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Clean Energy Investment Rises 9 Percent, Led by Solar-Power Demand

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New investment in renewable power and energy efficiency rose to $47.7 billion in the first three months of the year from $43.6 billion, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said today in an e- mailed statement.The increase may mark a turnaround. Investment in low- carbon power and energy-efficiency equipment has fallen for two years as industrialized nations pared back subsidies. After peaking at $318 billion in 2011, new spending on clean energy subsided to $254 billion last year, according to BNEF figures. “It is too early to say definitively that 2013 was ...

Show your love for renewable energy — it's #iheartrenewables week

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Following up on a fun #iheartwind week, the American Wind Energy Association (@AWEA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (@SEIA), the American Council On Renewable Energy (@ACORE), and others have designated this week leading up to Earth Day as #iheartrenewables week.You can help spread the message that we need,

Wind farm restrictions 'would affect energy bills'

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Posted by Neil BrunskilEnergy bills could increase significantly in the UK if the Conservative Party pushes ahead with plans to limit the number of onshore wind farms across the country.This is according to a new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), which claimed replacing a single ...

Wisconsin Snaps Up Community Solar in Record Time

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The Never Dull Life of a Wind Farm

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Virginia, USA -- A wind farm’s story is a little bit like a romantic comedy. It’s all about the buildup. We tend to rivet our attention on the development phase – the controversies over siting, the struggle for permitting, the landing of contracts.Then the turbines start to whir, and we forget about the project, unless it’s part of a merger, bankruptcy or a rare calamity like a toppled wind tower. But it turns out that wind farms are pretty interesting even after the ring is on the finger. Here’s a ...

Wind Power Projects to Rise to Record in 2014, Lobby Says

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Wind-power installations will climb to a record this year, driven by resurgent U.S. demand and growth in developing nations from Brazil to China, the Global Wind Energy Council predicted.Worldwide installations will probably surge 34 percent to 47.3 gigawatts in 2014, the Brussels-based trade group said today in an e-mailed report. That follows a drop by more than a fifth to 35.3 gigawatts last year that was fueled by crashing U.S. demand after a tax credit to the industry expired. Developing countries outside the 34-member Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ...

Swiss Unveil New Solar Powered Plane for Global Flight

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Payerne, Switzerland -- The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car.The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five years ago. The original plane demonstrated that a solar-powered plane can fly through the night, hop from Europe to Africa and cross the width of the United States. But ...

IKEA Enters US Wind Market With Largest Renewables Investment to Date

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Meg Cichon, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com April 10, 2014|2 CommentsNew Hampshire, USA -- IKEA is at it again. In an effort to achieve its goal of producing more renewable energy than it consumes by 2020, the retail giant announced yesterday that it has purchased the 98-MW Hoopeston wind farm in Illinois. This purchase marks its first wind project investment in the U.S. and largest renewables investment globally. IKEA will own the wind farm and U.S.-based developer Apex Clean Energy will manage the project. The Hoopseston project, which will be fully operational ...

Tax Code of Honor: US Congress Must Choose a Clean Energy Future

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Franz Matzner, NRDC April 10, 2014|0 CommentsSenate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden has officially begun consideration of legislation to reinstate a suite of tax credits that big polluters and their allies succeeded in getting Congress to let expire, including vital, commonsense policies that promote clean energy. These tax credits grow the economy by cutting pollution and their absence in the committee’s initial bill draft belies the broad, bipartisan support renewable and energy efficiency continue to attract.As final legislation takes shape, Congress should remain clear just what is at stake: clean energy ...

A Breakthrough for Utility-Scale Solar on Contaminated Lands?

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Supported by the stimulus package and the Department of the Interior, developers continue to set records for the biggest solar and wind projects on untouched public lands.For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been waging its own less-known campaign to support projects on disturbed, polluted lands. And it ...

A Rising Tension: ‘Value-of-Solar’ Tariff Versus Net Metering

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The Alliance for Solar Choice, a group made up of leading solar service providers, is a staunch defender of net energy metering. And that has brought it into conflict with solar advocates calling for a more precise "value of solar" calculation.TASC’s defense of net metering divided stakeholders in ...

State Legislature Hearing: Why Isn't California Using More Geothermal?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Geothermal potential was the subject of a joint committee hearing in California on April 3 led by State Senator Ben Hueso, D-40th Senate District, and Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-46th Assembly District. As the hearing began, Senator Hueso, who is Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Energy Independents, and Assemblyman Pérez, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Renewable Energy Economy in rural California, each expressed their interest in understanding why the state is not using more of its untapped geothermal resources. Of particular ...

GWEC: Global Installed Wind Power Capacity Will (Almost) Double in Five Years

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New Hampshire, USA -- Led by Asia and other developing regions, the global wind market will grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the next five years, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The group released its annual report yesterday ...

