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Nuclear Power and UN Reports

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A few of my pronuclear friends have been disappointed by the treatment of nuclear energy in the recently released final draft of the IPCC working group III Summary for policy makers. For example, Steve Aplin at Canadian Energy Issues thinks that the IPCC is prejudiced against nuclear energy.While ...

25 Amazing Facts About Solar

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In the past few years alone, the solar industry has gone from a clean energy source that required subsidies just to stay afloat to a full-fledged economic force. Solar energy is now passing grid parity in Europe, the southwestern U.S., South America, South Africa, and many other parts ...

Four uses of wind energy around your home

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Wind is a source of energy that is freely and abundantly available in nature. Harnessing it and using it for energy generation will not only make it possible for every home to receive energy supply, but it will also save the environment from further degradation through emission of ...

U.S. Army Turns To Solar Arrays For Power – Largest Array On A U.S. Military Installation Planned

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The U.S. Army announced Monday, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.“This will be the largest solar array in the department of defense on a military installation,” according to Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment. A ground breaking is scheduled for April 25, with commercial operations commencing in late 2014. “Energy is an installation priority,” said Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, Fort Huachuca commanding general. “The project goes ...

Feds: Biofuels Worse For Environment Than Gasoline

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WASHINGTON - Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.A $500,000 study paid for ...

Solar’s Dramatic Price Plunge Could Trigger Energy Price Deflation

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Industry observers have seen many dramatic graphs about price reductions in solar recently, such as this one tracing price drops over the last 30 years and this one from Citigroup, but the following graph from investment bank Sanford Bernstein is quite stunning -- not just for its simplicity ...

California to Utilities: Connect Battery-Solar Systems to the Grid

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California regulators have just issued a rebuke to utilities, and a thumbs-up to customers and companies that want to connect hundreds of now-stalled battery-backed solar PV projects across the state.On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision that would exempt most storage-solar projects from extra ...

Top 10 Trends in Brazil Biofuels for 2014

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Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest April 18, 2014|1 CommentsBrazil’s on the move on a number of fronts — sales, diversification of products and feedstocks, and even in engine development. Let’s look at the Top 10 Trends. If you thought it was all cane, cane, cane, think again. There’s a lot of movement on sorghum, and castor beans — and even some on corn. Sorghum: The biggest news of late was from NexSteppe, which reported this week that it sold more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of its Palo Alto high biomass ...

10 Charts that Reveal the Potential ROI for Solar Blogging

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Utility Nightmares: Distributed Generation and Halving Electricity Consumption

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Scott Sklar, The Stella Group April 16, 2014|1 CommentsWhile many utility executives attribute much of their predicted market challenges to the rise of photovoltaics and net metering, they actually have much more to worry about. In a 2013 survey of global utility companies by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the results revealed that the utility industry leaders anticipate major changes to their business model in the near future. Ninety-four percent of international industry representatives surveyed predict that the power utility business model will be either completely transformed or significantly changed between today and 2030,

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

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Alex Morales, Bloomberg April 16, 2014|1 CommentsLONDON -- Clean energy investment rose by 9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier on surging demand for rooftop solar panels from the U.S. to Japan. 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 ...

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 ...

Distributed Generation Shines in Thailand

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Electricity generation today is moving towards a more decentralised model where generation is close to demand. Possible benefits are diminished transmission and distribution losses and investments, improved energy efficiency, and increased security of supply. Implementing a large central power plant is extremely challenging in terms of site availability,

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 ...

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,

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,” ...

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 ...

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 ...
 

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