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Full-scale self-erecting tower demo underway

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:22
SPAIN: Nabrawind Technologies has started installation of a full-scale wind turbine tower that uses a self-erecting system.
Categories: Wind Power

Regulator Balks On Issuing License For Barakah NPP

Nuclear Power - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:43
With the first unit of the four-reactor Barakah nuclear power plant completed, the United Arab Emirates nuclear regulator, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), said Tuesday that the plant operator was still not ready to receive an operating license.(read more)

Wind-plus-Storage Is Taking Shape in Australia

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 21:22

As Australia begins to expand its plans for more wind farms backed up by batteries, Singapore-based Nexif Energy has broken ground on a 212-MW wind farm in South Australia that will include fast-response storage capacity.

Solar Tariffs Could Be Driving Up Solar Manufacturing in the United States

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 20:56

Yesterday JinkoSolar announced that it had signed an agreement to supply 1.75 GW of high efficiency modules to a U.S. counterparty. The announcement also stated that the company’s board of directors had authorized JinkoSolar to finalize planning for the construction of an advanced solar manufacturing facility in the U.S. 

New York Reveals Offshore Wind Master Plan; Eyes 7 Ways to Procure Offshore Power

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 20:24

New York this week released its much-anticipated Offshore Wind Master Plan, moving the state forward in its work to develop 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030.

Trust, Facebook, Renewables and Republicans: Recapping the 2017 Energy Report

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:13

Fake news, politics and social media impact more than elections. There is no question that the credibility of American institutions and news sources has suffered in the past year, from the combined influence of continued vilification of the media, retracted news stories and the ever-growing use of social media platforms. But by how much? 

US wind capacity rises to 89GW

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:26
UNITED STATES: The US saw 7GW of wind projects installed in 2017 representing $11 billion in new investment.
Categories: Wind Power

No negative bids allowed in second German auction

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:19
GERMANY: After €0/kWh bids at the first offshore wind auction, no negative bids will be allowed at Germany's second offshore wind auction, due on 3 April 2018.
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Video Features 4th Quarter Progress At Plant Vogtle

Nuclear Power - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:01
Placement of the Unit 3 pressurizer in January is one of the highlights of the latest quarterly "timeline" video released by Georgia Power this week.(read more)

T-Mobile to source 100% renewable energy

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:50
UNITED STATES: T-Mobile US has signed a contract for 160MW from a wind farm in Kansas and pledged to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2021.
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New York outlines roadmap to 2.4GW

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:01
UNITED STATES: Two potential sites, each capable of supporting at least 800MW, have been identified 33 kilometres off the coast of New York.
Categories: Wind Power

Renewables deployment increasingly uneven

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:54
EUROPE: The deployment of non-hydro renewable power in Europe is becoming increasingly uneven, a new report has claimed, with a skew towards the UK and Germany, as wind becomes more dominant.
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Former Obama Energy Secretary Cold on Energy Storage Potential

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:49

The ex-head of the Obama administration’s energy department believes energy storage will remain too expensive to meet long term urban power storage needs, and believes chemical alternatives will need to be found.

Pricing pressure hits SGRE orders growth

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:32
SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reported a 29% growth in order intake in the first quarter of its financial year, but lower pricing forced a fall in takings.
Categories: Wind Power

Registration Now Open for US SIF 8th Annual Conference "Investing for a Sustainable World," May 30 - June 1, 2018

Global Warming - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:00
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is hosting its 8th Annual Conference, "Investing for a Sustainable World," from May 30 - June 1, 2018 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

New Jersey Rejoins “RGGI,” the U.S. Northeast Carbon Cap and Trade Program

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:38

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his state is rejoining the multi-state, bipartisan effort to reduce carbon pollution, known as the regional greenhouse gas initiative (RGGI).

RGGI launched in 2007 as a partnership of ten states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.  Gov. Christie pulled New Jersey out of the multi-state partnership nearly seven years ago.

Trump’s Solar Tariffs Will Have a Minimal Effect on Residential Solar Panel Costs In 2018

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:29

The rationale for imposing tariffs is complete bunk. Most, if not all, of government support for the solar industry in China has now been withdrawn. President Trump is pretending to protect U.S. manufacturing jobs, though in reality the decision will cost nearly 23,0000 U.S. jobs in the downstream segments of the industry, according to estimates by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

FirstEnergy Warns Of Three Plant Closures

Nuclear Power - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:48
Three nuclear power plants are headed for an early shut down due to financial concerns, said FirstEnergy on Friday, calling attention to the plight of the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, Ohio, the Perry plant near Cleveland and the Beaver Valley plant close to Pittsburgh, Pa.(read more)

Can Mirrors Boost Solar Panel Output — and Help Overcome Trump’s Tariffs?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:36

Falling costs for solar power have led to an explosive growth in residential, commercial and utility-scale solar use over the past decade. The levelized cost of solar electricity using imported solar panels — that is, the solar electricity cost measured over the life of the panels – has dropped in cost so much that it is lower than electricity from competing sources like coal in most of America.

Westinghouse Extends Fuel Contract With Ukraine

Nuclear Power - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:21
Westinghouse Electric Company said Monday that it has signed a nuclear fuel contract extension with Ukraine’s State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generation Company (SE NNEGC) Energoatom. Westinghouse logo two(read more)