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British Committee To Endorse Small Modular Reactors

Nuclear Power - 11 hours 23 min ago
A British parliamentary committee on Wednesday will endorse small modular nuclear reactors, which some view as the perfect answer to the energy needs of the future. While technology for the 300-megawatt or smaller power plants is in development, some see SMRs as a viable option for nuclear power that...(read more)

RES subsidiary forms Finnish JV

Wind Power Monthly - 11 hours 41 min ago
FINLAND: RES Group's Swedish subsidiary, Nordisk Vindkraft, has partnered up with forestry company Tonator Oyj to develop six wind projects in Finland.
Categories: Wind Power

After Abe Sweep, Nuclear Options Move Forward In Japan

Nuclear Power - 11 hours 57 min ago
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority in Japan have given the green light for restarting two reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant, giving their approval three days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a reelection bid with strong voter support. The restarts still require approval from...(read more)

US extends PTC for one year

Wind Power News - 12 hours 4 min ago
Filed under: Wind Energy News
Categories: Wind Power

Speech: Matthew Hancock speeech at the 4th Kurdistan-Iraq Oil and Gas Conference

Department of Energy - 12 hours 20 min ago
Energy Minister Matthew Hancock's speech at the 4th Kurdistan-Iraq Oil and Gas conference.

News story: £2.5m to develop North Sea CO2 storage

Department of Energy - 12 hours 41 min ago
The Department for Energy and Climate Change are making £2.5m available to encourage development of CO2 storage in the North Sea.

US extends PTC for one year

Wind Power Monthly - 13 hours 2 min ago
UNITED STATES: The US Senate has approved a bill to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for the wind industry until the end of 2014.
Categories: Wind Power

NREL Compares State Solar Policies to Determine Market Success

Energy News - 16 hours 4 min ago
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful than in other states.

Air Force Tests First All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in California

Energy News - 16 hours 4 min ago
Air Force officials unveiled the Defense Department's first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

NASA and USGS Offer Climate Data App Challenge

Energy News - 16 hours 4 min ago
NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) kicked off a challenge that offers more than $35,000 in prizes to citizens for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States as it copes with climate change.

EPA Offers New ENERGY STAR Tool for Homeowners

Energy News - 16 hours 4 min ago
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its online ENERGY STAR Home Advisor tool designed to help homeowners save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through home- improvement projects.

Mapping the Frontier of New Wind Power Potential

Energy News - 16 hours 4 min ago
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, together with the Energy Department’s Wind Program and AWS Truepower, has released maps that illustrate the potential for wind energy development using new wind turbine technologies.

EERE Network News on Holiday Hiatus

Energy News - 16 hours 4 min ago
EERE Network News will be on its annual holiday hiatus next week. There won't be any editions published on December 24 and December 31.

CfD award date set

Wind Power News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
Categories: Wind Power

CfD award date set

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:29
UK: Developers bidding for a Contract for Difference (CfD) subsidy scheme will find out if they are successful on 18 March 2015.
Categories: Wind Power

Africa's Largest Wind Farm Moves Forward

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:43

Vestas Wind Systems A/S won an order to supply what the company says will be Africa’s biggest wind- power plant in a sign that clean-energy investments are picking up on the poorest continent.

Spreading the Solar Cheer: Reaching Low-Income Customers

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:30

Heating and cooling are not “nice-to-haves” in most areas of the U.S. – they are a necessity. However, this basic need creates a disproportionate burden on low-income families. Statistics vary on how much low-income families typically spend on their energy bills, but it’s in the range of 6-20 percent of their annual income, much higher than the nat