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What does Covid-19 mean for Renewable Energy? WHAT DOES COVID-19 MEAN FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Apr 15, 2020

Covid-19. It’s everywhere, and it’s probably the reason that your food cupboards are unusually more stocked than usual, or the fact that you’re likely reading this blog from the confines of your own home, as opposed to at your office or during your daily commute. But, despite the impact to business,...

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Renewable Fuels Will Help Pave the Way to a 100% Renewable Energy RENEWABLE FUELS WILL HELP PAVE THE WAY TO A 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 10, 2020

The need to reduce carbon emissions is real. In 2018, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that global emissions would need to reach net-zero (or carbon-neutral) by 2050 to prevent severe climate change impacts. Electricity is a major contributor—electricity generation was respo...

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How Artificial Intelligence is changing the Energy Sector HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING THE ENERGY SECTOR

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Apr 09, 2020

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has gained relevance in many different fields of our life, using machine learning to analyse historical and new data in order to make predictions, improve control operation and perform tasks much faster than a human and with more efficiency. The energy sector is using...

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Toyota Green Energy could focus on offshore wind for hydrogen TOYOTA GREEN ENERGY COULD FOCUS ON OFFSHORE WIND FOR HYDROGEN

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Apr 09, 2020

The world’s largest automotive company, Toyota, has announced a joint venture to enter the renewable power generation industry, setting up Toyota Green Energy in its home country of Japan. While initially this will focus on powering the company’s operations with clean electricity, the long-term coul...

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How is the pandemic affecting the energy industry? HOW IS THE PANDEMIC AFFECTING THE ENERGY INDUSTRY?

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Apr 08, 2020

There are many ways the Corona Virus pandemic will change our world forever including the impact it will have on various industries. Our industry will be changed in ways we cannot yet imagine. However, some of the positive and negative impacts it will have are beginning to emerge including on oil de...

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What It Really Means When Google and Apple Say They Run on 100% Renewable Energy WHAT IT REALLY MEANS WHEN GOOGLE AND APPLE SAY THEY RUN ON 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 08, 2020

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft — the five companies that arguably make up “big tech” — say they are either already powered by 100% renewable energy or are close to getting there. Together these companies own and operate more than a hundred data centers (each the size of multiple foot...

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Why attracting new talent to the renewable energy industry matters now WHY ATTRACTING NEW TALENT TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY MATTERS NOW

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Apr 03, 2020

With a global pandemic in full swing, climate change is no longer the main emergency hitting the news. As countries all over world have introduced social distancing and isolation restrictions to limit the spread of the virus, carbon emissions have dropped as non-essential sectors have ceased their u...

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What the Renewables Industry Wants From the Next Stimulus Bill WHAT THE RENEWABLES INDUSTRY WANTS FROM THE NEXT STIMULUS BILL

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Apr 01, 2020

The U.S. renewables industry was left out of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed last week, but the battle is far from over. Congress is already considering further legislation to rescue the economy from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and renewable energy groups are ready to br...

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The Best Ways to Utilize Renewable Energy THE BEST WAYS TO UTILIZE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 29, 2020

Energy plays an important role in our daily lives. Shifting to renewable sources of energy to support climate change offset is an outstanding solution that must be persistently followed, to meet the future generations’ energy needs. The world will never stop consuming renewable energy. As each natio...

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COVID-19 and its initial impact on the energy sector COVID-19 AND ITS INITIAL IMPACT ON THE ENERGY SECTOR

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Mar 26, 2020

As we continue to face an unprecedented global health crisis, our Head of Smart Generation Sales, Angus Widdowson looks at the initial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the UK energy sector. With the UK on lockdown, many businesses closing and the majority of Britain’s workforce now working fr...

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Artificial Intelligence in the energy sector: opportunities and challenges ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

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Mar 25, 2020

AI is certainly the talk about the hour nowadays. In high-tech industry, AI is the one with most potential. But before proceeding and discussing further on this exciting technology, we’d like to first understand what AI means-: As power is being generated from more volatile sources like solar and wi...

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10 ways coronavirus is changing energy and climate change 10 WAYS CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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Mar 23, 2020

The various impacts are occurring both now and into the future. Most changes don’t bode well for acting on climate change and transitioning to cleaner energy. Global carbon dioxide emissions are likely to drop this year, due to the global economy faltering. That’s not a silver lining to the novel co...

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PROJECT SPECIFIC INSURANCE RENEWABLE ENERGY: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PROJECT SPECIFIC INSURANCE

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Mar 16, 2020

We are certain that everyone involved in renewable energy projects are thinking about the impact Covid-19 will have on your projects being planned, built or operated. The following blog is not to be used as a full guideline, but rather an overview of our perspective on the situation. With the global...

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Prowling for Solutions to Unleash Renewable Energy PROWLING FOR SOLUTIONS TO UNLEASH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 15, 2020

Many American states, like countries around the globe, have the will to drive towards renewable energy but are struggling with the way to get there, facing all-too-familiar challenges: a lack of renewable energy storage and saddled with an electricity transmission grid designed for an earlier era. T...

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How Has The Renewable Energy Market Changed In The Last Decade? HOW HAS THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET CHANGED IN THE LAST DECADE?

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Jan 15, 2020

In the last decade consumers have become more environmentally conscious causing the renewable energy market to evolve exponentially. So what’s changed? Clean energy is generally recognised as the pathway to a sustainable future for the planet and because of this, over the last decade, the energy in...

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HOW TALENT MANAGEMENT CAN PREPARE YOUR RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS FOR GROWTH HOW TALENT MANAGEMENT CAN PREPARE YOUR RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS FOR GROWTH

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Dec 12, 2019

The boom in renewables is predominantly being driven by businesses across the world. As more and more giant corporations join the fight against climate change, the number of companies that have committed to renewable energy schemes and made pledges such as by joining companies on The Climate Group’s...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Florida Next in Line to Commit to Renewable Energy FLORIDA NEXT IN LINE TO COMMIT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 18, 2019

In a bid to make Florida switch to cleaner sources of energy, two identical bills were filed by the Florida legislators Anna Eskamani and Sen. José Javier Rodríguez. This can be seen as part of the United States larger goal of shifting towards renewable energy to mitigate the ill-effects that have e...

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RENEWABLE ENERGY’S LIFE-SAVING BENEFITS RENEWABLE ENERGY’S LIFE-SAVING BENEFITS

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Mar 06, 2019

The economic and health impact of renewable energy in the U.S. are unparalleled, as greenhouse gas emission levels continue to decrease. A report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California states that increased wind and solar energy generation resulted in “3,000 to 12,700 avoided p...

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Balancing America’s environment, mining and the Green New Deal BALANCING AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENT, MINING AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL

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Mar 01, 2019

The proposed Green New Deal legislation incorporates lofty goals for converting our country’s energy sources into renewables within a very short timeframe. Whether for or against those changes, one fact is certain: renewable energy and electric vehicles require minerals lots of them. Most of these m...

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Challenging The Conventional: Can Renewable Energy Replace Coal? CHALLENGING THE CONVENTIONAL: CAN RENEWABLE ENERGY REPLACE COAL?

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Feb 27, 2019

Climate change is a hot issue, with the earth’s temperature rising and bringing sea levels with it. This has led to people becoming more conscious of their decisions and how they impact the planet. Among the results is the push towards renewable energy, but can renewable energy really replace coal? ...

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Legislation Introduced For Queensland’s CleanCo LEGISLATION INTRODUCED FOR QUEENSLAND’S CLEANCO

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Feb 27, 2019

Progress on Queensland’s new publicly-owned renewables-focused electricity generator continued yesterday, with related legislation introduced to State Parliament. A Palaszczuk Government 2017 election commitment, CleanCo involves re-structuring Queensland’s two publicly-owned electricity generation ...

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From Minnesota to Louisiana, Renewables are Poised for Dramatic Growth, but FROM MINNESOTA TO LOUISIANA, RENEWABLES ARE POISED FOR DRAMATIC GROWTH, BUT

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Feb 27, 2019

Every so often I take a look at the interconnection queue of the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO) that shows the mix of new generation resources applying to connect to MISO’s transmission system that extends across much of the central U.S. MISO operates this extensive transmission ne...

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Entergy New Orleans finds solar panel partner ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS FINDS SOLAR PANEL PARTNER

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Feb 26, 2019

Entergy New Orleans has found a partner in its goal to put more renewable energy resources into its generation mix. The utility has a 20-year lease agreement with the Regional Transit Authority to install solar panels on the roof of the Carrollton Streetcar Barn, according to a news release from the...

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Feeding the Latvian Policy Process: Creating recommendations towards a new national renewable energy policy FEEDING THE LATVIAN POLICY PROCESS: CREATING RECOMMENDATIONS TOWARDS A NEW NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY

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Feb 25, 2019

At the moment less than 2% of the Latvian Energy supply are generated by on-shore wind energy and only around 10% of Latvia's 119 municipalities have some form of wind energy installation. With the exception of a few coastal communities, Latvia can be considered almost entirely as a wind energy scar...

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How Siemens Gamesa is using Yammer to propel their workforce forward HOW SIEMENS GAMESA IS USING YAMMER TO PROPEL THEIR WORKFORCE FORWARD

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Feb 22, 2019

Leading the way in the renewable energy sector is Siemens Gamesa, a global giant in the manufacturing, installation and operation of wind turbines, both on and offshore. With a presence in more than 90 countries and over 20,000 employees, Siemens Gamesa has recognised the need to collaborate and com...

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4 Environmental Benefits of Going Solar 4 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR

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Feb 21, 2019

As the world continues to transition to a renewable energy future, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is the key to a successful transition. Installing solar panels onto your roof is one of the best ways to contribute to a healthier environment. To better understand the positive impacts of going ...

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EcoMech 1 Green Renewable Emergency Energy Generator ECOMECH 1 GREEN RENEWABLE EMERGENCY ENERGY GENERATOR

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Feb 21, 2019

Be prepared for any outage when you have the EcoMech 1 Green Renewable Emergency Energy Generator. Revolutionary and fuelless, this electric generator can produce emergency power without wind, solar, or combustible fuels. Totally eco-friendly, the EcoMech 1 works on a high-torque speed exchange syst...

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Renewable Energy: How Can It Help your Business? RENEWABLE ENERGY: HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?

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Feb 19, 2019

Renewable energy is all of the energy that comes from sustainable sources. Sustainable sources are those which can be renewed: sunlight, wind, water, and geothermal heat. Most often, renewable energy products are considered “green” energy. With so much dependency on non-renewable energy sources such...

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6 TOP RENEWABLE ENERGY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019 6 TOP RENEWABLE ENERGY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Feb 14, 2019

This past year, environmentalists, along with the rest of the world, witnessed the latest the latest solar panel technology in 2018 move forward. With all the advancements, 2019 promises to be an even more revolutionary year for clean technology. See some of the solar energy trends in 2019 and our p...

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What is an SREC & how can I get the best SREC prices in 2019 WHAT IS AN SREC & HOW CAN I GET THE BEST SREC PRICES IN 2019

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Feb 14, 2019

As climate change continues to pummel the U.S., we’re more aware than ever of the need to switch to renewable sources like solar energy. Many state governments, including New Jersey, California, and Maryland, have excellent solar incentive programs, and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) is one ...

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Renewable Energy Storage What Happens When the Wind Stops Blowing and the Sun Goes Down? RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WIND STOPS BLOWING AND THE SUN GOES DOWN?

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Feb 13, 2019

In this era of growing reliance on clean and renewable energy sources, such as hydro, thermal, wind and solar, new challenges are presented with the impact their intermittent flow has on the grid. Storage of energy to reliably cover the times the sun isn’t shining, and the wind isn’t blowing requir...

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In Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal, Off-Grid Renewables Bring Power to Remote Villages IN AFGHANISTAN, BHUTAN AND NEPAL, OFF-GRID RENEWABLES BRING POWER TO REMOTE VILLAGES

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Feb 06, 2019

Around 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity, with a majority living in rural areas. Given that electricity is essential for economic development, education, health and poverty alleviation, efforts to expand access around the world are critical. Yet simply extending the electr...

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Renewable energy can protect our planet and help us save more money RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN PROTECT OUR PLANET AND HELP US SAVE MORE MONEY

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Feb 04, 2019

As we all know, Energy is the ability to work. In Physics, It's a scaler property that is transferred to an object in order to perform work on the object. This energy is conserved, it can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be transformed from one form to another. There are different forms...

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Wind and Solar: Predicted to be the Fastest Growing Sources of Electricity Over the Next Two Years WIND AND SOLAR: PREDICTED TO BE THE FASTEST GROWING SOURCES OF ELECTRICITY OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS

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Jan 31, 2019

The U.S. has been making substantial strides towards renewable energy goals in recent years by pushing out fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable energy. In fact, The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration is predicting that wind and solar will grow 10-17% over the nex...

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4 Key Benefits of Solar Energy Production 4 KEY BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCTION

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Jan 30, 2019

Renewable energy resources such as solar power are highly beneficial not only to everyday business operations, but also to the world around us. At KB Racking, our goal is to help the world collectively step into a new, cleaner means of power production, one solar mounting solution at a time. Today, ...

