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Enel's Plains Wind Farms now Operational

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-28 10:16

Enel Green Power North America reported that the two projects will generate about a combined 2,600 GWh annually. Those are the 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm, Enel’s first facility in Nebraska, and the 300-MW Diamond Vista farm in Kansas.

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Projecting 2018 Trends and Macroeconomic Conditions: What to Expect for Renewable Energy Projects in 2019

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-28 05:58
Renewable energy projects were marked by distinctive trends and characteristics in 2018: frothy M&A market driven by a crush of liquidity and a shortage of project supply; a highly competitive environment among investors and lenders for an inadequate supply of projects...
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NV Energy Reorients Generation Mix toward Solar, Retiring Coal

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-27 08:51

The Public Utility Commission of Nevada has approved NV’s long-term IRP to double its renewable energy capacity by 2023. The utility will bring 1,001 MW of solar capacity online via six new power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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PPA for 200-MW Offshore Wind Farm Approved by Connecticut Regulators

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-27 04:22
Ørsted US Offshore Wind said on December 20 that it received approval from Connecticut regulators for its 20-year power-purchase agreement (PPA) for the Revolution Wind offshore wind farm.
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Report: U.S. Should Invest in Collaborative Offshore Wind Energy Research and Innovation

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-26 05:19
The U.S. could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US). The report draws lessons from past industry-transforming initiatives and concludes that similar approaches can be taken to greatly expand the ability of the wind energy industry to generate power and jobs for the U.S. economy.
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Energy from Waste CHP Plant to Power Scottish Industries

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-24 03:41

A new combined heat and power plant fueled by energy from waste will stop 216,000 tonnes of household and commercial rubbish a year from ending up in landfill.

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EON Invests in E-mobility Software Firm Virta

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-24 01:15

Finnish e-mobility software company Virta has secured a capital injection from German energy giant E.ON.

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EBRD reports hydro operator KESH of Albania adopts climate risk management plan

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-21 12:00

According to news from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Albania’s state-owned hydropower operator Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH) has adopted a climate risk management plan, a strategic approach to address the challenges posed by rising temperatures and increasing hydrological variability.

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Happy Holidays from Renewable Energy World

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-21 07:46

It’s been a turbulent and exciting 2018 over at Renewable Energy World. We have a new parent company, Clarion Energy, and we, as a media outlet, are doing more than ever to support the dynamic and top-quality energy events in the Clarion Energy Power and Energy Series, with shows focused on energy all across the globe.

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Fulfilling the Potential of Biogas in Spain

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-21 02:44
Biogas is a resource that has enormous potential in Spain and beyond. Biogas technologies convert organic wastes into renewable energy, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich natural fertiliser, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy and food security and air quality. A recent study commissioned by Naturgy, Spain’s largest natural gas distributor, showed a potential for 26,684 gigawatt hours (GWh) of biogas in the country, enough to cover the energy demand of 40% of Spain’s households.
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Reshaping Energy Systems for Future Cities

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-21 02:11
The fact that approximately 74 percent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn to cities throughout history. Whether for a lack of job opportunities in rural areas or possibilities for a better lifestyle, unfortunately the unprecedented speed and scale of urbanization does put tremendous pressure on a city’s resources, often resulting in detrimental environmental impacts.
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A Senator’s Advice on Political Strategy and Tactics for the Renewable Energy Community

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-20 14:35
On December 5, at the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Federal and State Policy Summit in Washington DC, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) presented his perspective on the potential for the renewable energy community to expand its markets through climate, infrastructure, and tax credit legislation; the political obstacles; and how to overcome them.
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Notes from the Solar Underground: Is China’s Domestic Solar Industry Too Big To Fail?

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-20 13:22
Mid-2018 China’s central government threw the entire PV industry, including observers and pundits, into a panic by making drastic changes to its PV deployment that included temporarily halting utility scale deployment, lowering the FiT, shifting economic responsibility to the provinces and, in a related move, attempting (one-more-time) to control the country’s debt problem. Forecasts were lowered, and gloom descended on top of the entire solar industry.
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Largest Community Solar Project in New York City Now Online

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:42
The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) this week announced that the largest Community Solar project in New York City is complete and operational. Located in Brooklyn, nearly 200 households and businesses are benefitting from the 1.2-megawatt solar array.
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SEIA Applauds Washington DC and New York 100 Percent Clean Energy Commitments

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:37
This week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy. In addition, SEIA commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda.
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ENGIE NA Buys South Dakota Wind Project, Completes PPA with Xcel

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:04

Dakota Range III is being developed in northeastern South Dakota and will feature approximately 36 wind turbines slated for operation by late 2019 or 2020. Dakota Range I and II, developed by Apex and sold to Xcel last year, total close to 300 MW of electric generation capacity.

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Industry Legend, ex-Duke CEO and Solar Enthusiast Jim Rogers Dies

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:00

Rogers was chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Duke from 2006 until his retirement in 2013. He was named to the top post following the merger with Cinergy, which he led as chairman and CEO for more than 11 years.

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Philadelphia inks 20-year Solar PPA for 70-MW Farm

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-19 09:31

Developers say the Adams Solar will be the state’s largest such farm, by far, and will sell 100 percent of its power under the long-term PPA with the Philadelphia Energy Authority.

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Gates, Bezos Among Billionaires Backing Alphabet Molten Salt Energy Storage Spinoff

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-19 09:27
Alphabet Inc.’s secretive X moonshot lab is spinning off an energy-storage project with backing from billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
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NSW government declares Shoalhaven pumped hydro expansion critical

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:00

The New South Wales government’s Minister for Planning has declared the $300 million Shoalhaven Hydro Expansion Project Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) because of its importance to NSW’s future energy security.

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