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California college invests in 1-MW solar carport to offset 100 percent of its energy use

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-18 02:01
Yuba College, a community college part of the Yuba Community College District, this week completed a 1-MW solar carport installation that it says could result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The District purchased the solar outright, which resulted in optimal savings.
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Three strategies for building solar and wind energy systems on potentially contaminated lands

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 13:23
Building solar and wind energy projects on potentially contaminated lands can be a golden opportunity, both effective and cost-effective, for developers. The 120-acre Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation Superfund site was recently redeveloped with a utility-scale solar farm and is a prime example of the reuse potential inherent in thousands of Superfund sites, brownfields, retired power plants, and landfills.
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IREC’s career map shows climate change related employment opportunities on the rise

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:00
A new career map, Careers in Climate Control Technology, provides a first-of-its-kind interactive, visual tool to showcase the employment opportunities that exist in the swiftly growing HVAC/R industry – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The sector is on track for projected growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026.
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In Northeast, more research needed on offshore wind’s impact on fishing

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:10
As plans for wind farms across New England’s waters progress, fishermen continue to express concerns about the impact of the burgeoning offshore wind industry on their livelihoods.
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SEPA helps demystify transactive energy in new report

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 07:35
This week the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) released a report that is says will help utilities and other industry stakeholders understand and prepare for the grid of the future
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Vermont utility launches vision for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 06:39
This weekend at its “Earth Day Every Day Fair,” Green Mountain Power announced an energy vision to have a 100 percent carbon free energy supply by 2025 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The utility said the move is among the most aggressive carbon targets for a utility of GMP’s size in the country.
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Green new deal electricity – what really bothers the feds

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-16 12:47

For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model. Large coal, hydro and (later) nuclear generating facilities produced huge amounts of electricity and, through a spider’s web of high voltage transmission lines, sent the power to distribution substations which in turn, through a secondary set of lower voltage feeders, distributed the power out to the end users. And when the end user flipped the switch, their lights would go on. This system was very reliable.

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Starbucks makes 'two-sided' investment in Texas solar farms

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-16 07:23
Starbucks Corp. is boosting its investments in clean power.
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Siemens Gamesa signs major French offshore wind deal

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-16 05:53

France’s plans to develop its offshore wind industry have taken a significant step forward with the signing of a deal with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).

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PSC approves 5-fold solar expansion in Wisconsin

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-15 10:17
Last week at its Open Meeting, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved five interrelated cases that will lead to a five-fold expansion of solar energy in Wisconsin.
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Can the US government stop utilities from attempting to kill solar in Montana?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-15 09:42
In the years since its passage, Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) has provided one of the few options for small producers of renewable energy to access electric generation markets controlled by monopoly utilities. The law requires a monopoly utility to purchase the output of certain small power producers known as “qualifying facilities” (QFs) at the utility’s “avoided cost”—that is, the cost the utility would incur to generate or purchase power in the absence of the purchase from the QF.
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Clean energy industry applauds Puerto Rico’s new 100 percent clean energy law

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-12 09:54
On Thursday, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló signed into law the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act which lays the groundwork for the island’s transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050.
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Get ‘renewable therapy’ during next week’s Solar Education Week

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-12 08:07
The Redford Center, a California-based non-profit co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son, James, announced that every morning, from April 15-22, 2019, the organization will post an episode a day of "Renewable Therapy for Climate Anxiety," a conversational mini-series featuring Filmmaker, James Redford, and Matthew Nordan, clean energy investor and managing partner at MNL Partners. In each two-minute installment, the pair explores questions that nag environmentalists when it comes to renewable energy. Watch the first episode below.
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Vattenfall pilots salt technology with 10x the capacity of water storage

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-12 06:49
Experiments have shown the ability to store ten-times the capacity of water, and for months on end. It is hoped the technology will help overcome any weather-related fluctuations in renewable generation from wind or solar.
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Saudi windpower market set for 6 GW growth

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-12 06:45

Saudi Arabia will become a regional heavyweight in windpower by the early 2020's, according to new research.

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AES refinances solar portfolio with help of insurance against underperformance

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-11 09:41
kWh Analytics, a leader in solar risk management, this week announced the first refinancing supported by the Solar Revenue Put. The portfolio of 41 projects, owned by AES, totaling approximately 28 MW DC of capacity is located in Arizona and Massachusetts. The portfolio is being funded by Silicon Valley Bank and a Japanese financial services company. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, a leading global corporate insurer, is providing capacity for the Solar Revenue Put.
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Apple says 44 of its suppliers have made clean energy commitments

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-11 09:19
Global manufacturer Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe.
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Three ways utilities can partner with smart renewable cities to deliver on their objectives

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-11 08:03
Cities and renewable electricity have, respectively, become the habitat and energy of choice globally. The two are increasingly inseparable. Urbanization and electrification trends have turned cities and the grid into leading platforms for human activity, presenting unique opportunities for today’s utilities to partner with municipalities to achieve their smart city goals.
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Malpass named new World Bank Group president

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-11 07:59

The executive directors of the World Bank have selected David R. Malpass to be the new president of the World Bank Group, for a five-year term that began April 9.

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Global partnership to make sense of the energy transition

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-11 04:31

Enel Foundation has signed a landmark agreement to become the exclusive Global Knowledge Partner of the 2019 Clarion Power and Energy series of events.

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