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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:52:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review
A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:49:00 GMT
Other, Solar Energy, Energy Efficiency
EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future
“The times they are a' changin'.” So goes Bob Dylan's classic song from the '60s, and that's certainly the case when it comes to how we generate, distribute, use and store electricity. Having made great strides in enhancing performance and reliability and reducing costs, growing government support and incentives for intelligent energy storage solutions adds significant impetus to the growing wave of change sweeping across the U.S. power sector.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:13:00 GMT
Solar Energy
Solar Makers Set for Record 2014 Shipments on Strong Demand
Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Storage
The Fantasy of Distributed Generation, Efficiency, and Storage Raising Electric Rates
In 2012, the Virginia Governor proposed a tax for the sales of energy efficient cars because they use less gasoline, which means less money goes into the highway trust fund to repair roads. Hybrid and electric car owners, like myself, went nuts — why should those saving gasoline and significantly reducing pollution be penalized? By the end of 2013, a bipartisan coalition abolished the law.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:38:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses
A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMT
Solar Energy
German Solar Manufacturing Survivor Say Shipments Reach Record
The one major German solar panel manufacturer that survived a plunge in prices triggered by competition from China said it shipped near-record modules this month and seeks to keep selling at that level.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:23:00 GMT
Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Plunge in UK Distributed Energy Investment Forecast for 2019
Investment in the UK’s distributed power generation market will witness a significant decline from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million by 2019, according to new analysis.

Wind Energy News

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:52:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review
A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:38:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses
A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:23:00 GMT
Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Plunge in UK Distributed Energy Investment Forecast for 2019
Investment in the UK’s distributed power generation market will witness a significant decline from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million by 2019, according to new analysis.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:32:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Expect $1.6 Trillion in Clean Energy Investments Through 2020, Says IEA
Investments in new clean-energy capacity will total $1.61 trillion through 2020 even as the expansion of renewables is expected to slow, the International Energy Agency said.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:59:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Wind Power
US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data for the first six months of 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.3 percent of net U.S. electrical generation. Conventional hydropower accounted for 7.0 percent, while non-hydro renewables provided an even larger share at 7.3 percent.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:53:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power
South Africa Seeks to Improve Process for Renewable Energy Deals
South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said her department wants to address weaknesses in the process of commissioning renewable-power projects.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:34:00 GMT
Wind Power, Energy Efficiency
Infrastructure Upgrades Mean Texas No Longer Wastes Wind Power
According to a report by the Energy Information Administration, wind curtailments in Texas have dropped steadily and substantially since 2011 thanks mostly to the state’s completion of 3,500 miles of transmission lines as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones program.  A curtailment refers to and event where a power plant is asked to slow

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