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EDF Awards Supply Contract For Hinkley Point C And Superphenix Reactor Dismantling

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 19:06
French utility giant EDF has awarded two major contracts, the companies signing the deals announced. One contract, valued at “tens of millions of euros” was awarded to AREVA for the dismantling of vessel internals of the Superphenix reactor in Creys-Malville, France, near the French border...(read more)

Speech: PM speech to the COP21 summit in Paris

Department of Energy - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 17:53
The Prime Minister gave a speech to the COP21 climate change summit in Paris.

Thirty-Nine French Companies Pledge Billions To Fight Climate Change

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 17:43
Thirty-nine companies from France, which employ a combined 4.4 million people, have pledged to invest $47.75 billion in research and development within the next five years that will focus on limiting global climate change to less than 2 degrees Celsius. The pledge was announced as leading scientists...(read more)

Are Private Electricity Grids Fuelled by Renewable Energy the Future for Communities?

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 16:21

Connecting new housing estates to their own private electricity grids fuelled by renewable energy is the cornerstone of ZEN Energy’s plan to put power back in the hands of consumers.

RWE to incorporate renewables and grid businesses into new subsidiary

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 16:16
GERMANY: RWE will combine its renewables, grids and retail operations into a new subsidiary, 10% of which will be sold on the stock exchange.
Categories: Wind Power

Thermal Energy Partners Secures PPA for First of Four Caribbean Geothermal Projects

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 15:49

Austin, Texas-based Thermal Energy Partners recently signed a PPA worth about $800 million for the first of four planned geothermal projects in the Caribbean.

SIU Carbondale Receives $50K Geothermal Heat-Pump System Grant

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 13:42

Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale recently received a $50,000 GeoAlliance grant to help fund the installation of a highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly geothermal heat pump heating and cooling system for a portion of the Transportation Education Center.

Wind Turbine Owners Establish Global Peer-to-Peer Platform to Solve O&M Issues Collaboratively

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 13:08

Wind farm owners representing 12 percent of global turbine assets have founded a new peer-to-peer online platform, called o2o Wind, dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and experience on operation and maintenance issues.

Dong looking at UK 'afresh' after policy announcements

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:58
UK: Dong Energy has told a parliamentary committee it is looking at the UK market "afresh", following policy changes affecting wind in the last six months.
Categories: Wind Power

Climate Finance Programs Reap $41 Billion in Pledges in Paris

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:37

Industrial countries and the United Nations are shining a bit more light on how a key pledge to boost climate-related finance will reach $100 billion by 2020.

U.S. EPA Boosts Biofuels Targets for 2014-2016

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:12

The U.S. on Monday ordered a slight increase in the level of renewable fuels that must be blended with gasoline, and neither biofuel nor oil producers seem particularly happy about it.

Vestas and Acciona win US deals

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:34
UNITED STATES: Danish manufacturer Vestas has been awarded a 201MW turbine supply contract by EDF Renewable Energy, while Spain's Acciona has won a 30MW deal in Iowa.
Categories: Wind Power

UK's Eden Project Goes Geothermal

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 21:55

Plans have been revealed for a new geothermal on-site heat and power project to be located at the UK’s Eden project in Cornwall.

News story: UK joins new international clean energy initiative

Department of Energy - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 19:01
Today in Paris, Prime Minister David Cameron joined world leaders to launch Mission Innovation at the UN Climate Change Conference.

Spreading Affordable Renewable Energy for the Benefit of Humanity

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 15:52

In mature economies such as the United States, “going solar” can enable individuals and even neighborhoods to lessen dependence on the grid. The motive may be independence, energy reliability, renewable integration, environmental concerns, relief on one’s utility bills, or a mix of these drivers. 

SolarTown Completes 10 Commercial Solar Installations in India Under Zero-Down Lease

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 14:27

Chennai, India-based solar rooftop installer SolarTown Energy Solutions recently said it has installed solar rooftop systems with energy storage capabilities at an initial 10 branches of RBL Bank, a private sector bank in India with more than 180 locations.

World Leaders Convene Paris Climate Conference, Global Initiatives Announced

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 13:50

Joining global leaders at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris today, U.S. President Barack Obama praised hosts of the conference for their decision to move forward with the event after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

Dong leases Isle of Man zone

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:46
ISLE OF MAN: Danish offshore wind developer Dong Energy has agreed a seven-year lease with the Isle of Man government to investigate an area off the island's east coast to determine the viability of a 700MW offshore project.
Categories: Wind Power

Owners share operations tips through online network

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:39
SWEDEN: An online peer-to-peer networking site dedicated to operations and maintenance information is enabling wind turbine owners to learn from the experience of others.
Categories: Wind Power

Germany Backtracks on Ending Solar Battery Aid After Protests

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:53

The German government backtracked on plans to let subsidies for solar batteries expire at the end of the year after cross-party protests.