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Why a Misuse of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 Could Lead to Higher Costs for US Solar Projects

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 12:34

In April 2017, Wilbur Ross, the U.S. Commerce Secretary, began an investigation into steel and aluminum imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion act of 1962. Ross made a variety of tariff recommendations to Mr. Trump including 24 percent tariffs on steel imports from all countries, 53 percent tariffs on steel imports from Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam or cuts in imports of 37 percent from all countries.

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Solar-plus-Storage Helps Kauai Beat Diesel Power Prices

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 09:55

A new solar-plus-storage project in Kauai, Hawaii, will provide power at 11 cents per kWh and help the island’s utility avoid the use of 3.7 million gallons of diesel annually.

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Solar-plus-Storage Helps Kauai Beat Diesel Power Prices

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 09:55

A new solar-plus-storage project in Kauai, Hawaii, will provide power at 11 cents per kWh and help the island’s utility avoid the use of 3.7 million gallons of diesel annually.

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These Four Power Giants Rule the World's Growing Wind Market

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 08:55

Four power giants, led by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, dominate the world’s wind turbine market, making up 54 percent of sales in 2017.

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These Four Power Giants Rule the World's Growing Wind Market

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 08:55

Four power giants, led by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, dominate the world’s wind turbine market, making up 54 percent of sales in 2017.

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How Mastercard Is Powering Solar Payments in Africa

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 08:22

Mastercard continues to expand its digital payments capabilities far beyond the credit card. At Mobile World Congress, the company announced that its Masterpass Quick Response (QR) technology will underpin pay-as-you-go plans for solar panels in East Africa. The credit card processing and payments giant is partnering with Kenyan solar energy company M-KOPA, which supplies power to 3 million people.

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How Mastercard Is Powering Solar Payments in Africa

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 08:22

Mastercard continues to expand its digital payments capabilities far beyond the credit card. At Mobile World Congress, the company announced that its Masterpass Quick Response (QR) technology will underpin pay-as-you-go plans for solar panels in East Africa. The credit card processing and payments giant is partnering with Kenyan solar energy company M-KOPA, which supplies power to 3 million people.

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Billions Still Being Funneled into Carbon-Based Energy, Climate-Denier Policies

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 06:13

In this minicast, new reports show that the world’s biggest banks are still investing billions in fossil-fuel technologies and U.S. energy firms are aggressively funding climate-denier policy.

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Billions Still Being Funneled into Carbon-Based Energy, Climate-Denier Policies

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-26 06:13

In this minicast, new reports show that the world’s biggest banks are still investing billions in fossil-fuel technologies and U.S. energy firms are aggressively funding climate-denier policy.

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New York Readies Environmental Impact Statement for Offshore Wind Plan

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 14:32

New York is preparing an environmental baseline that it will use to support the state’s offshore wind plans. The New York Department of Public Service approved the release of a draft generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) for public comment, according to a webcast of a Feb. 22 commission meeting.

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New York Readies Environmental Impact Statement for Offshore Wind Plan

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 14:32

New York is preparing an environmental baseline that it will use to support the state’s offshore wind plans. The New York Department of Public Service approved the release of a draft generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) for public comment, according to a webcast of a Feb. 22 commission meeting.

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Are There New Tariff Shocks Coming Soon for Solar?

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 13:04

As the solar industry works to adjust to solar tariffs set by the Trump Administration in January on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells, the industry must now consider other possible new tariffs that could affect solar’s supply side.

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Are There New Tariff Shocks Coming Soon for Solar?

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 13:04

As the solar industry works to adjust to solar tariffs set by the Trump Administration in January on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells, the industry must now consider other possible new tariffs that could affect solar’s supply side.

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Inside Renewable Energy —The Business of Blockchain: Where Cryptotech Fits for Renewables Today and into the Future

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 11:32

Businesses are asking how much attention they should be paying to blockchain now and what the opportunities are for this crypto-technology in the future. In this podcast episode, Dan Wellers, Global Lead for Digital Futures for SAP, ventures into the coming possibilities of blockchain for renewables and the entire energy value chain.

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Inside Renewable Energy —The Business of Blockchain: Where Cryptotech Fits for Renewables Today and into the Future

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 11:32

Businesses are asking how much attention they should be paying to blockchain now and what the opportunities are for this crypto-technology in the future. In this podcast episode, Dan Wellers, Global Lead for Digital Futures for SAP, ventures into the coming possibilities of blockchain for renewables and the entire energy value chain.

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3@3 on Solar PV: Unintended Consequences That Could Destroy Solar (And Already Are)

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 10:45

Today’s topics include why Indian villagers would take hammers to a large-scale solar array; what happens when developers cut corners in order to install solar at the lowest price possible and what are the unintended consequences of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 which is currently being considered as a reason to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the United States.

 

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3@3 on Solar PV: Unintended Consequences That Could Destroy Solar (And Already Are)

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-23 10:45

Today’s topics include why Indian villagers would take hammers to a large-scale solar array; what happens when developers cut corners in order to install solar at the lowest price possible and what are the unintended consequences of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 which is currently being considered as a reason to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the United States.

 

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Utilities, Customers in US Southeast Embrace Community Solar

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-22 07:22

The growth of consumer purchases of solar power via community-based systems is accelerating throughout the Southeast as more utilities develop or roll out offerings.

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Utilities, Customers in US Southeast Embrace Community Solar

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-22 07:22

The growth of consumer purchases of solar power via community-based systems is accelerating throughout the Southeast as more utilities develop or roll out offerings.

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Sonnen Turns to South Australia for Solar Storage Manufacturing

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-22 06:58

Leading global battery and solar energy company Sonnen will move its Australian headquarters from Sydney to Adelaide where it will also establish a manufacturing hub.

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