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Experts Agree: There is No Clear Winner or Loser in Power Generation Technologies

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-06 08:19
At a mega-session during POWER-GEN International, a panel made up of utility resource planners, transmission operators and generation technology experts all seemed to come to the same conclusion: when it comes to picking energy generation technologies for the future, there is no standout technology. Each technology comes with a series of pros and cons that must be weighed in order to set a course for the future.
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Surprised by Cheap Clean Energy, Coal Stalwart Adds Renewables

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:40
Marubeni Corp., the Japanese trading house for whom coal makes up about a quarter of its power generation, never expected renewable energy prices to plunge as much as they have.
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EV + Clean Energy Microgrid Partnership Explored

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:21
On Wednesday, eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of the Enel Group’s new business line Enel X, and LO3 Energy said they have launched a partnership to use JuiceNet’s smart-grid control technology for a series of microgrid + EVs projects with the joint goal of exploring high-value use cases for local energy markets.
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Tesla 50-MW Battery Sparks New Projects After Promising Run

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:15
A year after Elon Musk rolled out what was then the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery to aid South Australia’s blackout-prone power grid, more projects are set to follow in its footsteps at home and abroad.
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Solar Goals Stymied in India as Investors Shun Chance to Build

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:12
India’s effort to spur its own solar power equipment industry seems to be failing, with only one company so far bidding for the nation’s tender to set up a factory.
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Italian innovation on display at POWER-GEN International

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-05 13:10

The panel explored Electric Vehicles in particular, with an emphasis on how the coming transition to an electrified transportation sector will affect the utility grid and the demand curve

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Xcel Becomes First Big U.S. Utility to Swear Off Greenhouse Gas

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-05 08:43
Xcel Energy Inc. became the first major U.S. utility owner to pledge to fully phase out carbon-dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
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Nordex wins biggest ever wind turbine deal

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-12-04 04:22

Windpower group Nordex has won its largest order to date in a deal with E.ON and Credit Suisse for 114 turbines at a 475 MW project

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China Hopes to Lessen Solar, Wind Curtailment in 2019

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-12-03 12:06
China set three-year targets for allowing more wind and solar power onto the power grid after the rapid addition of panels and windmills forced some electricity distributors to partly block that energy from flowing into their systems.
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Wind Power Operations and Maintenance is Focus of POWER-GEN International Technical Tour

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-12-03 11:47
Attendees from utilities, insurance, vendors and consultants attended a pre-conference technical tour on Monday, December 3, 2018 in Orlando, Florida as POWER-GEN International kicked off.
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Wisconsin Energy Leader and PGI Committee Member Jeff Anthony Dies

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-30 13:30

Anthony spent numerous years giving of his time as a committee member for the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America. This past week he was a committee member for POWER-GEN International.

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Exxon Will Use Wind, Solar to Produce Crude Oil in 'Historically Unprecedented' Deal

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-30 09:38
Exxon Mobil Corp. will use renewable energy to produce oil in West Texas.
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Ontario to Set Targets for Industries to Cut Carbon Emissions

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-30 09:23
Ontario plans to cut carbon gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, setting reduction targets for industries and encouraging private investments in clean technologies.
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Ontario Power Generation has finalized its acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-30 08:49

Ontario Power Generation has finalized the acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, an operator of small hydropower facilities in the U.S.

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Meet Powerful Women at POWER-GEN International’s Women in Power Luncheon

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-30 06:00

The statistics on the low number of women in the power industry can be discouraging and yet in reality, there are many successful women in energy and even more to be nurtured. The Women in Power Luncheon at POWER-GEN International celebrates achievements and offers successful strategies to further workforce diversity.

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Enel Named Amongst the Top 12 Corporate Startup Stars

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-29 08:46
Italian multinational utility Enel has been recognized as one of the world’s most active companies in the open innovation field.
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Excluding Solar PV From Czech Renewables Auctions an Expensive Mistake, Warns Solar Association

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-29 08:44
The Czech Solar Association is sounding the alarm about planned legislation that would exclude solar PV projects being entered into future Renewable Energy Auctions. The Czech Ministry for Industry and Trade has recently submitted an amendment proposal to the law which explicitly bars solar energy from future auctions. If passed in its current version (Act. No. 165/2012 Coll., on promoted energy sources) the law would lead the Czech Republic down a needlessly expensive path, warns the Solar Association. Solar energy has proven the cheapest renewable form of energy in countless solar auctions in surrounding countries.
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EV Charging Infrastructure Company Attracts Largest Funding to Date at $240M

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-29 08:32
This week, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network provider, ChargePoint, announced that it has raised $240 Million in Series H funding, which is more capital than any other EV infrastructure company in the world, surmising in its press release that the move to electrify transportation is accelerating.
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Repowering with Wind: Leveraging Latest Technology to Reduce Costs Across US Grid

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-29 08:05
Wind and other renewables are driving America's all-of-the-above energy mix because they are increasingly the lowest-cost electricity source. But their rapid growth rates are bringing change not only to the energy industry as a whole, but also within each renewable sector. It is a maturation process that is accelerating growth opportunities – for wind industry companies with the ability to seize them.
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