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Growing Demand for Sustainable Development and Energy Security to Boost Growth of Global Clean Fuel Technology Market GROWING DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENERGY SECURITY TO BOOST GROWTH OF GLOBAL CLEAN FUEL TECHNOLOGY MARKET

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Jan 29, 2019

The clean fuel technology market is likely to register significant growth due to the growing demand for important applications in green engineering and other factors. The increasing focus on reduction of carbon emission and rising concern for global warming is significantly attributing towards the g...

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Premier Inn, UK’s Hospitality Giant Installs 100kWh Battery at its Gyle Site, Expansion to Other Hotels Soon PREMIER INN, UK’S HOSPITALITY GIANT INSTALLS 100KWH BATTERY AT ITS GYLE SITE, EXPANSION TO OTHER HOTELS SOON

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Jan 29, 2019

Premier Inn has in partnership with E.ON has installed UK’s first hotel based battery storage unit. The lithium ion based battery has a capacity of 100 KWh and will be used to store excess energy produced from the hotel’s rooftop solar panel array. The battery will be used for at least 2 hours per d...

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The promise and reality of renewable energy THE PROMISE AND REALITY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 29, 2019

Five years ago, when the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) published its first State of Renewable Energy report, the sector was just taking wings. We were part of its cheerleaders. As we publish the 2019 State of Renewable Energy, much has changed and yet, much remains the same. The Governmen...

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Renewable energy keeps growing in Australia despite obstacles RENEWABLE ENERGY KEEPS GROWING IN AUSTRALIA DESPITE OBSTACLES

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Jan 28, 2019

Australia is in an energy predicament. On one hand, it is blessed with a lot of renewable energy sources, far more than non-renewables. On the other, it is held back by antagonistic politicians and an electric grid that cannot effectively manage the broad range of sources attempting to connect. Rega...

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Google Energy Head: Renewable Energy PPAs make best Business Sense GOOGLE ENERGY HEAD: RENEWABLE ENERGY PPAS MAKE BEST BUSINESS SENSE

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Jan 25, 2019

Giving more than 100 percent is usually in the lexicon of athletes and motivational speakers. Rarely is such a thing reality or a long-term sustainable goal for no-nonsense business planners. And yet Google has already achieved its goal of buying clean energy to offset all of its electricity consump...

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Two Rural Electric Cooperatives Overcome Barriers to Clean, Local Energy TWO RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES OVERCOME BARRIERS TO CLEAN, LOCAL ENERGY

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Jan 21, 2019

Rural communities formed rural electric cooperatives as a way to get energy where no one else would provide it. In the 21st century, some cooperatives have found an additional economic benefit in pursuing local renewable energy. In the cases of Farmers Electric Cooperative in Iowa and Kit Carson Ele...

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Solar Power outperforms wind SOLAR POWER OUTPERFORMS WIND

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Jan 18, 2019

According to industry research renewable energy is becoming less of a niche market and is becoming more commonplace all around Europe and the United States of America. The first review of how renewable energy infrastructure has shown that the sphere is being led by solar project that are consistentl...

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Installing LED lightbulbs – more effective than renewable energy? INSTALLING LED LIGHTBULBS – MORE EFFECTIVE THAN RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Jan 18, 2019

Installing LED lightbulbs as replacements for halogen bulbs, is said to have a “small but significant effect” on the UK’s energy consumption as a collective. Replacing one halogen light bulb with a low-energy LED may seem trivial, but if millions decided to make this step, it can help contribute to ...

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City Of Melbourne (Council) Now 100% Renewable Electricity Powered CITY OF MELBOURNE (COUNCIL) NOW 100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY POWERED

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Jan 18, 2019

The City Of Melbourne says it is the first Australian capital city council powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. Just to clarify, and I should have done so when originally publishing – the 100% claim is in relation to electricity supply for council buildings and services. The council is purc...

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DC Passed Bill To Move to 100 Percent Renewable Energy DC PASSED BILL TO MOVE TO 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 17, 2019

If we’ve learned something from the Trump administration in recent times, it’s that renewable energy and climate change doesn’t exactly top the list of concerns. Despite this, the city council in Washington DC has just introduced a climate bill that will see the District boasting 100% of all energy ...

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A Recap for Renewable Energy in 2018 A RECAP FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN 2018

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Jan 15, 2019

The use of national grid-based power stations has always been essential for electricity output in the UK but there are signs that this is steadily changing as we are transitioning to renewables to do the job. In 2018 renewables supplied us with 33% of our electricity which included solar, hydro, win...

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Community Solar: A Step Toward 100% Access for 100% Renewable Energy COMMUNITY SOLAR: A STEP TOWARD 100% ACCESS FOR 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 15, 2019

Community Solar, also known as shared solar or solar gardens, is expanding access to renewable, clean energy to customers all over the country by overcoming the barriers to ownership present for private rooftop solar arrays. Private solar energy offers a ton of benefits, including saving money on el...

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Leading London towards zero carbon with renewable energy LEADING LONDON TOWARDS ZERO CARBON WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 14, 2019

Headlines and reports about the growing potential of renewable energy are rising in number a recent IRENA report, launched at COP24, revealed that climate-safe renewable energy competes on cost alone. But how do we make sure London increases its total uptake of renewables? As London Business Climate...

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IBM’s Next Generation Goals for Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions IBM’S NEXT GENERATION GOALS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

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Jan 14, 2019

IBM has a long history of taking action to reduce its environmental impacts and has delivered significant energy conservation results and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions for nearly three decades. Building upon the company’s early and sustained record in addressing climate change, we recent...

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Why is 5G fuelling interest in renewable energy? WHY IS 5G FUELLING INTEREST IN RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Jan 14, 2019

Operators across the globe are going green, but it’s not just about the environment. With 5G on the horizon, it’s smart business. As data traffic skyrockets, greater energy demands are being placed on operator networks as they expand to meet the challenge. The advent of 5G is only expected to exacer...

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Laying the groundwork for Britain’s Internet of Energy LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR BRITAIN’S INTERNET OF ENERGY

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Jan 14, 2019

Whether it be the ‘three Ds’ of digitalisation, decarbonisation and decentralisation or proclamations that the ‘energy trilemma’ is finally dead, as we start 2019 it’s clear that the pace of change that continues to sweep through Britain’s energy sector is not going to let up. Britain’s energy netwo...

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New Jerseys Largest Solar Field holds grand opening NEW JERSEYS LARGEST SOLAR FIELD HOLDS GRAND OPENING

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Jan 12, 2019

On Thursday January 10th DSM North America unveiled its expanded solar field, the field is located in Belvidere. The field is nestled in 66 acres, and is currently the largest net metered solar install at 20.2-MW in New Jersey and the second largest on the east coast. The field is made up of over 62...

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5 renewable energy developments to look out for in 2019 5 RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jan 11, 2019

2018 was a record-breaking year for the UK, with renewable energy leading the charge. In fact, it was the greenest year on record for UK energy generation. 2018 was also a significant year for Opus Energy. There were several record-breaking events in the world of energy. The UK’s renewable energy ca...

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Batteries Replacing Gas in California, Coal in Colorado and Indiana BATTERIES REPLACING GAS IN CALIFORNIA, COAL IN COLORADO AND INDIANA

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Jan 11, 2019

This is what the early stages of an energy transformation look like. How storage will power a low carbon energy transformation has begun to emerge across the country surprisingly led by utilities in the Midwest and West as they pursue an economic mix of renewables and battery storage to shut down an...

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Kidston Cranking A Heap Of Solar Electricity Goodness – And Cash KIDSTON CRANKING A HEAP OF SOLAR ELECTRICITY GOODNESS – AND CASH

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Jan 11, 2019

Genex Power has released a revenue update for its 50MW Kidston Solar Project (KS1) in North Queensland, along with some energy generation statistics. Located 270 kilometers north-west of Townsville and built on the tailings storage facility of the closed Kidston Gold Mine, KS1 boasts 540,000 solar p...

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Without the right policies, energy storage could increase emissions WITHOUT THE RIGHT POLICIES, ENERGY STORAGE COULD INCREASE EMISSIONS

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Jan 10, 2019

In December, the six major Independent Systems Operators (ISO’s) across the country filed their plans for creating new market rules and opportunities for energy storage. While the rules will take at least a year to go into effect and the plans are just an initial step, a recent study suggests that t...

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Growing Exploration of Alternative to the Existing Energy to Propel Growth of the Solar Air Conditioning Market GROWING EXPLORATION OF ALTERNATIVE TO THE EXISTING ENERGY TO PROPEL GROWTH OF THE SOLAR AIR CONDITIONING MARKET

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Jan 10, 2019

Solar air conditioning systems are the devices, which uses the solar thermal energy that gives out conditioned air from thermally driven refrigeration process. The deployment of conventional air-conditioning devices which excesses the power grid and causes service disruptions. The usage of conventio...

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Nephila & Allianz back wind farm revenue swap for Enel NEPHILA & ALLIANZ BACK WIND FARM REVENUE SWAP FOR ENEL

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Jan 08, 2019

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Nephila Capital has again collaborated with insurer Allianz and broker ReSurety to deliver a wind farm proxy revenue swap product to transfer risks and support cash flows related to a new wind farm construction project. This...

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Renewable Energy: What RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHAT'S TRUE, WHAT'S FALSE

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Jan 07, 2019

A short, handy new guide from the Earth Institute cuts through the noise about renewable energy to lay out the facts about this politically charged subject. In Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century, Columbia Business School professor and energy entrepreneur Bruce Usher takes reader...

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SunPower shifting to a third party solar panel purchasing strategy in the US SUNPOWER SHIFTING TO A THIRD PARTY SOLAR PANEL PURCHASING STRATEGY IN THE US

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Jan 07, 2019

US-headquartered high-efficiency solar panel manufacturer SunPower Corp has started changing its long-held strategy of supplying only its in-house produced E Series and X Series panels to residential and C&I (Commerical and Industrial) PV projects in the US. SunPower has said many times that it woul...

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New solar farm expected to save Seychelles $1 million per year NEW SOLAR FARM EXPECTED TO SAVE SEYCHELLES $1 MILLION PER YEAR

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Jan 07, 2019

Seychelles is expected to save over $1 million annually once the construction of a solar farm on Romainville Island, off the main island of Mahe, is completed later this year, said a top official. The Public Utilities Company (PUC) responsible for the implementation of the project - will install a f...

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The inevitable transition to a sustainable energy system in South Africa THE INEVITABLE TRANSITION TO A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEM IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Jan 07, 2019

All over the world different energy transitions are already happening. The era of centralized, command-and-control, fossil fuel-based energy sources is ending because of technology disruption reminiscent of how cellphones, the internet, and personal computers swept away industries such as landline t...

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Adopting More Renewable Energy in The Global Energy Mix creating New Demand Avenues for Wind Turbine Bearings ADOPTING MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MIX CREATING NEW DEMAND AVENUES FOR WIND TURBINE BEARINGS

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Jan 07, 2019

Vast strides the renewable industry has taken in the recent years have given increasing impetus to the wind turbine industry across the globe. The evolution of the wind turbine bearings market has gained considerable strength from this growth impetus. Usually, wind turbine bearings are of relatively...

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How The Crossbench Saved Renewable Energy In Australia HOW THE CROSSBENCH SAVED RENEWABLE ENERGY IN AUSTRALIA

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Jan 07, 2019

A new report from The Australia Institute (TAI) reveals the crucial role the Senate crossbench has played in securing billions of dollars of investment in Australia’s renewable energy industry. “When they came to power, the Coalition tried to take an axe to renewable energy investment in Australia,”...

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Canadian Solar KuMax Panels For Finley Solar Farm CANADIAN SOLAR KUMAX PANELS FOR FINLEY SOLAR FARM

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Jan 07, 2019

Canadian Solar has announced it is supplying KuMax modules and Engineering, Procurement and Constructions (EPC) services for Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales. The $170 million dollar project is located on a site approximately 6 kilometers west of the town of Finley and 140 kilometers west of Alb...

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5 renewable energy trends to get excited for in 2019 5 RENEWABLE ENERGY TRENDS TO GET EXCITED FOR IN 2019

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Jan 04, 2019

If 2018 was the year that we waged war on single-use plastics, 2019 is predicted to be a pivotal year for renewable energy. Keep reading to find out the top five trends you should get excited for in the new year. One argument against renewable energy is, ‘what happens when the wind stops blowing and...

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New Jersey releases plans for new solar programs NEW JERSEY RELEASES PLANS FOR NEW SOLAR PROGRAMS

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Jan 04, 2019

New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities has just issued a proposal to transition from its current program called Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) to a new one. In may 2018 Governor Phil Murphy signed the Clean Energy Act, this holds the Board of Public Utilities to new regulations and closes...

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Growing Consumption of Power to Boost Growth of Global Power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Cable Market GROWING CONSUMPTION OF POWER TO BOOST GROWTH OF GLOBAL POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION (T&D) CABLE MARKET

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Jan 03, 2019

The global power transmission and distribution market are expected to register substantial growth over the forecast period from 2017 t0 2025. The growing emphasis on the commercialization of electricity production by renewable energy source is some of the factors propelling the growth of this market...

