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Triton Knoll ready for next UK auction

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:37
UK: The UK has approved planning for the electrical system of Innogy's 900MW Triton Knoll offshore project, meaning the site is now fully consented ahead of the government's next subsidy auction.
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Calls for Australia renewables agency grant protection

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 08:09
AUSTRALIA: Legislation proposing A$1 billion (US$757 million) in cuts to future grant funding available to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) will stifle wind and other clean energy innovations, renewables industry association Clean Energy Council (CEC) has argued.
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Belgian offshore foundations under scrutiny

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:58
BELGIUM: Belgium technology centre OWI-Lab is working with operator C-Power and the Brussels university VUB to investigate the ageing process of foundations at the 325MW Thornton Bank projects.
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Brazilian federal court suspends operating license for 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 18:36

A Brazilian federal court has suspended an operating license for the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, stating that its developers have failed to provide water and sewage services to areas near the project.

Offshore Project Progress - 2 September

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 14:01
WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Taiwan.
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Tesla Falls After Cash Needs Exposed by SolarCity Merger Filing

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 13:52

For Elon Musk, the ifs are piling up. A day after fresh disclosures about Musk’s controversial plan to merge his Tesla Motors Inc. and SolarCity Corp., his money-losing solar company, shares of both companies plunged anew Thursday.

Clinton v. Trump: Where Will Energy Go Next?

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 12:46

With just over 70 days left until the general election, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters two very different visions for the country’s energy agenda and the future of renewables.

Oil and gas should harness offshore wind success says WindEurope CEO

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:04
EUROPE: The oil and gas industry has benefited from the success of offshore wind, as companies diversify their activities, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told an event in Norway.
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Germany plans joint wind and solar auctions

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:16
GERMANY: From 2018, German onshore wind and large photovoltaic (PV) projects could compete against each other in joint auctions of 400MW per year.
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Three bids submitted in threatened nearshore tender

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:52
DENMARK: The energy ministry has received bids from three offshore wind developers for the nearshore wind tender in Denmark, despite political threats to cancel it.
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Notes from the Solar Underground: The Solar Roller Coaster and those along for the ride — First Solar, SunPower, Q-Cells

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:22

Roller coaster is an apt word for the experience of many, if not all, solar industry participants. It’s exciting. It’s fun. The difference is that real roller coasters are fun for most people while the solar roller coaster may be fun on the way up but once it swoops down and around it is definitely not fun. For those whose dreams are dashed along the way, it is tragic.

$30 on Pump 7, Hydrogen, Please — US Readies for Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:47

Range anxiety: a concern for drivers of alternative fuel vehicles. Help is planned, however — thanks to the federal transportation bill passed last December.

NRC Issues Confirmatory Action Letter To Cameco Subsidiary

Nuclear Power - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:47
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that a Confirmatory Action Letter had been issued to Casper, Wyoming-based Cameco subsidiary Power Resources Inc, outlining corrective steps the regulator and the company have agreed to deploy following two incidents of radioactivity leakage.(read more)

Sub-Saharan Africa Looking for New Mechanisms to Boost Solar Investments

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:27

It is very hard to put all the Sub-Saharan Africa countries into the same basket and define a regular, simple and straightforward mechanism to boost solar investments. However, I believe that the Zambia solar case could be applied to many other countries in the region — which would be a win-win deal for all the stakeholders.

Reactor Vessel Placed At V.C. Summer's Unit 2 -- With Video Clip

Nuclear Power - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:32
Stunning pictures and a time-lapse video clip from South Carolina Electric & Gas Company this week demonstrate a significant construction milestone at Unit 2 of the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant, the placement of the reactor vessel for the unit.(read more)

Abengoa Said to Plan Return to Work on Giant Chilean Solar-thermal Plant

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:27

Abengoa SA plans to resume work in the next few months on Latin America’s first solar-thermal plant, as the Spanish renewable energy company comes back from the brink of bankruptcy, people with knowledge of the matter said.

IEEE Green Tech Consensus Building — Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency and Communication Standards Meeting Renewable Energy Goals

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:03

There are many challenges associated with bringing renewables online, as well as empowering end users with the information and communication tools needed to help them better manage energy use.

US Firm in Battle for East African Multimillion Dollar Wind Power Project

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 15:29

A sustained seven-year effort by U.S. wind power firm Cordisons International Ltd. to put up a multimillion dollar 90-MW wind farm in Kenya may have come to an end after the country’s land custodian National Land Commission (NLC) declined to grant the company lease for some 11,000 acres of land it had sought, arguing that the firm had ignored procedures in applying for land.