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Germany’s Clean Electricity Costs Decline for First Time

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:51

German electricity consumers will for the first time see a drop in the fee added to their bills to fund renewables, a boost for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has pledged to curb the cost for voters.

SolarCity at It Again, Offers $200 Million in Bonds to Investors

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:46

SolarCity Corp. is offering retail investors as much as $200 million in bonds that will be paid through revenue the company receives for selling electricity.

German renewable levy falls

Wind Power News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:00
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German renewable levy falls

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:55
GERMANY: The renewable levy charged on German consumer electricity bills will fall slightly in 2015 to EUR 0.0617/kWh from EUR 0.0624/kWh this year, the German economy ministry said today.
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Offshore Wind Power Can Save US Billions On Electricity, Recent DOE Study Finds

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:43

Offshore wind power isn’t usually associated with lower-cost energy, at least not in the public imagination. But it turns out that installing 54 gigawatts of offshore wind power off America’s coasts can cut the cost of electricity in the U.S. by an astounding $7.68 billion a year. That’s right: $7.68 billion annually. (If utilities and grid operators pass those savings onto consumers, that’s about $100 a year per family of four.)

SgurrEnergy opens new office in Texas

Wind Power News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:00
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Acciona launches 132-metre rotor option

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:44
SPAIN: Acciona will produce a 64.7-metre blade for a new low wind version of its 3MW AW3000 turbine.
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Government response: Response to the Express article 15 October 2014

Department of Energy - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:05
A response to the Express article published on 15 October, "Electric bills to soar by £1000".

Analyst: US Residential Demand Could Approach 1 GW Annually

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:53

The outlook for the residential solar market in the United States remains strong, with policymakers looking to reduce the regulatory burden for new installations and major downstream players focusing on continued installed system cost reduction.

We Can Do Better: The Unintended Consequences of EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:22

Most people agree that it is time to seriously reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG).  EPA is actually required by law to reduce power and industrial GHG emissions in the U.S., and they certainly deserve an “E” for effort so far.  But effort without good outcomes doesn’t really count.  Sadly, the EPA’s rule as proposed would create unin

Oxford Uni foundation study begins testing

Wind Power News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:00
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Giant Energy Storage Project Aims at Renewable Energy's Holy Grail

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:50

At a windy mountain pass on the edge of the Mojave Desert, North America’s most potent collection of batteries used for storing unused power is humming its way toward an electricity revolution.

First Wind-Emera JV given official go ahead

Wind Power News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:00
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Hinkley Point Deal Viewed As Financial Template

Nuclear Power - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:30
Bond offerings required to fund EDF's Hinkley Point power plant project in Britain are emblematic of macro-economic trends, credit analysts are saying. The British government in 2012 committed 40 billion pounds ($63.6 billion) to infrastructure projects to give the sputtering economy a boost....(read more)

Oxford Uni foundation study begins testing

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:25
UK: A team led by Dong Energy and Oxford University is installing its first test foundation as part of a programme aiming to reduce the cost and weight of monopiles.
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