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Corporations More than Doubled Commitment to Renewable Energy in 2018

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-28 07:36
Corporations signing PPAs with renewable energy power producers have been on the rise for quite some time but in 2018, the group as a whole purchased more than double the clean energy they purchased in 2017.
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Google Energy Head: Renewable Energy PPAs make best Business Sense

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-25 15:18

Since 2010—one year after Google began focusing intently on the value of long-term, fixed-price PPAs for renewable energy—the company has signed to offset the cost of more than 30 solar and wind projects across the Americas and Europe. Google now touts itself as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.

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Germany to Auction Even More Offshore Wind

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-25 09:07
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is set to hold more auctions for offshore wind power, plugging a current gap in tenders for the next three years that the industry has said would harm turbine makers and hamper green targets.
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Siemens Working with DOE Labs on Solar, Energy Storage and EVs

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-25 07:57

 They could collaborate on technologies to help integrate innovative power electronic devices with the electric grid, including smart inverters for solar panels, batteries, and electrical vehicles that are capable of supporting the nation’s power system.

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Caribbean Island Gets 6 MW Energy Storage System

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-25 02:50

A 6 MW energy storage project is being installed on the Caribbean island of Bonaire by Finnish technology company Wartsila.

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Putting the “I” in HVI (HydroVision International) 2019

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-01-24 12:58

With HydroVision International always located somewhere in the U.S. – minus our one foray to Canada more than a decade ago – people often have the impression that we are not truly an international event.

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128-MW Rio Grande Wind Farm Will Use Siemens Gamesa Turbines

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-01-24 08:53
This week Siemens Gamesa said it signed its third contract in so many years with Voltalia in Brazil to supply wind turbines for wind farms the company is building.
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GE Digitizes Tata Power Fleet in India

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-01-24 08:07

Tata Power in India has this week started utilizing a digital asset management system from GE to optimize its thermal fleet.

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$25M Approved for Renewable Energy Projects Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-01-24 08:00

The board of directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up to $25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a $250 million private equity fund for renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Tata Power Seeks to Install EV Charging Stations as Demand Growth Slows

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-23 08:41
Tata Power Co. is seeking to set up electric vehicle chargers in the Indian capital, a company official said, as one of the most polluted cities on earth plans an ambitious push toward cleaner vehicles.
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What Does the Nuclear Power Phase-Out Mean for Energy Storage?

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-23 08:38
The power industry is facing a nuclear power dilemma, according to a report published by The Union of Concerned Scientists. UCS assessed the economic viability and performance of nuclear power plants operating in the United States and concluded that the retirement of these plants will likely result in the adoption of coal and natural gas for baseload power generation, two energy sources that contribute to carbon dioxide emissions.
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New Fund Betting on Clean-Tech Startups

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-23 07:17
A California incubator that houses and nurtures clean-energy startups is expanding into venture capital.
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How Will PG&E’s Bankruptcy Impact the CleanTech Industry?

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-23 05:44
On January 14, 2019, California’s largest utility, PG&E, filed a bankruptcy notice stating that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the month end on January 29th. Given its business situation, PG&E must proceed with the bankruptcy process unless lawmakers step in because PG&E’s current liabilities from California’s 2017 and 2018 fires are about 10 times PG&E’s current market cap of $3.5 billion, which is down 90% since last Fall. Obviously, this is a big issue for the cleantech industry since PG&E covers a territory that runs from Eureka to Bakersfield, including 106,000 miles of electric grid.
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Treadmills That Generate Electricity May Be Headed For Your Gym

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-22 08:50
As scientists seek more ways to harness nature’s power to produce renewable energy, there’s one energy source burned naturally every day that isn’t being harnessed: calories.
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Digitalizing Wind Power: Myths, Challenges and Approaches

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-22 08:41
Digitalization has become a worldwide focus and the race to become the global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly competitive, with many countries, including Canada, China, and the UK releasing strategies in the last twenty months to promote the use and development of AI.
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Offshore Wind: Is The Future In Taiwan At Risk?

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-22 07:35
Recent political changes have shaken Taiwan, and could put at risk the development and growth of its nascent offshore wind market.
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Snowy Hydro chooses contractors for 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-22 07:00

Snowy Hydro Limited in Australia recently announced it has chosen several contractors to work on the 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project.

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EIA Sees Strong Renewable Growth Over Next Two Years

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-22 06:58
EIA expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind will be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that electricity generation from utility-scale solar generating units will grow by 10 percent in 2019 and by 17 percent in 2020. According to the January STEO, wind generation will grow by 12 percent and 14 percent during the next two years. EIA forecasts total U.S. electricity generation across all fuels will fall by 2 percent this year and then show very little growth in 2020.
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Germany Adds Almost 1 GW of New Offshore Wind in 2018

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-21 13:59
This week in Berlin, Germany, key offshore wind industry associations presented total offshore wind installation numbers for 2018, while urging the government to put in place more favourable offshore wind policies.
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New York Sets Out to Beat California; Mandates 100 Percent Renewables by 2040

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-21 11:38
In an address last week, New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo laid out plans for his “Green New Deal,” which includes aggressive mandates and goals for clean energy, money for offshore wind development, and much more.
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