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Opinion: In Germany, the Green New Deal actually works

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-02-14 10:21
Opponents of the U.S. congressional Democrats’ Green New Deal point to Germany as an example of a country where similar policies have backfired. They should take a closer look; the U.S. could do well to imitate Europe’s largest economy.
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California municipal utility will phase out three natural gas power plants in favor of renewables

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-02-14 09:39
This week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that rather than investing in the Haynes, Harbor and Scattergood natural gas power plants to meet the requirements of a 2010 law related to a practice known as once through cooling, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will phase them out in favor of renewable energy.
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Portland General Electric, NextEra announce unique solar-wind-energy storage project in Oregon

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-02-14 08:45

Details on the solar and battery storage components are still up in the air, but the wind farm itself was comfirmed to include 120 turbines manufactured by GE Renewable Energy Inc.

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Sempra Renewables Selling Wind and Energy Storage Assets to AEP for $1.05B

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-13 08:00

Sempra Renewables jointly owns all of part of seven wind farms and one battery installation in seven states. 

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First blade built for 714-MW UK windfarm

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-13 07:30

The first blade has been manufactured for the 714 MW offshore windfarm East Anglia One in the UK.

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UK announces £10 million available through Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-02-12 13:00

A £10 million (US$12.9 million) fund will target support to achieving commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and reduction in the cost of electricity generated, according to the Scottish Government.

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FERC Data Shows Substantial Renewable Growth Coming but Gas Still Dominating Today

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:31
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018. However, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) seem poised to swamp fossil fuels as new generating capacity is added over the next three years.
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Solar Tariffs Blamed (Again) for Decline in Solar Jobs

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:18
The U.S. solar industry employs 242,343 workers as of 2018, a decline of nearly 8,000 jobs (3.2 percent) compared to 2017, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018 released today by The Solar Foundation.
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Gridmates, GridX and Extensible Energy Win Initiate, A Start-up Challenge at DistribuTECH

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-02-11 14:01

For the first time in history, DistribuTECH – the largest annual event for the transmission and distribution industry – hosted 12 start-ups in New Orleans and gave them each a chance to pitch their companies to a panel of judges.

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140,000-Strong EV Smart Charging Trial Complete

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-02-11 11:37
Last week, an organization called Electric Nation said that it had concluded data collection from more than 140,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging events in what it called the largest smart charging trial in the world. The trail lasted 18 months.
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Puerto Rico’s Draft IRP Seeks Unprecedented Amounts of Solar and Battery Storage

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-02-11 09:21
Last week when utilities and other energy stakeholders were attending DistribuTECH in New Orleans, LA, a bit farther south, Puerto Rico’s utility PREPA was releasing a draft version of its 2019 integrated resource plan (IRP).
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Australian Renewable Hydrogen Power Plant One Step Closer To Completion

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-02-11 08:23
Australian hydrogen infrastructure developer H2U confirmed today that it will use Baker Hughes NovaLT gas turbine generators at its South Australian Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Supply Chain Demonstrator in Port Lincoln.
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Residential Solar and Storage to Participate in New England Wholesale Energy Capacity Market

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-02-08 09:49
Solar is breaking into a power market that’s long been the domain of big, conventional generators. A key reason: batteries.
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Top 7 Ways To Make Sure Your Business Saves Money with Solar (Hint: Act Now)

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-02-08 09:40
The solar investment tax credit (ITC) is one of the most lucrative ways to reduce the investment costs of your solar installation, but in order to maximize this incentive, it’s important to include solar power in your 2019 planning. Follow this guide to ensure your business is able to take advantage of the ITC before it starts to ramp down.
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World’s Largest Solar + Storage Microgrid To Power Gold Mine in Australia

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-02-08 08:47
This week Aggreko said it signed an agreement with Gold Fields Australia (Gold Fields) to design, build and operate a hybrid renewable-energy-plus-battery-storage system at the Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. The system, one of the world’s largest hybrid off-grid microgrids according to Aggreko, will comprise 8 MW of solar power generation capacity plus 2-MW/1-MWh battery system, integrated with 24.2 MW of existing natural-gas generation. Construction is expected to begin in May and be completed by year-end.
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US Congresswoman Unveils Sweeping Green New Deal

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-02-08 07:12
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a sweeping package of environmental measures Thursday that has pitted progressives in the House Democratic caucus against moderates over how far to go in pursuit of resetting the climate change debate.
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Betting $1 Million on Offshore New Jersey Wind Paid Off Big Time

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-02-07 07:10
Over the past year, U.S. Wind got calls “every day” to sell a lease the energy company bought for $1 million in 2015 in its push to build a wind farm off the New Jersey coast.
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Consumer demand drives record year for wind energy purchases, AWEA says

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-06 11:23

Fortune 500 brands and a range of other non-utility entities are catalyzing America’s growing demand for renewable energy by purchasing a record amount of wind power in 2018, according to a recent report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Consumer demand combined with policy stability and low, stable prices helped wind power capacity installations rise to the third strongest quarter in the industry’s history.

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The Caribbean’s Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-06 04:54
The global strategy for mitigating climate change is no secret. Most countries have embarked on an initiative to transition to clean energy sources. According to a study by scientists from the universities of Oxford and Utrecht, we will almost certainly pass a point of no return for dealing with global warming if governments worldwide don’t transition away from fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas, towards renewable energy by 2035. This would mean that renewables would need to see their total share of power generation increase by at least two percent per year.
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FERC issues NOPR on expedited hydro licensing process

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-02-05 07:30

Late last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the U.S. proposed to expedite the issuance of original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects.

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