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Grid Resiliency is a Problem, But Stockpiling Coal isn’t the Answer

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-10-06 14:42

The U.S. Department of Energy’s recently proposed rulemaking, which directs FERC to “properly value” coal and nuclear power plants for their ability to be “resilient” by having a 90-day pile of fuel onsite, totally misunderstands the problem of grid resiliency. 

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How To Shine In The Solar Village

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-10-06 10:39

At noon Eastern Standard Time today — the second day of competition for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Denver — the Northwestern University team was sitting in first place, according to scores released on the competition website.

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Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-10-06 04:00

Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables.

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Solar Decathlon Features Hurricane-proof House

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 13:42

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon officially kicked off today with a ceremony featuring recently appointed DOE Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

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Secretary of Energy Moves to Save Coal: The Art of the Squeal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 10:04

A collective sigh of relief could be heard over Capital City in late August, after the U.S. Department of Energy released its much anticipated and even more dreaded study on the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric grid. The report was ordered by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in April and took just five months to complete.

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Wind Energy Selling for 4 Cents per kWh in India

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 09:36

New Delhi: India's wind power tariff fell to a record low of Rs2.64 per unit in an auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) for 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power contracts that ended in the wee hours of Thursday morning. While ReNew Power Ventures Pvt.

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Trump's Tax Reform Proposal 'Leaves Door Open' to Repeal ITC/PTC

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 07:55

A tax reform package released at the end of September by White House and Republican leadership “left the door open” to repeal critical existing renewable energy tax credits prior to their scheduled either expiration or phase down, Greg Jenner, partner at Stoel Rives, told Renewable Energy World.

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Trump Has a Plan to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 07:03

President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving.

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Shell to Seek Sale of Stake in $1.4 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-10-04 12:28

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners Eneco Holdings NV and Mitsubishi Corp. are seeking to sell a stake in two Dutch offshore wind farm projects that may cost $1.4 billion to develop, two people familiar with the plan said.

 

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Three Countries to Account for Two-thirds of Global Renewables Growth by 2022

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-10-04 10:25

The International Energy Agency (IEA) today said that China, India and the U.S. will account for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion over the next five years.

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How Catastrophic is Perry’s NOPR for Renewables?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-03 14:32

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Mark Dyson is an expert who studies grid resilience as part of RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab. He offered his thoughts on what the NOPR means for renewable energy.

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Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-03 11:34

Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels.

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New York Eyes 3,200 MW of New Offshore Wind Areas

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:10

New York State officials yesterday said that that the state has asked the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new wind energy areas (WEA) off New York’s Atlantic Coast, with a total of 3,200 MW of offshore wind generation.

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Sunnova Works to Restore Solar Systems, Build Up Resilient Grid in Puerto Rico

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-03 09:36

Houston-based Sunnova Energy Corp. yesterday said that it is working to send energy storage systems to Puerto Rico as part of an effort to solve the immediate needs of Puerto Rican solar customers and to create a more resilient, long-term power service for the island’s energy infrastructure.

 

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5 Emerging Trends for Corporate Buyers of Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-03 09:09

Today, companies are making big moves to power their operations with clean energy. To date, corporate buyers have purchased a global total of 19 GW of renewable energy, enough to power five million average American homes.

 

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From Black to Green: DONG Energy is Now Ørsted

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-02 15:04

DONG Energy on October 2, announced to shareholders that it was changing its name to Ørsted to better reflect the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the company’s recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production.

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Jobs and Gigawatts: How To Position Your Solar Company In Light Of The Suniva Trade Case

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-02 13:35

How should you position your solar company in light of the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case? To address that question, I recently participated in a Renewable Energy World webcast with Abby Hopper, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association, and Matthew Nicely, a lawyer representing SEIA. For NEXTracker, our position is clear: We fully support SEIA’s efforts to convince the U.S. International Trade Commission to recommend the least harmful remedy, for two simple reasons: jobs and gigawatts.

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Section 201 Solar Trade Case Questions Answered

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-02 10:59

Matthew Nicely’s answers to the questions that were asked during the webcast, "What Now? How You Should Be Positioning Your Business in Light of the ITC Ruling." Perhaps one of these is your question, too.

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Community Solar: California’s Shared Renewables at a Crossroads

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-02 10:06

California, once considered a leader in community solar, has struggled to implement Senate Bill 43 (SB-43), which mandated the creation of the Green Tariff Shared Renewables (GTSR) Program. As envisioned by SB-43, the GTSR Program includes a Green Tariff (GT) component and an Enhanced Community Renewables (ECR) component. It provides an opportunity for the three California investor-owned utilities (IOUs) combined to procure up to 600 MW of new renewable energy.

 

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Tesla Charging Stations to Link South Australia Capital with World’s Largest Battery

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-02 08:57

A network of car charging stations is being developed in South Australia to allow Tesla drivers to visit the world’s biggest lithium-ion batterybeing built by Elon Musk in the state’s north.

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