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Gravity Renewables acquires 10.5-MW Dahowa Hydroelectric Project in New York

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-16 01:21

Gravity Renewables has acquired the 10.5-MW Dahowa Hydroelectric Project, located on the Batten Kill River in Greenwich, Washington County, N.Y.

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Ameren tests software that could unlock future ‘transactive energy marketplace’

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-15 06:29
Ameren is preparing to test a Canadian company’s software that could someday help usher in a radically different business model for the utility.
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States start hitting America’s EV drivers with higher fees

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-15 06:20
The rest of the world is handing out subsidies and incentives to speed up adoption of electric cars. But in nearly half of U.S. states, driving a battery-powered car requires paying additional fees.
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Microgrid with long-duration flow battery installed at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-14 09:48
This week energy storage maker ESS Inc said that it had deployed an Energy Warehouse (EW) long-duration flow battery system at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.
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Former Massachusetts coal plant to be transformed into clean energy center

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-14 09:01
This week, diversified real estate acquisition and development firm Commercial Development Company and transmission developer Anbaric said they plan to build a renewable energy center at Brayton Point Commerce Center in Somerset, Massachusetts. The site is the former home of the Brayton Point Coal Plant, the cooling towers for which were demolished two weeks ago. (video of demolition at the end of article at this link).
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Offshore wind will need bigger boats. Much bigger boats

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-14 08:01
How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a crane that can lift the weight of 1,100 Chevy Suburban SUVs.
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EESI to help rural co-ops and public power entities ‘ACE’ clean energy upgrades

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-14 07:54
Yesterday, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) announced the launch of the Access Clean Energy Savings (ACES) initiative. ACES provides technical assistance to help rural electric cooperatives and public power utilities apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Electric Savings Program (RESP), which provides zero-interest 20-year loans for improving energy efficiency.
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Doing business better: Empowering women through solar energy

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-14 07:29
Incredibly, 1.1 billion people – 14% of the world’s population – still live without access to electricity. In rural, remote communities, many people simply have no light after sunset. That makes being productive at night—such as working and learning--extremely difficult. Limiting useful hours of the day by access to daylight holds back personal and economic development and wastes human potential.
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EU corporates want renewable energy but bureaucracy and regulations are holding them back

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-13 12:35
This week energy developer BayWa r.e. published its Energy Report 2019, which surveyed 1,200 European corporations about their attitudes toward renewable energy.
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Hydrogen: key to a zero-carbon future, or a costly distraction?

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-13 08:45
The U.K.’s push for a low-carbon economy has some notable successes, but the hardest part of the battle has barely started.
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Report predicts Vietnam poised for renewables boom

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-13 06:41

Wind and solar power are poised for a significant rise in Vietnam and will hit 19.9 GW by 2030, according to a new report.

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Geothermal balances California’s renewable portfolio

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-13 06:00
California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and wind are now less expensive than new gas plants, and far less expensive than existing coal.
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Enel joins Boston’s Greentown Labs to scout for clean energy startups

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-10 12:05
This week, Enel S.p.A. announced the opening of its newest Innovation Hub in Boston at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States. The Hub will provide Enel, one of the world’s leading power companies, access to Greentown Labs’ startup community and innovation expertise.
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Two companies align to help wind project owners maximize energy output with machine learning

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-10 05:22
This week global engineering company Emerson announced that it had formed a 3-year alliance with Vayu to combine Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimization technology. The new technology will optimize wind farms in the Americas, Caribbean and Europe.
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AW-Energy WaveRoller generates ocean energy near Portugal

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-09 14:34

AW-Energy's WaveRoller ocean energy system passed a certification milestone for an installation in Portuguese waters with a survey by Lloyd's Register

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Toward 100% clean energy: two million solar strong and growing

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-09 07:53
Today, IREC proudly joins the collective voice of advocates and industry celebrating a milestone we have worked for 37 years to witness: two million solar installations now in the U.S. What better timing than in a year when children and governors, presidential candidates and corporate CEOs are all making headlines about the urgency of climate change action.
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U.K. has been using coal-free energy since May 1

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-09 07:36
The U.K. has now gone more than a week without using any of its coal-fired power stations, yet another record, and a sign that life without the dirtiest fossil fuel might not be that far away.
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Washington becomes fifth state in the US to aim for 100 percent clean energy

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-08 08:14
This week in Seattle, Washington, Senate Bill 5116 was signed into law in by Governor Jay Inslee after passing the state legislature earlier this month. This bill cuts out coal power by 2025 and requires an equitable transition to 100 percent clean electricity for the entire state by 2045.
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New Google-supported project will measure and publicize carbon-emission data from every power plant in the world

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-08 08:01

Tuesday brings a somewhat mind-blowing announcement in the world of power plants and pollution. In a nutshell: A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power plant in the world, in real time.

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LA is next city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-08 07:58

As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year.

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