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Constellation and Enel To Help Make Starbucks Coffee Greener in Illinois

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-28 08:56
This week Constellation, an Exelon company, said it signed a long-term PPA with Starbucks to power more than 340 Illinois stores with 100 percent renewable energy produced by Enel Green Power (EGP) North America, Inc.’s HillTopper wind project in Logan, County, Ill.
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Hungary Plans to Ditch Coal by 2030 and Become Fully Reliant on Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-28 08:41

Following yet another hike in the European Union's emissions trading system (ETS) in its fight against climate change, Hungary has announced that it aims to phase out its use of coal and be fully reliant on renewable energy sources by 2030

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EU Unveils Plan to Cut Emissions to Zero

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-28 08:31
The European Union unveiled its long-term vision on combating climate change in a push for more ambitious action on the environment just days after U.S. President Donald Trump rejected his government’s warning on the economic costs of global warming.
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UNFCCC says hydropower can “help climate action”

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-28 07:00

People in the hydroelectric power industry have long known that this clean, reliable, renewable generating technology has an important role to play in meeting vital goals related to the environment and climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agrees, as evidenced by an article published on its website last week.

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Op-ed: POWER-GEN at 30 Strives for Simply Irresistible

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-27 16:38

POWER-GEN International will celebrate its 30th birthday when it begins next week in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Halls. Like most 30-somethings, PGI is vastly more educated, both of the hard-knocks and academic kind, carries more responsibility and yet remains ever more uncertain of what the future holds.

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Clean Power Sees First Win Over Fossil Fuels in Emerging Markets

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-27 08:40
Developing countries have added more clean power capacity than fossil fuel generation for the first time ever, charging ahead of wealthier nations in the global green energy push, according to Bloomberg NEF.
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2 GW of Solar Capacity Headed for the US Midwest

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-27 08:36
This week Capital Dynamics announced that its Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business signed an agreement with Tenaska to develop a portfolio of 14 greenfield solar projects with a total generating capacity of 2,000 MW (2 GW) in the in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market.
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Solar, Gas, Hydro or Something Else? Exploring the Competitive Advantages of Power Generation Technologies

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-27 07:16
When California voted to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, it sent a signal to the market about which types of power generation technologies will remain competitive into the future. And according to Mike Ferguson, Director, North America Energy Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance with S&P Global Ratings, what California does, other states may soon follow.
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Kansas City Firm Buys Rights to 21.8 MW in North Carolina Solar Projects

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-27 07:00

The three farms, totaling 21.8 MW, are under construction and expected to reach commercial operation early next year. Once completed, the SE Solar Portfolio will sell all the power generation to a utility off-taker through a 15-year fixed-price PPA.

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South Africa Solar and Storage Plant Reaches Milestone

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-27 02:22

A 100 MW solar and storage plant in South Africa has generated its first power to the national grid.

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Joint venture to launch French tidal energy project

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-22 02:52

A collaboration has been launched to bring 2 GW of tidal energy to northern France.

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Siemens Gamesa sells Spanish solar PV plants

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-21 03:12

Renewable energy investment and asset management firm Aurea Capital has bought three solar PV plants in Spain from Siemens Gamesa in a deal worth $113m.

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Start-Up’s Small Packets Are a Big Deal for Energy Industry

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-21 01:24
It’s been a whirlwind year for Packetized Energy, the Vermont-based clean energy sector start-up spun off from an ARPA-E project in 2016 by three University of Vermont electrical engineering faculty, Paul Hines, Mads Almassalkhi and Jeff Frolik.
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Canada’s NEB approves Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-20 08:15

In a recent ruling, Canada’s National Energy Board said, “The [Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission] Project is and will be required by the present and future public convenience and necessity.” Therefore, the board recommends that the Governor in Council approve the board’s issuance of a certificate.

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Electric Vehicles Are Already Impacting Oil Demand

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-20 05:07
The International Energy Agency published its World Energy Outlook this week, its annual effort at revising assessments of future demand for and supply of fuels and electricity. There’s a familiar theme within it: The IEA expects more renewable-energy use in the future than it did in last year’s outlook, which was more than it forecast in the 2016 outlook. There’s also something noteworthy on transportation: The IEA is calling the top on oil demand from cars.
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Australia’s Biggest Behind-the-meter Storage Project Goes Live

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-20 02:30

UK energy storage company redT has switched on a 1 MW facility at Australia’s largest university – marking the country’s largest behind-the-meter commercial and industrial installation to date.

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PG&E's Wildfire Crisis Could Impact California's Ambitions Clean Energy Targets

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-11-19 09:45
California’s ambitious drive to combat climate change may hinge on the fate of its biggest utility owner.
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Gravity-Based Energy Storage Hits the Market

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-11-19 07:43
Earlier this month, Energy Vault, an Idealab company, announced the commercial availability of its energy storage solution that is based on the principles that underpin traditional gravity-based pumped hydro plants.
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Hawaiian Ranch Partnering to Build Microgrid

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-11-19 07:30

Parker Ranch, one of the largest cattle operations in the U.S., has award Go Electric with a contract to design and construct a 400-kW microgrid on-site. 

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Solar and Wind Now the Cheapest Power Source Says BloombergNEF

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-11-19 06:25

Unsubsidised solar and onshore wind are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan thanks to falling technology costs.

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