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News story: £7m boost to heat industry innovation

Department of Energy - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:38
Government competition to boost innovation in the heat industry, drive down energy bills and cut carbon emissions in the UK.

Planning change aids France installations

Wind Power News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:00
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Dulas planning Lidar fleet purchase

Wind Power News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:00
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Eolus sells Swedish 59MW to EWZ

Wind Power News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:00
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Reflections from Breakthrough Marine Energy Trials

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:57

The lush hills of Strangford Lough are truly a place of magic scenery. Portaferry, a small fishing village, is located one hour’s drive from Belfast in Northern Ireland, and is today perhaps most famous for being close to the location where blockbuster Games of Thrones is filmed. In this idyllic fishing village, struggling with a high unemployment rate and a diminishing population, something new and prosperous is growing. Looking out over the calm waters of Strangford Lough, one could hardly believe that under the ocean surface — that electricity can be produced.

Fall Kills Worker At Fukushima Daiichi; Clean Up Crew At 7,000 Strong

Nuclear Power - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:30
A worker at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant died Tuesday after falling more than 30 feet into an empty water tank just a week after labor regulators in Japan warned the Tokyo Electric Power Company about an increase in accidents at the cleanup site. Safety issues at the devastated plant...(read more)

Eolus sells Swedish 59MW to EWZ

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:18
SWEDEN: EWZ has agreed to buy four projects in Sweden with a combined capacity of 59MW from developer, Eolus.
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Mainstream and Actis go to court over Chile tender

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:10
CHILE: Aela Energia, the joint venture formed by UK investment fund Actis and Irish renewables developer Mainstream, has gone to court in Chile to challenge the results of last month's major power tender after the firm missed out on contracts to supply 1,320GWh.
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Vestas picked for Norwegian 1GW

Wind Power News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:00
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Dulas planning Lidar fleet purchase

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:12
UK: Wind data firm Dulas has announced plans to purchase "a fleet" of ZephIR lidars to rent out to the UK and European markets.
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Single-Family Residential Solar Power Investment Beats S&P 500 in Most US Cities

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:03

If I were a newsboy, here's the headline I'd shout out on the street corner this afternoon: "Single-family solar power beats Standard & Poor's 500, in 46 out of 50 American cities!"

Analysis: Mexico aims to triple wind capacity

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:46
MEXICO: The Mexican government announced a wind plan in January 2015 aiming to more than triple current online wind capacity to reach 9.5GW by 2018.
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Energy Storage Safety Plan Addresses Gaps in Codes, Standards, and Regulations

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:42

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability’s (OE) recently released “Strategic Plan for Energy Storage Safety” is helping industry stakeholders and regulators address a significant gap in safety codes, standards and regulations (CSRs) for grid-scale energy storage technologies, according to Vincent Sprenkle, chief engineer, electrochemical energy storage and conversion, Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory.

Planning change aids France installations

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:35
FRANCE: Developers in France installed over 1GW of capacity in 2014, reversing four years of continuous decline, in part thanks to a change in the French planning laws.
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Vestas picked for Norwegian 1GW

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:23
NORWAY: Statkraft has chosen Vestas as the preferred supplier for six wind farms with a combined capacity of 1GW in Norway.
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Renewable Energy Will Shrug Off Oil Slump, Say Analysts

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:15

Spending on renewable energy, which surged 16 percent in 2014, will remain strong this year, largely unaffected by the slumping oil prices that have artificially depressed their shares.

The Latest Consumer Disconnects About Solar Means More Education is Needed

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:21

Two recent U.S. consumer polls have some good and bad news about how solar energy is perceived today. I’m an optimist, so we’ll start with the good news: According to a recent Harvard poll, 90 percent of Americans want more solar and wind over coal, oil, and nukes, a stat that crosses party lines. Why? The respondents’ reasons are not climate relat