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  • GWEC Advises Against Unilateral Feed-in-Tariff Changes in Taiwan
    by OffshoreWind on 11th December 2018 at 3:21 pm

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Investors Sought for Community Wind Farm on an Island Near Northern Scotland
    on 11th December 2018 at 2:42 pm

    An urgent plea is being made to potential investors to buy shares in a small community wind farm in the Hebrides in order to help reach its fundraising target of £350,000 by the end of the year. […]

  • GeoSea Picks Alewijnse Heli Deck Tech for Apollo
    by Offshore WIND on 11th December 2018 at 2:42 pm

    GeoSea has awarded Alewijnse Marine with a contract for the electrical installation of a helicopter deck on its multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • The Yellow Vests Movement Isn’t Anti-Climate Action; It’s Pro-Social Justice
    on 11th December 2018 at 2:34 pm

    The Yellow Vests riots sweeping across France have grabbed headlines as governments gather in Katowice, Poland for the UN climate conference (COP24). This is the most widespread and violent protest in France since the 2005 suburban riots, and perhaps even 1968. While the unrest initially erupted as a protest against the latest rise in fuel taxes, which the government has now agreed to postpone, some are attributing the riots to a backlash against carbon taxes and climate action. This is a misguided conclusion. […]

  • DecomTools Project Seeks Sustainable End-of-Life Solutions
    by OffshoreWind on 11th December 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The European Union’s Interreg North Sea will fund the DecomTools project to develop eco-innovative concepts for the end-of-life for offshore wind farms. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • EU Commission Okays Dunkirk OWF Funding Plan
    by Offshore WIND on 11th December 2018 at 12:38 pm

    The European Commission had approved the public funding that France plans to put in place for the construction of the Dunkirk offshore wind farm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Giant Wind Farm Proposed Offshore Vietnam
    by OffshoreWind on 11th December 2018 at 10:53 am

    UK offshore wind developer Enterprize Energy has revealed plans to build the 3.4GW Ke Ga offshore wind farm in Vietnam. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Eneco Signs SeaMade Power Purchase Agreement
    by Offshore WIND on 11th December 2018 at 10:25 am

    Eneco has concluded a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Hornsea One Breaks Export Cable Record
    by Offshore WIND on 11th December 2018 at 9:55 am

    Tideway BV, part of DEME Group, has completed the installation of the export cable at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Taiwan Further Jeopardising Offshore Wind Plans?
    by OffshoreWind on 11th December 2018 at 9:33 am

    Taiwanese government watchdog, Control Yuan, has issued a report which is said to point to a number of shortcomings in the country's offshore wind development plan, according to local media. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Vineyard Wind Backs Fishing Transit Plan
    by Offshore WIND on 11th December 2018 at 8:10 am

    Vineyard Wind has formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which includes a direct passage through the middle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • US Offshore Wind for Territories Act Clears the House
    by OffshoreWind on 11th December 2018 at 8:01 am

    A bill that would authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to US territories has passed the US House of Representatives. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Getting Renewables Strategy Right and Avoiding Pitfalls in Middle East
    on 10th December 2018 at 5:45 pm

    The outlook for renewables in the Middle East is encouraging. Recent tenders, such as in Saudi Arabia and neighboring Egypt, have demonstrated considerable investor appetite, competitive prices, and a strong market for clean energy. […]

  • Western Australia’s Horizon Power Embarks on DERMS Project To Manage PV & Batteries
    on 10th December 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Last week, PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC a subsidiary of Sempra Energy and Mitsui & Co. Ltd., announced that Horizon Power would be installing the company’s Active Control Technology (ACT) as the distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) in Western Australia. […]

  • Petrobras Adds Offshore Wind to 2019-2023 Plan, Earmarks $0.4Bn for Renewables
    by Offshore Wind on 10th December 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras will invest USD 417 million (approx. EUR 365 million) in wind energy, solar energy and biofuels from 2019 to 2023. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Tractebel Completes Another Offshore Wind Buy
    by Offshore WIND on 10th December 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Tractebel has, through its subsidiary Lahmeyer International, acquired Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) aiming to strengthen its position in the offshore wind industry. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • New Offshore Markets Up Wood Mackenzie’s Wind Outlook
    by OffshoreWind on 10th December 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Wood Mackenzie has recently upgraded its Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018 by 2% compared to the outlook published in the third quarter, partly due to favourable developments in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Rovco Gets More Funding for New Subsea Tech
    by Offshore WIND on 10th December 2018 at 9:34 am

    Subsea services company Rovco has secured additional funding from Innovate UK to develop the next stage of its 3D vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) survey technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Acta Centaurus Docks at Ulstein Verft
    by OffshoreWind on 10th December 2018 at 9:30 am

    The hull of Acta Marine’s second walk-to-work vessel from Ulstein, Acta Centaurus, has now arrived at Ulstein Verft's yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Port of New Bedford Nets USD 15.4 Million Expansion Grant
    by Offshore WIND on 10th December 2018 at 8:22 am

    The Port of New Bedford in Massachusetts has received a USD 15.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will be used for expanding and improving the infrastructure. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Top News of the Week, 2 – 9 December 2018
    by Offshore Wind on 9th December 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Offshore WIND's most read news from 2 to 9 December 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Smulders to Build Moray East OTMs
    by OffshoreWind on 7th December 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Siemens has selected Smulders to build the three Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • SeaZip to Test New Ridderflex Fender at Sea
    by Offshore Wind on 7th December 2018 at 12:36 pm

    SeaZip will soon put a new fender system to test on one of its crew transfer vessels (CTVs), after the Dutch company Ridderflex provided an innovative solution at the Offshore Wind Innovation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Forecasting the Energy Community: Open Call for the Inaugural Season of a Fantasy Energy League
    on 7th December 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Fantasy sports and the energy industry might not have much in common on the surface, but I’ve always personally approached these two passions of mine in similar ways: obsessively reading the breaking news, following my favorite experts in the community on social media, and diving deep into the available statistics to create graphs and try to come up with hot takes. I think the fantasy sports model can be used to encourage an academic and educational exercise in the energy industry, so it struck me—I should establish the first fantasy league for the energy sector! […]

  • European Energy Orders Sprogø CTV
    by OffshoreWind on 7th December 2018 at 10:44 am

    Danish renewable energy specialist European Energy Group has ordered a crew transfer vessel (CTV) which once delivered will service the 21MW Sprogø offshore wind farm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Wind of Change En Route to Completion (Timelapse)
    by OffshoreWind on 7th December 2018 at 9:55 am

    Turkey’s Cemre Shipyard has shared a timelapse video showing the construction of Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • India Seeks Offshore LiDARs
    by OffshoreWind on 7th December 2018 at 9:27 am

    India's National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has issued a tender for the turnkey delivery of four offshore LiDARs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Siemens Secures Landmark UK Grid Project for 950 MW Windfarm
    on 7th December 2018 at 9:23 am

    Siemens has won its largest ever UK grid access contract with a deal to connect a 950 MW offshore windfarm. […]

  • California Floating Wind Project Commits to Local Content
    by OffshoreWind on 7th December 2018 at 8:08 am

    The Morro Bay City Council has approved an exclusive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Castle Wind LLC to support the development of the planned 1GW Castle Wind Offshore floating wind project... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Siemens Nabs Moray East Grid Link Contract
    by OffshoreWind on 6th December 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Siemens has secured an order to connect the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm to the Scottish grid. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Experts Agree: There is No Clear Winner or Loser in Power Generation Technologies
    on 6th December 2018 at 3:19 pm

