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Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Companies Are Setting New Energy Goals

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:16

It’s no secret that companies use goals to push their businesses in a positive direction. Whether it’s about creating more value or reducing impacts, goals provide focus, direction, and a sense of urgency.

Envision plans India entry

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:05
INDIA: Chinese turbine maker Envision has approached the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) to get approval to market its 2MW machines in India.
Categories: Wind Power

Trump’s Win ‘A Disaster’ for Plunging Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:05

Donald Trump’s surprise election victory turned into a bad day for clean energy investors. U.S. solar panel-maker SunPower Corp. had its worst decline in three months on Wednesday, dropping 14 percent to the lowest since the beginning of 2013. 

Tucson Electric Seeks Offers on 100-MW Solar Project in Arizona

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:51

Tucson Electric Power said Nov. 4 that it is seeking bids for the design and construction of large new renewable energy resources, including a community-scale solar array that could power more than 21,000 homes.

Gamesa upgrades 2016 forecast

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 18:13
SPAIN: Gamesa's net profits across the first nine months of 2016 were 63% higher than the same period in 2015, the manufacturer has announced, resulting in an increased outlook.
Categories: Wind Power

OPAL Reactor To Go Global On Isotope Production

Nuclear Power - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:11
Adi Paterson, Chief Executive of the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organization (ANSTO), said the research and production-oriented 20-megawatt Open Pool Australian Lightwater reactor (OPAL) would increase production of radioactive isotopes for medical purposes, aiming to create 10 million doses a year to make up for potential shortages worldwide.(read more)

Nordex realising Acciona benefit

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 16:58
GERMANY: Nordex earnings and orders increase in the first nine months of 2016, as the acquisition of Acciona Windpower takes full affect.
Categories: Wind Power

Vietnam To Cancel Plans For Two Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Power - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 14:57
Citing the high cost of construction and slower than expected demand growth for electricity, officials in Vietnam are saying that the government has plans to back out of contracts with Russian and Japanese companies to build two nuclear power plants that were approved in 2009.(read more)

Siemens wind Q4 profits up 83% despite orders dip

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:41
GERMANY: Siemens' wind and renewables division recorded a profit of €132 million in the fourth quarter of its financial year.
Categories: Wind Power

NDC Partnership to Help Countries Realize Promise of Paris Agreement

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:23

Now that the groundbreaking Paris Agreement on climate change has entered into force, how do countries make good on their national commitments to tackle this global threat?

Reaction: Industry reels from Trump victory

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:09
UNITED STATES: The renewable energy industry was shaken by the US presidential election result as property tycoon and climate change denier Donald Trump swept to victory.
Categories: Wind Power

BP Buys Jet Fuel Made from Garbage

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:06

BP Plc will invest $30 million in Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., which makes biofuel from garbage, in a new partnership designed to curb airplane pollution.

Federal Funding Helps Maine Small Businesses Invest in Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:58

Senators from Maine on Nov. 1 said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $427,000 to help businesses in the state invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Xiaobing Liu: Making Geothermal Heat Pump Technology a Household Name

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:51

As a boy growing up in China, Xiaobing Liu knew all about Oak Ridge and the World War II Manhattan Project. He had no idea that he would one day work at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Secret City’s successor.

3 Ways Students Are Transforming Renewable Energy Practices

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:35

Maybe it’s the nature of the “new”: Although the renewable energy movement has been gathering momentum for several decades now, it’s still the young citizens who are primarily transforming the industry, and pushing for greater innovation and higher adoption rates.

Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – October 2016

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 05:00

The October edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features KarmSolar, SolarAfrica, Singita, Tesla, Sungrow, Aquion Energy, Blue Sky Utility, Bpi, Luxor Solar, Juhayna, and Alpha Omega Winery.

President Trump: Energy, Reality, Focus

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 20:02

What might Donald Trump’s victory mean for people interested in the now-huge universe that seeks energy investments only if those investments reduce climate impacts? A review of some issues vis-à-vis the President-elect’s campaign planks:

US Elections: What Trump’s Victory Means for the Bioeconomy

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 19:38

In Washington, Donald Trump captured the U.S. Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters and political pundits even as it delighted supporters of his maverick candidacy based on themes of immigration and trade reform coupled with a message that government policies of the past generation had failed for too many Americans.

Solar Advocates Staved Off Amendment 1: What to Expect Now

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 18:16

Opponents held their ground Tuesday as Floridians rejected a ballot measure that opponents maintained would have put into the state constitution a presumption that solar panel users are not paying their fair share of the costs of maintaining the electric grid.

World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Sinks After Trump Victory

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 18:04

Shares in Vestas Wind Systems A/S plunged after U.S. voters unexpectedly propelled Republican nominee Donald Trump to the presidency, sparking concern that the renewable- energy industry will face future political headwinds.

The world’s biggest maker of wind turbines fell as much as 14 percent and traded 6.6 percent lower at 440.10 kroner as of 12:50 p.m. in Copenhagen. Stock of the Danish company already lost ground last week after U.S. polls tightened, bringing this year’s declines to about 10 percent.