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Goldwind to supply first Canadian site

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:14
Goldwind has entered the Canadian wind market with an order to provide 50 turbines for a project in Saskatchewan that its developer claims will provide power at a "world record low price".
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German renewables levy to peak in 2021

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 10:41
The surcharge funding Germany's green energy expansion will rise in 2020 and peak in 2021, before falling as first-generation renewable power plants' 20-year contracts expire, according to a clean energy think tank.
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Softbank invests $110M in new energy storage system

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:30
Energy Vault, the creator of a new way to perform utility-scale energy storage, announced that SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund) invested $110 million in its Series B funding round. Energy Vault will use the funds to accelerate global deployment of its technology, which enables renewables to deliver baseload power for less than the cost of fossil fuels 24 hours a day, said the company. As part of the investment, Andreas Hansson, Partner for SoftBank Investment Advisers, will join the Energy Vault board of directors.

The energy transition is underway: 10 charts tell the story

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:54
The renewable energy transition promises to reduce carbon emissions, but it’s happening at different speeds around the world. Read on for some key insights from BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2019, which provides a detailed road map to the future.

The race to 100GW: How the US wind industry grew

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:49
The US is nearing 100GW of installed wind capacity in an industry spanning almost 40 years. Watch to see how, and where, the sector has flourished.
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Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:19
UK developer Banks Group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, claiming its contract for differences (CfD) support scheme discriminates in favour of offshore wind at the expense of onshore wind.
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ARENA to provide $40 million funding for South Australia’s first pumped hydro plant

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:16

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian government, has announced up to $40 million in funding towards the deployment of a pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in South Australia.

Stanford researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:04
A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.

Net zero carbon emissions ‘impossible’ without hydrogen says UK energy alliance

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:53

The UK’s North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling for government investment in hydrogen projects to meet ambitious carbon reductions targets in Britain.

Vestas Q2 profits fall amid rising costs

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:21
Vestas' earnings and net profit were lower in the second quarter of the year as rising tariffs, raw material prices, and transport costs hit the manufacturer's gross margin.
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NRC Certifies HI-STAR 100MB Nuclear Fuel Transporting System

Nuclear Power - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:50
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified Holtec International’s HI-STAR 100MB for transporting and storing nuclear plant fuel.(read more)

London finds no easy answers after once-in-a-decade blackout

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:29
When two U.K. power plants shut down almost simultaneously in London’s first major blackout for a decade, it triggered a storm of questions about how to avoid another failure.

Who will benefit from the surge in behind-the-meter battery installations?

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:09
The electric utility industry has been buffeted by two recent trends that threaten to upend the profitability, and in some cases the future viability of, those companies that are slow to adapt to a new, rapidly changing landscape. Specifically, in the past decade, the industry has had to grapple with both waning demand and the growth of distributed energy generation.

On the brink of blackouts, Texas makes case for power plant boom

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:38
It may be time to start building power plants in Texas again.

Danish summer generation up 25%

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:37
Denmark's wind fleet generated over 2TWh of electricity in June and July, a quarter more than the same period of 2018. But trade body Wind Denmark said the total could have been even higher.
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Nordex losses widen before 'busy H2'

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:31
Nordex posted a net loss of €55.4 million for the six months to the end of the June 2019, up from a net loss of €40.3 million a year earlier.
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What is the future of the utility?

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 21:27
Many of us are somewhat familiar with what an electric utility does. Our house receives electricity, and we get a bill in the mail each month for it. Here in North Carolina, that bill is likely coming from Duke Energy. In other parts of the country it may be PG&E or Dominion Power. For at least a century, these utility monopolies have built power plants, installed transmission and distribution lines, billed customers for their electricity use, and the utility made a predictable margin for their work.

U.S. wind energy prices are at historical lows, DOE report says

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 18:24

The national average price of wind power purchase agreements dropped to below 2 cents/kWh in 2018, according to the annual Wind Technologies Market Report released by the U.S. Department of Energy.

U.S. announces changes to implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:45

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has unveiled changes to the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that Interior says is “designed to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st century.”

Pattern confirms 'takeover interest'

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:30
Pattern Energy Group has confirmed interest from third parties, following media reports linking the California-based yieldco to takeover talks.
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