    At a mega-session during POWER-GEN International, a panel made up of utility resource planners, transmission operators and generation technology experts all seemed to come to the same conclusion: when it comes to picking energy generation technologies for the future, there is no standout technology. Each technology comes with a series of pros and cons that must be weighed in order to set a course for the future. […]

  • China Ocean Engineering Establishes UK Presence
    by Offshore WIND on 6th December 2018 at 3:04 pm

    China Ocean Engineering Shanghai Co (COES) has launched its first UK subsidiary with an aim to support the offshore renewables and decommissioning industries. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Palfinger Winch Kit for Esvagt SOVs
    by OffshoreWind on 6th December 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Palfinger Marine has won a contract to supply complete winch packages for two of Esvagt's offshore wind service operation vessels (SOVs). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Boskalis Firms Moray East Contract
    by Offshore WIND on 6th December 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Boskalis has secured a contract for the supply and installation of the inter-array cables for the Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • MHI Vestas Seals 950MW Scottish Deal
    by OffshoreWind on 6th December 2018 at 12:49 pm

    MHI Vestas and Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited have signed a firm turbine supply order for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Walker Marine Design Appoints US Agent
    by Offshore WIND on 6th December 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Naval architect firm Walker Marine Design (WMD) has signed Rockledge Marine Services as its agent for the U.S. offshore wind market. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Germany’s 2030 OW Target Increase on the Horizon
    by Offshore WIND on 6th December 2018 at 11:28 am

    The German government is set to instruct the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to assess the ways of increasing the country's 2030 offshore wind capacity goal from 15GW to 20GW. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Surprised by Cheap Clean Energy, Coal Stalwart Adds Renewables
    on 5th December 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Marubeni Corp., the Japanese trading house for whom coal makes up about a quarter of its power generation, never expected renewable energy prices to plunge as much as they have. […]

  • Tesla 50-MW Battery Sparks New Projects After Promising Run
    on 5th December 2018 at 10:15 pm

    A year after Elon Musk rolled out what was then the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery to aid South Australia’s blackout-prone power grid, more projects are set to follow in its footsteps at home and abroad. […]

  • Xcel Becomes First Big U.S. Utility to Swear Off Greenhouse Gas
    on 5th December 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Xcel Energy Inc. became the first major U.S. utility owner to pledge to fully phase out carbon-dioxide emissions that cause global warming. […]

  • Nordex wins biggest ever wind turbine deal
    on 4th December 2018 at 11:22 am

    Windpower group Nordex has won its largest order to date in a deal with E.ON and Credit Suisse for 114 turbines at a 475 MW project […]

  • China Hopes to Lessen Solar, Wind Curtailment in 2019
    on 3rd December 2018 at 7:06 pm

    China set three-year targets for allowing more wind and solar power onto the power grid after the rapid addition of panels and windmills forced some electricity distributors to partly block that energy from flowing into their systems. […]

  • Wisconsin Energy Leader and PGI Committee Member Jeff Anthony Dies
    on 30th November 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Anthony spent numerous years giving of his time as a committee member for the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America. This past week he was a committee member for POWER-GEN International. […]

  • Exxon Will Use Wind, Solar to Produce Crude Oil in 'Historically Unprecedented' Deal
    on 30th November 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Exxon Mobil Corp. will use renewable energy to produce oil in West Texas. […]

  • Ontario to Set Targets for Industries to Cut Carbon Emissions
    on 30th November 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Ontario plans to cut carbon gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, setting reduction targets for industries and encouraging private investments in clean technologies. […]

  • Enel Named Amongst the Top 12 Corporate Startup Stars
    on 29th November 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Italian multinational utility Enel has been recognized as one of the world’s most active companies in the open innovation field. […]

  • Hungary Plans to Ditch Coal by 2030 and Become Fully Reliant on Renewable Energy
    on 28th November 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Following yet another hike in the European Union's emissions trading system (ETS) in its fight against climate change, Hungary has announced that it aims to phase out its use of coal and be fully reliant on renewable energy sources by 2030 […]

  • EU Unveils Plan to Cut Emissions to Zero
    on 28th November 2018 at 3:31 pm

    The European Union unveiled its long-term vision on combating climate change in a push for more ambitious action on the environment just days after U.S. President Donald Trump rejected his government’s warning on the economic costs of global warming. […]

  • UNFCCC says hydropower can “help climate action”
    on 28th November 2018 at 2:00 pm

    People in the hydroelectric power industry have long known that this clean, reliable, renewable generating technology has an important role to play in meeting vital goals related to the environment and climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agrees, as evidenced by an article published on its website last week. […]

  • Clean Power Sees First Win Over Fossil Fuels in Emerging Markets
    on 27th November 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Developing countries have added more clean power capacity than fossil fuel generation for the first time ever, charging ahead of wealthier nations in the global green energy push, according to Bloomberg NEF. […]

  • POWER-GEN International Explores the Competitive Advantages of Power Generation Technologies
    on 27th November 2018 at 2:16 pm

    When California voted to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, it sent a signal to the market about which types of power generation technologies will remain competitive into the future. And according to Mike Ferguson, Director, North America Energy Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance with S&P Global Ratings, what California does, other states may soon follow. […]

  • Kansas City Firm Buys Rights to 21.8 MW in North Carolina Solar Projects
    on 27th November 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The three farms, totaling 21.8 MW, are under construction and expected to reach commercial operation early next year. Once completed, the SE Solar Portfolio will sell all the power generation to a utility off-taker through a 15-year fixed-price PPA. […]

  • PG&E's Wildfire Crisis Could Impact California's Ambitions Clean Energy Targets
    on 19th November 2018 at 4:45 pm

    California’s ambitious drive to combat climate change may hinge on the fate of its biggest utility owner. […]

  • Gravity-Based Energy Storage Hits the Market
    on 19th November 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Earlier this month, Energy Vault, an Idealab company, announced the commercial availability of its energy storage solution that is based on the principles that underpin traditional gravity-based pumped hydro plants. […]

  • Solar and Wind Now the Cheapest Power Source Says BloombergNEF
    on 19th November 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Unsubsidised solar and onshore wind are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan thanks to falling technology costs. […]

  • California CCAs Double Renewable Energy Commitment, Adding 1 GW Capacity, in One Year
    on 16th November 2018 at 3:57 pm

    The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced this week that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 MW (2 GW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization and climate change goals. […]

  • Governors Urge FERC To Consider the Renewable Benefits of One Unified Electricity Grid
    on 14th November 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The so-called “Seams Study” conducted by NREL and presented at POWER-GEN International in December 2017 during a session called #RocktheGrid is the basis of a new proposal put forth by a group of 18 U.S. governors. The bipartisan Governor’s Wind and Solar Energy Coalition sent a letter on November 9 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging commissioners to consider the benefits to the entire country of one unified electricity grid. […]

  • Electricity is the ‘New Fuel of Choice’ Says IEA
    on 14th November 2018 at 2:30 pm

    According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”. […]

  • Wind Turbine Manufacturers Hit Turbulence
    on 12th November 2018 at 3:27 pm

    The shakeout in wind turbine manufacturing industry is starting to produce winners and losers after increasing competition gutted margins. Wind is one of the lowest-cost forms of energy generation and getting cheaper, with turbine prices down more than 50 percent in the past decade. That has hurt profit and spurred gloomier market outlooks from wind machinery makers from General Electric Co. to Vestas Wind Systems A/S. […]

  • Putting PURPA Under a Microscope
    on 12th November 2018 at 3:01 pm

    A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. may be due for an overhaul. […]

