Renewable Energy News

Subscribe to Renewable Energy News  feed
Updated: 55 min 59 sec ago

DOE Awards $10.1M to Advance New Grid-Scale Energy Storage Technologies

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 15:46

DOE has awarded about $10.1 million in funding to four companies to advance grid-scale energy storage technologies.

Spanish Renewable Energy Firm Abengoa Seeks Protection From Lenders

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:44

Abengoa SA’s bonds and stock tumbled to records after the embattled renewable-energy company said it was seeking preliminary protection from creditors following the breakdown of talks with a new investor.

Las Vegas Going Green in Deal to Run City With Only Clean Power

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:22

Las Vegas is going green. The city is planning to run municipal buildings, fire stations, parks, streetlights and other facilities exclusively with clean power.

China’s Investment in Renewable Energy Surpasses Europe, U.S. Combined

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:04

Over the past five years, 40 percent of all newly added renewable energy power was generated by China.

Morocco’s Solar Situation: to PV or to CSP?

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 13:34

Morocco is set to inaugurate next month the first component of a 580 MW complex of mainly concentrated solar power plants.

The Wind Power Horizon for Denmark

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:52

As 2020 approaches, the key energy framework that’s delivered much of Denmark’s wind power to date will expire.

Will Utilities Look at Solar Microgrids in the Rearview Mirror and Say 'Uh Oh'

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:07

Growth in solar microgrids — and all forms of distributed solar — is accelerating. So much so that utilities better jump into the market now or risk watching it pass them by.

BLM Charges Exorbitant Rent, Fees for Solar, Energy Storage Compared to Fossil Fuels

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 22:12

For solar, the 2015 per acre rent on public land ranges from $16.50 to $6,897.20, and these rates go up every year.

New York To Mandate 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:25

New York Governor Cuomo plans to issue a mandate, called the Clean Energy Standard, to require that New York State achieve 50 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2030 according to a press release issued on November 23 by Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York within the Governor’s office.

Ontario Grid Operator Awards Contracts for Nine Energy Storage Projects

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 15:00

The Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) on Nov. 23 said it awarded contracts for nine energy storage projects totaling 16.75 MW. The projects complete IESO’s plan to secure a total of 50 MW of energy storage in Ontario, the organization said.

Appeals Court Tosses Complaint Over BLM Approval of Ocotillo Wind Project

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:11

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 19 rejected an appeal from environmental groups of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) approval of the agency's environmental review of a Pattern Energy Group Inc. wind farm in California.

U.K. Bioenergy Group Adds 25 MW Waste-to-Power Plant in Hull

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:53

Bioenergy Infrastructure Group obtained finance for a 25-megawatt waste-to-power plant in Hull that’s the first in the U.K. to include a Contract for Difference with the government to smooth out prices for the power it generates.

TransCanada, Enbridge Among Winners From Alberta’s Carbon Policy

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:27

The race to find winners from Alberta’s low-carbon policies is on with analysts betting renewable energy developers such as Enbridge Inc. and TransCanada Corp. will be among the best placed to make the shift.

Siemens to Supply Turbines to Three Italian Wind Farms

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:10

Siemens has received orders for three wind power plants with a total capacity of 130 megawatts (MW) within a period of only 12 months.

Japan Passes FIT Peak: Now What for 87 GW Renewable Queue, 2030 Energy Mix?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:45

Between July 2013 and July 2015, the Japanese feed-in tariff (FIT) program has supported the installation of over 22 GW worth of renewable energy nationwide, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade (METI).

Idenergie collaborating with Parks Canada to install hydrokinetic turbines

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 21:09

Idenergie reported in mid-November that it had signed a contract with Parks Canada to install and monitor 10 hydrokinetic turbines in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks in Alberta and British Columbia.

Toronto Hydro Unveils Compressed Air Energy Storage System

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 21:08

Toronto Hydro on Nov. 18 unveiled its first underwater compressed air energy storage system located in 180 feet of water about two miles off the coast of Toronto Island in Ontario.

2,400-MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric project could help alleviate ZRA power needs

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 17:49

As the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) of Zambia and Zimbabwe seeks to secure funding for the 2,400-MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric facility, the region is experiencing rolling blackouts based on reduced inflow to existing hydroelectric generating facilities. 

How Fast Can We Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System?

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 17:42

How fast can we shift power sources to low-carbon systems, and what could we do to accelerate this shift?

Cellulosic Biofuel: Reducing Cost Through Cellulosic Biomass Supply Strategy

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 16:01

To bring step reductions in biomass cost, a strategic biomass supply approach is required based on a holistic evaluation of the intricate relationship between biomass transport cost, biomass supply variability risks, biomass supply market structure, alternative feedstock availability, and incentives offered to farmers.