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PG&E Likely Seeking Bankruptcy by Jan. 29

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-14 08:30

The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes.

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IRENA: Transition to Renewable Energy May Create an Entirely Different World

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 15:19
This week at the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), political and business leaders from around the world outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy.
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Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities Released

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:56
Last week the American Public Power Association and SmartEnergy announced the release of a new whitepaper called “Creating a Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities.”
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Canada becomes 160th member of the International Renewable Energy Agency

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 11:30

Canada has become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a global intergovernmental organization dedicated to the widespread adoption of renewable energy

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China Plans Subsidy-Free Solar, Wind Power Pilot Projects

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 10:27
China will start building pilot wind and solar power projects that won’t receive national government payments as it pushes to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy and rein in subsidy bills. Shares of solar manufacturers surged in New York and Hong Kong.
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Crowdfunding Sites That Allow True Investment in Renewable Energy and Sustainability: Alternatives to Kickstarter & Indiegogo

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 08:41
Crowdfunding has become a popular tool for people and organizations to use to test out their new ideas for green products while securing funds to begin operations. The most well-known crowdfunding websites, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have helped a significant amount of projects in renewable energy and sustainability get off the ground, projects that have been the focus of previous installments in my ongoing articles series about crowdfunding in energy.
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Vestas Hits 100 GW Windpower Milestone

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 04:17

Vestas has become the first company to install 100 GW of wind turbines.

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China's State Grid to Spend $5.7 Billion on Pumped Hydro Plants

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-01-10 08:50
State Grid Corp. of China, the dominant electricity distributor in the world’s biggest energy consumer, will invest 38.7 billion yuan ($5.7 billion) to build five pumped hydro storage plants as part of the nation’s efforts to ease idled solar and wind power capacity.
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How Minnesota Could Economically Reach 70 percent Renewable Electricity

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-09 08:57
A recent report from Minnesota pollution regulators shows the state is making progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but it isn’t doing enough to keep pace with its long-term goals or stop catastrophic climate change.
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AES, Kaua'i Utility Open Solar-Storage Peaker Project in Hawaii

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-09 07:51

The Lāwa’I Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system. The system can deliver approximately 11 percent of the Kaua’i island’s power needs.

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75-MW Duke Energy Florida Solar Farm now in Operation

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-08 13:03

Duke Energy Florida has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory.

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PG&E Bankruptcy Risk Gets Real — But What's Next?

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-08 06:54
Standoffs over who pays what for infrastructure are kind of where America’s at right now. Besides the shutdown in D.C. over the southern border barrier, California is grappling with how to finance a somewhat more useful bit of equipment: its power grid.
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Nexans connects 88 MW windfarm in Scotland

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-08 02:48

French cable company Nexans has connected an 88 MW onshore windfarm to the grid in Scotland.

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China Approves 720-MWh Battery Storage Pilot in Renewable Push

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-07 08:51
China approved its first large battery storage pilot project as it seeks to maximize clean energy output and improve grid stability.
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Solar Inverter and Storage Manufacturer SolarEdge Acquires E-Mobility Player S.M.R.E. Spa

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-07 08:43
This week SolarEdge announced that it will acquire S.M.R.E. Spa, a company that provides integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles.
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Renewables Beat Coal in Germany Power Mix for First Time

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-07 07:27
Renewable energy muscled out coal to become Germany’s biggest source of electricity for the first time last year, helped by a surge in solar panel installations and coal-plant closures.
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Drax Group completes acquisition of Scottish Power plants, including pumped storage

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-04 08:20

Drax Group announces it has completed its acquisition of Scottish Power’s pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation portfolio for £702 million (US$886.2 million) in cash.

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The Sharing Economy’s Next Frontier: Energy Sharing

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-02 10:08
The so-called sharing economy has given rise to new forms of business, such as AirBnB and Uber. Could the same sharing approach work in the utility business?
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The Global Grid Outlook for 2019 and Beyond: Q&A with GE Grid Solution's CTO

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-31 04:00

All hands are needed on deck when it comes to the future power generation needs of the world. And all hands should be digitized and ready to pitch in to help each other.

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FERC issues rule to eliminate Form 80 at licensed hydropower projects in U.S.

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-28 10:32

According to a Dec. 28 posting on the Federal Register website, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a rule to eliminate Form 80 and revise regulations on recreational opportunities and development at licensed hydropower projects.

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