  • Mixed Results for Renewable Energy Agenda in the 2018 Midterms
    on 8th November 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Clean energy is usually never a central focus of the ballot but was a high priority for voters this election. Here's a recap of the most critical results affecting renewable energy. […]

  • SINN Power initiates second phase of renewable energies project in Guinea
    on 8th November 2018 at 5:30 pm

    SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energy potential in Conakry, Guinea, considering wave, wind and solar resources. […]

  • ENGIE NA Starting Kansas Wind Project under PPA with Brown-Forman
    on 2nd November 2018 at 1:46 pm

    ENGIE North America has made a $228 million investment in the East Fork project, the second phase of the Solomon Forks Wind project under construction. Together, the two will generate 472 MW of clean energy to Brown-Forman Corp. under a PPA. […]

  • Dominion Energy Launches Green Bonds Program
    on 2nd November 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Dominion Energy on Friday said that it had closed its inaugural offering of green bonds. The $362 million in privately placed bond proceeds will be used to reimburse Dominion Energy for previously deployed capital related to the acquisition, development and/or construction of 20 merchant solar projects with a total capacity of 574 MW of renewable energy. […]

  • Germany To Auction 8GW of Wind, Solar Capacity from 2019-21
    on 1st November 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Germany’s ruling coalition sealed a long-awaited plan to boost auctions of wind and solar power, brushing aside the political turmoil that’s dogged the alliance since the summer and making good on election promises. […]

  • It's Not Just Facebook and Google Buying Clean Power Anymore
    on 1st November 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Businesses with more modest appetites for electricity -- including Swiss Re AG, Nestle SA and others -- are increasingly banding together to line up deals for clean power, broadening a market long dominated by tech giants, according to a report Thursday by Bloomberg NEF. […]

  • Clean Energy and Savings Drive Ballot Measure in Ohio
    on 1st November 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Voters in a Columbus, Ohio, suburb will decide Tuesday whether to let city officials try to negotiate for cheaper and cleaner electricity on their behalf. […]

  • Progress Continues on World's Biggest Tidal Stream Project
    on 31st October 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Simec Atlantis Energy Ltd., a renewable energy developer, announced a plan to extend its tidal stream project in Scotland by adding two new turbines. […]

  • US and Israel Establish Joint Center of Excellence in Energy
    on 31st October 2018 at 12:32 pm

    The United States Department of Energy and the Israeli Energy Ministry this summer signed the Implementation Agreement to establish the U.S.-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology. […]

  • POWER-GEN International Elevates the Event Buying Experience
    on 30th October 2018 at 4:57 pm

    POWER-GEN International, part of the newly formed Power & Energy Series from Clarion Energy, has introduced a new Key Buyer Program for its upcoming December 4-6, 2018, event in Orlando, Florida. […]

  • Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Nordex Stocks Drop With GE Wind Unit Slump
    on 30th October 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Shares of Europe’s major wind turbine makers fell after General Electric Co. in the U.S. said orders and profitability slumped at its unit in that business. […]

  • French Pumped Hydropower Plan Stymied by EU Deadlock
    on 30th October 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Energy storage on a commercial scale is the holy grail for supporters of renewables, including French President Emmanuel Macron. […]

  • Italy on a Clear Path to Renewable-Dominant Future
    on 29th October 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Latest market outlook report predicts that the country will get more than half of its power from hon-hydro renewables by 2030. […]

  • PJM joins Energy Web Foundation for Blockchain-based Pilot for Renewable Markets
    on 25th October 2018 at 1:11 pm

    EWF and PJM Environmental Information Services Inc. (PJM-EIS) announced they are teaming up on developing and testing a market-wide reference implementation of Energy Web Origin for the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) administered by PJM-EIS. […]

  • FERC Shake-Up Raises Possibility of Coal Bailout
    on 25th October 2018 at 1:09 pm

    An untimely resignation has given one Kentucky Republican a second shot at saving coal. […]

  • Partnership Provides a Better Way to Buy Renewable Energy
    on 24th October 2018 at 2:44 pm

    It would be difficult to overestimate the impact that corporate procurement of renewable energy, primarily through power purchase agreements (PPAs), has had on the overall renewable market. In less than a decade, renewable energy created from corporate PPAs went from zero to more than 13 gigawatts in the U.S. alone. Microsoft is one of the largest players in this market, beginning with a 110-megawatt wind project in Texas in 2013 to a portfolio of more than 1.2 gigawatts in six states and three continents. […]

  • How Edge Analytics Will Usher in a Renewable Future
    on 24th October 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Despite the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, state governments and corporations alike continue to look to renewable energies to power our future. Similarly, the European Union has adopted a series of initiatives aimed at cutting greenhouse gasses, improving energy efficiency, and producing more power from renewable sources by 2020 to meet its climate and energy targets. Even in developing countries strapped for resources, solar panels now line rooftops of buildings in a drive to combat reliance on imported energy and oil. […]

  • ISO-New England Offers Preview of Pending Energy Storage Market Changes
    on 23rd October 2018 at 11:35 am

    Excitement over storing electricity, and expectations for new market rules in the U.S. promise great changes in energy. Instead of hype and speculation, this blog offers a preview of those market changes. For those who are waiting for FERC Order 841 to sort things out, ISO-New England has published something you might want to see. […]

  • What Can We Learn from Failed Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Initiatives?
    on 22nd October 2018 at 7:53 pm

    After surveying how crowdfunding is kickstarting the renewable energy transition, it’s important to note that for every successful project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo an average of two go unfunded. The reasons behind such failures vary from project to project: too ambitious of a funding goal, unrealistic projects, an overall lack of exposure, or countless others. […]

  • Regulations, Not Resource Determine Wind Energy Costs in Northern Europe
    on 22nd October 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Regulations governing the construction of wind farms vary considerably between countries. Indeed, these differences can have a stronger impact on generation costs than differences in wind resources. In the future, northern European cross-border renewable energy auctions should take diverging regulatory conditions into account, a new study argues. […]

  • Could Sustainable Clean Energy Securitization Save the Planet?
    on 18th October 2018 at 12:19 pm

    The financial instrument that nearly collapsed the global economy is being re-engineered to create a new market with a lofty goal: to save the planet. […]

  • Energy Storage in California is About to Get MUCH Cleaner. Here’s How.
    on 17th October 2018 at 4:47 pm

    California recently joined other leading states, provinces, cities, and corporations around the world by setting an ambitious 100 percent carbon-free electricity target. It’s a landmark, not because California was the first, but because it is the biggest. The state ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world. […]

  • Voith and Siemens to collaborate on hybrid plants that include hydropower
    on 17th October 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower. […]

  • Walmart Procures 233-MW Wind-Energy PPA from EDP Renewables
    on 16th October 2018 at 8:30 pm

    The deal with Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart includes three wind farms—all developed, owned and operated by EDP Renewables—in the states of Illinois and Indiana.&nbs […]

  • HSBC Pension Pledges $329 Million Investment in Green Energy
    on 16th October 2018 at 10:30 am

    HSBC Holdings Plc’s pension manager plans to invest 250 million pounds ($329 million) of its pension scheme into renewable energy infrastructure for wind and solar in the U.K., joining around 30 other firms making similar climate change pledges. […]

  • 8 Things You Need to Know About the IPCC 1.5˚C Report
    on 16th October 2018 at 10:19 am

    While all countries committed under the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5˚C-2˚C (2.7-3.6˚ F), major questions remained: How can the world achieve this temperature goal? And what happens if it doesn’t? […]

  • IRENA: Egypt Could Meet Up to 53 Percent of Electricity Demand with Renewables
    on 16th October 2018 at 10:00 am

    Egypt has the potential to meet up to 53 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Egypt Renewable Energy Outlook, released in Cairo last week in the presence of Egyptian government officials and regional decision makers, found that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to $900 million annually in 2030. […]

  • IEA: World Could Install 1.3 TW of Clean Energy by 2023
    on 15th October 2018 at 10:16 am

    The world could install more than a trillion watts of renewable power over the next five years, more than the entire current generation capacity of the European Union. […]

  • Renewable Hungry Companies need to get on the RTO ASAP
    on 15th October 2018 at 2:00 am

    The report by recently rebranded Wind-Solar Alliance points out that more than 100 U.S. corporate buyers —members of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance — have set a goal of purchasing 60 GW of new U.S. renewable energy capacity by 2025. So far, since 2013, the companies have procured just over 13 gigawatts of renewable power. […]

  • Britain's Battery Market Will Grow by $7.9 Billion by 2030
    on 12th October 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Britain’s power market will need investment of 6 billion pounds ($7.9 billion) between now and 2030 in flexible generation and storage such as batteries to support the transition toward an economy that emits less carbon, a study showed. […]

  • IRENA Conducting Survey of Gender and Renewable Energy
    on 12th October 2018 at 1:47 pm

    The International Renewable Energy Agency is conducting a survey to gather quantitative and qualitative insights into the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector. […]

  • Kickstarting the Energy Revolution: How Crowdfunding is Pushing the Renewable Energy Transition
    on 11th October 2018 at 3:49 pm

    When innovators come up with the idea for the next great technological breakthrough, the first roadblocks to seeing that idea to fruition are typically funding. Among renewable energy inventions, this need is typically filled through wealthy private investors, venture capital firms, or government grants. But today, in the age of the Internet, budding entrepreneurs have taken their funding needs online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. […]

  • Bolivia looking to finance US$2 billion of hydro, wind projects
    on 11th October 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Bolivian energy authorities are in the process of identifying about US$2 billion in financing for early stage hydro and wind power generation projects, which total 710 MW and 45 MW, respectively. […]

  • U.S. Department of Energy To Bring $40B Cash to POWER-GEN International
    on 10th October 2018 at 4:47 pm

    After wallowing in limbo for the first part of 2018 awaiting re-authorization, the Loan Program Office (LPO) at the Department of Energy is back in business with about $40 billion burning a hole in its proverbial pocket. Mike Reed, Director and Chief Engineer of the Technical and Project Management Division of the LPO and his team are planning to hit POWER-GEN 2018 in Orlando, Florida in December to identify people and projects that might need financing. […]

  • Exxon Puts $1 Million Into Quest for Carbon Tax-and-Rebate Plan
    on 9th October 2018 at 1:46 pm

    An effort to put a tax on carbon dioxide emissions just won an unlikely underwriter: a top producer of oil and gas. […]

  • Report: $2.4 Trillion Clean Energy Investment Needed To Avoid Climate Catastrophe
    on 8th October 2018 at 5:05 pm

    The world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to scientists convened by the United Nations. […]

  • SINN Power to conduct feasibility study of wave energy, other renewables in Guinea
    on 5th October 2018 at 5:15 pm

    SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea. […]

  • Trump's FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout
    on 5th October 2018 at 9:00 am

    U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants. […]

  • Iowa Looks to Take the Next Steps on Storage
    on 5th October 2018 at 9:00 am

    A $200,000 state grant will finance research into two solar-plus-storage projects aimed at better understanding the state’s energy storage potential. […]

  • From the Clean Power Plan to ACE: Why Not Much Has Changed
    on 2nd October 2018 at 8:00 am

    Has the environment for electricity generation changed dramatically since the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan began its slow exit from public and regulatory consciousness several months ago? Not really! […]

  • How Renewables Lead to a World of Peak Energy
    on 1st October 2018 at 5:59 am

    It can be hard to get your head around just how much energy the world uses. Expressed in terms of oil, it was equivalent to almost 14 billion metric tons of the stuff in 2017. That’s like burning through all of Russia’s proved reserves in the space of 12 months, which is, in technical terms, a lot. […]

  • World Bank Offers $1 Billion for Batteries in Emerging Markets
    on 28th September 2018 at 4:08 pm

    The World Bank Group committed $1 billion to finance battery-storage systems in developing and middle-income countries, and expects its participation to attract another $4 billion in backing from investors as well as public and private funds. […]

  • US Production, Consumption of Non-Hydro Renewables Hit Record High in 1H 2018
    on 27th September 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) set new U.S. records for both production and consumption in the first half of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). […]

  • Renewables in UK Energy Mix Hit All-time High
    on 27th September 2018 at 12:42 pm

    The share of renewables in the UK’s electricity generation hit a record high of 31.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, while coal dropped to an all-time low of only 1.6 per cent. […]

  • Statkraft Plans Annual Investments of US$1.2 Billion in Renewable Energy, including Hydropower
    on 27th September 2018 at 11:00 am

    Statkraft has announced it is planning annual investments of about NOK10 billion (US$1.2 billion) in renewable energy from 2019 to 2025, including “large upgrades of Nordic hydropower.&rdquo […]

  • Corbyn Vows to ‘Kickstart a Green Energy Revolution’ in the UK
    on 27th September 2018 at 8:20 am

    The Leader of the Opposition in the UK has vowed to “kickstart a green jobs revolution that will help tackle climate change, provide sustainable energy for the future and create skilled jobs in every nation and region” of Britain. &nbs […]

  • China Sets New Renewables Target of 35 Percent by 2030
    on 26th September 2018 at 2:28 pm

    China is stepping up its push into renewable energy, proposing higher green power consumption targets and penalizing those who fail to meet those goals to help fund government subsidies to producers. […]

  • Alabama Power Seeks Renewable Energy
    on 24th September 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Alabama Power said last week that the utility is seeking proposals to meet future energy and reliability needs, including proposals for potential renewable energy projects. […]

  • California Clean Energy Mandate Comes at Utilities' Expense
    on 24th September 2018 at 10:00 am

    California’s ambitious push for clean energy will be a tough lift for utilities and potentially their bondholders. […]

  • Ohio’s PowerForward Roadmap Aims to Shape the Grid of the Future
    on 19th September 2018 at 2:51 pm

    A new roadmap for the future of Ohio’s electric grid can benefit all types of interest groups, but the next few years will be critical for the plan to achieve its goals. […]

  • Yves Rannou leaves hydro for wind
    on 18th September 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Yves Rannou, formerly president and chief executive officer of hydro for GE Renewable Energy, has taken a position as CEO of Senvion S.A., a manufacturer of wind turbines. […]

  • Energy Poll: 8 out of 10 South Koreans Want Clean Energy
    on 18th September 2018 at 1:17 pm

    According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the expansion of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power. […]

  • The 100 Percent Renewables Vision is Reachable Says Wartsila
    on 18th September 2018 at 9:44 am

    “Smart technology is unlocking the 100 per cent renewables future,” said the boss of Wartsila Energy Solutions today. […]

  • Global Climate Summit Celebrates Emission Reduction Progress; Calls for Bolder Action to Meet Paris Climate Goals
    on 14th September 2018 at 4:06 pm

    On the premise that the nations of the world are not doing enough to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, Governor Jerry Brown, New York City’s former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other dignitaries convened a high-profile international gathering in San Francisco September 12-14 to inspire more ambitious action and showcase successful efforts. […]

