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New York to pass 'one of the most aggressive clean energy mandates in the country'

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-06-19 05:30
New York is poised to pass its own version of the Green New Deal with a climate bill that would more than triple the state’s solar capacity and aggressively promote development of wind farms off the state’s coast.
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U.S. solar market soars in Q1 2019

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-06-17 23:00
In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV), making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and it expects more than 13 GWdc of installations this year.
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Legislation introduced to encourage marine energy research in the U.S.

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-06-17 15:00

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Angus King (I-Maine), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), have reintroduced The Marine Energy Research and Development Act, intended to increase production of low-carbon, renewable energy from the natural power in ocean waves, tides and currents.

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Top 5 ways the UK government can support onshore wind and meet net-zero emissions by 2050

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-06-17 04:08
In early June, the UK enshrined into law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making Britain the first major economy to do so. Meeting this target will require substantial reliance on renewable energy from solar, tidal, hydro, and wind sources, both onshore and offshore.
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Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. For real this time, IEA Says

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-06-14 09:26
Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past five decades, may finally be on the verge of converting its potential to reality.
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Argentina opens 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-06-14 08:14

The 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm has been inaugurated in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina and is currently the largest wind farm in the country, according to BNamericas.

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Renewable energy market employs 11 million in 2018 – IRENA

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-06-14 04:27
Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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Iowa officials consider energy storage tax credit, ‘value of storage’ study

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-06-14 01:21
Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation.
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California Energy Commission gives $3M grant to pair energy storage and fast EV charging

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-06-13 15:14
Natron Energy said that the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded it a $3 million grant for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will use the money to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station.
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New White Paper explores grid parity and the solar renaissance

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-06-13 12:40
Today, solar power has become cheaper than the production cost of any other existing conventional power generation technology. The arrival of grid parity heralds a milestone in the history of energy production. It means solar energy being commercially viable without any subsidies or state support; producing energy with the lowest possible environmental impact.
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Target commits to 100 percent renewables; signs PPAs to purchase wind and solar energy

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-06-13 12:00
On June 12, Target corporation said it was increasing its renewable energy goals by committing to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The goal applies to all of Target’s domestic operations.
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Trump exempts bi-facial solar modules from import tariffs

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-06-13 09:50
In an announcement that was celebrated by the solar industry, yesterday U.S. trade officials said that bi-facial solar modules, which are solar modules that produce energy on both sides of the panel, would be exempt from import tariffs.
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Statkraft announces plans to build 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-06-13 09:30

Statkraft announces it has decided to start construction of the 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile. The construction is planned to commence in August and completion is scheduled for second half of 2022.

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Six Flags Great Adventure now powered by 23.5-MW solar array

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-06-13 09:11
On Wednesday in New Jersey, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America said that its New Jersey park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is now powered by solar energy.
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Sweden's EV boom under threat as electricity demand outstrips capacity

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:38
Sweden’s ambitious plan to drastically cut emissions from transport by bringing millions of electric cars onto the road could be derailed by a lack of power capacity for new charging stations in major cities.
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Remote Chinese region looks to set new clean-power record

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-06-12 08:43
A sparsely populated Chinese province that’s home to the headwaters of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers is attempting to set a new record for clean energy use, serving as a test bed for the entire country.
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Siemens inaugurates world’s largest electrothermal energy storage system

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-06-12 08:29
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that is has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES), a milestone in the development of energy storage solutions, according to the company.
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Scottish Power to install biggest battery in Europe at windfarm

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-06-12 05:06

The Scottish government has given utility Scottish Power the go-ahead to install Europe’s biggest industrial-scale battery to date to store energy generated at the 539MW Whitelee onshore wind farm.

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President inaugurates Bolivia’s 69-MW San Jose II Hydroelectric Plant

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-06-11 09:00

Bolivian President Evo Morales has inaugurated the 69-MW San Jose II Hydroelectric Power Plant in the municipality of Colomi, department of Cochabamba.

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Tower sections of GE’s 12-MW offshore wind turbine shipped to prototype site

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-06-11 07:10
GE Renewable Energy announced the shipment of the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL). The four segments at tower manufacturer GRI’s site in Seville, will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month.
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