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Climate denier appointed to lead US environment agency

Wind Power Monthly - 4 hours 41 min ago
UNITED STATES: A known climate sceptic with close ties to the fossil fuel industry has been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
Categories: Wind Power

Trump’s Pick of EPA Foe to Lead Agency May Spark Senate Fight

Renewable Energy News - 4 hours 49 min ago

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of a chief opponent of the Obama administration’s climate agenda and a staunch oil industry ally to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prompted vows to battle the nomination.

Global Wind Energy Insight: ‘We’re Moving On’

Renewable Energy News - 15 hours 21 min ago

Well, what was unthinkable just a short while ago is now the reality, and Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States, sending shockwaves across the U.S. and around the world. The press and social media are rife with speculation about which of the many and often conflicting positions he took during the campaign will become reality.

China’s Wind Power Curtailment Rate Declined During First Nine Months of 2016

Renewable Energy News - 15 hours 49 min ago

China’s aggregate wind power curtailment reached 39.47 billion kWh during the first nine months of 2016, according to data from the National Energy Administration of China. The country’s average wind power curtailment rate was 19 percent, down from 26 percent in the first quarter of 2016 and 21 percent in the first half of this year.

US Army Releases Review Related to Streamlining of Solar Permitting

Renewable Energy News - 16 hours 4 min ago

The U.S. Department of the Army announce in the Dec. 2 Federal Register that it has completed a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for construction, operation, and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy projects on Army installations and is making the PEA and a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment.

Wind Farms a Blight, Says Trump — But Does Scotland Care?

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:52

For those who are worried about the future of renewables following the reality of a Trump presidency, the news isn’t looking good. These are worrying times. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Rumors abound that he is looking to climate change deniers in selecting his energy secretary.

Google Targets 100-Percent Renewable Operations in 2017

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 18:30

With the trend of corporate renewable energy power purchasing clearly set by global corporations, it’s no surprise that Google is now claiming it will be fully powered by renewables next year.

Jordan Announces Completion Of Research Reactor

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 14:56
Construction has been completed for a 5 MW research reactor in Jordan, the government said Wednesday. It is the first reactor in the country that also has ambitions to build a commercial power reactor for domestic electricity supply.(read more)

IEA Economist Varro Says Touts Nuclear Power To Control Climate Change

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 14:30
Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris Laszlo Varro said Tuesday in Hungary that meeting carbon emissions goals to thwart climate change would be “very difficult to achieve without an increase in nuclear capacity.”(read more)

Statoil invests in US energy storage developer

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:51
UNITED STATES: Convergent Energy and Power, a US-based energy storage asset developer, has received a strategic investment from Statoil Energy Ventures, a corporate fund set up by Norwegian energy firm Statoil.
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Vestas reaches new heights in China

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:11
CHINA: Vestas has been contracted by local developer and tower supplier Titan Wind Energy to install turbines with hub heights of 137-metres, set to be the tallest in China.
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New Funding Supports Energy Storage for Brooklyn Low-Income Community

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:07

Nonprofit New York City Energy Efficiency Corp. (NYCEEC) on Dec. 6 said it made a 10-year project loan of more than $1 million to bring large-scale battery storage technology to a privately owned low-income housing development in Brooklyn, NY.

What Now? Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: A Time for Efficiency?

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:20

There is a saying that the two things you should never see made are laws and sausage. As a political activist from the city once hailed as HOG Butcher of the World, I can confirm the truth of it.

Google to be 100% renewables in 2017

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:52
UNITED STATES: Global technology firm Google has announced its operations will run on 100% renewable energy from 2017, a year ahead of schedule.
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Fuel Assembly Plant Underway In Kazakhstan

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:33
A three-nation enterprise involving investment from Kazakhstan, France and China is underway, as AREVA of France announced the construction start of a uranium processing plant in Kazakhstan that is scheduled to begin production in 2020.(read more)

German Court Allows Compensation For Nuclear Plant Closings

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 17:47
Germany's highest court, the Federal Constitutional Court, ruled Tuesday that utilities that were ordered to close their nuclear power plants in a political reaction to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster in Japan were entitled to some compensation for the premature closures.(read more)

China’s Control on Deal Cash Flows Could Hinder Solar Privatization Plans

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:43

The $1.5 billion privatizations of two of China’s biggest solar companies have been thrown into doubt because of concerns they may run afoul of a government effort to keep more of the nation’s money supply at home.

Kenya’s Power Utilities Should Include Smart Grid Functions in National Code

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:22

Kenya Power Company, Kenya’s largest power utility, should come up with technical regulations that require only solar PV inverters with smart grid management functions are connected to its distribution grid.

Missouri River Energy Seeks Permit for 1,200-MW Pumped Storage Hydro Project

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 15:58

The Missouri Basin Municipal Power Agency d/b/a Missouri River Energy Services applied Dec. 1 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit, good for up to three years of feasibility work on the 1,200-MW Gregory County Pump Storage Project in South Dakota.

What Do the 2016 Elections Mean for the Clean Power Plan?

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:35

President-Elect Trump has repeatedly claimed that climate change is a “hoax,” and has appointed notorious climate denier Myron Ebell to run the transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).