  • Spain Plans $116 Billion Energy Retrofit
    on 14th September 2018 at 3:56 pm

    The Spanish government is exploring ways to persuade investors to finance a 100 billion-euro ($116 billion) transformation of its energy system as it tries to move beyond past policy mistakes that led to widespread losses and lawsuits. […]

  • Building America's Regional Offshore Wind Powerhouses – 10 GWs & Counting
    on 14th September 2018 at 9:12 am

    Atlantic States' commitment to OSW driving economies of scale & declining costs. Now they must cooperate as regional teams to empower market competition, enable industry supply chain & ensure share of 160,000 new U.S. jobs. […]

  • Most Investors Are Going Green to Make Money, HSBC Says
    on 13th September 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Make money first, save the planet second. Those are the reasons for most investors to get into green finance, according to HSBC Holdings Plc. […]

  • Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of South Africa Energy Mix
    on 12th September 2018 at 11:11 am

    South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output. […]

  • Vattenfall Inaugurates Scottish Offshore Wind farm
    on 7th September 2018 at 4:10 pm

    The aim is to accelerate the wind power industry’s drive for competitive renewab […]

  • August the ‘Cleanest Energy Month of the Year in Modern Times’ in UK
    on 7th September 2018 at 8:26 am


  • Utility-Backed Fund Raises $681 Million to Invest in Clean Tech
    on 6th September 2018 at 4:04 pm

    A private equity firm backed by some of the world’s largest utilities has raised $681 million to finance startups developing clean-energy technology. […]

  • Carlyle Group Affiliate Buys 612 MW of Wind Power Capacity in New York
    on 6th September 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Zephyr Wind Energy, Carlyle’s newly established affiliate, is buying the wind generation portfolio that includes six wind farms in three northern and western New York counties. […]

  • Bilfinger chosen to supply pipeline for 15.9-MW Gaildorf pumped-storage plant
    on 5th September 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik has been chosen to deliver a distribution pipeline for use in the 15.9-MW pumped-storage power plant being built in Gaildorf, Germany. […]

  • France Names Pro-renewable Energy Minister
    on 5th September 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Former green lawmaker, Francois de Rugy, has been named France’s energy and environment minister, replacing environmental activist Nicolas Hulot. […]

  • Revival of UN Carbon Market Could Be Coming Soon
    on 5th September 2018 at 2:09 pm

    After the United Nations’s first attempt to build a global carbon market fizzled from $33 billion to almost nothing, climate envoys from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bangkok this week to give it another go. […]

  • To Add More Renewables to the Grid, We Need Energy Storage with a Critical Component: Inertia
    on 5th September 2018 at 2:04 pm

    The adoption of renewable energy is expected to increase across the U.S. Projections from the federal Energy Information Administration indicate that from 2020 to 2050 utility-scale wind capacity will grow by 20 gigawatts (GW) and utility-scale solar photovoltaic capacity will grow by 127 GW. […]

  • 100-MW Tidong hydropower project in India acquired by Statkraft
    on 4th September 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Statkraft has acquired the 100-MW Tidong hydropower project under construction in India, saying this is in line with the company’s strategy to develop renewable energy generation. […]

  • Western States Proceed with Climate Legislation Regardless of Trump’s “ACE” Rule
    on 4th September 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Spurred by President Trump’s announcement that the United States will abandon commitments President Obama made in the Paris Climate Agreement, western seaboard elected officials are highly motivated to act on climate change, notwithstanding the Trump Administration’s actions to replace the Clean Power Plan. California has a well-established and functioning “cap and trade” program that has survived judicial challenge and been extended through 2030. As the fifth largest economy in the world, California’s efforts are a significant driver for similar programs throughout the nation. […]

  • California, Blockchain, Hydro Licenses and Data Breaches in this Week’s Energy News Wrap-Up
    on 4th September 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Our weekly energy news wrap-up is brought to you by the Clarion Energy Content Managers. Have a look to see what we view as the most important news of the week. […]

  • Nordex Wins Deal for 99 MW Windfarm in Argentina
    on 4th September 2018 at 10:40 am

    German windpower group Nordex is to provide the turbines for a 99 MW wind farm in Argentina. […]

  • Substation Milestone for UK Offshore Windfarm
    on 31st August 2018 at 11:16 am

    The substation for a 714 MW offshore windfarm has been installed in the North Sea off England. […]

  • California One Step Closer to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Obligation
    on 29th August 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Yesterday another milestone was reached in California’s march toward a 100 percent renewable energy mandate with the passing of SB100 by the Assembly. The bill will require the state to receive 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2026; 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045. The current law requires the state to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030. […]

  • A Carbon-Free California Requires a Lot More Cheap Batteries
    on 28th August 2018 at 3:50 pm

    California’s push to use only carbon-free electricity hinges on a big bet -- that battery costs will plunge. […]

  • South Africa Drops Nuclear, Adds Renewables in Energy Plan
    on 28th August 2018 at 3:01 pm

    South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint and will increasingly harness renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal. […]

  • Oil Major Exxon Reportedly Seeking Wind and Solar Power
    on 28th August 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Exxon Mobil Corp. has been looking to buy renewable energy for delivery in Texas, according to people familiar with the matter. […]

  • Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market
    on 24th August 2018 at 9:00 am

    Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017 due to the production tax credit, various state-level policies, and improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, yielding low-priced wind energy for utility, corporate, and other power purchasers. […]

  • Midwest Utility Turning to Cows, Landfills for a Gas Alternative
    on 23rd August 2018 at 2:40 pm

    CenterPoint Energy Inc. wants to introduce a pilot program in Minnesota offering customers access to a renewable form of natural gas recovered from dairy farms and landfills. […]

  • First Telescopic Wind Turbine Installed Offshore Near Spain's Gran Canaria
    on 23rd August 2018 at 10:47 am

    The world’s first telescopic wind turbine has been installed in waters off Gran Canaria In Spain. […]

  • New Mexico Ratepayers May Soon Enjoy Cheap Renewable Energy via the EIM
    on 22nd August 2018 at 7:37 pm

    On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 the Public Service of New Mexico (PNM) requested approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to join the energy imbalance market (EIM), a move that the utility says will save customers money and allow more renewable energy on its grid. […]

  • EPA Announces Roll Backs To Clean Power Plan; Industry Reacts
    on 21st August 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Continuing on U.S. President Trump’s campaign promise to revive the coal industry, on Tuesday, August 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to significantly alter the Clean Power Plan (CPP), shrinking some of the emission reduction targets that were set in place under the CPP by former President Obama. […]

  • Clean Energy Claims to Get More Scrutiny
    on 20th August 2018 at 2:10 pm

    In late May, Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Co. claimed it was about to become the first U.S. utility with 100 percent renewable energy. It was a little premature and perhaps a bit misleading. […]

  • What Next after Ontario Cancels Power Contracts?
    on 15th August 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Recent headlines have captured the decision of the newly elected Ontario provincial government to cancel more than 700 renewable energy contracts in the province. […]

  • Bloomberg Analyst: Battery Boom Could Burn Investors
    on 14th August 2018 at 11:09 am

    Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry. […]

  • Hydro Tasmania Eyes Pumped Hydro To Shore Up Renewables
    on 13th August 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Chris Gwynne stands in a ravine below a towering dam in the Tasmanian wilderness and ponders whether the giant concrete structure can withstand the politics that may keep it from playing a key role in Australia’s clean energy future. […]

