NOW SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY FOR SYDNEY METRO

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Jun 10, 2019

Beryl Solar Plant in NSW is complete and has commenced commercial operations, delivering electricity for Sydney Metro. The 110.9 MW PV power plant is situated approximately seven kilometres west of Gulgong in New South Wales’ Central Tablelands. The majority of electricity generated by the facility ...

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Organic Solar Cells Achieve the Highest Efficiency Rate ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST EFFICIENCY RATE

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Jun 10, 2019

Solar panels in the market today are composed mostly of silicon, which is inorganic, often formed into thick, rigid sheets that require fixed installation points. But it appears that this quality of solar panels can be improved with the help of organic solar cells. Carbon-based organic solar cells c...

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Beyond renewables: How to reduce energy-related emissions by measuring what matters BEYOND RENEWABLES: HOW TO REDUCE ENERGY-RELATED EMISSIONS BY MEASURING WHAT MATTERS

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Jun 10, 2019

Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute’s John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change. In the 27 years since the 1992 Rio Climate Summit, the use of renewable...

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Let’s make a commitment to clean energy LET’S MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 10, 2019

Two years ago, President Donald Trump said he would renege on our country’s commitment to the historic Paris agreement, repudiating the best chance we have to deal with global climate disruption. Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto objected and spoke for our city and its clean-energy future. I remember ...

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Cannibals Gather For The Easter Feast CANNIBALS GATHER FOR THE EASTER FEAST

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Jun 07, 2019

At Easter, as the UK bathed in warm sunshine, the GB wholesale power market experienced a series of notable events - including cannibalisation. High levels of embedded solar generation reduced the need for grid-connected energy production, causing the minimum daytime demand to drop below the night t...

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Greens Pushing Harder For Early Closure Of Yallourn Power Station GREENS PUSHING HARDER FOR EARLY CLOSURE OF YALLOURN POWER STATION

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Jun 07, 2019

The Victorian Greens are using the recommendations of a report on emission reduction targets to back their call for closing Yallourn Power Station early. Situated in the Latrobe Valley, the brown coal-fired clunker is fed by mines adjacent to the power station and chews through around 18 million ton...

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Offshore wind is blowing harder OFFSHORE WIND IS BLOWING HARDER

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Jun 06, 2019

Is offshore wind power getting ready to take off in the U.S.? Well, not quite yet, but things appear to be heating up. Much is still uncertain, but projects are moving forward, albeit slowly. The East Coast between southern New England and the Carolinas is attractive to developers of offshore energy...

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What WHAT'S KEEPING THE U.S. FROM DEVELOPING ITS CLEANEST ENERGY SOURCE?

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Jun 06, 2019

The United States has a renewable, 24/7 clean energy resource right beneath its feet that can be used for electricity generation and direct heating and cooling. Geothermal energy is harnessed in geothermal power plants that run consistently no matter the weather conditions that typically restrict t...

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Construction begins on 7-MW community solar farm in New York CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON 7-MW COMMUNITY SOLAR FARM IN NEW YORK

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Jun 05, 2019

This week US Light Energy held a launch ceremony to announce the start of construction of its latest community solar initiative. The Sugar Hill Solar Farm, to be located on 40 acres of land on the Sugar-Hill / Sugar-View Farm in Clifton Park, New York is the first community solar farm for the region...

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What solar can really do: SolarEdge’s augmented reality scenarios WHAT SOLAR CAN REALLY DO: SOLAREDGE’S AUGMENTED REALITY SCENARIOS

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Jun 05, 2019

Renewable energy can truly run our world, from household to factory to farming in the fields and driving on the highways. Here’s a hands-on demonstration that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to show off distributed energy’s real-world capabilities. A growing number of solar equipment makers a...

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What Reduces Solar Cells’ Efficiency? WHAT REDUCES SOLAR CELLS’ EFFICIENCY?

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Jun 05, 2019

Solar is perhaps one of the most reliable source of renewable energy we have today. While the entire world is turning towards green energy, the drop in efficiency of solar cells remains a worry. For almost 40 years, in fact since their development, scientists have prodded over the consistent drop in...

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How hydrogen can offer a clean energy future HOW HYDROGEN CAN OFFER A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Jun 05, 2019

General Motors built its first vehicle powered by hydrogen in 1966. But instead of revolutionising the auto industry, the GM Electrovan ended up in a museum. Half a century later, we’re still waiting for hydrogen to live up to its promise as a clean energy technology.The industry joke is that hydrog...