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The Rise of Renewables in 2019 THE RISE OF RENEWABLES IN 2019

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Jan 02, 2019

In the 1830s when scientist Michael Faraday first generated electricity by spinning a copper disc using the poles of a magnet, the electricity generation was hatched. Since then, humanity has come to rely heavily on coal, wood, gasoline, and other fossil fuel sources to power our lives. This has bro...

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Looking Ahead: My 2019 Renewable Energy Industry Outlook LOOKING AHEAD: MY 2019 RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

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Jan 02, 2019

In 2018, the core fundamentals that drove growth in the renewable energy sector included the declining costs of wind and solar generation, advances in battery storage technology and grid operators’ growing expertise and expanding tool set for integrating intermittent renewable power into the grid. A...

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Daimler and Statkraft Unveil PPA for German Wind Farms After Feed-In Tariff Expiration DAIMLER AND STATKRAFT UNVEIL PPA FOR GERMAN WIND FARMS AFTER FEED-IN TARIFF EXPIRATION

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Jan 01, 2019

Daimler and Norwegian renewable electricity provider Statkraft announced a deal last month that will extend the life of six community-owned wind farms in Germany. Daimler says under the deal it will become the first major industrial company to source electricity from German wind farms whose guarant...

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The top renewable energy trends to expect in 2019 THE TOP RENEWABLE ENERGY TRENDS TO EXPECT IN 2019

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Dec 28, 2018

The battery storage market will continue to become more important as a means of truly facilitating the generation of clean energy. The value of batteries lies in being able to offer people the chance to use clean energy when wind turbines aren't spinning and solar panels are unable to capture the su...

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6 Digital Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Solar Business 6 DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR SOLAR BUSINESS

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Dec 27, 2018

Given the innovative, progressive nature of converting natural light to renewable energy, a successful solar marketing strategy is also innovative and progressive. The best place for a solar energy company to prove marketing innovation is through its digital presence. With that, in this blog post, w...

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The 35 Easiest Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint THE 35 EASIEST WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

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Dec 27, 2018

In the face of the recent National Climate Assessment report on the threats of climate change, the Trump administration continues to try to roll back environmental policies. Individuals, however, can make a difference by reducing their personal greenhouse gas emissions. While there are many ways to...

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9 Clean Energy Transition Stories from 2018 9 CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION STORIES FROM 2018

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Dec 27, 2018

Despite the Trump Administration’s ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables at FERC, EPA, and through tariffs and the budget process 2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in momentum toward a clean energy economy. Here are nine storylines that caught my attention this past...

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Siemens Gamesa Looks to Cut Offshore Wind Foundation Costs by 30% SIEMENS GAMESA LOOKS TO CUT OFFSHORE WIND FOUNDATION COSTS BY 30%

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Dec 27, 2018

Siemens Gamesa is aiming to cut the cost of offshore wind foundations by up to 30 percent as part of a project unveiled this month. The turbine maker said it is working with the Aalborg University of Copenhagen, Denmark on a five-year offshore wind cost-reduction project called Integrated Implementa...

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Major Funding Pledges Won MAJOR FUNDING PLEDGES WON'T CLOSE THE CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT GAP

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Dec 26, 2018

Several major financial institutions have made massive sustainable-investment pledges surrounding COP24, the new round of global climate talks that concluded earlier this month in Poland. The World Bank announced $200 billion in funding for projects tackling climate change in developing countries. F...

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Voices of 2018: Renewable Energy, the Cloud & Security VOICES OF 2018: RENEWABLE ENERGY, THE CLOUD & SECURITY

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Dec 24, 2018

Staying up to speed on the news in the fast-moving data center industry is crucial to professional success and staying relevant. That’s why columns and expert insight from business leaders provide a special type of value. Data Center Frontier offers its Voices of the Industry series to provide uniq...

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Reshaping Energy Systems for Future Cities RESHAPING ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR FUTURE CITIES

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Dec 21, 2018

The fact that approximately 74 percent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn to cities throughout history. Whether for a lack of job opportunities in rural areas or possibilities for a better lifestyle, unfortunately, the unprecedented speed and scale ...

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Washington, D.C., to run entirely on renewable energy by 2032 WASHINGTON, D.C., TO RUN ENTIRELY ON RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2032

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Dec 20, 2018

While the United States federal government under the Trump administration continues to cling to coal as a viable energy source, the seat of the federal government has made clear its intentions to move in an entirely different direction. Earlier this week, Washington, D.C.'s city council voted unanim...

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Why clean energy investments should be part of your risk management strategy WHY CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENTS SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

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Dec 20, 2018

Energy prices fluctuate so knowing when to lock in the best price, and for how long, is a perennial challenge for businesses. Unless that is, you consider signing a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with an energy provider that specializes in predictable renewable energy or install your own clean e...

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Community Renewables, Hydrogen Get A Boost In Victoria COMMUNITY RENEWABLES, HYDROGEN GET A BOOST IN VICTORIA

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Dec 19, 2018

The Victorian Government issued several energy-related announcements yesterday relating to community renewables, a new hydrogen program and simplifying comparing energy deals. $1.1 million in grants to support nine community renewable energy projects across the state were announced on Tuesday. The g...

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Queensland Government’s CleanCo Is Go QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT’S CLEANCO IS GO

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Dec 18, 2018

CleanCo, Queensland’s new publicly owned renewables, and low-emissions electricity generator, officially became an entity at midnight on Sunday. Originally kicked off in August, CleanCo involves restructuring Queensland’s two publicly-owned electricity generation companies into three entities. The o...

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Mexican Auction Halt No Cause for Concern, Analysts Say MEXICAN AUCTION HALT NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN, ANALYSTS SAY

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Dec 17, 2018

Analysts expect Mexico to hold steady on renewables despite the temporary suspension of an auction within days of a new president taking office. “I don’t think they will cancel the auction or significantly rewrite the terms of the contracts, but there is a chance the new administration could limit t...

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University Of Newcastle Signs On For 100% Renewables UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE SIGNS ON FOR 100% RENEWABLES

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Dec 17, 2018

University of Newcastle (UON) has inked a seven-year contract with Snowy Hydro-owned Red Energy that will see it purchasing 100% renewable electricity for its Newcastle and Central Coast campuses. The contract starts from the beginning of next year, with the renewables-sourced electricity supplied f...

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Australian Household Solar Survey Results AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLD SOLAR SURVEY RESULTS

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Dec 17, 2018

1,028 Choice members across Australia have been surveyed about their experience buying and owning a solar power system and the results are quite interesting. Carried out earlier this year, the latest results were published by the consumer advocacy group on Friday. Here’s a look at some of what was r...

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Georgetown’s 100 Percent Renewable Initiative Makes It a Model City for Solar GEORGETOWN’S 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE INITIATIVE MAKES IT A MODEL CITY FOR SOLAR

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Dec 14, 2018

Texas may not be known for its progressive stance on renewable energy the state was practically built on oil, after all. However, that reputation is quickly being built by one small town north of Austin. In 2014 Georgetown, Texas, began making plans to obtain 100 percent of its energy from renewable...

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New Illinois Wind Farm Begins Supplying Clean Energy To General Motors NEW ILLINOIS WIND FARM BEGINS SUPPLYING CLEAN ENERGY TO GENERAL MOTORS

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Dec 13, 2018

General Motors has committed to a fossil fuel-free future by 2050, and it’s begun to take steps today to achieve the major goal. According to a CNBC report on Thursday, a new Illinois wind farm has been flipped online. The Enel Green Power-operated wind farm will provide renewable and clean energy f...

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Renewable energy may pave the way for reconciliation and autonomy for Indigenous communities RENEWABLE ENERGY MAY PAVE THE WAY FOR RECONCILIATION AND AUTONOMY FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

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Dec 13, 2018

The crippling effects of colonization on Canada‘s Indigenous peoples are systemic and widespread, with resource allocation and infrastructure development preventing many communities from developing autonomy. One instance is in the energy sector where over 80% of remote First Nation communities are d...

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7 signs the global energy economy is in transition 7 SIGNS THE GLOBAL ENERGY ECONOMY IS IN TRANSITION

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Dec 12, 2018

As negotiators from 197 nations are meeting here in Poland this week to discuss ways to stop runaway climate change amid reports about rapidly rising emissions there are also significant market and technology trends bringing positive news. These trends, combined with the actions of responsible gover...

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Myth-busting: Common myths about renewable energy MYTH-BUSTING: COMMON MYTHS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Dec 12, 2018

In the world of fake news, in many fast-growing industries, it is often quite difficult to separate the facts from the fiction. The renewable energy space is not an exception. In this blog, we have taken a look at some of the biggest renewable energy myths and scoped out the truth.

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Recycling with Renewable Energy RECYCLING WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Dec 12, 2018

A new and exciting solar project has been planned for a recycling plant in Wiltshire. Barnfield solar farm is planned to supply power to the entire recycling centre. This is a private development which is set to become more popular now government incentives are slowly being removed. Public Power Sol...

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Virginia Regulator Asks Dominion Energy for More Accurate Resource Plan VIRGINIA REGULATOR ASKS DOMINION ENERGY FOR MORE ACCURATE RESOURCE PLAN

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Dec 10, 2018

Virginia’s utility regulator asked Dominion Energy to redo its integrated resource plan for the 2019 to 2033 period. It’s the first time the state’s Corporation Commission has rejected a utility plan, saying that in the plan submitted in May Dominion “failed to establish that its 2018 IRP, as curren...

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Insects are inspiring improved renewable energy technologies INSECTS ARE INSPIRING IMPROVED RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

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Dec 07, 2018

Biomimetics is an established field in engineering. The practice draws inspiration from nature to improve models, processes and systems. We have biomimetic engineering to thank for Velcro and bird-safe glass, among others. Now, engineers may have stumbled upon the next big development in renewable e...

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Storm Diana Sets Renewable Energy Records STORM DIANA SETS RENEWABLE ENERGY RECORDS

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Dec 07, 2018

Wednesday 28th Nov 2018 brought us rain, wind and all sorts of chaos in the form of storm Diana, but for the UK the weather was not all bad. More renewable records were set with a high of 14.9GW, with wind turbines generating 32% of power within the national grid, pushing the gas power station off t...

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The Switch to Green Energy THE SWITCH TO GREEN ENERGY

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Dec 07, 2018

Recent news reports from the National Infrastructure Commission have said that the switch to renewables should happen sooner rather than later. It has been considered that taking this leap would be expensive, however, the Commission believes that if it begins soon this would not be the case. Just a ...

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What a New Governor Means for Renewable Energy in Maine WHAT A NEW GOVERNOR MEANS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN MAINE

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Dec 07, 2018

Short days and frequent snows can make Maine winters seem gloomy. But for renewable energy companies and supporters, the gloom has persisted for the last eight years under a governor openly hostile to solar and wind energy. With the 2018 election, a pro-environment Democratic governor and Democratic...

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NSW Energy Minister Spruiks Renewables Achievements NSW ENERGY MINISTER SPRUIKS RENEWABLES ACHIEVEMENTS

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Dec 07, 2018

New South Wales’ Minister for Energy and Utilities Don Harwin outlined renewable energy progress in the state at the NSW Smart Energy Summit on Tuesday. The state was graded a C on the Climate Council’s 2018 Renewable Energy Scorecard, but Minister Harwin may disagree with that assessment judging by...

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Scandinavian wind without subsidies? SCANDINAVIAN WIND WITHOUT SUBSIDIES?

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Dec 06, 2018

For nearly a decade, Sweden and Norway have shared the green certificate subsidy system to promote renewable energy development. Simplified, the scheme works so that an owner of a renewable energy project receives certificates as additional income for each MWh of produced energy with the cost paid b...

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Renewable energy is a necessity, not a choice RENEWABLE ENERGY IS A NECESSITY, NOT A CHOICE

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Dec 06, 2018

In the recent Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, scientists predict that our planet’s temperature is likely to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius in as little as 12 years. Such an increase may not seem like much when you look at your thermostat. But when you look at our planet, this level of climat...

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A Transition To Renewables Would Create More Jobs Worldwide A TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES WOULD CREATE MORE JOBS WORLDWIDE

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Dec 06, 2018

A worldwide effort to combat climate change would create more jobs than it would lose, a new study shows. To achieve the goal set by the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, a switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy is essential. But the switch to clean energy has...

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Upcycled R.I. Waste Sites Now Produce Solar Power UPCYCLED R.I. WASTE SITES NOW PRODUCE SOLAR POWER

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Dec 04, 2018

The University of Rhode Island and the towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett have created the South Kingstown Solar Consortium to develop an ambitious solar-energy project that will boost the amount of renewable energy flowing into the regional power grid.

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Let’s fund clean energy, not a border wall LET’S FUND CLEAN ENERGY, NOT A BORDER WALL

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Dec 02, 2018

Approaching the midterm elections, conservatives employed a fear frenzy around “family security” to mobilize their base, falsely claiming that Democrats supported lax border policies. As a woman in a campaign ad for Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) put it, “Nothing is more important than my kid’s safety,”...

