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Exxon Puts $1 Million Into Quest for Carbon Tax-and-Rebate Plan

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-10-09 07:46
An effort to put a tax on carbon dioxide emissions just won an unlikely underwriter: a top producer of oil and gas.
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Wind and Solar Power Changing How Coal Plants Operate

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-10-09 07:30
The Gentleman coal plant was once the linchpin of Nebraska’s electricity grid, its twin smokestacks visible for miles across the prairie. Now, the state’s biggest power source is routinely pushed aside to make room for more wind and solar energy.
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Orlando Utility Commission is Host Utility for POWER-GEN International

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-10-08 11:56

In union with OUC’s role as host utility of POWER-GEN International, the utilities Board President Gregory D. Lee will be a keynote speaker on the conference’s first day. Lee was elected president of OUC’s governing body in 2016. He will kick off POWER-GEN International’s first keynote session on Tuesday, December 4.

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Report: $2.4 Trillion Clean Energy Investment Needed To Avoid Climate Catastrophe

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-10-08 11:05
The world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to scientists convened by the United Nations.
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Ørsted Acquires Deepwater Wind for $510 Million

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-10-08 08:09
On Monday, global offshore wind leader Ørsted announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire a 100 percent of Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of US $510 million. Deepwater wind built the first U.S. offshore wind farm — the 30-MW Block Island Wind — and is currently constructing two additional facilities off Long Island, New York (South Fork at 90 MW) and Connecticut (Revolution Wind at 600 MW).
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SINN Power to conduct feasibility study of wave energy, other renewables in Guinea

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-10-05 11:15

SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea.

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Iowa Looks to Take the Next Steps on Storage

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-10-05 03:00
A $200,000 state grant will finance research into two solar-plus-storage projects aimed at better understanding the state’s energy storage potential.
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The Utility of the Future Will Provide More than Just Kilowatt-hours

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-10-05 03:00
Utilities that are concerned about eroding or changing business models have something to be very excited about, and that’s new technology that will allow them to increase their reach into areas that they have not had much of an impact on before.
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Trump's FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-10-05 03:00
U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants.
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Solar PV + Energy Storage Systems Take Charge in the Caribbean

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-10-04 09:26
The decreasing cost of solar PV and battery storage equipment coupled with high cost of electricity and grid outages are playing an increasingly important role in the future energy landscape of the Caribbean region. Most recently, Hurricane Maria devastated multiple islands including Puerto Rico, Dominica, USVI and BVI, amongst others, which left both urban and city dwellers without power for extended periods of time.
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Rolls-Royce Invests in Plug-and-Play Energy Storage Company to Expand Microgrid Offering

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-10-04 09:02
Rolls-Royce announced that it is investing in Berlin-based start-up company Qinous GmbH, a provider of what it calls plug and play energy storage and control systems.
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Duke Plans Park & Plug EV Pilot Installing 530 Stations in Florida

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-10-04 08:08

The EV charger installations are part of a pilot project, Park and Plug, that runs through 2022. Duke Energy is working with various communities and groups to install the units for public use at apartments, work sites and other venues with high traffic counts.

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