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Renewable Energy Potential in Africa RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA

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Jun 05, 2019

Whilst SA leads the way in terms of RenewableEnergy projects, the continent is far from realising its full green potential, but the possibilities are there, says Bhavtik Vallabhjee. AfricaExpertise

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Path forward for offshore wind leasing on OCS PATH FORWARD FOR OFFSHORE WIND LEASING ON OCS

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Jun 05, 2019

What is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s overall offshore wind leasing strategy? This is a question that is frequently asked during the many wind events in which we participate. The demand for offshore wind energy has never been greater. Plummeting costs, technological advances, skyrocketing ...

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The Texas electric grid is about to test our commitment to free markets THE TEXAS ELECTRIC GRID IS ABOUT TO TEST OUR COMMITMENT TO FREE MARKETS

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Jun 04, 2019

Why is it that Texas always seems to be able to keep the lights on even while California faces summer power shortages?Up until now, the answer has been that Texas has its own grid and uses market forces to manage both its supply and demand of electricity. Now, however, regulators are ringing a not-s...

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Byron Shire Council Commits Cash For 5MW Solar Farm Project BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL COMMITS CASH FOR 5MW SOLAR FARM PROJECT

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Jun 03, 2019

The planning, design and tender process will soon get under way for Byron Shire Council’s 5MW solar farm, which will be the largest PV power plant in the region.Byron Shire is a local government area located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Its towns and localities include Byron Bay...

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SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds block sunshine while lowering your energy bill SOLARGAPS SMART SOLAR BLINDS BLOCK SUNSHINE WHILE LOWERING YOUR ENERGY BILL

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Jun 03, 2019

Clearly the wave of the future, SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds help you save on energy costs. Plus, these smart blinds also help preserve the environment. Because they collect solar energy for your use, these solar blinds reduce the amount of conventional energy you use. Thus, they reduce carbon emiss...

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Green Power Vs. Rooftop Solar: Solar Easily Wins But Having Both Is Greenest GREEN POWER VS. ROOFTOP SOLAR: SOLAR EASILY WINS BUT HAVING BOTH IS GREENEST

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Jun 03, 2019

A while back a reader asked me for a post on rooftop solar vs. Green Power. Or, if you spell as badly as a government national program — GreenPower. So here it is:Rooftop solar power is far better than GreenPower.But before I eat I should probably explain how I arrived at that conclusion. Also, i...

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Can a derivative turn Europe CAN A DERIVATIVE TURN EUROPE'S GREEN ENERGY DREAM INTO VIRTUAL REALITY?

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Jun 03, 2019

The confectionery giant, which runs its own gas-fired power plant near its factory in northern Italy, is in early talks to help finance a new clean energy plant, possibly a solar farm in the sunnier south, according to three sources familiar with the matter.Like other companies in Europe, Ferrero is...

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Whitmer administration eases solar farm restriction WHITMER ADMINISTRATION EASES SOLAR FARM RESTRICTION

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Jun 03, 2019

Millions of acres of rural Michigan land could now become solar farms under a new state policy, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced Monday.Land that is currently eligible for tax benefits under the state’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program — about 3.4 million acres, in total — is now...

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Renewable energy is quickly becoming cheaper than fossil fuels, report finds RENEWABLE ENERGY IS QUICKLY BECOMING CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS, REPORT FINDS

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May 31, 2019

The costs of renewable energy fell to a record low in 2018, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable sources are already the cheapest way to generate electricity in many parts of the world, the intergovernmental agency reports, and they're rapidly o...

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Illinois’ Clean Energy Jobs Act taps power of energy efficiency ILLINOIS’ CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT TAPS POWER OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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May 30, 2019

The rollout of Illinois’ Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) has focused attention on the bill’s four main pillars: a 100% renewable energy target by 2050, the decarbonization of the state’s power sector by 2030, the electrification of the transportation sector and a focus on equity and economic justice.Bu...

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US Energy Department Rebrands Solar Power As ‘Satanic’ US ENERGY DEPARTMENT REBRANDS SOLAR POWER AS ‘SATANIC’

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May 30, 2019

Washington DC – The Department of Energy (DoE) released a statement today declaring the agency will now refer to solar power as Satan’s power. Satan’s power instead of solar power will appear on all communications within the organization and on external documentation. The change in policy takes plac...

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Hitting the Trifecta with Renewable Energy HITTING THE TRIFECTA WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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May 29, 2019

Across the country, policymakers increasingly recognize the growing role of renewables in our economy. California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, and Puerto Rico have all passed 100% carbon-free electricity goals. At least 100 cities have enacted 100% clean energy requirements while another...

