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Why not a global green new deal through a federation of microgrids?

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-24 08:00
Among my circle of friends and colleagues, everyone is aware of the impact of human activities on climate change - the melting of arctic ice, the destruction of species - and the major causes of it, namely, coal burning for electricity and fossil fuels burning for transport. What nearly everyone is unclear about is what specifically to do about it and how fast.
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Iberdrola inaugurates 350-MW Baixo Iguacu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-24 07:37

Iberdrola, through its Brazilian affiliate Neoenergia, has opened the 350-MW Baixo Iguacu hydroelectric power plant, with an investment of more than €500 million (US$559.5 million).

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Advocates want next phase of ComEd microgrid powered by renewables

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-23 12:51
Stakeholders including clean energy and community groups are watching closely as ComEd begins the second phase of a microgrid pilot project in Chicago.
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Enel Green Power starts construction of 90-MW Azov wind farm in Russia

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-23 09:45

Enel Green Power announces it has begun construction of the 90-MW Azov wind farm, located in the Rostov region of Southern Russia.

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Turbine collapses at Oklahoma wind farm

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-23 09:43

No cause has been announced, but Enel Green Power North America is investigating why its turbine, made by GE, failed at the Chisholm View II project. 

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UPS bets on renewable gas from landfills in largest deal ever

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-22 08:40
United Parcel Service Inc. has agreed to buy the equivalent of 170 million gallons of renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. over the next seven years in what the company described as the biggest-ever deal involving the alternative fuel.
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Report: Global electricity access up but sustainable development goals are not being met

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-22 08:11
A new report produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) and released this week says that despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030.
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U.S. DOE announces $6.6 million available through Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-22 07:47

The Water Power Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications for $6.6 million in the latest round of funding under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).

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U.S. set to overtake South Korea in 2019 as world’s largest grid-connected battery energy-storage market

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-22 06:59
The United States in 2019 will become the world’s largest market for grid-connected battery energy storage, as solar-plus-storage and peaking capacity requirements drive increased procurement, according to IHS Markit.
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Geothermal industry gets boost with discoveries of ‘blind’ systems

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-21 15:24
This week the University of Nevada, Reno announced two discoveries in the Great Basin by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology using a previously untried method for finding unknown, hidden geothermal resources.
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Oil companies join corporate lobbying push for U.S. carbon tax

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-21 10:10
Oil companies, automakers and consumer products manufacturers will unleash a campaign for a U.S. tax on carbon dioxide emissions even though it may lead to higher prices for their products.
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Xcel Energy sets course for coal-free, renewable-heavy future

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-21 09:53
This week, Xcel Energy announced plans to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is part of the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using natural gas and operating its Monticello nuclear plant until at least 2040.
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Duke Energy gets approval for solar + battery microgrid and standalone battery system

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-21 08:59
This week, Duke Energy announced that regulators have approved two projects involving energy storage worth about $30 million.
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Flow battery company joins Power Africa to help power renewable microgrids

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-20 11:04
On Monday, Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner. ESS is the program’s first flow battery partner.
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Australia's climate wars set to heat up after coal champion wins

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-20 06:42
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s surprise victory in Australia’s election was a win for the coal industry and ensures the debate about tackling climate change will continue to polarize the nation.
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Germans pessimistic on energiewende success

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-20 01:30

People in Germany are more pessimistic than the rest of Europe regarding their country’s progress on its energy transition, or engergiewende.

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Associated Electric Cooperative signs 20-year PPA for 265 MW of wind power

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-17 09:40
Enel Green Power North America announced on Thursday that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) between its subsidiary White Cloud Wind Project, LLC and Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), a power utility based in Springfield, Missouri. In line with the agreement, AECI will purchase the entire output generated by the 236.5 MW White Cloud wind project, currently in development in Nodaway County, Missouri.
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20 MW of community solar available for purchase by Xcel customers in Minnesota

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-17 09:34
CleanChoice Energy on Thursday said it was opening an additional 20.51 MW of community solar capacity for residential customers of Xcel. The new capacity is being supplied by fifteen solar farms owned and operated by AltusPower America in various locations in Minnesota. CleanChoice Energy is the largest community solar provider in Minnesota with more than 85 megawatts of solar capacity.
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Southern California Edison starts community solar program for customers

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-17 08:33
This week, Southern California Edison announced that it has signed on the first developer, SharedSolarCA, to its Community Renewables Program that will allow residential and business customers to take advantage of solar energy without having to install it directly on their roofs or facilities.
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More US offshore wind development as Germany’s EnBW sets up New Jersey office

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-17 08:01
On Thursday this week, Mayor Steven Fulop welcomed EnBW North America to Jersey City in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. New Jersey Economic Development Authority Senior Vice President Brian Sabina and others gathered to officially open the German subsidiary’s first U.S. office and marking its entrance into the competitive New Jersey/New York offshore wind market.
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