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Snowy Hydro chooses contractors for 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-22 07:00

Snowy Hydro Limited in Australia recently announced it has chosen several contractors to work on the 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project.

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EIA Sees Strong Renewable Growth Over Next Two Years

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-22 06:58
EIA expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind will be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that electricity generation from utility-scale solar generating units will grow by 10 percent in 2019 and by 17 percent in 2020. According to the January STEO, wind generation will grow by 12 percent and 14 percent during the next two years. EIA forecasts total U.S. electricity generation across all fuels will fall by 2 percent this year and then show very little growth in 2020.
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Germany Adds Almost 1 GW of New Offshore Wind in 2018

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-21 13:59
This week in Berlin, Germany, key offshore wind industry associations presented total offshore wind installation numbers for 2018, while urging the government to put in place more favourable offshore wind policies.
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New York Sets Out to Beat California; Mandates 100 Percent Renewables by 2040

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-21 11:38
In an address last week, New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo laid out plans for his “Green New Deal,” which includes aggressive mandates and goals for clean energy, money for offshore wind development, and much more.
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PG&E's Woes Have Spread to New York's ConEd, 3,000 Miles Away

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-21 09:21
PG&E Corp.’s woes are spreading to the East Coast.
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The Inaugural Fantasy Energy League’s Official Draft Preview: Game On!

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-21 08:21
In early December, I put out a call to the online energy professionals community to find participants for the world’s first Fantasy Energy League. Perhaps I saw the pending end of the 2018 fantasy football season and I wanted something to fill the coming void, or maybe I was just curious to see who else wanted to approach energy projections from a gamified lens. Either way, I put out my energy-industry bat signal for the Fantasy Energy League only to see my email inbox and my Twitter feed blow up.
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FPL Aims for Record-breaking 30 Million Solar Panels by 2030

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-18 11:01
The initiative aims to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 and the project will be the largest including solar installation by a regulated utility in the world.
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Bloomberg Opinion: PG&E Reneging On Renewables PPAs Makes No Sense

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-18 10:54
Utilities and renewable-energy advocates have long had a complicated relationship. Yet the prospect of PG&E Corp. tipping into bankruptcy by the end of January has sent shivers through the solar-and-wind sector.
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Threat to PG&E Renewable PPAs Affects US DOE Loans

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-18 10:49
The fallout from California power giant PG&E Corp.’s looming bankruptcy has been both sudden and widespread: Its electricity suppliers have seen their debt cut to junk. Banks are facing liabilities as buyers of last resort for more than $760 million of bonds the utility issued through California. And the rest of the state’s utilities have tumbled.
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Global Clean Energy Spending Dips in 2018 But Installations Rise on Lower Prices

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-18 10:35
Global funding for clean-energy projects sagged in 2018 after China’s decision to curb subsidies dragged down installations in the world’s biggest solar market.
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Brief: China to build 2,000-MW Lawa hydropower station on Jinsha River

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-17 09:45

China has approved construction of the 2,000-MW Lawa hydropower station on the Jinsha River, multiple news agencies are reporting.

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100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What Will It Take To Get There?

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-17 09:39
Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal.
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Five Companies You’ve Definitely Heard of Join Up to Buy Solar Energy in Aggregation Deal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-17 08:32
It’s hard to find a common thread between the business models of Gap, Bloomberg, Cox, Salesforce and Workday but today they are announcing that they all have one big thing in common: their desire to clean up their organizations’ energy supply by using renewable energy.
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Ameresco Acquiring Maximum Solar to Increase Commercial-Scale Services

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-17 07:22

As part of its acquisition of Maximum Solar, Ameresco said, it will further develop in-house services to operate and maintain solar facilities. Maximum Solar currently manages about 150 MW of solar throughout the northeastern U.S.

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The POWERGEN Call for Abstracts is Open

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-16 14:07

Abstracts that include and guarantee utility participation are going to get higher consideration than those that do not. 

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Construction Set to Begin on Largest Australian Solar Power Plant

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-16 08:49
Edify Energy and Octopus Investments selected Signal Energy Australia to build the 333-MWdc/275-MWac Darlington Point Solar Plant on 2,000 acres in western New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype To Be Installed In Rotterdam

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-16 08:31
GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind said this week that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12-MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam this summer. The deal includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance agreement.
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Abundance raises £7 million for Orbital Marine Power’s tidal stream turbine

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-15 13:00

UK peer-to-peer ethical investment company Abundance announced it closed its largest fund raise to date, raising £7 million (US$8.9 million) for Scottish tidal energy company Orbital Marine Power.

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Blockchain to Shape New Trends in Energy Trading

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:59
The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters have resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry.
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MidAmerican Energy’s New Utility-Scale Storage System Complete and Operating

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:37
This week, clean energy developer Invenergy said that it completed, in just four months, the construction of a 4-MWh battery storage system in Knoxville, Iowa for MidAmerican Energy. The system began commercial operation in December.
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