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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’ aims to have renewables power homes by 2030

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-22 07:56
Bernie Sanders wants renewable energy to power U.S. homes and vehicles by 2030 -- and he wants to do it by enlisting the federal government in building and running new solar, wind and geothermal electricity projects.
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Ireland’s renewables expansion to attract massive investment says report

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-22 07:01

Ireland is set to add 5.8 GW of non-hydro renewable power capacity over the next decade to reach a total 9.6 GW by 2030.

 

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The IEA’s hydrogen report doesn’t miss the point. It just buries It.

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-21 10:26
The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a major new report on hydrogen, underscoring the remarkable political and business momentum surrounding the fossil fuel alternative, and touting its potential as a vital component of global efforts to build a “clean, secure, and affordable energy future.” The report takes a bold and prescient stance, and has rightfully inspired a torrent of press coverage about the future of hydrogen and its role in the renewable energy mix.
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Walmart sues Tesla over fires linked to rooftop solar systems

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-21 07:08
Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S.
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University of Notre Dame breaks ground on 2.5-MW hydroelectric generation facility

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-20 13:15

The University of Notre Dame and South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts have broken ground on a 2.5-MW hydroelectric generation facility at an existing city-owned dam on the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, Ind.

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Norwegian battery startup with $4.5B plan has vision for Nordic hub

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-20 07:56
Freyr AS, a startup planning to build one of Europe’s first battery gigafactories in Norway, has a bigger vision for the region: a “Nordic Battery Belt.”
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New study shows benefits of local renewable energy marketplaces

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-19 09:24
The financial benefits of buying and selling locally produced energy from rooftop solar, wind turbines and batteries within communities have been revealed in a test case run by energy tech firm LO3 Energy.
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Virginia looks to New York green bank for possible clean energy financing

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-19 07:32
Virginia’s energy office is exploring whether to align the state with a billion-dollar New York clean energy financing program.
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Europe’s wind potential is 100 times higher, could power the world

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-08-16 12:55

Europe can potentially generate 100 times the current amount of energy generated, and produce enough power to power the world until 2050, if it were to maximize land use for onshore wind capacity.

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Softbank invests $110M in new energy storage system

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-08-16 08:30
Energy Vault, the creator of a new way to perform utility-scale energy storage, announced that SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund) invested $110 million in its Series B funding round. Energy Vault will use the funds to accelerate global deployment of its technology, which enables renewables to deliver baseload power for less than the cost of fossil fuels 24 hours a day, said the company. As part of the investment, Andreas Hansson, Partner for SoftBank Investment Advisers, will join the Energy Vault board of directors.
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The energy transition is underway: 10 charts tell the story

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-08-16 07:54
The renewable energy transition promises to reduce carbon emissions, but it’s happening at different speeds around the world. Read on for some key insights from BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2019, which provides a detailed road map to the future.
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ARENA to provide $40 million funding for South Australia’s first pumped hydro plant

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-15 08:16

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian government, has announced up to $40 million in funding towards the deployment of a pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in South Australia.

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Stanford researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:04
A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.
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Net zero carbon emissions ‘impossible’ without hydrogen says UK energy alliance

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-15 03:53

The UK’s North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling for government investment in hydrogen projects to meet ambitious carbon reductions targets in Britain.

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London finds no easy answers after once-in-a-decade blackout

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-14 08:29
When two U.K. power plants shut down almost simultaneously in London’s first major blackout for a decade, it triggered a storm of questions about how to avoid another failure.
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Who will benefit from the surge in behind-the-meter battery installations?

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-14 08:09
The electric utility industry has been buffeted by two recent trends that threaten to upend the profitability, and in some cases the future viability of, those companies that are slow to adapt to a new, rapidly changing landscape. Specifically, in the past decade, the industry has had to grapple with both waning demand and the growth of distributed energy generation.
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On the brink of blackouts, Texas makes case for power plant boom

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-14 07:38
It may be time to start building power plants in Texas again.
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What is the future of the utility?

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-13 15:27
Many of us are somewhat familiar with what an electric utility does. Our house receives electricity, and we get a bill in the mail each month for it. Here in North Carolina, that bill is likely coming from Duke Energy. In other parts of the country it may be PG&E or Dominion Power. For at least a century, these utility monopolies have built power plants, installed transmission and distribution lines, billed customers for their electricity use, and the utility made a predictable margin for their work.
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U.S. wind energy prices are at historical lows, DOE report says

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-13 12:24

The national average price of wind power purchase agreements dropped to below 2 cents/kWh in 2018, according to the annual Wind Technologies Market Report released by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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U.S. announces changes to implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-13 10:45

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has unveiled changes to the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that Interior says is “designed to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st century.”

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