Renewable Energy News
On Monday in New Orleans at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 conference, experts from the offshore oil and gas and offshore wind industry gathered to learn how the two sectors can work together to help the burgeoning offshore wind industry in the U.S.
U.K. utility National Grid is turning to energy storage for frequency regulation — a trend that IHS says “will continue in the coming years.”
BMW South Africa on May 20 unveiled its first solar carport that will be rolled out locally starting in July.
There is a revolution underway. The energy industry is undergoing a radical transfer of power from the generator to the consumer. But as another famous revolutionary, Che Guevara said, “the revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.”
In the wind industry, there is a need not only for people who make turbines larger and larger, but also for people who manage all the phases of wind project realization.
A new biomass system fueled by woodchips will begin providing heat to two health facilities this year in Prince Edward Island (PE), the provincial government said on May 20.
Stray reports since last summer that partnership flips are not permitted under the Internal Revenue Code in solar transactions have confused some developers and investors. As it turns out, the reports of the partnership flip’s demise for solar transactions are “greatly exaggerated.”
Wind power is blowing back against a fifth year of contracting Greek credit as banks keep funding renewable energy projects that deliver secure cash flows.
Argentina set rules for its first planned auction for renewable energy, an event that’s expected to spur as much as 1 GW of new capacity led by wind and solar farms.
Ormat Technologies on May 19 said it has secured contracts worth $36 million for work at Eastland Group’s Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project in New Zealand.
The Big Question Day 1: What Opportunities Exist for Technology Transfer from Offshore Oil and Gas to the Offshore Wind Industry?
The parallels between offshore oil and wind are plenty. Each technology requires anchoring heavy equipment to the seabed or figuring out how to stabilize it through flotation.
Iceland has a uniquely stable power grid, an abundance of 100 percent renewable power and a booming start-up culture. Altogether, Iceland is the dream location for an energy developer eager to step outside of the box.
Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) of Brazil recently released its first quarter earnings and revealed it has already spent almost half of its forecast investment total for 2016, spending BRL2.15 billion (US$610 million) from January to March, according to BNamericas.
The Obama administration tried to strike a cautious compromise Wednesday in setting quotas for a controversial renewable fuels program that pits Big Oil against Corn Belt interests. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed compelling refiners to blend 18.8 billion gallons of biofuel into the U.S. gasoline and diesel supply next year.
General Electric Co.’s top executive sees power generation and renewable energy buoying profits as the industrial giant struggles with persistent challenges in the oil and gas market.