  • Is Climate Change or Negligence Responsible for Calif. Fires?
    on 13th August 2018 at 2:37 pm

    It was California’s biggest fire yet. In late July and August, wildfires devastated an area north of San Francisco far bigger than New York City, destroying more than 100 homes and injuring 2 fire fighters. It’s just one in a rash of fast-spreading blazes that have killed at least 56 people this year and last in the Golden State. […]

  • Ørsted signs with Siemens Gamesa for Dominion's Offshore Wind Project
    on 10th August 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Ørsted signed up Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project that Dominion has planned since 2011. The wind farm 27 miles off the Virginia coast would the first such project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic. […]

  • Xcel Energy breaks ground on 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in North Dakota
    on 10th August 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Xcel Energy recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. […]

  • Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Report to Boost Coal
    on 9th August 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Trump administration officials pushed to highlight the value of coal-fired power plants in a government report on the “bomb cyclone” that plunged the Eastern U.S. into single-digit temperatures last January. […]

  • Danish Firm Moving big into U.S. Wind Energy Development
    on 9th August 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Ørsted announced it is buying 100 percent of Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for about $580 million (500 million €) from owner I Squared Capital. Since I Squared acquired the firm in 2015, LCE has built or is completing than 800 MW in onshore wind generation capacity. […]

  • Bullet Train Thinking: How Japan Hopes to Lead a Global Hydrogen Revolution
    on 8th August 2018 at 5:49 pm

    “Japan will present hydrogen to the rest of the world as a new energy choice and will lead global efforts for establishing a carbon-free society taking advantage of Japan’s strong points,” read a statement from Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as it unveiled the country’s ground-breaking Basic Hydrogen Strategy last December. […]

  • Mexico Gaining $109M Loan to Increase Geothermal Generation
    on 7th August 2018 at 3:27 pm

    New geothermal capacity in Mexico could rise 300 MW over 10 years. […]

  • EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain
    on 7th August 2018 at 1:54 pm

    New wind and solar installations accounted for nearly 9,000 and 8,000 MW of capacity two years ago, respectively, while natural gas was close behind at more than 7,900 MW. The EIA used complete data from 2016 installations and will release 2017 generator cost data next year. […]

  • Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid
    on 6th August 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas -- and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places -- the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during certain hours of the day. […]

  • Demand for Clean Energy Coming from Businesses, not Politics
    on 3rd August 2018 at 3:13 pm

    American firms have accounted for 4.2 GW, or 60 percent, of global corporate clean energy procurements so far in 2018, already setting a record over 2017’s previous benchmark pace, according to Bloomberg NEF report.  &nbs […]

  • EPM to raise US$1.4 billion from asset sales to remain solvent after 2.4-GW Ituango hydro crisis
    on 2nd August 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Empresas Publicas de Medellin in Colombia has announced it plans to raise up to US$1.4 billion from asset sales in a bid to remain solvent in the wake of the crisis at the 2.4-GW Ituango hydro facility. […]

  • The Future of Energy Infrastructure in Africa
    on 1st August 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Utility experts flocked to Johannesburg last month and talked how the skies the limit for the future opportunities and challenges of grid expansion and modernization in Africa. […]

  • There's a Hidden Battery Play in the ‘Extremes’ of Power Prices
    on 31st July 2018 at 5:35 pm

    There’s an energy-storage opportunity hidden in plain sight -- and it has little to do with electric vehicles. As batteries go mainstream, the “deepest potential” for them is likely to be in arbitrage, according to a Bloomberg NEF report Tuesday. […]

  • Gas 'Peakers' Seeing New Life as Temps Increase and Renewables Fluctuate
    on 30th July 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Europe’s heat wave is hastening the rise of the “peaker,” a natural gas-fired power plant that can switch on and off quickly and runs only when there’s high demand. […]

  • Vattenfall Places First Turbine in New Wind Power Farm off Danish Coast
    on 24th July 2018 at 2:26 pm

    The wind farm will increase Danish annual electricity production from wind by about 12 percent. […]

  • Bids Compete for Saudi 400 MW Windfarm
    on 24th July 2018 at 11:57 am

    Saudi Arabia today opened final bidding for its first utility-scale windfarm. […]

  • Report Forecasts 12 GW a Year of Windpower in Asia Pacific
    on 19th July 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Annual wind power capacity in the Asia Pacific (excluding China) will reach a peak of 12.1 GW by 2022. […]

  • Launch of Belgium’s Largest Onsite Energy Storage Battery
    on 18th July 2018 at 11:36 am

    The largest energy storage battery of its kind in Belgium has been commissioned at a print binding works in Puurs. […]

  • Global Investments in Electricity Beat Investments in Oil and Gas for Second Year in a Row
    on 17th July 2018 at 2:13 pm

    IEA report reveals that more than US $750 billion went to the electricity sector while US $715 billion was spent on oil and gas supply globally as the world continues on the path to electrification. […]

  • New York Begins Wave toward 2,400 MW of Offshore Wind
    on 13th July 2018 at 3:15 pm

    The state’s Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will procure approximately 800 MW of offshore wind through a solicitation in the fourth quarter this year. […]

  • Bill to Take California to 100 Percent Clean Electricity Gains Traction
    on 5th July 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee approved Senate Bill 100, historic legislation to transition California to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045, sending it to the full Assembly for a vote. The vote could have been influenced by the more than 38,000 messages and signatures in support of the legislation from a range of stakeholders, including health and environmental advocates, clean energy industries, business communities, and environmental justice organizations. […]

  • China’s Wind Power Industry Aims To Keep Wind And Solar Curtailment Rate Under 9 Percent
    on 5th July 2018 at 4:52 pm

    According to data released by the National Energy Administration of China, the country added wind power grid-connected capacity of 3.94 GW during the first quarter of this year, a year-over-year increase of 12 percent. The country’s average wind curtailment rate had decreased to 8.5 percent as of the end of the quarter, down 8 percentage points from a year earlier. […]

  • Pumped Hydropower Plus Wind, Solar Is Path To 100 Percent Renewable Energy
    on 27th June 2018 at 12:57 pm

    If you want to build pumped storage hydropower plants, don’t talk about pumped storage hydropower. That was the message delivered by Adam Rousselle, president of Renewable Energy Aggregators (REA) during the first Grid-Scale Storage Summit, which took place on June 25-26 in Charlotte, NC. […]

  • The Public Health Benefits of Adding Offshore Wind to the Grid
    on 21st June 2018 at 11:06 am

    New plans to build two commercial offshore wind farms near the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts have sparked a lot of discussion about the vast potential of this previously untapped source of electricity. […]

  • Exelon, First Solar Bankroll Campaign to Push a Carbon Tax
    on 20th June 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Major energy companies, including the largest U.S. nuclear power generator, are putting millions of dollars into a new political campaign to push for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. […]

  • Coal Is Being Squeezed Out of Power Industry by Cheap Renewables
    on 19th June 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Coal will be increasingly squeezed out of the power generation market over the next three decades as the cost of renewables plunges and technology improves the flexibility of grids globally. […]

  • Inside Renewable Energy: The Sustainable Corporation — Risks and Rewards of an Environmental Business Strategy
    on 19th June 2018 at 3:48 pm

    In this episode, Scott Tew discusses Ingersoll Rand’s work toward achieving its sustainability goals and what other companies can learn from that experience. […]

  • AT&T ‘Goes Big’ on Wind Power in Texas
    on 18th June 2018 at 5:09 pm

    AT&T last week said it is adding to its wind power program with the purchase of 300 MW from two new wind farms in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties in Texas. […]

