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Nanjing Waste-to-energy Project Phase II Begins Operation

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:14

China Everbright International last week said that it has placed the second phase of its Nanjing waste-to-energy project into commercial operation. Nanjing phase two is designed with a daily household waste processing capacity of 2,000 metric tons, with a total investment of approximately RMB980 million (US$142 million).

Modi's Aim to Spread Solar to Poorer Nations Wins IEA Support

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:44

The International Energy Agency will help support Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal to spread solar power to more developing nations, especially those clustered around the Equator.


Waste-to-energy Firm Expands Plans for Five Plants in Southern Mexico

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:35

Miami-based EAWC Technologies last week said it is expanding its plan to build several waste-to-energy (WtE) power plants in Mexico. The company signed a revised agreement with Mexico-based Tecnologias Verdes SA de CV to construct a WtE power plant in Chiapas in southern Mexico — the first of five planned for the area.


First Unit of Sarulla Geothermal Project in North Sumatra Now Online

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:27

The first 110-MW unit of the Sarulla geothermal project began commercial operations in late March. When completed, the full project in Indonesia’s North Sumatra will have a capacity of about 380 MW. The project combines flash and binary geothermal technologies.


Vestas back on top, says Make

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:10
WORLDWIDE: Vestas is once again the wind industry's leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM), according to Make's 2016 market analysis.
Categories: Wind Power

Ohio Legislators Move to Roll Back State Renewable Portfolio Standard

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 19:54

The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday voted 65-31 to pass a bill that would end the state’s current mandate for the amount of renewable energy utilities must provide customers in Ohio.

Carnegie Mellon Carbon Report Shows Power Sector In Check

Nuclear Power - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:21
A new carbon index released by Carnegie Mellon with support from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, indicated that greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power producers has dropped 24 percent compared with levels from 2005.(read more)

FitzPatrick NPP Now Owned By Exelon

Nuclear Power - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 14:05
Entergy Corporation announced on Friday that the sale of the plant in Scriba, New York, to Exelon Generation had been completed. The company noted that the transaction was "another step in Entergy's exit from its merchant power business."(read more)

This Old Mine Is Now British Columbia’s Largest Solar Farm

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:27

For over a century, the landscape north of Kimberley, British Columbia, was used for intensive industrial hard-rock mining — but now it’s home to the largest solar farm in all of British Columbia. Over the decades, the site of Teck’s (formerly Cominco’s) Sullivan Mine hosted a steel mill, fertilizer plant and tailings ponds, rendering the area tree-less for the foreseeable future.

Born Global Slip-Stream Challenge Gets Underway

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:49

There are six oddly-named streams in the bioeconomy, and it reminds one of the nomenclature of subatomic quarks. There is upstream, midstream, downstream, main-stream, waste-stream, and slip-stream. But of all the streams, perhaps there is nothing so vital yet muddled as the identity of the mainstream and that of the slipstreams.

China’s Solar PV Industry Saw Continued Recovery in 2016

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:44

China’s solar PV industry continued its recovery in 2016, with gross output value reaching 336 billion yuan (US$49 billion), a rise of 27 percent compared to 2015, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.

New Global Solar Capacity Outpaced Wind in 2016, IRENA Says

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:01

Last year marked the first time since 2013 that solar energy growth outpaced wind energy, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar saw a record 71 GW of new capacity in 2016, while wind increased by 51 GW.


A Parallel World Sustainability Site Hacked by Russian Cyber Bots

Global Warming - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:00
AParallelWorld.com, a Santa Fe, NM-based sustainability startup, has learned that just after the election their site was attacked by hundreds of Russian "Cyber-Bots".

AREVA Completes Sale Of Nuclear Propulsion Subsidiary AREVA TA

Nuclear Power - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:50
Struggling French nuclear power giant AREVA announced the sale of its majority stake in AREVA TA, a subsidiary specializing in nuclear propulsion and research reactors that employs nearly 1,500 people.(read more)

Britain Completes Design Assessment For AP1000

Nuclear Power - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:38
A day after filing for bankruptcy, Westinghouse Electric Company announced that its AP1000 nuclear power plant design has been approved by regulators in the United Kingdom, where three of the AP1000 models are slated for the Moorside nuclear plant project.(read more)

The President’s Climate Change Executive Order: Wrong Pretense

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:53

The President announced on Tuesday, March 28th at the Environmental Protection Agency his new Executive Order based on protecting 75,000 US coal jobs by threatening over 3 million US clean energy jobs.

Some context:

According to MorningConsult

The order directs officials to review the Environmental Protection Agency regulations on new and existing power plants, withdraw the Obama administration’s “social cost of carbon,” which puts a price on greenhouse gas emissions, end a moratorium on new coal leases on federal land, review regulations on methane emissions from natural gas systems, end a guidance for agencies to consider climate change, and end Bureau of Land Management restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.

The Trump administration has not yet released the text of the order  which is based solely on saving coal and other fossil jobs, but a senior White House official shared details with reporters in a call on March 27th.

Chile scales back 2017 tender as competition heats up

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 15:13
CHILE: Just two months after its launch, the Chilean government is planning to dramatically cut back the amount of electricity to be acquired through October's tender.
Categories: Wind Power

Steag seeks buyers in France and Poland

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 14:57
FRANCE: The Steag Group is looking for co-investors in several French onshore wind projects, and is also considering a 100% divestment of its two Polish projects.
Categories: Wind Power

'Outstanding year' for LM ahead of GE takeover

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 14:44
DENMARK: Blade designer and manufacturer LM Wind Power has reported pre-tax profits of €79 million in 2016, up from €22 million a year earlier.
Categories: Wind Power

EDP launches buy-back offer for its renewables subsidiary

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 14:31
PORTUGAL: Energy multinational EDP has launched a bid to buy back the 22.5% of its renewables subsidiary EDPR traded on the Lisbon stock market using proceeds from the €2.59 billion sale of its Spanish Naturgas gas distribution business.
Categories: Wind Power