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Norway May Miss Out on $6 Billion Wind Power Boom

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:04

Norway, which aims to triple wind capacity by the end of the decade, has erected one turbine for every seven installed in Sweden since the countries signed a pact to share renewable production two years ago. Norway, western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, has so far installed less than 10 percent of what it’s expected to complete by 2020 under the accord.

The Grid is Coming? The Grid is Going!

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:34

In India, it is presumed that the grid is a better source of electricity. Locations are prioritized by those least likely to get grid electricity in the near future are chosen first for solar deployment.

A Deep Dive into the Value of Solar and the Future of Solar Energy

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:33

“Utility regulation and rates is a contact sport,” says Karl Rabago, and that makes the implementation of a new “value of solar” policy complex. Will distributed solar grow better with a transparent, value-based contract price? How does it differ from net metering? Is Minnesota’s law a precedent to follow? Prepare yourself for a deep dive in this e

Morocco receives bids for 850MW tender

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:25
MOROCCO: Moroccan state utility ONEE has received five bids to develop, design, finance, construct, operate and maintain five facilities totalling 850MW under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) contract for a 20-year term.
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Scotland Independence Could Put $23 Billion of Renewable Projects at Risk

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:51

A vote for independence in Scotland may halt work on renewable power projects that support 14 billion pounds ($23 billion) of investment and 12,000 jobs by raising questions about how developers would get subsidies, an energy supplier said.

Gamesa appoints Latin American chief

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:36
MEXICO: Gamesa has appointed Hipólito Suárez to head its Mexico and Latin American division.
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Tesla’s Musk Keeps Door Open to Future Electric Vehicle Projects with Toyota

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:10

Tesla Motors Inc.’s Elon Musk said the electric-car maker may form another partnership with Toyota Motor Corp., as the companies conclude an initial vehicle project that met with mixed results.

Speech: The UK government’s vision for a global climate deal

Department of Energy - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:22
Speech by Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey setting out the UK government’s new vision for a global climate deal in Paris 2015.

Ontario plans offshore study despite moratorium

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:44
CANADA: The province of Ontario has put out a request for bids to carry out an offshore wind impact study, despite the fact that a moratorium on offshore development is still in place.
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Usec to Emerge from Bankruptcy With New Name

Nuclear Power - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:26
Uranium enrichment company Usec announced it has reached a deal with its creditors and will emerge from bankruptcy under a new name later this month. In a release Friday, the company confirmed a court has approved a reorganization plan following Usec's Chapter 11 filing in March. The deal replaces...(read more)

Nordex wins first Lithuanian deal

Wind Power News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00
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More Blade Cracking Reported in Susquehanna Steam Turbine

Nuclear Power - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:27
PPL shut down unit 2 at its Susquehanna nuclear plant over the weekend after indications of additional turbine blade cracking that has bedeviled both of the Pennsylvania reactors in recent years. Vibration data from equipment installed to monitor the blades prompted operators to take unit 2 offline Saturday...(read more)

ABB forms Chinese energy storage partnership

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:02
CHINA: ABB and Chinese energy-storage specialists BYD have signed an agreement to develop storage solutions aimed at aiding greater integration of renewable energy.
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