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An uncertain future for green energy in Canada AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR GREEN ENERGY IN CANADA

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May 29, 2019

In the time between setting her panel title for the CBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit in Vancouver and standing to introduce it earlier this month, moderator Sarah Powell felt it necessary to add a question mark, presenting it on the day as: Canada’s Green Energy Shifts West?If rece...

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Victorian Budget Funds For Renewable Newstead Solar Farm Project VICTORIAN BUDGET FUNDS FOR RENEWABLE NEWSTEAD SOLAR FARM PROJECT

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May 29, 2019

Newstead is situated in Central Victoria on the Loddon River in the Shire of Mount Alexander. It’s approximately 15 minutes from Castlemaine and around 1.5 hours north-west of Melbourne. Renewable Newstead is a project with a goal to supply the town (population: estimated 754) with 100 per cent ren...

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Californians Unite to Protect Their Solar Rights CALIFORNIANS UNITE TO PROTECT THEIR SOLAR RIGHTS

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May 28, 2019

California solar customers: It’s time to take action to protect your right to access the clean energy of the sun. Today we’d like to encourage everyone with a residential or commercial solar system to support the newly established Solar Rights Alliance, a nonprofit association dedicated to defending...

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Electric Vehicles Are Driving Rates Down ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE DRIVING RATES DOWN

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May 28, 2019

This guest blog post from NRDC analyzes a recent study that demonstrated that electric vehicle customers are not being subsidized by other customers and, in fact, are putting downward pressure on rates. Because the transportation sector is the nation’s largest source of climate-warming pollution, it...

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The UK needs to spend more on researching green energy THE UK NEEDS TO SPEND MORE ON RESEARCHING GREEN ENERGY

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May 28, 2019

Air Canada ‘network outage’ affects check-in, bookings, flight statuses — but Jazz flights are online On the sidelines of the 2015 Paris climate summit, then-UK prime minister David Cameron and 19 other world leaders made a promiseto double green energy research and development by 2020. The United...

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Wind Energy Maintenance Market Share by 2025 WIND ENERGY MAINTENANCE MARKET SHARE BY 2025

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May 28, 2019

QY Research has evaluated the global Wind Energy Maintenance market in its latest research report. The research report, titled [Global Wind Energy Maintenance Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025], presents a detailed analysis of the drivers and restraints impacting the overall market. Analyst...

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Harvesting energy from roads and bridges HARVESTING ENERGY FROM ROADS AND BRIDGES

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May 27, 2019

San Francisco held a Pedestrian Day on 27 May 1937 to open the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge to the public. Nowadays, around 10,000 people, mainly tourists, cross the 2,7 km bridge for the spectacular views of the city, the bay and Alcatraz.It’s estimated that the vibrations generated by bridge...

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Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Agreement with Eneco to Power its Datacenters in the Netherlands MICROSOFT INKS WIND ENERGY AGREEMENT WITH ENECO TO POWER ITS DATACENTERS IN THE NETHERLANDS

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May 27, 2019

Microsoft announced a new wind energy agreement in the Netherlands with Dutch sustainable energy company and wind farm developer Eneco.Eneco will provide Microsoft’s datacenters with green power for 15 years starting in 2022. This isMicrosoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a ...

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Addressing the Surveillance need in Wind Energy with Automated Drones ADDRESSING THE SURVEILLANCE NEED IN WIND ENERGY WITH AUTOMATED DRONES

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May 27, 2019

As the world is awaking to the realization that we need to become less reliant on fossil fuels and we need to do it now, alternative green energy sources like wind energy are becoming all the more essential. However, there are always growing pains for industries expanding as rapidly as wind energy i...

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Rising Global Demand for Wind Energy Systems Requires More Flexible Supply Chains RISING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS REQUIRES MORE FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CHAINS

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May 23, 2019

Building renewable energy systems and smart grids to power the world is quickly evolving from an aspirational goal into reality. McKinsey & Company reports that “wind and solar accounted for more than half of new power generation capacity additions in recent years” and predicts “renewables will cont...

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Solar Energy Key To Achieving Electricity Access For All SOLAR ENERGY KEY TO ACHIEVING ELECTRICITY ACCESS FOR ALL

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May 23, 2019

The world is falling short of meeting UN global energy targets states a new report, but solar power can play a bigger role in helping it get there.In 2015, the United Nations committed to Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which sets a goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable...

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Amid climate crisis, renewable energy poised for rapid growth AMID CLIMATE CRISIS, RENEWABLE ENERGY POISED FOR RAPID GROWTH

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May 22, 2019

Our climate is changing, and not only is it happening faster than expected, but extreme weather events are destroying the very electricity system we rely on. We only have about 12 years to act before the damage is irrevocable. The good news is that we have the technology and solutions to decarbonize...

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