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Justice Delayed — New Sources of Carbon Pollution and the Clean Power Plan

Renewable Energy News - 6 hours 42 min ago

Anyone following the Justice Delayed series knows I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop in the continuing saga of challenges to the Clean Power Plan. Well—it dropped.

Dong Energy plans sale of oil and gas assets

Wind Power Monthly - 7 hours 23 min ago
DENMARK: Dong Energy has confirmed media speculation that it is considering selling its oil and gas business to concentrate on further offshore wind power development.
Categories: Wind Power

Flywheel developer targets wind

Wind Power Monthly - 8 hours 33 min ago
GERMANY: Stornetic, which is commercialising a flywheel energy storage system, is targeting opportunities in the German wind market where operators of older projects are considering alternative revenues once feed-in-tariff (FIT) contracts end.
Categories: Wind Power

3@3 on Solar PV: Tesla, Solana, SolarReserve

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 21:34

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics are the Tesla/Panasonic announcement, Solana's $1.5M in fines and SolarReserve's new Sandstone project.

The “Time is Now” for Offshore Wind in the United States

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 16:45

There can be no question that across the globe, energy systems are transitioning from the old, dirty way of generating electricity to a new clean energy future that embraces carbon-free electricity powered by renewable energy. Add to that the fact that the wind that blows off U.S. coastal waters and in the great lakes could power the country more than two times over and you quickly come to the conclusion that the time is now to develop offshore wind in the U.S.

Fuquing Unit 3 Enters Commercial Status

Nuclear Power - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 14:24
The third unit at the Fuqing nuclear power plant in the Fujian province of China has completed ascension testing and has entered commercial operations status, the China Nuclear Corporation said Tuesday.(read more)

Fukushima Daiichi Costs Soar, According To Government

Nuclear Power - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 14:08
The Japanese government released a study Tuesday that said the costs of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi generating station was likely to reach as high as $24 billion, an estimate that is $5 billion higher than that of TEPCO, the Tokyo Electric Power Company that owns the devastated plant.(read more)

Biomass-to-Power System to Use Radioactive Fukushima Wood

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:04

Japan is turning to a small German company to generate power from timber irradiated by the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear meltdowns.

D.E. Shaw Bids for SunEdison’s TerraForm Power Yieldco

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:47

D.E. Shaw & Co., a New York hedge fund that manages about $38 billion, bid to become the operating sponsor of TerraForm Power Inc., a yieldco founded and controlled by bankrupt clean-energy giant SunEdison Inc.

SolarReserve Introduces Gigawatt-Scale Solar Thermal Storage Project for California

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:20

SolarReserve plans its second U.S. dispatchable solar project to be at the gigawatt scale of a nuclear plant. At 2 GW, the Sandstone Energy 10X project will have nearly 20 times the 110-MW capacity of Crescent Dunes; the California firm's first fully dispatchable solar plant, able to deliver solar on demand.

Sweden Set to Launch Residential Energy Storage Scheme

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:42

Sweden has introduced a new support system to facilitate the deployment of home energy storage systems. The new scheme, which comes into effect in November, will cover up to 60 percent of system costs, up to a maximum of SEK 50,000 (US$5,600).

Gamesa shareholders back Siemens merger

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:39
SPAIN: In an extraordinary general meeting, Gamesa's shareholders have backed the proposed merger with Siemens' wind business.
Categories: Wind Power

IEA upgrades five-year renewables forecast

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:06
WORLDWIDE: A shift of policy in key markets and falling costs have prompted the International Energy Agency (IEA) to increase its five-year forecast for renewables by 13% over its 2015 report.
Categories: Wind Power

German Renewable Power Surcharge Increases by 8 Percent

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:02

The amount reported as the cost of renewable electricity has nearly reached 7 cents per kWh, almost as much as the lowest retail rates in the U.S. Yet, the main price driver is reportedly “falling wholesale prices.” Sound weird? Maybe it’s time to change the surcharge’s name.

UK attractiveness continues to slide post-Brexit

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:27
WORLDWIDE: The UK has fallen further down Ernst and Young's (EY) renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) following the vote to leave the European Union and uncertainty over energy policy.
Categories: Wind Power

Nepal, Bangladesh Agree to Build More Than 1,600 MW of Pumped-Storage Hydropower

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:04

The governments of Nepal and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to build two pumped-storage hydropower plants with a total capacity of more than 1,600 MW in Nepal, according to the Kathmandu Post.

Westinghouse, KHNP Sign MOU For Sharing Technology

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 18:19
Westinghouse Electric Company announced Monday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Company, Ltd. (KHNP) that outlines steps for both companies to form a technological exchange committee. The concept, Westinghouse said, was to promote a discussion and exchange of engineering technology between the two organizations.(read more)

Leak At Norway Research Reactor Seen As Minor Incident

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 15:18
A spill of radioactive iodine at the Institute of Energy Technology's 25 MW research reactor in Norway has been contained and has been unofficially categorized as a level one incident, the lowest of the 1 through 7 event scale that rates the most dangerous radioactive accident at seven and the least dangerous at one.(read more)

Journey of the Brave Tern – A Look at the Vessel That Helped Build the Block Island Wind Farm

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 14:58

Traveling from Denmark, to France, and finally to Rhode Island in the U.S., Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern jack-up vessel was instrumental in the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm.