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News story: Securing the UK’s electricity supply

Department of Energy - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:01
The Government is taking action to ensure the UK’s long-term energy security as it builds a system of energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century.

China To Issue Feed-in Tariff for Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:15
Recently, Liang Zhipeng, Deputy Director of New Energy and Renewable Energy Department, China National Energy Administration disclosed, China CSP demonstration projects list with total 1 GW capacity and FIT will be formally issued soon. The suggested FIT given by National Energy Administration shouldn't be less than RMB1.18/ kWh.

eStorage Project report quantifies 2,291 GWh of new pumped hydro possible in Europe

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:41

Development-ready sites, with existing reservoirs for new pumped hydro energy storage plants, offer generation potential of 2,291 GWh, according to a newly released report from the eStorage Project.

Difficult Choices: Protecting Eagles, Advancing Wind Projects

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:23

On April 29, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Eagle Take Permits (ETP) for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSMP) Phase I wind energy project in Carbon County, Wyo. The project, which would affect over 4,000 acres, with 500 turbines, would be one of the world’s largest energy projects.

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2016: Spring Forward

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:09

March and April were months of recovery for the broad market and for clean energy income stocks, but most clean energy stocks failed to participate in the rally.  By design, my Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2016 model portfolio is heavily weighted towards income, recovering 9 percent in March and 6 percent in April so that it is now back in the black, up 0.8 percent year to date. 

TVA To Apply For Early Site Permit For Potential SMR Deployment

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:27
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it intends to apply this month for an Early Site Permit that would allow for development of a small modular reactor (SMR) option for its Clinch River site in Oak Ridge, Tenn.(read more)

#CelebrateSolar: Europe, US Mark Solar Milestones in 2016

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:37

Solar industry associations in the U.S. and Europe have launched campaigns to celebrate regional milestones in solar installations.

High productivity boosts EDPR revenue

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:44
PORTUGAL: Q1 revenues for EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) increased by 22% over the same period in 2015, following a similar increase in 2015, the utility reported.
Categories: Wind Power

Report points to wind's smart future

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:42
EUROPE: Turbine capacity will continue to increase, but the main technology advances for wind power will be in digitalisation and automation, according to DNV GL.
Categories: Wind Power

EU-US trade pact talks collapse

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:48
EUROPE/UNITED STATES: A proposed EU/US trade pact is in doubt after French president Francois Hollande said he would block the deal.
Categories: Wind Power

Timothy M. Ford Recognized as a VIP Member for Excellence in Rangeland Science and Plant Breeding

Global Warming - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00
Mr. Ford has been honored as a VIP of the Year by Worldwide Branding

One US State Holds the Key to $10 Billion Offshore Wind Boom

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:40

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast.

Icelandic Company Moves Forward with Expansion Drilling Project at Reykjanes Geothermal Field

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:34

Iceland-based geothermal developer HS Orka recently signed a contract for drilling of an approximately three-mile, high-temperature well at the Reykjanes geothermal field on the southern peninsula of Iceland.

Tesla Powerwalls for Home Energy Storage Are Hitting US Market

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:31

To Steve Yates, the best thing about his new Tesla Powerwall is that he doesn’t have to worry anymore about the lights going out during a storm. Or maybe it’s how cool an addition it is to the entryway of his house in Monkton, Vermont.

Beijing in Right Approach with Tesla, Wrong One with Yingli

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:21

Two green energy stories were in the headlines last week, spotlighting China’s drive to become a global leader in the new technology and also the right and wrong ways to achieve that aim. An item involving US electric vehicle (EV) powerhouse Tesla (Nasdaq: TSL) represented the right approach, with reports that the company might near a deal with Beijing to build a manufacturing plant in China.

East African Countries Commence Trade of Power from Olkaria Geothermal Plant

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:39

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will commence trade of 15 MW of power from the Olkaria Geothermal power plant beginning in May.

SunEdison is Not Solyndra: Why 2016 Looks So Different from 2011

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:08

In a move that appeared inevitable for months, commercial-scale solar pioneer SunEdison filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 21. The news grabbed clean-tech industry and general business headlines for sure, but I’ve been struck by how little splash it’s made in the broader realm of national attention, particularly politics. The contrast with the partisan uproar that immediately arose after the 2011 bankruptcy of solar startup Solyndra could not be more striking.

Survey Finds Those Who Feel Better Informed Favor Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:12
A public opinion poll conducted by research firm Bisconti Research found that those who felt they were better informed about nuclear power were also more likely to be in favor of its use in the United States.(read more)

AREVA Components Problem Escalates

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:23
French nuclear power regulator ASN said Tuesday that an AREVA company audit found about 50 anomalies in reactor components that have been installed in French reactors. A statement from the regulator, however, said that AREVA had informed the regulator of about 400 components with potential irregularities that had been produced since 1965.(read more)

Siemens wind business profits rebound

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:13
GERMANY: Siemens has recorded profits of €137 million in its Q2 financial quarter up from a loss of €44 million in the same period last year.
Categories: Wind Power