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Clean Energy BC releases response to Zapped report

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-27 07:30

Clean Energy British Columbia has issued an information bulletin and report in response to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources report issued Feb. 14 that said Crown provincial utility BC Hydro overpaid for electricity obtained through purchase agreements.

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Phasing out coal in Denmark via bioenergy-based CHP

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-03-26 03:24
Denmark in many ways is the poster child for the generation mix of the future. It led the way for decades in wind generation. It has continued to set ever-more ambitious targets for renewable penetration. And it has shown in the real world how to make a grid work that includes a heavy presence of renewable assets. Along the way, though, it has faced many challenges.
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Shell makes aggressive move into U.K. retail power market

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-03-26 03:18
Royal Dutch Shell Plc took a step forward in its aim to become the world’s biggest power company with an aggressive move into the U.K. retail market by offering one of the cheapest tariffs available.
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Mitsubishi Hitachi launches renewable energy services provider

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-03-25 09:32

The company is called Oriden 

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New Mexico Governor Grisham signs law requiring 100 percent renewable energy by 2045

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-03-25 03:31
On Friday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the state’s groundbreaking Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law, meaning that by 2045, the state should be fully powered by clean, carbon-free electricity.
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Wind sector needs to take initiative on off-taker risks to drive European PPA surge

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-03-25 00:00
In order for wind energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) to see sustained uptake in central Europe, sellers need to take a lead in managing long-term risks including power price forecasting, covenant strength and buyer inexperience.
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NextEra, Con Ed warn patent dispute could roil US solar sector

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-22 13:13
Two of America’s biggest solar-farm owners are warning that a patent dispute between panel makers could roil a sector already shaken by President Donald Trump’s import tariffs.
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Collaborating for a more resilient energy future in Puerto Rico

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-22 08:07
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) this week unveiled a vision to collaborate with communities, technical experts, businesses and investors to build low-carbon microgrids in Puerto Rico, and bring reliable, clean and affordable electricity to rural areas of the island. As described at the “BlackStart 2019: Future of Energy Summit” in San Juan, the new initiative will help modernize Puerto Rico’s electric grid and improve the system’s resilience.
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Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, Desjardins acquire Regional Power hydroelectric plants

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-22 07:36

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) and Regime de Rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, and Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company (together, Desjardins) have acquired Regional Power Inc. from The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife).

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New York Governor Cuomo unveils $30 million zero-carbon buildings initiative

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-22 06:53
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched an initiative to advance the design, construction and operation of low- or zero-carbon emitting buildings in the state.
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Forming joint ventures to construct US offshore wind farms

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-03-21 04:49
The U.S Jones Act affects the construction of U.S. offshore wind farms by limiting certain activities in U.S. waters to U.S.-registered vessels owned and operated by qualified U.S. citizens. Much of the expertise in the construction of offshore wind farms is European based. The logical mechanism for marrying European expertise with U.S. firms qualified to operate where the U.S. Jones Act applies are joint ventures. Such joint ventures must take into account the stringent U.S. citizenship requirements applicable to the ownership and operation of Jones Act vessels.
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EIA: Renewables double U.S. generation over 10 years; gas still reigns

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-20 10:38

Renewables-including biomass and other resources-accounted for 17.6 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. last year. Natural gas prices, however, will continue to dictate the overall direction of the U.S. power generation market.

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Bill to boost renewable energy advances in Maryland

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-20 10:35

The Senate voted 34-12 for the amendment before giving the bill preliminary approval

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Norsk Hydro recuperating from cyberattack

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-20 10:30

Norsk Hydro has suffered from a cyberattack that has crippled some of its infrastructure. Norsk Hydro is primarily an aluminum manufacturer, but the company also owns and operates 17 hydroelectric power stations in Norway.

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Missouri regulators OK Midwest wind energy power line

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-20 10:24

The transmission line also would need regulatory approval in Illinois

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Entergy New Orleans pilots residential rooftop solar program

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-20 10:16

The Residential Rooftop Solar Program is a way for New Orleans customers in need to participate in the benefits of distributed renewable energy 

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Event Focus: SolarVision highlights Asia renewables potential

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-20 06:26

Southeast Asia is poised for a long-overdue and much-needed boom in solar.

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North Carolina’s solar power output grew 36 percent in 2018

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-20 05:40
Annual solar energy production in North Carolina jumped 36 percent in 2018, according to the latest government data – firmly placing North Carolina as the No. 2 solar-producing state in the nation.
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Chile tests floating solar power island

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-03-19 09:58

The 12,917-square-foot array of solar panels was inaugurated Thursday by Chilean Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica

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Juhl Energy pairs wind and solar power in hybrid project

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-03-19 09:53

The pairing is expected to start producing power this month

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