Utilities Threatened by Competitive Renewable Energy Growth

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Clean energy installation will almost triple to 290 gigawatts in 2030, driven by a plunge in the cost of wind and solar power, Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecast at its conference, which finshes in New York today.Electricity from wind and solar is now competitive on price against coal and natural gas in places such as Chile and Texas. That’s forcing utilities to rethink how they obtain power as the number of places multiplies where renewables holds their own against fossil fuels. “It’s not going to be your grandfather’s energy industry,” ...

Chinese Solar Module Prices in the US May Increase Up to 20% in 2014

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Prices for solar PV modules delivered to the U.S. by Chinese suppliers could increase by as much as 20 percent by the end of 2014 due to supply constraints, rising input costs and the ongoing U.S.-China solar trade case, according to GTM Research's new report on solar pricing,

Wind Power Has Cut U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 4.4 Percent: Report

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WASHINGTON -- The growth of wind power in the United States is putting a significant dent in emissions, according to a forthcoming report from the American Wind Energy Association. Wind generation avoided 95.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013, which is equivalent to taking 16.9 million ...

Biomass and Environmental Risk

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Power companies, facing pressure to find alternatives to fossil fuels like coal, are often consider turning to biomass – an umbrella term for fuel that is newly derived from plant matter.Until recently, most people including policy makers assumed all biomass was clean and renewable.But not all biomass is ...

Cheap Solar Power Pushes Renewables Growth Worldwide

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An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public.Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on ...

Net Metering Update: What Do Recent Decisions Tell Us?

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Each week brings new developments in net metering, as utilities, state legislators and regulators continue debating how to price solar on the grid.Recent decisions follow proceedings in Arizona, Colorado and a host of other states, where utilities have argued for fixed charges to net metered customers or changes ...

How Japan Replaced Half Its Nuclear Capacity With Efficiency

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After the Tohoku earthquake in March 2011, Japan was in a seemingly impossible situation. A tremendous amount of conventional generation capacity, including the entire nuclear fleet, was unavailable, and the country faced the risk of power cuts during summer consumption peaks.But miraculously, or seemingly so, in just a ...

Studies: Efficiency Still the Cheapest Energy Resource

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That’s the case even in states where a long history of energy efficiency has pushed up the cost of squeezing out additional savings.Those are among the findings of two recently published studies, one by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL), the other by the American Council for an ...

Solar Impulse 2 spreads its wings for the public

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What has a wider wingspan than a 747, weighs the same as a car, and can fly almost forever without a drop of fuel? If you were in Payerne, Switzerland on Wednesday, you would have seen the answer as psychiatrist and explorer Bertrand Piccard and engineer and entrepreneur ...

OpenHydro to develop tidal energy project with Alderney Renewable Energy - Exporting - Exporting

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10.04.2014 Irish tidal technology company OpenHydro is to develop a 300MW array of turbines in waters around one of the Channel Islands through a joint venture with Alderney Renewable...10.04.2014 The Irish Exporters Association’s Latin America Trade Forum (LATF) is being launched by Minister for Trade and Development, Joe ...

Solving Solar Power Intermittency with Mirrors, Plastic Bottles, and Salt

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Searing sun: Thousands of mirrors focus sunlight on a tower to generate high temperatures at a power plant in Ivanpah, California.When the world’s largest solar thermal power plant—in Ivanpah, California—opened earlier this year, it was greeted with skepticism. The power plant is undeniably impressive. A collection of 300,000 ...

Will the Chinese Biofuel Market Follow Solar’s Footsteps?

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New Hampshire, USA -- While the Chinese government attempts to address its pollution problem and deal with ever-growing fuel demand, it has turned its attention towards its biofuels market. Since electric vehicles have not yet achieved a large market penetration, in part due to lack of widely available ...

What Made Vermont’s Net Metering Expansion Process So Unique?

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While battles rage with utilities taking on both solar customers and businesses around the country, Vermont has quietly expanded its net metering program by nearly four times its original size without so much as a skirmish.Net metering gives renewable energy customers full, fair credit on their utility bills ...

U.S. Wind Power Blows New Records. Again. And Again.

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Wind was responsible for 4.8 percent of America’s electricity used in January. That’s the highest January total ever, breaking the record from last January, which broke the record for the January before that, and so on. The chart below shows the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information ...

5 Market Trends That Will Drive Microgrids Into the Mainstream

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What will it take for microgrids to become a mainstream approach to ensuring local energy reliability?Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Executive Council, a group of leading electricity industry experts that convenes several times a year to discuss opportunities around distributed generation, improved reliability and utility business model evolution, identified ...

Solar Jumps to 22% of New US Generation Capacity in 2013

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Natural gas was the clear winner in capacity additions for electric utilities in 2013, but grid-scale solar was the clear runner-up, providing about 22 percent of new generating capacity.Solar's contribution is up significantly from 2012, when it provided less than 6 percent of new generation, according to the ...

Grid Edge Live: A 21st Century Energy Revolution Is Here

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One of Germany’s largest utilities decided to embrace renewable integration last fall, not because of a shift in its climate change strategy or a push to reduce its carbon footprint. It was simply a matter of economic survival for RWE.The massive growth in customer-owned solar photovoltaics is turning ...
 

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