  • Timely US Offshore Wind Construction Support Vessel Proposed
    on 18th June 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Two companies based in The Netherlands have proposed developing a near-term marine vessel solution for delivering wind turbine parts for the construction of new U.S. offshore wind projects planned over the next few years. […]

  • Want To Save the World with Your Brilliant Clean Energy Idea?
    on 15th June 2018 at 7:28 pm

    A new partnership between Enel and InnoCentive focuses on the power of the crowd to solve many of the world’s sustainable energy challenges. […]

  • New Research Consortium Tasked with Reducing Offshore Wind Costs
    on 15th June 2018 at 4:16 pm

    The U.S. Department of Energy has selected NYSERDA to administer an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development consortium that will identify ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind in the U.S. […]

  • PennWell Partners with Folds of Honor Foundation
    on 14th June 2018 at 5:03 pm

    In commemoration of Flag Day, PennWell Corp. is partnering with the Folds of Honor Foundation to raise money for military families. The effort is in conjunction with PennWell’s Wall of Honor, a traveling wall highlighting the names of our military service personnel (past and present) and displayed at all PennWell power generation events in North America. The wall displays the branch, the company and the name of each person honored. […]

  • Connecticut Selects Revolution Wind Offshore Wind Project for Development
    on 13th June 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Connecticut today selected Deepwater Wind’s Revolution Wind proposal for development as part of an approximately 250-MW round of renewable energy projects. […]

  • Single European Power Market Is Now Closer to Reality
    on 13th June 2018 at 11:10 am

    The European Union’s vision of a single energy market will move a step closer on Tuesday with the start of a joint market for electricity delivered on the same day. […]

  • Struck by a Hockey Puck: Renewable Energy’s Big Canadian Black Eye
    on 8th June 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Everybody loves renewable energy, right? That’s what surveys tell us with global support for renewable energy consistently polling above 80 percent. But don’t tell that to the people of the Province of Ontario, Canada. On June 7, the electorate handed a stunning defeat to its Liberal Government after 15 years of reign. The election winner: Conservative Doug Ford, brother of Toronto’s infamous crack-cocaine smoking mayor, Rob Ford. The issue in the forefront of voters’ minds: sky high electricity prices. […]

  • US Power Africa Initiative Backs $1BN of Solar, Wind Projects
    on 8th June 2018 at 11:59 am

    With financial backing from the U.S. government, an Israeli solar developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA signed a deal with the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States to build $1 billion of renewable energy projects in the region. […]

  • Here’s Why Trump’s New Strategy to Keep Ailing Coal and Nuclear Plants Open Makes No Sense
    on 8th June 2018 at 5:00 am

    President Donald Trump recently ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take “immediate steps” to stop the closure of coal and nuclear power plants. I can see why this proposal has caused much controversy, partly because of how energy markets work. […]

  • This Is How to Understand Complex Vibration Signals in Wind Turbines
    on 7th June 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Wind energy is increasingly popular as the technology advances. However, wind turbines incur higher operation and maintenance costs than other power generation technologies. There are, nonetheless, ways to drive these costs down. […]

  • ABCs of NDT: Understanding Nondestructive Testing Techniques that Are Essential to Keeping Wind Turbines Generating Electricity
    on 6th June 2018 at 5:00 am

    Non-destructive testing is a broad category of inspection methods that technicians use to highlight cracks, corrosion, and irregularities that are too small to see with the naked eye but nonetheless can compromise the integrity of gears, bearings, blades, and other structural pieces that make up wind turbines. […]

  • First Grid-Scale Energy Summit Will Highlight Storage "Beyond Batteries"
    on 5th June 2018 at 9:04 pm

    In the 2019 FY Budget, the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) included a $90M request to fund a new initiative it calls “Beyond Batteries.” The initiative is part of the DOE Grid Modernization Initiative, and focuses on new approaches to energy storage, which could include hybrid technologies such as pairing hydropower with solar or wind energy in order to provide a stable, dispatchable energy supply. […]

  • South Africa Plans to Add Up to $4 Billion of Renewable Projects
    on 5th June 2018 at 12:41 pm

    South Africa plans to invite bidders for additional renewable power projects that may amount to as much as 50 billion rand ($4 billion) of investment and help stimulate local and black-owned business. […]

  • The Electricity Sector Is Dominating the Modern Energy Transition; Heating/Cooling and Transport Must Catch Up
    on 4th June 2018 at 7:45 pm

    New data on the world’s transition to renewable energy are in, and the results are clear — the electricity sector’s uptake of renewables is well underway, but the transition for the heating/cooling and transport sectors has “barely begun,” according to the REN21 Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. […]

  • Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns
    on 4th June 2018 at 12:48 pm

    President Donald Trump ordered his energy secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk. […]

  • A Second Act for Wind Farms: Repowering for Capacity and Efficiency New Life for Wind Turbines: The Age of Repowering Is Here
    on 4th June 2018 at 5:00 am

    The global wind turbine fleet, which, according to data from the Global Wind Energy Council, currently stands at about 341,000, faces an important reality as the years go by – many of its units are getting old. […]

  • Connecticut Plans $15M in Port Upgrades to Support Offshore Wind Industry
    on 30th May 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Connecticut will invest $15 million to update one of its major ports to help in the deployment of equipment and workers for offshore wind projects on the East Coast. […]

  • Clean Energy Groups Appeal Approval of DTE Energy’s Proposed $1 Billion Gas Plant
    on 30th May 2018 at 2:45 pm

    A coalition of clean energy organizations have asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to reverse the decision of the Michigan Public Service Commission to approve a massive new natural gas power plant to be built by DTE Energy. […]

  • UK Energy Industry Launches Coalition on Gender Diversity
    on 30th May 2018 at 2:26 pm

    A new initiative has been launched to boost the number of women at senior levels and middle management in the UK energy industry. The Energy Leaders’ Coalition comprises eight of the leading chief executives from the UK’s energy sector – of which only two are women – who are making a public declaration to improve gender diversity in their companies and in the sector as a whole. […]

  • As More Solar and Wind Come onto the Grid, Prices Go Down But New Questions Come Up
    on 30th May 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices?&nbs […]

  • Now May Be the Best Time to Give Your Wind Turbine a Makeover
    on 25th May 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Wind farm operators can earn an 11 percent rate of return for replacing turbine nacelles, hubs or rotors this year, and that’s even after a key federal tax break was reduced from last year, according to a report Wednesday from the consulting company ICF Inc. […]

  • As Apple, Google and Others Promote Renewables, What Is the Best Way to Evaluate Corporate Energy Leadership?
    on 25th May 2018 at 5:53 pm

    At 62 percent of U.S. retail electric sales, commercial and industrial electricity consumers can substantially influence the demand for renewable energy and accelerate the pace of electric sector decarbonization. […]

  • In Landmark Day, East Coast States Secure 1.2 GW of Offshore Wind for US
    on 23rd May 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Massachusetts and Rhode Island today selected two offshore wind projects for development, securing a total of 1.2 GW of offshore generating capacity along the East Coast. […]

  • Here's What It Takes to Be a Leader in the US Offshore Wind Supply Chain
    on 23rd May 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Virginia is taking the next step in growing the infrastructure necessary to support the offshore wind supply chain with the release of an RFP seeking an expert to develop a plan to strengthen the state’s existing assets. […]

  • Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions
    on 23rd May 2018 at 9:27 am

    A new LBNL report offers concrete suggestions about what investments today will be most beneficial in tomorrow’s renewable energy future. […]

