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Washington becomes fifth state in the US to aim for 100 percent clean energy

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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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Siemens to spin off gas and power business

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-05-08 05:24

Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa.

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Six schools in Minnesota saving money, boosting education with solar

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-05-07 06:23
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) last week announced a partnership to develop six solar arrays, totaling 1.5 MW, for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts and Central Lakes College.
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IEA alarmed as new renewables capacity stalls

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-05-07 04:11

Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.

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Clearing up some confusion over community solar in New York

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-05-06 08:45
Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity.
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GMP partners with Tesla to provide batteries for all

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-05-06 06:06
Climate-conscious Vermont utility, Green Mountain Power, is partnering with Tesla Inc. as it aspires to install battery systems in every home it serves.
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Electric cars and solar inverters compete for the same parts

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-05-03 09:19
Electric vehicles and solar tend to get lumped together as partners in the climate-friendly push to phase out fossil fuels. Now they’re competing head-to-head for high-tech components that have been in short supply.
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In Illinois, storage is among the next hurdles for renewables expansion

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-05-03 08:58
ComEd sees a significant role for energy storage on Illinois’ electric grid as the state works toward realizing its ambitious renewable goals.
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Northeast planned offshore wind farms already bringing economic growth to the region

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-05-03 03:05
Even though there is only one small existing offshore wind farm in the Northeast, the 30-MW Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, two announcements this week highlight the growing economic importance of the region's burgeoning offshore wind industry.
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UK carbon reduction plan includes massive buildout of offshore wind, EV infrastructure

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-05-02 07:20
British people need to fly less, drive electric cars, eat little meat and turn their home thermostats down to 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) in order to rein in greenhouse gases damaging the planet.
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Climate experts tell UK to set zero carbon target for 2050

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-05-02 02:58

Developing carbon capture and storage technology and low-carbon hydrogen is “a necessity not an option” for the UK to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

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Ørsted to buy solar and storage developer, Coronal

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-05-01 11:38
Yesterday during an earnings call, Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a subsidiary of US-based Coronal Energy a developer of large-scale solar and storage projects. Ørsted’s CEO and President Henrik Poulson said that Coronal is “a nationwide solar and storage developer with a significant pipeline of solar and storage projects” and that the acquisition will expand “our capability platform and exposure to new attractive regional markets.”
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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind awards contract to install wind turbines for Moray East project

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-05-01 09:27

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded a contract to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for the transport and installation of 100 V164-9.5MW wind turbines for the Moray East project off the East coast of Scotland.

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Goldman Sachs sees solar panel prices stabilizing

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-05-01 09:22
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sees an end to the gloom for solar manufacturers as demand in China stabilizes and free-falling panel prices bottom out.
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Tesla sued over fatal crash blamed on autopilot malfunction

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-05-01 09:18
Tesla Inc. was sued by the family of a man who died as the result of a crash allegedly caused when the Autopilot navigation system of his 2017 Model X malfunctioned.
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DNV GL launches digital platform for renewable PPAs

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-05-01 01:00

Energy advisory and certification body DNV GL has launched a new digital platform for renewable energy power purchase agreements.

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Clean energy engineering experts share blueprints for zero-emission buildings

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-30 07:51
Buildings account for nearly four-tenths of U.S. energy consumption through heating, cooling and other electricity use, according to the Energy Information Administration. And if that energy comes from fossil fuels, it releases more greenhouse gases that drive human-caused climate change.
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AES Gener to build battery backup for run-of-river hydropower

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-30 07:47

AES Gener is moving forward with the Virtual Dam project, which is being built next to the 178-MW Alfalfal I hydropower plant in the San Jose de Maipo district of the Metropolitan Region in Chile.

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