» Oil companies join corporate lobbying push for U.S. carbon tax
21/05/19 16:10 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Oil companies, automakers and consumer products manufacturers will unleash a campaign for a U.S. tax on carbon dioxide emissions even though it may lead to higher prices for their products.
» Xcel Energy sets course for coal-free, renewable-heavy future
21/05/19 15:53 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week, Xcel Energy announced plans to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is part of the company’s clean energy transition that includes expandin...
» Duke Energy gets approval for solar + battery microgrid and standalone battery system
21/05/19 14:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week, Duke Energy announced that regulators have approved two projects involving energy storage worth about $30 million.
» Flow battery company joins Power Africa to help power renewable microgrids
20/05/19 17:04 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On Monday, Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner...
» Australia's climate wars set to heat up after coal champion wins
20/05/19 12:42 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s surprise victory in Australia’s election was a win for the coal industry and ensures the debate about tackling climate change will continue to polarize the nation.
» Germans pessimistic on energiewende success
20/05/19 07:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
People in Germany are more pessimistic than the rest of Europe regarding their country’s progress on its energy transition, or engergiewende.
» Associated Electric Cooperative signs 20-year PPA for 265 MW of wind power
17/05/19 15:40 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Enel Green Power North America announced on Thursday that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) between its subsidiary White Cloud Wind Project, LLC and Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), a power utility based in Sprin...
» 20 MW of community solar available for purchase by Xcel customers in Minnesota
17/05/19 15:34 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
CleanChoice Energy on Thursday said it was opening an additional 20.51 MW of community solar capacity for residential customers of Xcel. The new capacity is being supplied by fifteen solar farms owned and operated by AltusPower America i...
» Southern California Edison starts community solar program for customers
17/05/19 14:33 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week, Southern California Edison announced that it has signed on the first developer, SharedSolarCA, to its Community Renewables Program that will allow residential and business customers to take advantage of solar energy without ha...
» More US offshore wind development as Germany’s EnBW sets up New Jersey office
17/05/19 14:01 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On Thursday this week, Mayor Steven Fulop welcomed EnBW North America to Jersey City in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. New Jersey Economic Development Authority Senior Vice President Brian Sabina and others gathered to officially open the Ge...
» CellCube to bring grid scale vanadium battery to South Australia
17/05/19 13:16 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed on to build a 50MW storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia.
» ABB and Italian utility in blockchain pact for solar prosumers
17/05/19 09:58 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
ABB is working with Italian utility Evolvere on how to use blockchain technology to deliver transparent and secure peer-to-peer energy transactions.
» Modular, scalable microgrid ready for C&I customers in danger of losing power
16/05/19 20:27 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Two companies have come up with a potential solution to help mitigate power outages in California. Recent state utility proposals have called for new measures that would allow California utilities to increase the quantity and duration of...
» Utility-scale wind energy ramping up for one of best years in U.S.
16/05/19 16:10 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
EIA data forecasts that U.S. wind capacity added this year should total 12.7 GW, by far the best since 2012’s record of 13.3 GW. That was the year the production tax credit (PTC) was originally supposed to phase out, although it was exte...
» Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell
16/05/19 12:56 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Tesla announced the successful completion of its previously announced offer to exchange all outstanding shares of common stock of Maxwell Technologies for 0.0193 of a share of Tesla common stock, together with cash in lieu of any fractio...
» Gravity Renewables acquires 10.5-MW Dahowa Hydroelectric Project in New York
16/05/19 07:21 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Gravity Renewables has acquired the 10.5-MW Dahowa Hydroelectric Project, located on the Batten Kill River in Greenwich, Washington County, N.Y.
» Ameren tests software that could unlock future ‘transactive energy marketplace’
15/05/19 12:29 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Ameren is preparing to test a Canadian company’s software that could someday help usher in a radically different business model for the utility.
» States start hitting America’s EV drivers with higher fees
15/05/19 12:20 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The rest of the world is handing out subsidies and incentives to speed up adoption of electric cars. But in nearly half of U.S. states, driving a battery-powered car requires paying additional fees.
» Microgrid with long-duration flow battery installed at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
14/05/19 15:48 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week energy storage maker ESS Inc said that it had deployed an Energy Warehouse (EW) long-duration flow battery system at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.
» Former Massachusetts coal plant to be transformed into clean energy center
14/05/19 15:01 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week, diversified real estate acquisition and development firm Commercial Development Company and transmission developer Anbaric said they plan to build a renewable energy center at Brayton Point Commerce Center in Somerset, Massach...
» Offshore wind will need bigger boats. Much bigger boats
14/05/19 14:01 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a crane that can lift the weight of 1,100 Chevy Suburban SUVs.
» EESI to help rural co-ops and public power entities ‘ACE’ clean energy upgrades
14/05/19 13:54 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Yesterday, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) announced the launch of the Access Clean Energy Savings (ACES) initiative. ACES provides technical assistance to help rural electric cooperatives and public power utilities a...
» Doing business better: Empowering women through solar energy
14/05/19 13:29 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Incredibly, 1.1 billion people – 14% of the world’s population – still live without access to electricity. In rural, remote communities, many people simply have no light after sunset. That makes being productive at night—such as working ...
» EU corporates want renewable energy but bureaucracy and regulations are holding them back
13/05/19 18:35 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week energy developer BayWa r.e. published its Energy Report 2019, which surveyed 1,200 European corporations about their attitudes toward renewable energy.
» Hydrogen: key to a zero-carbon future, or a costly distraction?
13/05/19 14:45 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The U.K.’s push for a low-carbon economy has some notable successes, but the hardest part of the battle has barely started.
» Report predicts Vietnam poised for renewables boom
13/05/19 12:41 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Wind and solar power are poised for a significant rise in Vietnam and will hit 19.9 GW by 2030, according to a new report.
» Geothermal balances California’s renewable portfolio
13/05/19 12:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and ...
» Enel joins Boston’s Greentown Labs to scout for clean energy startups
10/05/19 18:05 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week, Enel S.p.A. announced the opening of its newest Innovation Hub in Boston at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States. The Hub will provide Enel, one of the world’s leading power companies, a...
» Two companies align to help wind project owners maximize energy output with machine learning
10/05/19 11:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week global engineering company Emerson announced that it had formed a 3-year alliance with Vayu to combine Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimization technology. The new technology wi...
» AW-Energy WaveRoller generates ocean energy near Portugal
09/05/19 20:34 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
AW-Energy's WaveRoller ocean energy system passed a certification milestone for an installation in Portuguese waters with a survey by Lloyd's Register
» Toward 100% clean energy: two million solar strong and growing
09/05/19 13:53 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today, IREC proudly joins the collective voice of advocates and industry celebrating a milestone we have worked for 37 years to witness: two million solar installations now in the U.S. What better timing than in a year when children and ...