  • Report: Renewables, Energy Efficiency in New England Will Replace the Need for Gas Pipelines
    on 23rd May 2018 at 9:27 am

    A report that examines statements about rolling blackouts made by regional grid operator ISO-New England, shows that sustained growth of renewables, and not more gas, will boost reliability of New England’s electric power system. […]

  • BOEM Extends Deadline for Comment on New York Bight Offshore Wind Areas
    on 22nd May 2018 at 4:48 pm

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is extending the comment period for information and nominations for offshore wind energy development in an area of shallow water between Long Island and the New Jersey coast called the New York Bight. […]

  • 3@3 on Solar PV: 201 & Module Supply, Reviving Coal Jobs, and Women in Power
    on 21st May 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Today’s topics include the impact of section 201 tariffs on module supply and prices. Will they go up? We’ll also talk about developing the next generation solar workforce based on a new report about energy jobs in the U.S. […]

  • Energy Efficiency Leads in Job Growth as Energy Sector Adds Over 130,000 Jobs in 2017
    on 18th May 2018 at 4:06 pm

    The nation’s energy sector employed 6.5 million Americans in 2017, up 133,000 jobs from the year prior, according to a comprehensive report released today from the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). This two percent growth rate exceeded the national average of 1.7 percent. […]

  • To Save Coal Jobs, Trump Should Train Coal Workers to Perform Energy Audits, Install Solar and Maintain Wind Farms
    on 18th May 2018 at 4:06 pm

    A recent report by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), established by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and the National Association of State Energy Officials confirms that the energy sector as a whole grew 2 percent last year, which is .3 percent more than the national job growth percentage of 1.7 percent. […]

  • Trump Said to Mull 2015 Grid Emergency Law to Save Coal Plants
    on 18th May 2018 at 2:21 pm

    The Trump administration is weighing a broad array of strategies for keeping coal and nuclear power plants online as a matter of national security, with options ranging from invoking a 68-year-old law to a three-year-old one, according to a senior Energy Department official. […]

  • US Appropriations Committee Approves $243M Cut for Renewable Programs, $58M Increase to Fossil Fuels Research
    on 17th May 2018 at 4:17 pm

    The U.S. House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved an energy and water funding bill that, as compared to fiscal year 2018, cuts energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $243 million, and increases research and development funding for fossil fuels by $58 million. […]

  • Bankable Wind + Storage Plants Coming Soon After DNV GL Verifies Spanish Wind Farm
    on 16th May 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Last week at the Windpower 2018 conference and expo, ACCIONA Energia received the first independent certification for its hybrid wind power and energy storage plant by DNV GL, an energy certification body. The plant is located at Barasoain in Navarra, northern Spain. […]

  • Green Investing in Britain Falls to Lowest in Decade
    on 16th May 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Green investing in the U.K. fell 56 percent last year, sparking concerns in Parliament that the nation will not maintain its lead in clean energy or meet climate targets after leaving the European Union. […]

  • Meet 3 Energy Innovators Getting a Lift from Argonne National Laboratory
    on 16th May 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Erika Boeing is developing a small wind turbine she hopes can someday find a home alongside solar panels on the rooftops of big-box stores, factories and other large commercial and industrial buildings. […]

  • Alstom Confirms JV Exit in $3 Billion Deal with GE
    on 14th May 2018 at 1:14 pm

    General Electric Co. will be required to buy Alstom SA’s stakes in three energy joint ventures for 2.59 billion euros ($3.1 billion), closing a lengthy chapter in the massive 2015 tie-up that has become a headache for the beleaguered U.S. manufacturer. […]

  • Clean Energy vs. the Environment: A Cautionary Tale
    on 14th May 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Traditional alliances are being broken, and new ones are slow to form. Dealmaking has taken on the airs of a zero-sum game in which there can only be one winner. […]

  • Climate Talks Stall as Detail Sought on $100 Billion Finance
    on 11th May 2018 at 11:58 am

    Two weeks of climate talks organized by the United Nations finished with developing countries demanding more clarity from their richer counterparts on when a promised package of $100 billion in aid will materialize. […]

  • These Water-Stressed Countries Have the Most Solar and Wind Potential
    on 11th May 2018 at 11:04 am

    Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems. […]

  • New Companies Are Helping Maintain, Analyze, Finance and Build the Wind Industry
    on 9th May 2018 at 2:58 pm

    As the wind industry continues its march toward becoming a mainstream source of electricity, some new entrants are poised to help it along its path. […]

  • Storage, Wind, Solar Companies Are Recruiting Coal Miners for Their Work Ethics and High-Tech Skills
    on 9th May 2018 at 2:00 pm

    When a California battery company officially moved its headquarters and manufacturing to Kentucky coal country last week, generous state tax subsidies certainly played a role — but so did something often lost in the debate about coal. […]

  • AWEA Takes Strategic Focus on Growing the Wind Industry Through the 2020s
    on 8th May 2018 at 7:22 pm

    On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the American Wind Energy Association’s WindPower 2018 conference and expo, Tom Kiernan, President and CEO used baseball analogies to explain how he sees the industry growing over the next few decades. […]

  • If You Build It, They Will Come: The Deal Structures That Are Bringing More Buyers to the Renewables Market
    on 8th May 2018 at 4:04 pm

    It is no surprise that the growth in corporate renewables has continued at a record pace, because what were once transactions driven almost purely by “go green” ideals or achieving sustainability targets have now also become driven by the bottom line. […]

  • 6 Ways to Engage at WINDPOWER 2018
    on 7th May 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Here are 6 great ways to learn more about the market and engage at WINDPOWER 2018 to enhance your experience. […]

  • Inside Renewable Energy: To the Elections and Beyond — Midterms Messaging and More Action Items
    on 7th May 2018 at 3:27 pm

    In this podcast episode, guest Joel Stronberg gives a U.S. midterms election update; and outlines what might happen in Washington D.C. before November, and what the renewables industry should be thinking about beyond election day. […]

  • U.S. Added 2,000 Wind Turbines in 2017—AI Would Add 2,200 More Today
    on 4th May 2018 at 6:36 pm

    The American Wind Energy Association’s new report on the U.S. wind market says the U.S. added around 2,000 wind turbines last year. What if the U.S. could add another 2,200 turbines’ worth of clean energy without putting a single turbine in the ground? […]

  • 5 Fast Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition
    on 4th May 2018 at 3:56 pm

    It's more important than ever to prepare America’s future workforce with the real-world skills they need through efforts like the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition, which challenges undergraduates to design and build a wind turbine. Teams also develop a business plan to market their project. […]

  • US Offshore Wind Can Realize 25 GW through Synergies with Oil & Gas Sector
    on 4th May 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Energy experts highlighted the explosive growth potential of the U.S. offshore wind industry and the expertise its supply chain will leverage from the U.S. offshore oil and gas sector during a panel discussion hosted this week at the Offshore Technology Conference. […]

  • NYSERDA Collecting Ocean, Weather Data for Offshore Wind Power
    on 3rd May 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Metocean data collection allows smarter development of projects to increase energy production while reducing project footprint […]

  • The Asia-Pacific Offshore Wind Sector Just Achieved a ‘Breakthrough Moment’
    on 3rd May 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs this week released the results of an offshore wind auction that will add 3.8 GW of capacity to its grid. […]

  • Extreme Weather — The Business Risks and Sustainable Solutions
    on 3rd May 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Here’s a question for leaders of corporations and municipalities: What was the impact of extreme weather on your bottom line last year? And how are you mitigating this threat to your company’s operations and finances in the future? […]

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