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Yet Another Benefit of Renewable Energy: It Uses Practically No Water Compared to Fossil Fuels YET ANOTHER BENEFIT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY: IT USES PRACTICALLY NO WATER COMPARED TO FOSSIL FUELS

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Dec 02, 2018

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently highlighted a little-discussed benefit of using renewables like wind and solar to produce electricity: Unlike most power sources, they require “almost no water.” This is remarkable because thermoelectric power generation is the leading use of wate...

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City of Ryde Eyeing 60% Renewables By 2030 CITY OF RYDE EYEING 60% RENEWABLES BY 2030

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Nov 30, 2018

In a meeting on Tuesday, Sydney’s City of Ryde gave the nod to investigating the potential of substantially amping up its use of renewable energy sources. A motion from Councillor Edwina Clifton to seek a report indicating how Council may be able to best achieve at least 60% of electricity consumed ...

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Amendments to Australia’s Renewable Energy Regulations Proposed AMENDMENTS TO AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY REGULATIONS PROPOSED

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Nov 29, 2018

When is a small-scale solar power system a large-scale system? The Department of Environment And Energy wants to clarify this through changes to renewable energy regulations. The Department is quick to point out that its proposed amendments will not affect incentives provided to Australian household...

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Three Ways a Trump FERC Could Negatively Impact Us THREE WAYS A TRUMP FERC COULD NEGATIVELY IMPACT US

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Nov 29, 2018

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Tuesday to approve the appointment of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The final confirmation vote now moves to the full Senate. McNamee’s confirmation threatens to transform FERC – with a longstanding traditi...

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Another coal myth busted as developing nations turn to renewables ANOTHER COAL MYTH BUSTED AS DEVELOPING NATIONS TURN TO RENEWABLES

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Nov 28, 2018

Developing nations have taken the lead on clean energy, a new study has shown, after adding a record 114GW of zero-carbon energy generating a capacity of all types, 94GW of which was wind and solar. The study, based on the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance Climate scope survey, shows that emerging...

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NSW Emerging Energy Program NSW EMERGING ENERGY PROGRAM

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Nov 28, 2018

Earlier this month the NSW Government announced a $55 million program to encourage large-scale electricity generation and storage projects. This comes as a welcome step forward, as NSW is the only state without a self-adopted target for renewable energy.

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Renewable Energy Might be Able to Green a Desert RENEWABLE ENERGY MIGHT BE ABLE TO GREEN A DESERT

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Nov 28, 2018

Wind turbines and solar panels that create electricity are examples of environmentally friendly or “green” technology. A new study finds that these forms of renewable energy might be green in another sense, too. Large collections of those turbines or so-called farms of solar panels appear capable of...

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Ireland IRELAND'S RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET FOR 2020 AND THE FUTURE OF THE RENEWABLE INDUSTRY

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Nov 28, 2018

Renewable energy is a hot topic in Ireland right now. As a country with promising renewable energy sources and tough renewable energy targets to meet in the coming years, politicians and scientists have been working together to formulate sustainable, realistic solutions to Ireland's energy needs.

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How farms can tend to the energy-water nexus, reduce costs and help their communities HOW FARMS CAN TEND TO THE ENERGY-WATER NEXUS, REDUCE COSTS AND HELP THEIR COMMUNITIES

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Nov 27, 2018

Across the country, farmers face unrelenting pressure to conserve both water and energy. From California to Texas, recent droughts and declining groundwater levels require more pumping to provide irrigation water for crops. Pumping water takes energy, as do many other precision agriculture tasks inv...

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Superconducting Tape Could Lead to Lower-Cost Wind Power SUPERCONDUCTING TAPE COULD LEAD TO LOWER-COST WIND POWER

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Nov 26, 2018

Wind power is limited in part by how expensive it can be to make each turbine. You may need roughly a ton of rare earth metals per machine and that adds up. It could soon be much less expensive, however. The EU-backed EcoSwing project recently upgraded a wind turbine in Denmark with superconducting ...

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Climate Change Act 10 Years On - 4 Experts Discuss Green Generation CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 10 YEARS ON - 4 EXPERTS DISCUSS GREEN GENERATION

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Nov 26, 2018

Today marks the 10th birthday of the Climate Change Act, the cornerstone of the legislative and policy environment from which the UK’s approach to decarbonization and climate change mitigation has been built. The Act sets out an ambitious target to reduce net UK carbon by the year 2050 to 20% of a 1...

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Renewable energy, not a threat to fossil fuel Experts RENEWABLE ENERGY, NOT A THREAT TO FOSSIL FUEL EXPERTS

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Nov 25, 2018

Renewable energy sources would not take the place of fossil fuels, especially oil and gas resources in the world energy market, experts have said. This topped the panel discussion of the management session at the just concluded Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE International Co...

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Why Using Renewable Energy is Beneficial for your Business WHY USING RENEWABLE ENERGY IS BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Nov 23, 2018

As a result of the industrial revolution, and advancements in technology, the world’s non-renewable energy source consumption has exponentially increased. This depletion of sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas poses the threat of complete exhaustion of our current energy sources. So, the obvio...

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FIND OUT WHERE WIND-GENERATED RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN TAKE YOUR COMPANY FIND OUT WHERE WIND-GENERATED RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN TAKE YOUR COMPANY

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Nov 22, 2018

Meeting environmental and social responsibilities are top priorities for today’s companies. Business leaders understand that adopting effective operational processes that result in less pollution is great for the planet and human health. One way that some companies implement these corporate social r...

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Thin, Flexible New Solar Cells Could Soon Line Your Shirt THIN, FLEXIBLE NEW SOLAR CELLS COULD SOON LINE YOUR SHIRT

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Nov 20, 2018

The general rule when developing a new kind of solar technology is to expect progress to be slow. Take silicon solar cells, the most ubiquitous and recognizable form of photovoltaic generations today. When silicon panels were first built in the early 1950s, they could only turn about 6 percent of th...

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Did You Consider Your International Operations in Emerging Renewable Energy Markets? DID YOU CONSIDER YOUR INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS IN EMERGING RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKETS?

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Nov 19, 2018

Here we are, offering another voice to this series crafted to answer your key questions as a Sustainability Leader. In our past 3 blog posts our colleagues have shared the economic significance of renewable energy solutions, how to best garner internal buy-in, and the role of innovative technology. ...

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Spain’s 2050 100% Renewable Energy Target SPAIN’S 2050 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET

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Nov 15, 2018

Spain has recently announced their ambitious plans to be entirely reliant on renewable energy by 2050. Their war on climate change will set the standard for other nations to follow suit and these changes surely can’t come soon enough. 2018 brought us extreme temperatures in some countries with longe...

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UK Renewable Energy Capacity Triples as it overtakes Fossil Fuel UK RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPACITY TRIPLES AS IT OVERTAKES FOSSIL FUEL

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Nov 15, 2018

The race for renewables has stepped up a gear, and for the first time, its capacity has overtaken the capacity of fossil fuel for the UK. The capacity from renewables such as wind, solar and biomass has tripled in the last five years making the yield 42 GW compared to that of fossil fuels’ 40.6 GW. ...

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Can we produce enough green hydrogen to save the world? CAN WE PRODUCE ENOUGH GREEN HYDROGEN TO SAVE THE WORLD?

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Nov 15, 2018

‘Hydrogen and fuels derived (from it) are capable of reducing the carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels in the very, very long-term, down to zero,’ said Klaus Scheffer, project manager at Siemens. ‘You don’t need fossil energies in a future world. I hope my kids will see that.’ The technology i...

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Aggregation: Expanding Companies’ Access to Offsite Renewable Energy Projects AGGREGATION: EXPANDING COMPANIES’ ACCESS TO OFFSITE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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Nov 14, 2018

Seventy-two percent of large U.S. energy users are actively pursuing renewable energy procurement.1 The intensifying prioritization of corporate social responsibility and investments in renewable energy have prompted companies to find new ways to make a more positive impact on the environment. The o...

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Powering today’s connected world with tomorrow in mind POWERING TODAY’S CONNECTED WORLD WITH TOMORROW IN MIND

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Nov 13, 2018

Twelve years. According to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that’s how long we have left to make sure global warming doesn’t increase beyond 1.5C. Waiting any longer or allowing temperatures to rise above this limit risks “irreversible impacts.” This report ...

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Is the UK IS THE UK'S CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION STUMBLING?

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Nov 08, 2018

What's going on? One day there is heartening news UK renewable energy capacity has overtaken fossil fuel capacity for the first time. The next we hear that despite ever lower renewables costs UK clean energy investment fell 46 percent in the third quarter of the year, as concerns over Brexit started...

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New Mexico Needs a New Strong Renewable Energy Standard NEW MEXICO NEEDS A NEW STRONG RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD

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Nov 08, 2018

After years of stagnation in energy policy in New Mexico, the time is right for a boost to New Mexico’s clean energy economy. Getting to 50 percent renewables by 2030 is an obvious first step towards a clean energy future. A 50 percent renewable energy standard in New Mexico, in combination with inc...

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The Future of Diversity in Renewable Energy Challenges and Solutions THE FUTURE OF DIVERSITY IN RENEWABLE ENERGY CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

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Nov 07, 2018

Australia is in the middle of an important transition from a traditional fossil fuel-based energy system, to additional renewable energy options. The great news is, at its current rate, Australia is on track for a goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2025. As a growth industry, renewable energy prov...

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Not only when the wind blows: How data centres can manage their energy, whatever the weather NOT ONLY WHEN THE WIND BLOWS: HOW DATA CENTRES CAN MANAGE THEIR ENERGY, WHATEVER THE WEATHER

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Nov 07, 2018

Almost every nation in the world is slowly but surely turning to the concept of green energy. Even the United States, with its recent policy reversals, remains one of the largest providers of renewable energy in the world. Many have signed up to the Paris agreement, a global treaty aimed at the redu...

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Why We Need Innovative Nuclear Power WHY WE NEED INNOVATIVE NUCLEAR POWER

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Nov 07, 2018

In 2006, Bill Gates and I took a hard look together at all the options humanity has for powering the 21st century. At that time, 81 percent of the world’s primary energy the raw form, before it is converted to electricity, gasoline, etc. came from fossil fuels. Back then, you might recall, oil price...

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Will Renewable Energy be Cheaper than Fossil Fuels by 2020? WILL RENEWABLE ENERGY BE CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS BY 2020?

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Nov 04, 2018

A report published by Adnan Amin, director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) earlier on this year predicted that it will only take another two years for renewable energy to become cheaper than fossil fuels. The report looked specifically at the relative cost of new energy ...

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SCC Approves First Renewable Energy Projects SCC APPROVES FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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Nov 04, 2018

On Friday, November 2, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (“SCC” or “Commission”) approved the first major renewable energy investments by Dominion Energy Virginia (“Dominion”) following the passage of Senate Bill 966 (“SB 966”), the sweeping utility overhaul legislation enacted in March. SB ...

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State Corporation Commission endorses Dominion renewable energy projects, including offshore wind test turbines STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION ENDORSES DOMINION RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS, INCLUDING OFFSHORE WIND TEST TURBINES

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Nov 02, 2018

The State Corporation Commission has endorsed a pair of Dominion Energy renewable energy projects: two offshore wind test turbines and an agreement to purchase power from an independent 80-megawatt solar facility in Halifax County. The approval of the wind turbines, which are to be built about 27 mi...

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Chile Land of opportunity for renewable energy CHILE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 31, 2018

Chile has been historically characterized as a country heavily dependent on imported fuels and its growing need for energy has been satisfied by burning coal and diesel. This heavy reliance on fossil fuels sparked the interest in quickly developing renewable energy technologies, particularly, from 2...

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Investors Watching Closely in the Wake of Recent Offshore Wind Announcements INVESTORS WATCHING CLOSELY IN THE WAKE OF RECENT OFFSHORE WIND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Oct 30, 2018

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel where we discussed financing for U.S. offshore wind projects to a full room at the 2018 Verge conference in Oakland. On that same day, my colleagues on the opposite coast joined nearly 1,000 others at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshor...

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Solar and wind power will be widespread by 2030 SOLAR AND WIND POWER WILL BE WIDESPREAD BY 2030

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Oct 30, 2018

This represents an increase of more than 60% of gross renewable electricity production in the next 13 years. Technically speaking, such a change can be achieved, but it requires particularly large investments (the IPCC estimates them at USD 2,400 billion between 2016 and 2035) in terms of electricit...

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A little flexibility can go a long way to maximize renewables A LITTLE FLEXIBILITY CAN GO A LONG WAY TO MAXIMIZE RENEWABLES

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Oct 30, 2018

Greentech Media’s Power & Renewables Summit takes place November 13-14, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The conference will gather industry views on how renewable integration, decarbonization, and sector electrification are impacting electricity systems. In the last month, a new report from the U.N. Intergov...

