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Trade Group Outlines Benefits of Geothermal in Paper for Trump Administration

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-01-23 09:49

The Geothermal Energy Association last week said that it shared a paper on the benefits of geothermal energy with President Donald Trump’s transition team.

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Report: US Solar, Wind Jobs Up; Geothermal Jobs Down

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-01-23 09:43

From Q215 to 1Q16, U.S. wind power jobs increased 32 percent and solar jobs increased 25 percent, while geothermal jobs decreased 25 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

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Bordeaux, France, Plans $46M Geothermal Heating Facility

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-01-23 09:39

The city of Bordeaux, France, is planning to build a geothermal heating network to serve several of its neighborhoods.

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Funding Deal Secured for Jordan’s Biggest Solar Plant

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-01-23 09:34

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to oversee the funding of what will be the largest solar plant in Jordan. The World Bank company has been appointed by UAE renewables firm Masdar, whose subsidiary Baynouna Solar Energy Company is developing the 200-MW project.

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IRENA Chief on US Renewables and Trump — ‘Wait-and-See’

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-01-23 09:30

The head of the International Renewable Energy Agency is taking a wait-and-see approach on Donald Trump’s actions on climate change, but has stressed that the clean energy sector in the U.S. is a business case too powerful to ignore.

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Jinko Leads in 2016 Solar Panel Production as Prices Slump

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-01-23 09:15

JinkoSolar Holding Co. is poised to become the latest solar-industry leader to learn coming in first doesn’t always make you a winner.

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Trump Administration Removes References to Climate Change at Whitehouse.Gov

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-01-20 14:27

At about noon on Friday January 20, immediately after Donald J. Trump took his oath and became President Trump, all references to climate change and renewable energy were removed from the whitehouse.gov URL: https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change

In its place is the official Whitehouse.gov website for the new administration.  The energy link is here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy

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Trump Inauguration Puts Climate Campaigning at the Starting Gate

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-01-20 11:26

This is the day we’ve been waiting for. Though not in the way we usually mean it. With Donald Trump now sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it is the day most anyone with an interest in climate change and energy has been anticipating, preparing for, and significantly dreading, ever since we awoke November 9 to an unfathomable election result. For some of us, it will be a moment we’ve been training for, for most of our lives.

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Italy to Venture into Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-01-20 05:46

Shortly before the end of 2016, Italy concluded a renewable energy auction that will see some 870 MW of capacity introduced into the nation’s energy mix.

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Listen Up: Rooftop Solar Potential in the US

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-01-20 05:11

At the center of our solar system, approximately 92.96 million miles away, is a nuclear power plant capable of powering the entire globe. We know it by its most common name: our sun.

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Clean Energy Trends 2017: Corporate Commitments, Subnational Leadership, and Clean Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-01-20 04:55

For 17 years, my colleagues and I at Clean Edge have highlighted the major clean-energy trends to watch at the beginning of each year. Many of our past projections have become reality: the wide adoption of LED lighting...

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Power Sector Must Double Renewables Investment to Hit COP21 Targets, Says IEA Chief

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-01-20 04:18

The executive director of the International Energy Agency on Monday said that the global power sector needs to double its investment in renewables if it is to meet the Paris climate goals.

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Masdar Takes Stake in UK Floating Wind Farm Project

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-01-20 04:03

Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar has acquired a 25 percent stake in Statoil’s floating wind farm project in Scotland. Hywind Scotland is a 30 MW wind farm in the North Sea which Statoil has been developing for several years.

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Confirmation Hearing for Rick Perry Reveals Lack of Federal Support for Renewables

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-01-19 12:46

The proposed U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, once said that he would like to see the Department of Energy eliminated. However, now that he has been tapped to lead the department and understands its role Perry said he “would be honored” to be confirmed as the next leader of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

“My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking. In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination,” he said in his opening statement at his confirmation hearing on Thursday.

On the issue of climate change, Perry said he makes decisions based on sound science, especially when people’s lives are at stake but admitted to Senator Bernie Sanders that he doesn’t view climate change as a crisis nor does he believe that the U.S. should take the lead in transforming its energy supply away from fossil fuels.

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EPC contract signed for 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project in Nepal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-01-19 09:45

Nyadi Hydropower Ltd. and Zhejiang Hydropower Construction & Installation Company Ltd. of China signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on Jan. 16 for the 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project, according to local published reports.  

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Got Renewable Energy Solutions? Take Them Now To Any Large City!

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-01-19 06:49

Companies with renewable energy services and products should be making friends with public officials in municipalities throughout the country. That’s definitely where renewable power projects are occurring. Cities have numerous priorities and mandates, but every municipality is focused on sustainability, cost reduction and reducing the consequences of climate change. Many are taking bold steps to launch renewable power projects which benefit all three objectives.

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Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Finessing Trump

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-01-19 05:44

The focus of the 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2017 list will be on companies that rely little on support from the federal government, and which should be relatively unaffected by the possible reversal of President Obama's attempts to encourage Clean energy.

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Swiss Solar Pilot Who Circled Globe Wants to Talk Climate With Trump

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-01-19 05:11

Bertrand Piccard, the Swiss pilot who circumnavigated the world in a solar-powered plane, wants to convince Donald Trump that investing in clean energy is key to creating jobs and growth.

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Saudi in 10-GW Renewables Plan but Oil and Gas ‘Needed for Decades’

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-01-19 04:34

Saudi Arabia’s first round of renewable energy tenders are expected to deliver $50 billion by 2032 to bankroll 10 GW of clean energy, the country’s energy minister announced this week.

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Costa Rica Sets Carbon Neutral Goal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-01-19 04:11

Costa Rica plans to be a carbon neutral country by the time it marks its bicentennial in 2021. And the Central American nation is not so far from that ambition — already 98 percent of its electricity comes from renewables.

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