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Federal Regulators Approve McGinness Hills Geothermal Project Expansion

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-01-19 08:59

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) yesterday said Ormat Technologies Inc. can move forward with its expansion plan for the McGinness Hills geothermal project in central Nevada.

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Massive Urban Growth Will Challenge Smart City Design

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-01-19 07:58

The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week presented with some dizzying facts and figures that highlighted the challenge facing those who plan and build the smart cities of today and the future.

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Trump Says Section 201 Solar Trade Case Decision Coming Soon

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-01-18 07:51

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would announce a decision soon on whether to slap tariffs on imported solar panels, and quipped that when countries dump subsidized panels in the United States, "Everybody goes out of business."

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Shell Bolsters Renewables Bet With Stake in US Solar Company

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-01-18 07:09

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is investing in a U.S. solar energy developer, continuing its recent expansion into the electricity business. The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas producer will acquire a 44 percent stake in Nashville’s Silicon Ranch Corp., which owns and operates about 100 solar facilities across the U.S. 

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ACWA Power Adopts Blockchain Currency SolarCoin

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-01-18 06:51

Saudi Arabian energy company ACWA Power has started to use a blockchain currency. ACWA is utilizing SolarCoin, a crypto-currency that is rewarded to generators of solar power. 

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As Trump Tries to Bring Back Coal, EU Leaders Up Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency Targets

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-17 13:31

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted yesterday to approve and adopt a sweeping set of measures that will ensure the growth of renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and advanced biofuels in the region.

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Egypt Readies for 2 GW of Solar PV Capacity

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-17 10:23

Ugo Salerno, CEO of RINA Consulting explained in an interview that to date Egypt gets only 1 percent of its energy from renewables. With Salerno’s company’s help, however, Egypt will soon be the home of one of the largest solar PV projects in the world. 

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Tesla’s Battery in Australia Is Surpassing Expectations

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-17 08:41

It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale Power Reserve was officially opened in South Australia. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres of media interest, both locally and abroad.

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Google Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-17 08:07

Google this week won the Zayed Future Energy Prize for Best Corporation. The award is a public endorsement of the giant corporation’s work in renewables and clean energy — the company has been carbon neutral since 2007.

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US Regulators Look to Europe for Offshore Wind Permitting Approach

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-16 14:09

The way that developers approach offshore wind project planning for permitting in the U.S. could follow the lead of Europe’s successful offshore industry.

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How Big Will Brazil's Wind Power Market Get?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-16 11:21

In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity. Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven.

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Solar Grabs Half of Global Renewables Investment in 2017, Reaching $161 Billion

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-16 10:01

In its recently released annual figures, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said that solar lead the way in global renewable energy investments.

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New Commission to Tackle Energy Transformation Geopolitics

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-01-16 06:27

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.

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