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Opus Energy supplies 1.5% of total UK energy consumption with 100% renewable energy OPUS ENERGY SUPPLIES 1.5% OF TOTAL UK ENERGY CONSUMPTION WITH 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 29, 2018

Opus Energy has smashed a milestone by providing all its customers with 100% renewable electricity in the last reporting year. In 12 months, Opus Energy has provided over 340,000 business premises with over 4.4tWh of energy enough to power the entirety of the UK for a whole working week using just r...

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According to Scientists 100% Renewables is Possible ACCORDING TO SCIENTISTS 100% RENEWABLES IS POSSIBLE

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Oct 27, 2018

Any person who is a fan of renewable energy has dreams of a future where there’s no need for fossil fuels at all. There’ll be a set of solar panels on each roof, wind turbines turning lazily offshore, hydro plants making the most of our powerful tides and no sign of a gas pipe or diesel car in sight...

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Renewable Energy, Russian Natural Gas and the Lesson of January 2006 RENEWABLE ENERGY, RUSSIAN NATURAL GAS AND THE LESSON OF JANUARY 2006

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Oct 26, 2018

The problem with the “energy weapon” is that it is notorious for backfiring. That fact couldn’t have rung truer than this week when it was reported that Germany, a major natural gas importer in Europe, was going to co-finance the construction of a $576 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving t...

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SAWEA CEO bullish about SA wind energy outlook SAWEA CEO BULLISH ABOUT SA WIND ENERGY OUTLOOK

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Oct 26, 2018

As forecast, 2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for the South African energy sector, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Brenda Martin tells Engineering News. Bolstering South Africa’s energy sector is much-improved policy certainty, transparent decision-making and public partici...

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Offshore wind in the state of New York: Challenges and considerations for the insurance industry OFFSHORE WIND IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK: CHALLENGES AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Oct 25, 2018

New York State's abundant wind resources and strong government backing for renewables make it ripe for expansion in offshore wind. But its Atlantic coastline, a prime site for wind farm installation, also offers special challenges for development and special considerations for the insurance industry...

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Composites Are Driving Greener and Cheaper Wind Turbines COMPOSITES ARE DRIVING GREENER AND CHEAPER WIND TURBINES

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Oct 25, 2018

Renewable energy holds the key to a more sustainable future. As the costs of green technologies have fallen so that they are now competitive with fossil fuels, governments all over the world have invested heavily in clean, renewable energy in the hope of curtailing harmful carbon emissions. The wind...

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Clean Energy Funds Target Growing Demand for Renewable Energy CLEAN ENERGY FUNDS TARGET GROWING DEMAND FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 25, 2018

Renewable energy funds are on the rise, seeking to match profits with a commitment to sustainability. These funds invest not only in generators of solar and wind power and their suppliers, but also in manufacturers of LED light bulbs, electric cars and automobile batteries. Stock mutual funds and ex...

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How close can cities get to 100% renewable energy? HOW CLOSE CAN CITIES GET TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Oct 24, 2018

Around the world, cities are beginning to think in terms of meeting their energy needs from renewable sources, to limit air pollution and climate change problems. Over 100 cities now claim to get at least 70% of their electricity from renewables, compared to 42 in 2015, and many more are aiming for ...

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Renewable energy projects in the world’s largest countries RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST COUNTRIES

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Oct 24, 2018

The appetite for kinder, greener, renewable energy alternatives is growing year on year and the results are already impressive. In 2017, solar energy became the cheapest source of electricity in 58 emerging markets and accounted for two-thirds of new power added to the world’s grid. China is the wor...

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THE FUTURE OF SOLAR TECHNOLOGY: UNIQUE AND CUSTOMIZABLE SOLUTIONS THE FUTURE OF SOLAR TECHNOLOGY: UNIQUE AND CUSTOMIZABLE SOLUTIONS

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Oct 24, 2018

In today’s environmentally conscious world, finding smart solutions to save the planet’s resources is high on the agenda. Damage to our environment is pressing the issue, and more and more people are making changes to reduce their carbon footprint. In light of the growing seriousness of climate chan...

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Tackling the biggest wind industry issues TACKLING THE BIGGEST WIND INDUSTRY ISSUES

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Oct 23, 2018

Two years ago I left a brilliant company. For over ten years they had given me a life-changing opportunity to work on renewable energy projects all over the world from pre-construction all the way through to decommissioning. I can’t thank the company and people who I worked with enough for the incre...

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Services to the Renewable energy sector SERVICES TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

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Oct 22, 2018

Lloyd's Register can support you throughout the lifecycle of your project. We have been active in renewables for decades, solving technical, engineering and safety challenges for some of the sector's most ambitious clients.

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Shifting to a renewable energy-friendly policy framework is a win-win SHIFTING TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY-FRIENDLY POLICY FRAMEWORK IS A WIN-WIN

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Oct 18, 2018

The latest IPCC report on climate change (“Trump says he’ll review UN climate change report”, Oct. 9, 2018) confirms what many in the energy and environment nonprofit sector and beyond have known for decades: Climate change is perhaps the most significant threat to the livelihoods and quality of lif...

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Renewable Energy Crosses Party Lines, Unites Americans RENEWABLE ENERGY CROSSES PARTY LINES, UNITES AMERICANS

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Oct 17, 2018

Last month’s Ford-Kavanaugh hearing is yet another example of how partisan this country has become in recent years. Considering this political climate where Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided seemingly on all key issues is it possible for Americans to come together on any single issue? It...

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Buying renewable energy should be easy here’s one way to make it less complex BUYING RENEWABLE ENERGY SHOULD BE EASY HERE’S ONE WAY TO MAKE IT LESS COMPLEX

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Oct 16, 2018

It would be difficult to overestimate the impact that corporate procurement of renewable energy, primarily through power purchase agreements (PPAs), has had on the overall renewable market. In less than a decade, the renewable energy created from corporate PPAs went from zero to more than 13 gigawat...

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Energy of no alternative ENERGY OF NO ALTERNATIVE

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Oct 16, 2018

In August of this year, Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia Vyacheslav Kravchenko stated that about 20% of the capacity of all power plants in Russia must be replaced before 2040. Many thermal power plants were built in the middle of the last century, their life expectancy been about 50 years, more ...

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California 100% Renewable – A Global Energy Leader CALIFORNIA 100% RENEWABLE – A GLOBAL ENERGY LEADER

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Oct 15, 2018

Close your eyes for a moment and follow me on a quick journey into the future Imagine all homes and businesses worldwide powered with strictly clean renewable energy. Consider a society where: we fly on hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid planes, zip across town or the country on electric public tran...

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Greek Island Tilos On Its Way To Becoming Fully Powered By Renewable Energy GREEK ISLAND TILOS ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING FULLY POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 12, 2018

A small Greek island is about to show the islands around the world how to become energy independent using only renewable sources, if only on a small scale. The small island of Tilos is located in the Aegean Sea and is home to only about 500 people year-round, but that population doubles during the s...

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The Story of Renewable Energy Technology: A Positive Evolution THE STORY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY: A POSITIVE EVOLUTION

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Oct 12, 2018

In the last few blogs of this series, my colleagues have shared the economic proof points for renewable energy technology and how to best garner internal buy-in among key stakeholders. These are vitally important for any Sustainability Leader or Energy Executive eager to meet their goals. Today, my ...

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California Strives for 100 Percent Clean Energy CALIFORNIA STRIVES FOR 100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY

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Oct 09, 2018

California governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill (SB 100) into law, which strives to achieve 100 percent clean electricity. By 2045, California aims to power its population with only zero-carbon emission sources, as well as create a more resilient and decentralized power system. According to t...

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Pairing Wind + Solar for Cheaper, 24-Hour Renewable Energy PAIRING WIND + SOLAR FOR CHEAPER, 24-HOUR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 08, 2018

Along a country road east of Lima, Ohio, a company is preparing to build one of the world’s largest renewable energy projects that pairs wind and solar to create a hybrid power source. It’s a rare combination now, but one that’s expected to become more common because of its potential to cut costs wh...

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Communications challenges when entering the renewable energy industry COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGES WHEN ENTERING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Oct 08, 2018

Sustainable energy is the new playground of the rich and famous. Recently the sector has received the strong endorsement from two of the world’s biggest private energy companies. Both Total and Shell dressed up in April to outline their future plans in the sector. But even the biggest in the industr...

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Commitments to renewable energy are a great start what comes next? COMMITMENTS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY ARE A GREAT START WHAT COMES NEXT?

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Oct 02, 2018

In the past five years, private energy buyers have made significant commitments to reaching 100 percent renewable energy and have voluntarily brought about 14.2 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into the electricity market. However, managing how this renewable energy enters our electricity markets ...

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Clean Energy Delivers Benefits in Minnesota CLEAN ENERGY DELIVERS BENEFITS IN MINNESOTA

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Oct 01, 2018

Local stories have the possibility to showcase the many benefits of clean energy including in the Midwest. A lot of climate-related stories focus on the national and even international aspects of renewable energy. You might read, for example, about the hundreds of influential corporations that have ...

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WAYS RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN HELP IN AN EMERGENCY WAYS RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN HELP IN AN EMERGENCY

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Sep 29, 2018

Many of the things people depend on in their everyday lives without thinking such as electricity and running water become less abundant or even entirely unavailable in regions that get hit by natural disasters. Renewable energy sources that are self-sufficient can help people get back on their feet ...

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Carbon-Free CA by 2045: Is Wind the Way? CARBON-FREE CA BY 2045: IS WIND THE WAY?

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Sep 27, 2018

This past month, Governor Jerry Brown signed a historic executive order to make California carbon-free by 2045. The recently passed bill aims to take dramatic steps towards reducing the negative impacts of climate change and will require the entirety of California’s electricity come from clean, carb...

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Overheard at National Clean Energy Week: Corporations Want Renewables OVERHEARD AT NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK: CORPORATIONS WANT RENEWABLES

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Sep 27, 2018

These days it seems that Washington, D.C. has a week for everything, so it seemed odd that until last year there was no clean energy week. Well, it’s 2018 and we are nearing the end of the 2nd annual National Clean Energy Week a week dedicated to America’s clean energy renaissance that is creating j...

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How Renewables Lead to a World of Peak Energy HOW RENEWABLES LEAD TO A WORLD OF PEAK ENERGY

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Sep 27, 2018

It can be hard to get your head around just how much energy the world uses. Expressed in terms of oil, it was equivalent to almost 14 billion metric tons of the stuff in 2017. That’s like burning through all of Russia’s proved reserves in the space of 12 months, which is, in technical terms, a lot. ...

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Sun for the People: Non-Profits in the Solar World SUN FOR THE PEOPLE: NON-PROFITS IN THE SOLAR WORLD

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Sep 27, 2018

One of the inspiring aspects of the Solar Power International (SPI) Conference is the presence of non-profit organizations associated with solar. Even if you had to squint to find them, these renewable energy organizations occupied a few small tables and made it clear how commercial interests could ...

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The transition to an all-electric world: so much more than decarbonization THE TRANSITION TO AN ALL-ELECTRIC WORLD: SO MUCH MORE THAN DECARBONIZATION

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Sep 26, 2018

In my last blog, I described the three reasons which steer the energy world toward a fully electric one: a unique decarbonization potential, with vast easily accessible reserves around the world, powering a much more efficient energy system. It is time to develop the latter of these assertions and e...

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The International Energy Agency’s non-existant guideline on curtailing renewables THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY’S NON-EXISTANT GUIDELINE ON CURTAILING RENEWABLES

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Sep 25, 2018

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reportedly has a guideline which says solar and wind energy should be curtailed to ensure power from coal and other ‘dispatchable’ generation never falls below 50 percent of the generation “at any time”. Or so Trevor St Baker, one of the co-owners of the polluti...

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The limits of renewable energy and the case for degrowth THE LIMITS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND THE CASE FOR DEGROWTH

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Sep 25, 2018

The energy transition is the focus of much discussion. To read the accounts in the mainstream media, one gets the impression that renewable energy is being rolled out quickly and is on its way to replacing fossil fuels without much ado while generating new green jobs. If the claims of Jeremy Rifkin ...

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Utilities Look Toward a Clean Energy Future, Yet the Administration Keeps Looking Back UTILITIES LOOK TOWARD A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE, YET THE ADMINISTRATION KEEPS LOOKING BACK

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Sep 21, 2018

Coal and the president’s ill-conceived plan to bail out the industry is taking up a lot of bandwidth in discussions around national energy policy. As the president and the coal industry continue to rely on dubious arguments to justify the idea of keeping economically struggling coal plants afloat, w...

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6 Charts Showing the Renewables Threat to Natural Gas 6 CHARTS SHOWING THE RENEWABLES THREAT TO NATURAL GAS

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Sep 20, 2018

The scale of the threat facing gas-based electricity generation from renewables and energy storage was outlined this week at the Global Power & Energy Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. Rory McCarthy, the senior storage analyst for Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, illustrated for attendees how the bu...

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Understanding India, its energy needs and ambitions, and the global implications for carbon emissions UNDERSTANDING INDIA, ITS ENERGY NEEDS AND AMBITIONS, AND THE GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS FOR CARBON EMISSIONS

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Sep 18, 2018

At least one newspaper headline this year declared that renewable energy in India is now cheaper than coal and that coal is surely on its way out. However, recent research from my Brookings colleague Samantha Gross and me shows that the transition will not be nearly as smooth as some imagine. Renewa...

