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Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:11

Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5 percent of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, but it’s Marin Clean Energy in California that stands a

Solar Panel Prices Expected to Rise in the US Due to New Tariffs on Chinese Panels

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:03

On Friday evening the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its preliminary findings in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of some crystalline silicon PV products from China and Taiwan. Most solar products entering the U.S. market from China and Taiwan will now face import duties.

Siemens wins Netherlands near-shore order

Wind Power News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:00
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China Solar Projects Poised to Fuel Rebound in Panel Prices

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:53

JA Solar Holdings Co. expects solar panel prices in China to recover as developers scale up projects and government measures encourage developments.

Siemens wins Netherlands near-shore order

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:42
NETHERLANDS: Siemens Energy has been awarded the contract to supply turbines to the 144MW Westermeerwind near-shore project by owner Westermeerwind BV, as the project reaches financial close.
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GE to supply 76MW indian projects

Wind Power News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:00
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Net-Metering: The Great Debate

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:51

Effective energy policies, economies of scale and new technologies have achieved something remarkable: solar energy production is now at the scale and cost necessary to be competitive with, if not cheaper than retail electricity from utilities. Solar energy is becoming part of the mainstream. Families, schools and businesses are going solar in record numbers nationwide, even as incentives decrease. Now that we’ve built this new energy economy, it’s critical that we keep the way clear for Americans to keep going solar. Net-metering policies are an instrumental piece to this puzzle that deserve a closer look.

Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:24

There’s a class of fuels that don’t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel — so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they’ve bristled at being called “biofuels." Instead, the technologies that depend on unique pathways to converting CO2 and water to fuels and chemicals prefer “solar fuels."

Suzlon boosts revenue in first quarter

Wind Power News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:00
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RFID Technology Developed for Nuclear Applications

Nuclear Power - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:29
Companies in France and the U.S. have recently developed RFID tags with potential applications in nuclear plant welding inspections and nuclear medicine. Areva is using an RFID system to track new welds at a plant in France, RFID Journal reported Friday. The Beweis RFID (radio-frequency identification...(read more)

GE to supply 76MW Indian projects

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:01
UNITED STATES: GE is to supply turbines with a capacity of 76MW for installation on two projects in India in which it has also taken a stake.
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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Operations Unaffected by Crocodile in Water Intake

Nuclear Power - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:32
Workers at the Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami found a dead crocodile in its water intake last week, which merited a report to regulators but did not affect plant operations. The animal showed no evidence of trauma that would suggested it died from plant operations, Florida Power and Light...(read more)

Statement to Parliament: Outcome of the strategic environmental assessment

Department of Energy - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:43
Statement by Baroness Verma on the outcome of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) which has been conducted for further onshore licensing.

Suzlon boosts revenue in first quarter

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:37
INDIA: Suzlon has taken a further step on the road to recovery, posting results for the first quarter of the financial year showing improved revenues and shrinking losses.
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