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Nevada RPS, Community Solar Bills Vetoed; Net Metering Reinstated

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-19 09:19

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed two bills last week that would have increased the state’s renewable energy standard and promoted community solar programs.

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European Energy Trading Firms to Test Blockchain Technology

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-19 08:24

A trial of blockchain-based peer-to-peer trading will be undertaken this year in the European wholesale energy market. Swedish power company Vattenfall on June 7 said that its Business Area Markets unit has joined 22 other European energy trading firms to conduct the trial.

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Pakistan’s Renewables Industry — Net Metering, Grid Stability, and Active Actions

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-19 07:49

The renewable energy industry in Pakistan is surviving and evolving every day without any major government support in form of policies, such as tax rebates and subsidies.

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Garbage Will Light 80,000 Aussie Homes

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-19 06:45

Australia’s poor recycling track record has an upside. Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd., the nation’s largest garbage company, has the potential to extract enough gas from rotting rubbish to produce electricity for as many as 80,000 homes, according to CEO Vik Bansal.

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Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-19 06:36

Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again.

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Last Word: Safe Wind Turbine Operation Starts With Lubrication

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-16 11:27

For wind turbine operators, focusing on lubrication can have a big impact on enhancing safety. How, you ask?

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Notes from the Solar Underground: At the Intersection of Innovation, Technology and Market, the Market Decides

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-16 08:11

Whether the market makes a flawed decision or not, the market is always the decider, and whether its decisions are based on price, personal beliefs, wanting to be part of the newest trend or fad or technology direction or for any number of other reasons, the market is the ultimate judge of whether a product or technology will meet success or fade away.

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The Future of Energy Services Highlighted on 2017 Technology Pioneers List

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-16 06:08

Companies with product offerings that will drive the future of energy services were among the 30 start-ups and scale-ups featured on the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Technology Pioneers list released this week.

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DolWin2 Offshore Wind Link Commissioned in North Sea

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-16 05:10

The Dutch-German transmission operator TenneT now has control of the new 916-MW DolWin2 offshore wind link in the North Sea. ABB yesterday said that it commissioned DolWin2 and handed it over to TenneT.

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Feasibility Study to Move Forward for First Zambian Geothermal Plant

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-15 14:03

A new geothermal feasibility study to be conducted in Zambia could help the country see development of its first geothermal energy plant.

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US Paris Pull-Out Sparks Discord and Dialogue for G7 Environment Ministers

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-15 13:39

The environment ministers of the world’s seven most powerful industrialized economies met in Bologna this week. This was the first G7 gathering since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his plan to pull out of the Paris Agreement. 

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Australia Considers Draft Standard for Onsite Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-15 11:47

The nonprofit Standards Australia this week released for consultation a draft voluntary standard for onsite battery systems. The standard, which was prepared jointly by Australian and New Zealand stakeholders, includes provisions for

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Renewables to Grab $7 Trillion of Global Power Investment, Says BNEF

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-15 10:18

Renewables will account for almost three quarters of global investment in power generation between now and 2040, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Recently Passed Legislation to Open Up PACE Financing in Illinois

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-06-14 09:22

Illinois could get a PACE program for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy in commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings if the governor signs a bill passed overwhelmingly by the state legislature last month.

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Shell Sees Ability to Manage Risk as Benefit in Offshore Wind Development

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-06-14 07:42

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s most valuable oil company, expects its expertise in managing risk will make it a market leader in developing the clean energy industry.

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Emergency declaration issued for Woodlake Dam in N.C. could prevent possible US$260 million in damage

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-13 14:39

According to the results released last week of an independent breach analysis by North Carolina Dam Safety, property damage from a failure of the hurricane-damaged Woodlake Dam, located on the Lower Little River in Vass, N.C., could be in excess of US$260 million.


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Tokyo May Soon Get Wind Power From Asia Super Grids

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-13 13:19

The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood may someday be powered by wind farms or coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 kilometers) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines across deserts and under seas.

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May's Bid to Keep UK Lights on Harder After Election Loss

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-13 12:59

The U.K.’s search for 100 billion pounds (US$127 billion) to maintain electricity supplies is likely to become tougher after the Conservative government lost its parliamentary majority in an election last week.

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UK Energy Companies to Advance Storage for Wind Power Integration

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-13 11:56

A collaborative initiative from London-based Carbon Trust will bring together a group of energy companies to investigate use cases for energy storage that will help cut costs associated with integrating wind energy into the UK power grid.

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