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Pros and Cons about Tidal Wave Energy PROS AND CONS ABOUT TIDAL WAVE ENERGY

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Sep 18, 2018

Every day, innovators recognize the essence to capture clean energy from renewable sources. One of the latest revolutions is the capture of green energy from the oceanic tides and waves. In this article, we will discuss some of the basic facts about tidal wave energy as well as the many tidal wave e...

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BU enters agreement to purchase renewable wind energy BU ENTERS AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE RENEWABLE WIND ENERGY

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Sep 18, 2018

Boston University has entered a contract with utility company Engie to buy renewable wind power in South Dakota for the next 15 years as part of BU’s Climate Action Plan. An integral aspect of the CAP, Sustainability Director Dennis Carlberg wrote in an email, is to use renewable resources for 100 p...

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Energy storage systems, the key enablers of the renewable energy future ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, THE KEY ENABLERS OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE

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Sep 18, 2018

To make the global energy transition a reality we will need one tool in particular: affordable energy storage systems. Most of the times, when people think about the future of electrification their minds go immediately to electric vehicles. There is no doubt that the EVs sector will expand and thriv...

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These 10 cities are embracing 100% renewable energy THESE 10 CITIES ARE EMBRACING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Sep 15, 2018

A new report published by the Sierra Club serves as proof that despite the geography, politics and social norms that divide American cities, a growing number of towns big and small can come together and work towards a common goal: the rejection of fossil fuels in favor of clean, renewable energy sou...

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HOW CALIFORNIA CAN KEEP THEIR COMMITMENT TO 100-PERCENT RENEWABLE POWER BY 2045 HOW CALIFORNIA CAN KEEP THEIR COMMITMENT TO 100-PERCENT RENEWABLE POWER BY 2045

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Sep 13, 2018

California can already boast of the nation’s largest economy. In fact, California’s economy ranks fifth in the entire world, exceeded only by the GDP of the entire United States, and by China, Japan, and Germany. In addition, to economic leadership, the Golden State can also add renewable energy lea...

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Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive Poised To Harm Global Forests EUROPE’S RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE POISED TO HARM GLOBAL FORESTS

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Sep 12, 2018

Europe’s decision to promote the use of wood as a “renewable fuel” will likely greatly increase Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world’s forests, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications. European officials on final language for a renewable energy dir...

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Meeting the Challenges of Renewable Energy with Smart Grids and IoT MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY WITH SMART GRIDS AND IOT

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Sep 12, 2018

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy sources provided 17% of electricity generated in the U.S. during 2017, and the International Energy Agency projects that by 2040, 40% of power usage across the globe will come from renewable energy. These increases in renewabl...

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Harnessing the Power of Human Capital in the Renewable Energy Sector HARNESSING THE POWER OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

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Sep 12, 2018

As the renewable energy sector experiences major transitions, it is vital that the industry invests in strategic and skilled human capital to continue on the path to meeting its future energy goals. With the world increasingly moving towards renewable sources of energy, and wind and solar power see...

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Global Climate Summit: Thank Goodness for Clean Energy State Champs GLOBAL CLIMATE SUMMIT: THANK GOODNESS FOR CLEAN ENERGY STATE CHAMPS

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Sep 11, 2018

This week, California is hosting a Global Climate Action Summit. The summit is intended to “bring leaders and people together from around the world to take ambition to the next level” and “celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors, and citizens with re...

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Renewable energy mini-grids in Africa: a private sector’s perspective RENEWABLE ENERGY MINI-GRIDS IN AFRICA: A PRIVATE SECTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

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Sep 11, 2018

In the African context, costs per connection for mini-grids have dropped by 20% over the past two years to well below what nearly every Sub-Saharan African utility charges. At the same time, mini-grids provide vastly superior quality and quantity of energy to rural communities than utilities in most...

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Incursion in the renewable energy markets INCURSION IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKETS

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Sep 10, 2018

Between 2014-2015, Vepica ventured into the renewable energy market, with the EPC execution of a 50 MW solar energy plant in Choluteca, Honduras. Vepica's scope for this project included supervision of civil and structural work, supervision of equipment installation, the connection of all the genera...

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Repowering London, Renewable Energy for Social Change REPOWERING LONDON, RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

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Sep 09, 2018

Community-based energy projects are on the rise, allowing people to take back control over their energy. Rising costs and the demand for renewable sources has resulted in this new wave of local energy becoming more popular, and the future will likely see it continue to gain traction. Most of these p...

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Addressing Renewable Energy Realities and Myths ADDRESSING RENEWABLE ENERGY REALITIES AND MYTHS

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Sep 05, 2018

There are many myths and misconceptions about renewable energy, especially as it relates to small island nations like Grenada. As our nation transitions to greater use of renewable energy to decrease our dependence on fuel imports, stabilise costs, and reduce our carbon footprint, it’s important to ...

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Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020 FACEBOOK PLEDGES TO BUY 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2020

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Sep 03, 2018

Facebook committed Tuesday to contract renewable energy for all of its electricity consumption by 2020. The social media giant consumes an ample amount of electricity to power its data centers around the world. The company previously committed to procuring 50 percent renewable power and surpassed th...

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Scotland is an energy rich nation SCOTLAND IS AN ENERGY RICH NATION

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Aug 31, 2018

Scotland has been at the heart of the global oil and gas industry for decades and, more recently, has been a driving force behind the renewable energy revolution, and has demonstrated high ambition with our world-leading targets and frameworks for mitigation of climate change. Yet, despite Scotland’...

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Salesforce Invests in its Largest Renewable Energy Agreement to Date, the Global Climate Action Summit, and a More Sustainable Future SALESFORCE INVESTS IN ITS LARGEST RENEWABLE ENERGY AGREEMENT TO DATE, THE GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT, AND A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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Aug 30, 2018

Now more than ever, we are seeing a growing demand for companies to take initiative and tackle challenges in the community and the environment. At Salesforce, we believe that business is one of the greatest platforms for change. We are committed to doing our part to step up to the urgent challenge o...

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California Mandates 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045 CALIFORNIA MANDATES 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2045

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Aug 30, 2018

Never ones to shy away from sweeping regulatory mandates, California politicians are now demanding that the state adopt 100 percent renewable energy before mid-century. On Tuesday, the state legislature passed S.B. 100, which requires that all retail electricity consumed in the state come from renew...

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Going Beyond LCOE: The Real Costs of Variable Renewable Energy GOING BEYOND LCOE: THE REAL COSTS OF VARIABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 29, 2018

The Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) is defined as the lifetime costs of energy generating technologies divided by the amount of energy produced. The LCOE calculation considers all plant-level costs, such as initial investments, operation costs and fuel costs during the power plant’s lifetime. ...

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Why Open Source Works for the Renewable Energy Sector WHY OPEN SOURCE WORKS FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

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Aug 29, 2018

According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source globally where 24% of the energy generated in 2015 came from renewable sources such as biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, and biofuels. This is expected to increase to 31% by 2040 an...

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The future is renewable energy THE FUTURE IS RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 28, 2018

Eskom’s business model has come under renewed scrutiny after South Africa's government backed renewable energy to play a more significant role in the country's future energy mix. The draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) made public yesterday said renewable energy would be the focus over the next dec...

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California is Generating So Much Renewable Energy, It’s About to Take a Break CALIFORNIA IS GENERATING SO MUCH RENEWABLE ENERGY, IT’S ABOUT TO TAKE A BREAK

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Aug 27, 2018

With this year’s blistering summer, California’s solar energy production has surged so much that the state might be taking a break from new renewable projects beginning next month. Currently, California is regularly shunting electricity to Arizona and other states (sometimes paying them to do so) ju...

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Why Supersized Solar Farms Are Sprouting Around The World WHY SUPERSIZED SOLAR FARMS ARE SPROUTING AROUND THE WORLD

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Aug 25, 2018

In a quest to cut the cost of clean electricity, power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms. Nowhere is that more apparent than in southern Egypt, where what will be the world’s largest solar farm a vast collection of more than 5 million photovoltaic panels is now taking shap...

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Race to the top: Corporate sourcing of renewable power RACE TO THE TOP: CORPORATE SOURCING OF RENEWABLE POWER

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Aug 24, 2018

The ongoing boom in renewable energy around the globe is fast transitioning our energy system towards low-carbon. And there’s no doubt that the buying-power of businesses is central to this transition. Costs for renewables continued to fall in 2017, with IRENA reporting an 80% drop in solar module p...

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the Makers of M&M’s Source Renewable Energy A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT HOW THE MAKERS OF M&M’S SOURCE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 24, 2018

We recently heard from Mars, Incorporated’s chief procurement and sustainability officer, Barry Parkin, about the company’s plan to tackle its ambitious climate goals in an EDF+Business “Business of Sustainability” podcast. Their Sustainable in a Generation plan details Mars’ commitment to procure 1...

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Top 10 Things You Didn TOP 10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT WIND POWER

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Aug 23, 2018

Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2017 grew to 370 feet, up 135 percent since 1998–1999. | National Renewable Energy Laboratory photo this article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the "Top Things You Didn't Know About Energy" ...

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Solar Tariffs Less of a Threat Than First Predicted SOLAR TARIFFS LESS OF A THREAT THAN FIRST PREDICTED

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Aug 22, 2018

After President Trump approved the solar panel tariff earlier this year, prospects for the American solar industry were not the brightest. However, those predictions may prove to be false. Having employed more than 250,000 Americans in 2017, the solar industry has seen tremendous growth in the last ...

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Wind-Power as a Renewable Energy Resource in Morocco WIND-POWER AS A RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE IN MOROCCO

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Aug 21, 2018

With almost 94 percent of its energy requirements being imported, Morocco has for some years now been implementing various renewable energy programs such as solar power, wind energy, and hydroelectricity. The country has been identified by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as having the potentia...

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Who are the world leaders in renewable energy? WHO ARE THE WORLD LEADERS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Aug 20, 2018

The EU recently agreed to increase its renewable energy consumption targets by 5%. Meaning that by 2030, 32% of consumed energy in the EU should be coming from renewable sources. While these efforts have been welcomed by local governments, green energy advocates argue that the goal is unambitious a...

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Statoil/Equinor plans US $12 billion in renewable energy projects STATOIL/EQUINOR PLANS US $12 BILLION IN RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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Aug 20, 2018

Norway’s oil and gas giant, Statoil, which has been renamed Equinor, has made major investments in renewable energy technologies and plans for $12 billion more in the next twelve years. Elin A. Isaksen, press spokesperson, Statoil ASA told AJOT,“Our ambition is to invest around NOK 100 billion (US 1...

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Renewable Energy: The Climate is Right for Renewables RENEWABLE ENERGY: THE CLIMATE IS RIGHT FOR RENEWABLES

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Aug 16, 2018

Nationwide the trend towards clean energy sources such as geothermal, wind, solar, and biomass has made renewables the fastest growing segment of new energy capacity in the country. Many households in rural Texas receive their electricity from cooperatives. There are good examples of cooperatives th...

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72 Million New Homes Will Have Renewable Energy Via Solar Power By 2030 72 MILLION NEW HOMES WILL HAVE RENEWABLE ENERGY VIA SOLAR POWER BY 2030

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Aug 15, 2018

Confronting the threats posed by climate change will require transitioning to renewable energy. Thankfully, access to decentralized power systems including a projected 72 million solar-powered homes will expand access to electricity more cheaply and more sustainably than past estimates, industry ana...

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Sweden Will Reach its 2030 Renewable Energy Target by the End of 2018 SWEDEN WILL REACH ITS 2030 RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET BY THE END OF 2018

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Aug 14, 2018

While most countries are struggling to reach their renewable energy targets, others are breezing past them. Thanks to both its geography and impactful policies, Sweden is set to achieve its 2030 goals in mere months. In 2012, years before the Paris Agreement, Norway and Sweden signed a joint agreeme...

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American Wind Week: Creating a sustainable future with renewable energy AMERICAN WIND WEEK: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 08, 2018

We started our renewable energy journey in earnest with our first power purchase agreement in 2013 Keechi wind farm, a 110 MW project in a quiet, rural county west of Dallas. Already wind energy was a growing force in Texas, with 12,000 MW online in 2013. In the past five years, Texas has nearly dou...

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Lead Batteries Help Create a “Wind”- Win for Renewable Energy LEAD BATTERIES HELP CREATE A “WIND”- WIN FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 07, 2018

American Wind Week is August 5-11, and according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), members of Congress on both sides of the aisle support wind power. AWEA notes that wind power jobs are found in all 50 states and more than 70 percent of congressional districts contain a wind farm, acti...

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Offshore Wind Energy Comes to Virginia, But For Now Only a Little Puff OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY COMES TO VIRGINIA, BUT FOR NOW ONLY A LITTLE PUFF

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Aug 06, 2018

Following the General Assembly’s passage of the 2018 Grid Modernization Act, which declared small-scale offshore wind energy generation to be “in the public interest,” Dominion Energy is now ready to START the process of considering adding offshore wind energy to their portfolio. Virginia has a trem...

