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Nordex to repower Altenbruch I

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 14:33
GERMANY: Nordex will repower the 20.8MW Altenbruch I project in north Germany with nine 3MW turbines, boosting capacity to 27MW, with almost half the turbines.
Categories: Wind Power

Notes from the Solar Underground: Tesla and SolarCity: When Acquisition Strategies Run Amok

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 14:33

When Toto pulls back the curtain in the Wizard of Oz to reveal that the Wizard is just a normal man with no special powers the Wizard says: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. In the case of the proposed stock acquisition of SolarCity by Tesla, pulling the curtain would reveal two debt ridden companies with cash flow problems.

Holtec Storage Pad For Laguna Verde NPP Nears Completion

Nuclear Power - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:58
Holtec International said Friday that its turnkey spent fuel storage facility built for Mexico's national utility, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), at the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant (LVNPP) is nearing completion and should be ready for initial deployment this month.(read more)

Armenia Begins Drilling for Major Geothermal Station

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:44

In the second half of June, Armenia launched reconnaissance drilling of geothermal wells near Kyarkyar City in the southern part the country, according to a recent statement from Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Hayk Harutyunyan.

What Will the Brexit Mean for Europe’s Clean Energy Future?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:08

With the United Kingdom’s referendum gone to vote, the decision to “Brexit” has come at a critical time. The UK’s debate to leave the European Union is heavily rooted in history, with popular consensus at about an even split. While issues such as immigration, economics and institutional reform are at the heart of the desire to reform, there is uncertainty around what separation could mean for the UK’s clean energy future. However, at a pivotal time where decarbonization is on the forefront of the world’s agenda, making the Brexit could deter the EU from meeting its emission goals.

Spanish wind faces extended freeze

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:54
SPAIN: Spain's incumbent right-wing People's Party (PP), responsible for freezing the national wind market since taking office in 2011, looks set to continue in government, pending coalition negotiations.
Categories: Wind Power

Offshore Project Progress - 27 June

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:50
EUROPE: Recent project updates from Vattenfall's 400MW Horns Rev 3 site in Denmark, SSE's 558MW Beatrice development and Dong Energy's final investment decision at Borkum Riffgrund 2 project.
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Industrial groups enter Argentina's wind market

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:41
ARGENTINA: Two of the country's largest industrial groups are planning major investments in wind energy in order to comply with a new legal requirement for companies to source a growing proportion of their electricity from renewable sources.
Categories: Wind Power

Russian nuclear firm on course to win 610MW

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 09:38
RUSSIA: Russian nuclear firm Rosatom plans to invest about RUB 83 billion (€1.1 billion) to construct 610MW of wind power plants in Russia by 2020.
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World Renowned Speakers Descend in Washington DC for ISEE Transforming Economy Conference Hosted by The University of the District of Columbia CAUSES

Global Warming - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 07:00
Global Game Changers come together at the University of Washington DC June 26-29, 2016 focused on finding solutions for a socially and environmentally sustainable future.

GEH Pegged For $2M Research Project Involving 3D Manufacturing

Nuclear Power - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:03
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has pegged GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to research and advance the use of 3D manufacturing systems to build prototype parts for nuclear power plants, the company said. (read more)

Exelon Notifies NRC On Quad Cities And Clinton NPP Closures

Nuclear Power - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:11
Exelon Generations said this week that they had made its intentions to close the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear stations in 2017 and 2018, respectively, official, informing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its plans to retire the three rectors at the two plants.(read more)

Cleantech University Prize Highlights Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:57

One of the formative moments in my career was participating in an Energy Department competition called FutureCar — known today as EcoCAR 3 — which challenges students to develop more fuel efficient and sustainable vehicles. Participating in that competition inspired me to pursue a career that addressed the toughest problems in sustainable transportation and clean energy. I’m just one of many who had their professional journeys changed as a result of these competitions.

Tokyo Firm Taps Biomass in Japan for Market-Leading Gains

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:38

A little-known Tokyo-based company’s commitment to biomass has made it a darling among investors.

How Canada Went Geothermal, and How the US Will, Too

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:24

Ontario is going geothermal. The U.S. is shortly behind, and here’s why: Geothermal heat pumps provide the only reasonable solution to heating without combustion. Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan identifies geothermal 10 times as the go-to heating (and cooling) technology to reach its carbon reduction goals.

UK’s Renewable Energy Future Vulnerable Following Vote to Exit EU

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:03
Despite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on the agenda ahead of the UK's historic vote to leave the European Union. The short answer to what happens next with pollution, wildlife, farming, green energy, climate change and more is we don't know - we are in uncharted territory.

Natural Gas: Bridge or Barrier to a Clean Energy Future?

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:30

Much has been made of the use of natural gas as a bridge to a clean renewable energy economy. The primary argument in support of natural gas is the fact that it is cleaner than coal and can be conveniently and cost-effectively substituted for it in power generation. Although on its face true, the claim should be considered in a real-world context.

UK wind faces up to future outside EU

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:22
UK: The future of wind power in the UK was thrown into further doubt after the country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June.
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Pan-African joint venture set up

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:42
AFRICA: A new pan-African power development joint venture has been created between Nigeria's semi-public Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and South Africa's Harith General Partners, operating nearly 1.6GW of renewable capacity.
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Roderick Moves Up, Replaced By Gutierrez On Interim Basis

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:37
Westinghouse Electric Company's top executive Danny Roderick is moving up the chain of command at Toshiba, taking the dual-role of president and chief executive officer at the company's Energy Systems and Solutions division, which involves oversight of Toshiba's entire energy portfolio, including Westinghouse.(read more)