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The Saudis Just Can't Seem to Become the Saudi Arabia of Solar

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-18 07:18
Around the world, high oil prices tend to accelerate the shift to renewable energy and electric vehicles. In Saudi Arabia, they have the opposite effect. Over the past six years, the Saudis have announced investments of more than $350 billion aimed at making the sun-drenched kingdom the, well, Saudi Arabia of renewable energy.
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New York Sets Sights on Energy Efficiency and Storage with New Targets, Incentives

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-18 07:13
Last week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved two initiatives to increase New York's energy efficiency and energy storage targets.
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Massachusetts Wind-Farm Sites Spur $405 Million Bids

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-17 07:20
Three companies bid a record-shattering $405.1 million to nab U.S. rights to build offshore wind farms near Massachusetts on Friday, a testament to the surging appeal of renewable power and investors’ confidence in state demand for it.
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GE's Power Business Marks `Ground Zero' as Market Awaits Rebuild

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-17 06:54
General Electric Co. is set to close out one of its worst years since the financial crisis, and 2019 may be another precarious one.
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IHA releases new sustainability guidelines to define good practice for hydropower

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-14 07:44

The Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines on Good International Industry Practice, released yesterday, present a definition of the processes and outcomes relating to good international practice in the hydropower sector.


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Siemens Gamesa Signs Second Russia Wind Deal with Enel

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-14 03:27

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won an order from Enel Russia for 201 MW of wind turbines.

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Scientists Say Blockchain ‘Delivering on Energy Promises’

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-14 02:57

One of the first unbiased, major comprehensive reviews of blockchain has concluded that the technology is “actually delivering on its promises in a number of areas directly related to energy”.

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DNV GL Launches Mobile Solar PV Laboratory in India

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-13 08:47

Advisory and certification company DNV GL has launched a new mobile laboratory service for the onsite testing of PV modules in India.

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Geothermal-powered Italian Town Asks Why Populists Are Abandoning It

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-13 08:45
Italy’s Five Star Movement used to rave about towns like Montieri, a village in the verdant Tuscan foothills that burns little coal or natural gas. Instead, the local power plant harnesses steam rising naturally from hot springs deep underground to generate electricity.
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South Africa's Eskom Facing `Death Spiral' Driven by Distributed Solar Energy

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-13 08:28
Bloated by debt, bled by corruption and battered by structurally declining sales, South African power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is facing what’s known in the industry as a “death spiral.”
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Trump’s Solar Tariffs Blamed for 15 Percent Decline in Large-Scale Solar Installations in Q3 2018

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-13 08:18
On Thursday, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported results of their analysis of U.S. solar installations in the third quarter of 2018. While large-scale solar installations fell, the residential market continued to stabilize after falling in 2017, said the analysts. Overall, they said they expect 2018 growth to be flat.
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Mercedes-Benz Signs PPA with Statkraft for 46 MW of Unsubsidized Wind Power Capacity

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-12 09:18
This week Mercedes-Benz Cars together with Statkraft announced that it is taking the first step on the road to realizing a CO2-neutral energy supply for its German plants.
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Report: Smart Grid Upgrades Offer Less Risk, More Flexibility than Power Lines

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-12 08:46
A decade ago, Maine regulators faced dueling proposals to meet projected load growth north of Portland: upgrade a long-distance transmission line to carry more power, or strategically install batteries and distributed generation.
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France Will Save Billions By Investing in Renewables Instead of Nukes

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-12 08:33
France will save 39 billion euros ($44.5 billion) if it refrains from building 15 new nuclear plants by 2060, and bets instead on renewable energy sources to replace its all its aging atomic facilities, a government agency said.
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FERC releases after-action panel report on Oroville Dam spillway incident

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-12 07:53

Modifications in the Part 12 review process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s part are warranted, and FERC needs to develop a list of the highest dams and spillways which could be of significant hazard to downstream populations.

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Report: More than 680 GW of new wind to come online over next decade

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-12 07:50

According to the Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018, more than 680 GW of new wind power capacity will come online globally over the next 10 years.

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Mexican Steel Producer to Benefit from 130-MW Solar Farm

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-11 08:15
Solar PV developer Dhamma Energy said this week that it sold a 130-MW solar project located in the northern Mexican state of Sonora to French energy group ENGIE in September.
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Investors Sought for Community Wind Farm on an Island Near Northern Scotland

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-11 07:42
An urgent plea is being made to potential investors to buy shares in a small community wind farm in the Hebrides in order to help reach its fundraising target of £350,000 by the end of the year.
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The Yellow Vests Movement Isn’t Anti-Climate Action; It’s Pro-Social Justice

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-11 07:34
The Yellow Vests riots sweeping across France have grabbed headlines as governments gather in Katowice, Poland for the UN climate conference (COP24). This is the most widespread and violent protest in France since the 2005 suburban riots, and perhaps even 1968. While the unrest initially erupted as a protest against the latest rise in fuel taxes, which the government has now agreed to postpone, some are attributing the riots to a backlash against carbon taxes and climate action. This is a misguided conclusion.
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Texas Co-op Upping Solar Farm Procurement to 50-plus MW

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-11 07:02

The deal brings CoServ’s stake to 51.5 MW of the 100-MW Lapetus project. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative is the generation and transmission provider on the procurement.

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