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How comms can cut through the wind in the offshore sector HOW COMMS CAN CUT THROUGH THE WIND IN THE OFFSHORE SECTOR

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Aug 06, 2018

After attending Global Offshore Wind recently, it’s hard not to sense the positive breeze in the air. And this breeze is only set to get stronger. The UK offshore wind industry recently revealed an ambitious 2030 vision. Some of these targets include a £48 billion investment in UK infrastructure, a ...

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Renewable energy losing its edge as a political wedge in N.C. RENEWABLE ENERGY LOSING ITS EDGE AS A POLITICAL WEDGE IN N.C.

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Aug 05, 2018

One conservative blogger labeled Republican Bob Steinburg a “solar weenie” and called the wind farm in his northeastern North Carolina state House of Representatives district “Bob’s Windmills.” As anti-wind activists, bloggers and politicians rallied against his bid for state Senate, Steinburg decli...

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How Companies are Using Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies to Drive Sustainable Growth HOW COMPANIES ARE USING RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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Aug 01, 2018

Business is faced with a critical paradox. By 2040, the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) projects that global energy consumption will increase by 28%. Continued digitization, rising population, concentrated urbanization, the transition to electric vehicles, and economic development across...

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Energy policy: the latest development for UK renewables ENERGY POLICY: THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT FOR UK RENEWABLES

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Jul 31, 2018

The government faces some tough decisions to tackle climate change and reduce the UK’s carbon footprint, but last week it made a huge step towards its renewables targets by backing offshore wind energy. The Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry announced that from 2019, offshore...

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Unlocking Renewable Energy at the Edge UNLOCKING RENEWABLE ENERGY AT THE EDGE

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Jul 31, 2018

Renewable energy sources are our future. The industry is growing at a rapid pace, with an 8.3% increase in global renewable capacity in 2017 alone (IRENA, 2018). Renewable capacity is expected to increase by a further 43% by 2022 (IEA, 2017), a figure that has potential to be much higher, should ren...

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Doug Ford’s energy shake-up could cost Ontario DOUG FORD’S ENERGY SHAKE-UP COULD COST ONTARIO

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Jul 29, 2018

Over the past two weeks, Ontario’s new Ford government made a series of high-profile actions regarding the province’s electricity system. These included the ouster of Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt and the subsequent resignation of the remainder of the utility’s board. The Ontario government has also an...

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Reduce CO2 Emissions with Solar and Storage REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS WITH SOLAR AND STORAGE

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Jul 25, 2018

The Guardian reports: “The past month has seen power shortages in California as record heat forced a surge of demand for air conditioners. Algeria has experienced the hottest temperature ever reliably registered in Africa. Britain, meanwhile, has experienced its third-longest heatwave, melting the r...

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Henbest: Power System Will Dance to Tune of Wind, Solar, Batteries HENBEST: POWER SYSTEM WILL DANCE TO TUNE OF WIND, SOLAR, BATTERIES

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Jul 25, 2018

Are wind and solar projects just “badly behaved coal plants”? I ask because this perhaps best reflects the argument against the two main renewable energy technologies that critics have put forward in recent years. Yes, those skeptics admit, wind and solar have become cheaper and will continue to do ...

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How Renewables are Transforming Capital Project Management for Utilities HOW RENEWABLES ARE TRANSFORMING CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR UTILITIES

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Jul 21, 2018

The energy industry is rapidly transforming. Traditional power-generating utilities are shifting away from their reliance on coal, gas, and nuclear resources and tapping into the vast potential of renewables. In fact, the International Energy Agency (IEA) notes that the energy industry is doubling i...

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Municipalities could benefit from issuing more green bonds MUNICIPALITIES COULD BENEFIT FROM ISSUING MORE GREEN BONDS

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Jul 16, 2018

Agreen bond is one whose issuer commits to using 100 percent of bond proceeds for environmentally friendly purposes. For instance, municipalities can use green bonds to fund projects focused on renewable energy, clean transportation, sustainable water management, or climate change adaptations, among...

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A regionalized energy grid creates a home for California’s wasted renewables A REGIONALIZED ENERGY GRID CREATES A HOME FOR CALIFORNIA’S WASTED RENEWABLES

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Jul 11, 2018

These days, California’s renewable energy records are regularly broken. During the summer solstice on June 21, California utility scale solar power set a generation record with solar producing equivalent to about 16 percent of all electricity consumed during the day. And earlier this year, on April ...

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How Corporate Offsite Renewable Energy Procurement Can Mitigate Power Market Risks HOW CORPORATE OFFSITE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROCUREMENT CAN MITIGATE POWER MARKET RISKS

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Jul 10, 2018

Back in February, I highlighted how the emergence of large C&I energy users procuring renewable energy from utility-scale, offsite renewable energy (ORE) project sits within Navigant Research’s EaaS framework as part of the Offsite Energy Supply solution. Now, Navigant Research has just released a m...

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Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects TECHNICAL INSIGHTS EMPOWER SAVVY BIDDERS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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Jul 10, 2018

As more and more players come into the U.S. renewables market, investors bid aggressively, often without supporting engineering analysis to validate inputs to the financial model or quantify risks to asset performance and useful life. A value may be left on the table if an asset is not evaluated fro...

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Global Mining Renewable Energy Systems Market to touch $ 3,800 million by 2022 GLOBAL MINING RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS MARKET TO TOUCH $ 3,800 MILLION BY 2022

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Jul 09, 2018

The global research report is an outcome of a concise assessment and extensive justification of the realistic data of. The data collected summarizes emerging industry trends, and categories www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/mining-renewable-energy-systems-marketed with services and products. This in...

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Samsung Pledges To Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2020 SAMSUNG PLEDGES TO USE 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2020

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Jul 06, 2018

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, recently announced a new commitment to use 100% renewable energy sources in its major facilities. The pledge extends to all its factories, operational facilities, and office buildings in the U.S., Europe, and China. The South Korean tech...

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Cancellation of Renewable Energy Contracts Disproportionately Hits First Nations and Local Communities CANCELLATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTRACTS DISPROPORTIONATELY HITS FIRST NATIONS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

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Jul 05, 2018

The dust is beginning to settle on the Doug Ford Government’s July 5, 2018, order to cancel 758 renewable energy projects in Ontario. What is emerging is clear: the hardest hit by this decision are First Nations and local communities By way of background, Ontario rolled out the Green Energy Act in 2...

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Mexico Sets Forward As Word Leader On Renewables And Energy Reform MEXICO SETS FORWARD AS WORD LEADER ON RENEWABLES AND ENERGY REFORM

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Jun 27, 2018

Wind and Solar reportedly have a huge potential in Mexico’s liberalized energy markets and the reforms are being seen as a key to expanding energy. It is estimated that by the end of 2018, the oil and gas industry in Mexico would be completely open to private investment from both foreign and domesti...

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Midwest Transmission Operator Planning for a High-Renewables Future MIDWEST TRANSMISSION OPERATOR PLANNING FOR A HIGH-RENEWABLES FUTURE

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Jun 27, 2018

Driven by clean energy policies, customer demand, and simple economics, renewable energy technologies are becoming the dominant part of our energy future. Studies consistently show that wind and solar technologies could produce far more electricity than we currently demand, but questions loom about ...

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Scotland promotes local, shared ownership of renewable energy infrastructure SCOTLAND PROMOTES LOCAL, SHARED OWNERSHIP OF RENEWABLE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jun 20, 2018

In 2011, the Scottish government established the policy goal to dramatically reduce its reliance on nonrenewable energy sources. According to its 2020 Routemap for Sustainable Energy in Scotland, "community benefits and scope for local ownership of energy are key elements of public engagement in ren...

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Biz Group Vows $1T Renewables Investment in 12 Years BIZ GROUP VOWS $1T RENEWABLES INVESTMENT IN 12 YEARS

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Jun 20, 2018

A national nonprofit group comprised of major financial and technical businesses, utilities and educational institutions has launched a new campaign to raise $1 trillion for investment in renewable energies by 2030. The American Council on Renewable Energy, or ACORE, includes numerous groups vital t...

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Renewable energy investments may double by 2030, reaching $1 trillion, survey finds RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS MAY DOUBLE BY 2030, REACHING $1 TRILLION, SURVEY FINDS

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Jun 19, 2018

An overwhelming majority of top investors in the U.S. renewable energy sector intend to double their cumulative investments between now and 2030, according to a survey by the American Council for Renewable Energy (ACORE). The survey showed that 70 percent of private investors’ contributions would br...

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Connecticut chooses 250 MW of renewable energy projects CONNECTICUT CHOOSES 250 MW OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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Jun 14, 2018

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that Connecticut has selected over 250 MW of clean and renewable energy projects as part of DEEP’s recent Clean Energy Request for Proposals. The projects include the state’s f...

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100% RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CANADIAN CITIES 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CANADIAN CITIES

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Jun 07, 2018

Where once there were none, now ten Canadian municipalities have taken steps towards 100% renewable energy (RE) in some form. Beginning with Vancouver in March of 2015, and mirroring an international trend, a total of six Canadian local governments and one regional district have officially adopted a...

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Unilever to run all Australian factories on 100% renewables by 2020 UNILEVER TO RUN ALL AUSTRALIAN FACTORIES ON 100% RENEWABLES BY 2020

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Jun 07, 2018

Global consumer goods manufacturer Unilever could be the next major corporation in Australia to commit to a long-term solar or wind power purchase agreement, after confirming plans to make its operations here 100 percent renewable by 2020. In an update to its Sustainable Living Plan, unveiled in Syd...

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Are 100% Renewable Energy Targets Realistic? ARE 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS REALISTIC?

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May 31, 2018

A number of states are pushing legislation that would require 100% renewable energy supply. But challenges ranging from high costs to the duck curve could make such targets hard to reach. A number of states are taking it upon themselves to lower carbon emissions by adopting aggressive clean energy t...

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The US Military, Resilient Energy, and the Zombie Apocalypse THE US MILITARY, RESILIENT ENERGY, AND THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

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May 31, 2018

The US military and its supporters understand the importance of resilient energy. With or without zombies. Just last month, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee encouraged the Department of Defense (DoD) to “prioritize funding for energy-related projects, including renewable energy ...

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How Enel Group’s Focus On Renewable Energy Leads To Next-Level CSR HOW ENEL GROUP’S FOCUS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY LEADS TO NEXT-LEVEL CSR

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May 30, 2018

The multinational energy company Enel Group gets high marks for its aggressive pursuit of renewable energy and for its corporate social responsibility profile, and now it has embarked on a mission that combines those two areas into a single initiative. Earlier this month Enel announced a challenge-b...

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Renewable Energy Makes History in New England RENEWABLE ENERGY MAKES HISTORY IN NEW ENGLAND

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May 29, 2018

April 21, 2018, was a historic date for the New England power grid: It was the first time that mid-day peak energy demand from the power grid was lower than at the lowest point overnight. The reason for this historic first is the effectiveness of energy efficiency and the combined output of 130,000 ...

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The Case For Renewable Hydrogen California Takes The Lead THE CASE FOR RENEWABLE HYDROGEN CALIFORNIA TAKES THE LEAD

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May 29, 2018

The hydrogen economy of the future has been tempting researchers for decades with the promise of cheap, abundant, zero-emission fuel. Now, finally, hydrogen fuel cells and fuel cell electric vehicles are slipping into the mainstream. That’s all well and good, but the hydrogen economy will not be a s...

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Top 2018 Trends of Renewable Energy for Automotive Industry TOP 2018 TRENDS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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May 28, 2018

In 2018, there are many groundbreaking environmental trends in the automotive industry. The main trends involve car sharing and the electric car. The first major trend in renewable energy is the crossover vehicle. New vehicles are a mix of regular Sedans and SUV’s making them a practical way to comm...

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Renewable Energy Mandates Are Making Poor People Poorer New at Reason RENEWABLE ENERGY MANDATES ARE MAKING POOR PEOPLE POORER NEW AT REASON

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May 28, 2018

Escalating electricity prices are regressive poorer people pay a higher proportion of their incomes heating and cooling their houses than do richer people. Low-income folks also tend to live in draftier dwellings and retain older, less energy-efficient appliances and climate-control systems. Consequ...

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GE Renewable Energy Enters Chilean Market With First Wind Deal GE RENEWABLE ENERGY ENTERS CHILEAN MARKET WITH FIRST WIND DEAL

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May 21, 2018

GE Renewable Energy, the renewable arm of US conglomerate General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) recently unveiled a 21.8MW deal for wind turbines for the first time in Chile. This is the first wind project of the company in Chile with Arroyo Energy Compañía de Energías Renovables Limitada. It is reported ...

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New battery tech helps the quest for better renewable energy storage NEW BATTERY TECH HELPS THE QUEST FOR BETTER RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE

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May 21, 2018

According to Utah State University chemist Tianbiao Liu, battery storage of renewable energy resources such as solar and wind present challenges because of unstable grid energy, heavy cycling that requires frequent charging and discharging, as well as irregular, full recharging. Liu’s team has come ...

