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Fulfilling the Potential of Biogas in Spain

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-12-21 02:44
Biogas is a resource that has enormous potential in Spain and beyond. Biogas technologies convert organic wastes into renewable energy, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich natural fertiliser, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy and food security and air quality. A recent study commissioned by Naturgy, Spain’s largest natural gas distributor, showed a potential for 26,684 gigawatt hours (GWh) of biogas in the country, enough to cover the energy demand of 40% of Spain’s households.
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Reshaping Energy Systems for Future Cities

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-12-21 02:11
The fact that approximately 74 percent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn to cities throughout history. Whether for a lack of job opportunities in rural areas or possibilities for a better lifestyle, unfortunately the unprecedented speed and scale of urbanization does put tremendous pressure on a city’s resources, often resulting in detrimental environmental impacts.
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Notes from the Solar Underground: Is China’s Domestic Solar Industry Too Big To Fail?

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-20 13:22
Mid-2018 China’s central government threw the entire PV industry, including observers and pundits, into a panic by making drastic changes to its PV deployment that included temporarily halting utility scale deployment, lowering the FiT, shifting economic responsibility to the provinces and, in a related move, attempting (one-more-time) to control the country’s debt problem. Forecasts were lowered, and gloom descended on top of the entire solar industry.
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Largest Community Solar Project in New York City Now Online

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:42
The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) this week announced that the largest Community Solar project in New York City is complete and operational. Located in Brooklyn, nearly 200 households and businesses are benefitting from the 1.2-megawatt solar array.
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SEIA Applauds Washington DC and New York 100 Percent Clean Energy Commitments

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:37
This week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy. In addition, SEIA commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda.
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ENGIE NA Buys South Dakota Wind Project, Completes PPA with Xcel

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:04

Dakota Range III is being developed in northeastern South Dakota and will feature approximately 36 wind turbines slated for operation by late 2019 or 2020. Dakota Range I and II, developed by Apex and sold to Xcel last year, total close to 300 MW of electric generation capacity.

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Industry Legend, ex-Duke CEO and Solar Enthusiast Jim Rogers Dies

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:00

Rogers was chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Duke from 2006 until his retirement in 2013. He was named to the top post following the merger with Cinergy, which he led as chairman and CEO for more than 11 years.

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Philadelphia inks 20-year Solar PPA for 70-MW Farm

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-19 09:31

Developers say the Adams Solar will be the state’s largest such farm, by far, and will sell 100 percent of its power under the long-term PPA with the Philadelphia Energy Authority.

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Gates, Bezos Among Billionaires Backing Alphabet Molten Salt Energy Storage Spinoff

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-19 09:27
Alphabet Inc.’s secretive X moonshot lab is spinning off an energy-storage project with backing from billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
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NSW government declares Shoalhaven pumped hydro expansion critical

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:00

The New South Wales government’s Minister for Planning has declared the $300 million Shoalhaven Hydro Expansion Project Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) because of its importance to NSW’s future energy security.

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

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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’

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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

Renewable Energy - 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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