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EU Backs 600-MW Kriegers Flak Wind Farm in Danish Waters

2 hours 56 min ago

The European Commission on March 28 determined that its support of the 600-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Danish territorial waters is in line with EU state aid rules. The commission said the project will help Denmark reduce CO2 emissions, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition.

As Trump Bows Out, States Set to Fill Void on Climate Change

3 hours 25 min ago

As President Donald Trump scales down federal efforts to combat climate change, states are ramping up. California’s Air Resources Board broke with Trump and voted to uphold auto fuel efficiency rules, while Illinois offered a bail out to carbon-free nuclear producers. Iowa and Michigan have moved to increase incentives for renewable energy, and Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan is poised to sign a statewide ban on fracking.

Trump Slams Brakes on Obama’s Climate Plan, But There’s Still a Long Road Ahead

3 hours 52 min ago
Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans in Congress, President Trump on March 28 signed an expansive Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order.


China to Launch Green Certificates in Renewable Energy Sector

4 hours 17 min ago

China’s National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance and National Energy Administration recently jointly announced a pilot program for the issuance of green certificates to renewable energy producers coupled with a trading scheme running on a voluntary basis across the country. 

3@3 on Solar PV: Trump, Citisuns, Manufacturing Numbers

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 22:10

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include Presient Donald Trump's "Energy Independence" executive order; solar "citisuns," what they are and how you can be one, too; and total installed capacity for solar including how much manufacturing capacity exists in the world today and what that means for solar businesses. Check it out.  

Full Text of Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:56

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1.  Policy.  (a)  It is in the national interest to promote clean and safe development of our Nation's vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth, and prevent job creation.  Moreover, the prudent development of these natural resources is essential to ensuring the Nation's geopolitical security.


Seven Key Solar PV Industry Metrics And What They Mean To You

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:05

Here’s a solid look at 2016 numbers from shipments to grid connections and an anlysis to help you understand how they will impact your business.

The Old, Dirty US Electric Grid Would Cost $5 Trillion to Replace. Where Should Infrastructure Spending Go?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:59

The electric grid is an amazing integrated system of machines spanning an entire continent. The National Academy of Engineering has called it one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century.



Cornell University Moving Forward with Geothermal Energy Plan

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:28
Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group presented its findings Tuesday night regarding the school's stated goal of becoming a carbon neutral campus within 20 years and the use of an "unproven" but intriguing new method of heat production that could greatly reduce the school's carbon footprint by nearly 40 percent.

A Low-Tech Approach To Energy Storage: Molten Metals

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:23

The ability to store energy promises to revolutionize the way we generate, transmit and use electricity - making renewable sources such as wind and solar cheaper and more dependable. Massachusetts is one of just three states requiring electric utilities to build battery facilities in the future.

New Twist on Green Beer as Anheuser Busch Commits to 100 Percent Renewables

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:11

Leading the way among major producers of consumer goods, Anheuser-Busch (ABInBev) on Tuesday announced its commitment to become 100 percent powered by renewable energy by 2025. According to the company it will then become the largest corporate direct purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods sector.  

In total, this will shift 6 terawatt-hours of electricity annually to renewable sources in the markets where AB InBev operates and will help transform the energy industry in countries like Argentina, Brazil, India and markets across the African continent.

As Energy Mix Becomes Cleaner, Minnesotans Paying Less for It

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:49

Consumers have seen flat or declining energy costs as renewable energy becomes a greater part of the energy mix of Minnesota and the nation. That’s one of the findings in the annual 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.



SunEdison India Assets to Help Double Greenko Capacity

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:01

Greenko Energy Holdings, the green power developer backed by sovereign wealth funds, expects to double its capacity in India by 2019 with the help of assets acquired during the bankruptcy of SunEdison Inc.

Generation capacity should grow to about 5 gigawatts in the next two years as new projects come online and Greenko integrates 1.5 gigawatts of SunEdison assets into its portfolio, Mahesh Kolli, the founder of the company based in Hyderabad, India, said in a telephone interview.


Trump to Cancel Obama's Policies Aimed at Paris Climate Pledge

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:24

President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to undo policies designed to keep the carbon-cutting promises the U.S. made alongside nearly 200 other countries in Paris, while stopping short of a decision to formally withdraw from that landmark climate accord.

Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that begins unraveling a raft of rules and directives to combat climate change, which President Barack Obama wove into the fabric of the federal government as he made addressing the issue a centerpiece of his second term.

Towards a Low-carbon Future: Bi-lateral Collaboration Between the UK and US

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:51

There are significant differences between the clean energy and environmental outlooks of the May and Trump administrations. To-date the Prime Minister has given no indication of renouncing either the Paris accords or the UK’s pledged emission targets. The U.S. commitment to the accords and willingness to fulfill the promised GHG reductions of the Obama administration remain unclear. 

First Solar to Deliver 48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm in Australia

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:27

First Solar this week announced that financial close has been reached for the Manildra Solar Farm in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. First Solar will leverage its expertise in utility-scale solar development to deliver the 48.5-MW (AC) project, which will utilize approximately 466,000 First Solar thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules and single-axis tracking technology expected to produce more than 120,000 megawatt-hours of electricity in its first year of operation. The Manildra Solar Farm will take First Solar's installed capacity in Australia to more than 400-MW (AC) when it is complete in 2018.



Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:30

GE Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 06:52