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3 examples of local and shared renewable energy systems 3 EXAMPLES OF LOCAL AND SHARED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

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May 14, 2018

The energy infrastructure that we inherited from the 20th century is one dominated by fossil fuels and uranium, mined in relatively few localities in the world. The distribution and refining of these fuels is tightly held by a few large corporations. Electricity generation typically occurs in plants...

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The latest trends in renewable-energy tech, markets, and policy THE LATEST TRENDS IN RENEWABLE-ENERGY TECH, MARKETS, AND POLICY

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May 14, 2018

Renewable energy, and its role in energy future, is an intense topic that spans across all corners of the energy spectrum. For example, our recent Mexican Energy Series featured a lively discussion of whether Mexico is on course for the 2024 target of 35% renewable energy, and what this pledge means...

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Saltwater Batteries Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy Storag SALTWATER BATTERIES COULD REVOLUTIONIZE RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAG

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May 10, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University developed a battery that runs on saltwater. Low cost and durable, this new type of battery could solve the common issues currently facing renewable energy. By 2020, residents of California will have to comply with a new law that requires them to incorporate solar p...

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3D printing for energy: Discover the 3D printed wind turbine 3D PRINTING FOR ENERGY: DISCOVER THE 3D PRINTED WIND TURBINE

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May 09, 2018

We saw it in a previous blog, additive manufacturing is now a great tool to create devices for the energy industry. From batteries to solar panels, a lot of devices and projects are 3D printable. Energies and more specifically renewable energies are taking more and more space in our daily lives. The...

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Regulators Reject Dominion’s 100% Renewable Energy Plan REGULATORS REJECT DOMINION’S 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

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May 08, 2018

Virginia regulators have rejected a proposal from Dominion Energy to offer 100 percent renewable energy plans to large electricity customers in the state. The decision was praised by clean energy groups and retail suppliers that argued that approving the utility program would effectively eliminate t...

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Does Renewable Energy Increase Electricity Prices? See for Yourself DOES RENEWABLE ENERGY INCREASE ELECTRICITY PRICES? SEE FOR YOURSELF

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May 04, 2018

Over the last couple weeks, a debate has been raging among energy wonks on the question of whether or not renewable energy sources like wind and solar lead to an increase in retail electricity prices. The debate stems from an article by Environmental Progress president and California gubernatorial c...

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Transforming our energy system to enable a new digital economy TRANSFORMING OUR ENERGY SYSTEM TO ENABLE A NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY

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May 03, 2018

The digital revolution is fostering an energy revolution, toward an “always on” paradigm, and a “surge” for power not yet experienced in energy history. This energy revolution is achievable: Digital, decentralized electrification is the only path to build a completely different paradigm where energy...

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Energy blockchain startup WePower announces the preview of its blockchain-based green energy trading platform ENERGY BLOCKCHAIN STARTUP WEPOWER ANNOUNCES THE PREVIEW OF ITS BLOCKCHAIN-BASED GREEN ENERGY TRADING PLATFORM

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May 02, 2018

The world will soon run out of fossil fuels. The question a lot of people are asking is, how long will fossil fuels really last? It is argued that oil will run out in 53 years, natural gas in 54, and coal in 110. Regardless of how long they last, we cannot afford not to take action to reduce our dep...

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Apple Is Now Completely Running On Renewable Energy APPLE IS NOW COMPLETELY RUNNING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 20, 2018

Now that the world is being more open to renewable energy, big corporations are trying to get people’s trust by being 100% renewable. One of the biggest names to jump into the renewable wagon is tech giant, Apple. Apple has recently announced that they are now powered by 100% renewable energy. This ...

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Energy Web Foundation Unveils Major Blockchain Milestones at Event Horizon ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION UNVEILS MAJOR BLOCKCHAIN MILESTONES AT EVENT HORIZON

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Apr 17, 2018

Today during Event Horizon 2018 in Berlin, the Energy Web Foundation (EWF) announced several major milestones accelerating blockchain technology for the energy sector. The milestones include new features in the beta version of the Energy Web blockchain; expansion of its affiliate network; release of...

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Boston: Activists Push Red Sox to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy BOSTON: ACTIVISTS PUSH RED SOX TO USE 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 16, 2018

Fenway Park already has its Green Monster – and now environmental activists want the whole ballpark to “go green.” They’re asking the Red Sox to commit to relying exclusively on energy from renewable sources. The activists from Environment Massachusetts and MASSPIRG Students announced the launch of ...

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Sustainable energy at the American Chemical Society Spring meeting SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AT THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SPRING MEETING

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Apr 11, 2018

The theme of the Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society was the nexus of food, energy and water in the face of a growing world population. A notion debated during the meeting was transitioning to renewable energy sources. Here, I discuss the potentials and the obstacles of such a feat. Duri...

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Google Achieves 100% Renewable Energy Milestone Officially GOOGLE ACHIEVES 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY MILESTONE OFFICIALLY

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Apr 10, 2018

Tech Giant, Google is reported to have achieved meeting it’s renewable energy purchases and is also believed to have exceeded the amount of electricity used in its operations last year. In an announcement this week, Google said that it held contracts to buy 3GW of output from renewable energy projec...

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Portugal shows off in March, flirting with 100% renewable energy goal PORTUGAL SHOWS OFF IN MARCH, FLIRTING WITH 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL

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Apr 10, 2018

Portugal generated more renewable energy in March than it consumed, with renewable energy generation meeting 103.6 percent of mainland Portugal's electricity demand. About 55 percent was produced by hydropower generated by dams, like the Vilarinho da Furna dam pictured above, and 42 percent came fro...

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New Solar Capacity Exceeded All Other Fuel Sources Combined in 2017, Study Finds NEW SOLAR CAPACITY EXCEEDED ALL OTHER FUEL SOURCES COMBINED IN 2017, STUDY FINDS

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Apr 08, 2018

In 2017, the world invested more in solar power than it did in any other energy technology and installed more new solar capacity than all other energy sources combined, including fossil fuels. Those are the bright findings of a UN-backed report Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018, publ...

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Illinois Approves Path to 25% Renewable Energy by 2025 ILLINOIS APPROVES PATH TO 25% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2025

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Apr 05, 2018

This week the Illinois Commerce Commission finalized the state’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, with tweaks that clean energy advocates say will boost installation and access to renewable in the state. It also officially places Illinois in the upper echelons of state renewable energ...

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Google Hits a Major Renewable Energy Milestone GOOGLE HITS A MAJOR RENEWABLE ENERGY MILESTONE

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Apr 04, 2018

No, Google isn’t running its operations on 100 percent renewable energy. But the firm has reached a major milestone in renewable energy purchasing. “Google’s total purchase of energy from sources like wind and solar [in 2017] exceeded the amount of electricity used by our operations around the world...

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Hawaii to electrify its transport with renewables HAWAII TO ELECTRIFY ITS TRANSPORT WITH RENEWABLES

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Apr 04, 2018

The three largest utilities of Haiwaii have released their strategic roadmap that shall lead to transport becoming electric and charged with renewable energy from 2045. The aim is to make the world’s most remote islands independent from fossil fuel imports. The Hawaiian Electric Companies filed thei...

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Despite Clean Line DESPITE CLEAN LINE'S DEMISE, RENEWABLE ENERGY'S RISE INEVITABLE, ARK. SIERRA CLUB SAYS

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Apr 02, 2018

For the record: a belated obituary for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project, the proposed high-voltage transmission line that would have delivered wind-generated power from Oklahoma to Tennessee and other states in the Southeast. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced it would termina...

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How UC plans to buy 100% clean electricity by 2025 HOW UC PLANS TO BUY 100% CLEAN ELECTRICITY BY 2025

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Mar 29, 2018

The University of California has set a goal to run its 10 campuses and 5 medical centers completely on electricity from clean, renewable energy by 2025. This bold target builds on previous UC commitments to mitigate climate change and meet carbon neutrality goals.

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U.S. Electricity Natural Gas and Coal Fall as Renewables Continue to Rise U.S. ELECTRICITY NATURAL GAS AND COAL FALL AS RENEWABLES CONTINUE TO RISE

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Mar 25, 2018

While natural gas and coal continued to lead U.S. electricity generation, both declined in 2017. This marks the first time since 2008 that generation from both of these fossil fuels dropped in the same year. At the same time, renewables especially hydropower, wind, and solar continued to rise accord...

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Duke Energy Eyes More Coal Closures as Part of Decarbonization Drive DUKE ENERGY EYES MORE COAL CLOSURES AS PART OF DECARBONIZATION DRIVE

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Mar 22, 2018

Giant U.S. energy holding company Duke Energy in a new report outlined for shareholders how it will achieve a goal updated last year to reduce its 2030 carbon dioxide emissions 40% compared to 2005 and achieve a “science-based 2-degree target.” The company’s 2017 Climate Report to Shareholders made ...

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THANKS TO BLOCKCHAIN, CHANGE IS ON THE HORIZON FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY & CARBON MARKETS THANKS TO BLOCKCHAIN, CHANGE IS ON THE HORIZON FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY & CARBON MARKETS

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Mar 14, 2018

Renewable energy and carbon market industry leaders gathered in Amsterdam on March 13–14 for the annual REC Market Meeting. At this global expert meeting focused on energy attribute tracking systems, representatives from 200+ organizations rallied around the notion of collaborative competition: the ...

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Renewable energy efficiency RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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Mar 08, 2018

Experts have declared that fossil fuels will not last forever. Having taken millions of years to become the energy dense materials that we use to power our lives today, it has become evident that time is finally running out, and fast. It’s also safe to say this kind of fuels will not be easily repla...

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More than 100 cities get 70% or more of their energy from renewables MORE THAN 100 CITIES GET 70% OR MORE OF THEIR ENERGY FROM RENEWABLES

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Mar 06, 2018

Figuring out how much clean energy your city or town uses isn’t always easy. Percentages and projections are frequently thrown around while sustainability-touting legislators talk a good game. But the reality of a city’s dependence on renewable energy solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal included ...

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20 fascinating renewable energy facts 20 FASCINATING RENEWABLE ENERGY FACTS

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Feb 28, 2018

Amid a global environmental crisis, renewable energy takes centre stage. We're working hard to promote renewable energy. We know it has the power to tackle problems so many of us are worried about, like climate change on a global scale, air pollution in our towns and cities, and acidity in our ocean...

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A Complete Guide to 7 Renewable Energy Sources A COMPLETE GUIDE TO 7 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

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Feb 23, 2018

Have you been wondering what “renewable energy” really means? Renewable energy sources are literally found in sunlight, in the air, deep underground and in our oceans. They are part of the planet’s physical structure, which means they are constantly being renewed by natural means. They simply cannot...

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US Renewable Energy Generation Now ‘Within Striking Distance’ of Nuclear US RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION NOW ‘WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE’ OF NUCLEAR

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Feb 15, 2018

Last year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance defined renewable energy as the “new normal" in its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. This year's edition affirms that finding. While U.S. clean energy installations lagged, a record amount of capacity brought online in 2016 drove generation from renewab...

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Clean energy predictions for 2018 and why I was wrong about 2017 CLEAN ENERGY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 AND WHY I WAS WRONG ABOUT 2017

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Jan 18, 2018

2018 has already been unofficially declared as the year of the electric car. The next 12 months are likely to bring us closer to the dawn of a new era of renewable energy when electric batteries will power many of the world’s cars, homes, and indeed entire communities.

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Energy Storage Can Support a Renewable Energy Future ENERGY STORAGE CAN SUPPORT A RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE

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Jan 18, 2018

A few years ago, New York City’s utility, Con Edison, made an unorthodox decision: instead of adding new transmission wires and substations to their overworked grid, they chose to use a combination of renewable energy generation, demand management, and energy storage to meet growing demand in parts ...

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Blockchain Technologies Could Help You Profit from Green Energy BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES COULD HELP YOU PROFIT FROM GREEN ENERGY

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Jan 08, 2018

Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set. Is this even possible? Some companies certainly think so. These startups are harnessing the power of blockchains to democratize green power. Before you can...

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The Future of IoT in Solar Energy: How Innovative Technology is Expanding the Solar Sector THE FUTURE OF IOT IN SOLAR ENERGY: HOW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY IS EXPANDING THE SOLAR SECTOR

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Dec 07, 2017

Solar is the fastest-growing renewable energy source in the world, increasing in worldwide capacity by an average of 40 percent every year. Many energy companies are expanding to offer solar, which is among the most energy-efficient and lucrative sources of renewable electricity on the market. Today...

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IOT in Renewable Energy Challenges and Solutions IOT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

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Apr 27, 2017

The renewable energy business is continuing to grow all over the world as the entire world is looking for the clean and alternative energy source to control the pollution. IOT solutions are helping this business to improve operational excellence, efficiency, cut cost, fix issues proactively, increas...

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Future renewable energy costs: solar photovoltaics FUTURE RENEWABLE ENERGY COSTS: SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS

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Jan 14, 2016

KIC InnoEnergy is developing credible future technology cost models for four renewable energy generation technologies using a consistent and robust methodology. The purpose of these cost models is to enable the impact of innovations on the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) to be explored and tracked i...

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