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Could ‘No Paris, No Trade’ Be the New Global Position on Climate?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-05 06:35

In this minicast, countries talk Paris Agreement compliance as a cornerstone for trade agreements, and coal’s downtrend makes a visible symbol for addressing climate change.

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Wind, Solar, Biomass Overtake Coal Power in EU for First Time

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-02 08:52

Power generated by wind, solar and biomass in the European Union overtook coal for the first time in 2017, a report by Germany’s climate lobbyist Agora Energiewende and U.K. think tank Sandbag showed.

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Tesla Expands Solar Product Sales at Home Depot

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-02 08:14

Tesla Inc. is planning a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc., embarking on a critical test of the mainstream appeal of its renewable energy products.

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Inside Renewable Energy: The Coming V2G Uptrend — Where’s the Value in Grid Friendly Electric Vehicles?

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-02 07:38

Rajit Gadh of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center breaks down the sectors involved in vehicle-to-grid technology, identifying the path to widespread adoption for V2G and the resulting benefits to the power grid.

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Challenging, changing hydropower market addressed in BPA Strategic Plan

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 19:13

In the face of what it calls “challenging industry dynamics and other risks that could otherwise hinder its commercial performance,” the Bonneville Power Administration has released the BPA 2018-2023 Strategic Plan to help it adjust to the changing hydropower market.

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Is There a More Efficient Way to Generate Clean Energy with Concentrating Solar Power?

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 09:35

Ali Mani, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, is doing computer simulations to test what could be a more efficient way to use concentrated sunlight as a heat source. 

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White House Seeks 72 Percent Cut to Clean Energy Research

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 08:08

The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts in the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.

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New Jersey Gets the Spark It Needs to Move Offshore Wind Forward

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 06:56

New Jersey finally has the impetus it needs to move forward on a plan to develop offshore wind that was placed into law eight years ago.

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Enel Plans Solar, Wind Power Sales to Miner of Cryptocurrency

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 06:27

Enel SpA, Europe’s largest utility, is in talks to sell power from wind, solar and other renewable energy plants to the Swiss cryptocurrency company Envion AG, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Ireland and U.S. governments collaborating to deploy wave energy converter in 2018 at WETS in Hawaii

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 12:58

Vigor, based in the state of Oregon on the U.S. northwest coast, will construct the Ocean Energy OE Buoy hydrokinectic wave energy convertor for deployment in 2018 at the U.S. Navy Wave Energy Test Site (WETS).

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When We Talk about the Future of Renewables, We’re Only Right About Half the Time

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 11:37

When I started at Renewable Energy World in the fall of 2007 as a part-time news editor, the year 2020 seemed eons away. At that time, it was easy to write about how much of a particular region’s electricity would be supplied by renewable energy by 2020, because even though the numbers were very small in 2008, with 2020 so far away, predictions seemed easily plausible.

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Maximizing Profit with Software that Optimizes the Stacked Values of Distributed Energy Resources

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 10:52

The tools that utilities are using to try to understand the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as batteries and solar PV along their grids was a hot topic in all five sessions in the Energy Storage Track at DistrbuTECH 2018. 

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Younicos Equips Hawaii Wind Farm with Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 09:45

Younicos signed an agreement with TerraForm Power to install and commission a 10 MW battery-based energy storage system upgrade at the site of the Kaheawa wind farm on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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How Fast Can a Utility Deploy Energy Storage?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 09:26

The question of fast-tracking energy storage was discussed during DistribuTECH 2018 in San Antonio Texas last week in a session called “Fast Tracking Energy Storage: A Look at the Projects that Fulfilled the Aliso Canyon RFP.”


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Zimbabwe to Become a Global Lithium Player

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 08:40
ZIMBABWE is expected to be one of the major global players in the production of processed lithium, a main component in the manufacturing of electric car batteries with Australian (ASX) listed Zimbabwean mining concern, Prospect Resources having set sights at extracting and processing the mineral this year.
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Trump Mum on Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 05:36

In what should have been a surprise to no one, U.S. President Trump, in his State of the Union speech, made no mention of climate change, advanced energy, clean energy, renewable energy or energy efficiency.

He mentioned energy in only two sentences during his 80-minute speech, recapping what he views as his accomplishments over the year in office.

“We have ended the war on American energy and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal,” he said.

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Wind-plus-Storage Is Taking Shape in Australia

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-30 14:22

As Australia begins to expand its plans for more wind farms backed up by batteries, Singapore-based Nexif Energy has broken ground on a 212-MW wind farm in South Australia that will include fast-response storage capacity.

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Solar Tariffs Could Be Driving Up Solar Manufacturing in the United States

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-30 13:56

Yesterday JinkoSolar announced that it had signed an agreement to supply 1.75 GW of high efficiency modules to a U.S. counterparty. The announcement also stated that the company’s board of directors had authorized JinkoSolar to finalize planning for the construction of an advanced solar manufacturing facility in the U.S. 

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New York Reveals Offshore Wind Master Plan; Eyes 7 Ways to Procure Offshore Power

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-30 13:24

New York this week released its much-anticipated Offshore Wind Master Plan, moving the state forward in its work to develop 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030.

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Trust, Facebook, Renewables and Republicans: Recapping the 2017 Energy Report

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-30 11:13

Fake news, politics and social media impact more than elections. There is no question that the credibility of American institutions and news sources has suffered in the past year, from the combined influence of continued vilification of the media, retracted news stories and the ever-growing use of social media platforms. But by how much? 

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