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Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-23 03:27
A new LBNL report offers concrete suggestions about what investments today will be most beneficial in tomorrow’s renewable energy future.
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Report: Renewables, Energy Efficiency in New England Will Replace the Need for Gas Pipelines

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-23 03:27
A report that examines statements about rolling blackouts made by regional grid operator ISO-New England, shows that sustained growth of renewables, and not more gas, will boost reliability of New England’s electric power system.
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Pakistani delegation pushing World Bank to hold court on India's Kishanganga

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-22 14:21

Pakistan is hoping to convince the World Bank to call for a court of arbitration following the inauguration of India's 330-MW Kishanganga plant last week.

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4-MW Solar Project Will Transform a Landfill in Ohio

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-22 14:09

Construction has begun on a 4-MW solar PV project that New Jersey-based EPC firm Conti Solar says will be the largest landfill solar project in Ohio.

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BOEM Extends Deadline for Comment on New York Bight Offshore Wind Areas

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-22 10:48

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is extending the comment period for information and nominations for offshore wind energy development in an area of shallow water between Long Island and the New Jersey coast called the New York Bight.

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Big Battery Boom Hits Another Roadblock: Fire-Fearing Cities

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-22 10:45

The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basements and onto rooftops.

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FERC announces plans to eliminate Form 80 recreation report

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-22 08:09

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the U.S. issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking last week that would eliminate Form 80 and revise regulations on recreational opportunities and development at licensed hydropower projects.

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Inside Renewable Energy: Taking a Stake in Energy Storage — What to Expect from Today’s Business Strategies

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-21 10:32

In this episode, Ron DiFelice of Energy Intelligence Partners puts the challenges and opportunities of entering the energy storage market into perspective for businesses interested in everything from energy markets to big solar plus storage pairings.

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NY Gov., Communities Question Environmental Justice of Proposed Waste-to-Energy Facility

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-21 10:16

A proposed waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in the New York Finger Lakes region has raised environmental justice issues for stakeholders, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Puerto Rico Gives Green Light to Microgrid Developers; Could Become a “Model of Sustainability”

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-21 07:08

On Friday, the body that governs Puerto Rico’s energy sector, the Puerto Rico Energy Commission (PREC), issued final rules regarding microgrid development on the island. According to a fact sheet issued by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), the rules define microgrid owners and operators and divide microgrids into three classes. Owners purchase, lease or receive third-party financing for microgrid equipment; operators oversee the system and deliver electricity services to customers.

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3@3 on Solar PV: 201 & Module Supply, Reviving Coal Jobs, and Women in Power

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-21 06:06
Today’s topics include the impact of section 201 tariffs on module supply and prices. Will they go up? We’ll also talk about developing the next generation solar workforce based on a new report about energy jobs in the U.S.
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It's Time to Regulate the Lithium Cartel

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-21 05:31

Why is there so little noise about the emerging oligopoly in one of the hottest elements on the periodic table, lithium? Tianqi Lithium Corp. will pay $4.1 billion to buy Nutrien Ltd.’s 24 percent stake in Soc. Quimica & Minera de Chile SA, or SQM, in a deal that will entangle the biggest and fourth-biggest producers of the battery metal.

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Shell Makes Strategic Investment in Microgrid Company

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-21 02:34
Shell New Energies announced the acquisition of a majority share in microgrid company GI Energy. This comes on the heels of an investment by Shell in an ice energy storage company and several others. In April, Shell published its Energy Transition Report detailing its “intent to move in step with society toward a lower-carbon future.”
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To Save Coal Jobs, Trump Should Train Coal Workers to Perform Energy Audits, Install Solar and Maintain Wind Farms

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:06
A recent report by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), established by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and the National Association of State Energy Officials confirms that the energy sector as a whole grew 2 percent last year, which is .3 percent more than the national job growth percentage of 1.7 percent.
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Energy Efficiency Leads in Job Growth as Energy Sector Adds Over 130,000 Jobs in 2017

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:06
The nation’s energy sector employed 6.5 million Americans in 2017, up 133,000 jobs from the year prior, according to a comprehensive report released today from the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). This two percent growth rate exceeded the national average of 1.7 percent.
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Solar PV Manufacturer Completes 1-MW Microgrid in India

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-05-18 09:21

Solar PV manufacturer Central Electronics Ltd. in Uttar Pradesh, India, has commissioned India’s first 1-MW microgrid featuring a CPS-1000 inverter from Burlington, Vt.-based Dynapower.

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Trump Said to Mull 2015 Grid Emergency Law to Save Coal Plants

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-05-18 08:21
The Trump administration is weighing a broad array of strategies for keeping coal and nuclear power plants online as a matter of national security, with options ranging from invoking a 68-year-old law to a three-year-old one, according to a senior Energy Department official.
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Remote Australian Fishing Town Gets Battery to Stabilize Power Grid

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-05-18 04:49

A cutting edge energy storage system to support a town with wildly fluctuating electricity needs has been switched on in South Australia.

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US Appropriations Committee Approves $243M Cut for Renewable Programs, $58M Increase to Fossil Fuels Research

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-05-17 10:17

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved an energy and water funding bill that, as compared to fiscal year 2018, cuts energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $243 million, and increases research and development funding for fossil fuels by $58 million.

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Women Volunteers Install Solar Panels for Family in San Diego

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-05-17 07:22

A group of all-women volunteers showed up at the home of a City Heights (San Diego) family to install solar panels for free. And it couldn't have come at a better time for the family. KUSI's Elizabeth Alvarez explains why this was a win/win for both the volunteers and the homeowner.

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