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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:34:00 GMT
Solar Energy
Six Reasons Solar Needs to Learn to Live with the Tariffs
The solar industry usually has great political instincts. It got President Bush to jumpstart the industry with federal incentives. In Georgia, solar advocates were able to form an unlikely coalition of Tea Party advocates and the Sierra Club to expand its footprint there. But in defending Chinese manufacturers against tariff penalties, itís on the

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:59:00 GMT
Solar Energy
Green Investors May Find It Hard Breaking Up With Oil and Gas
Investors seeking greener energy stocks will find it difficult to reproduce the returns offered by oil and natural gas producers, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:03:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Wind Power
Chile Attracts $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Investment
Chile, the wealthiest nation in Latin America, is attracting $7 billion of renewable investments from Abengoa SA to SunEdison Inc. as the government seeks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to supply cheaper power to the mining industry, which provides a third of the worldís copper.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:42:00 GMT
Other, Solar Energy, Energy Efficiency
China to Mull $16 Billion for Electric Vehicle Chargers
China is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build more charging facilities and spur demand for electric vehicles, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:54:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Solar Tech, Storage
What You Need to Know about Solar, Storage, and Microgrids
REC Solar recently participated in a webinar on Renewable Energy World that invited several experts to discuss the U.S. landscape for solar PV with microgrids, and energy storage. The panelists included: Peter H. Asmus, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research. Peter is a leading global expert on microgrids and virtual power plants and the a

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:45:00 GMT
Solar Energy
Native Power: Job Growth through Green Technologies
The recent economic crisis has hit much of America extremely hard, but the effects can be seen even more drastically on tribal lands. Counties on Native American reservations are among the poorest in the country, in part due to lack of economic opportunity. Some estimates put the average unemployment rate on Native American reservations around 70 percent.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:19:00 GMT
Hydropower, Solar Energy, Wind Power
One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today
Itís one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but itís another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33 percent renewable energy by 2015 and to ultimately deliver a carbon neutral electricity supply. They will reach 48 percent renewable power in 2017 and met the carbon n

Wind Energy News

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:03:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Wind Power
Chile Attracts $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Investment
Chile, the wealthiest nation in Latin America, is attracting $7 billion of renewable investments from Abengoa SA to SunEdison Inc. as the government seeks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to supply cheaper power to the mining industry, which provides a third of the worldís copper.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:19:00 GMT
Hydropower, Solar Energy, Wind Power
One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today
Itís one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but itís another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33 percent renewable energy by 2015 and to ultimately deliver a carbon neutral electricity supply. They will reach 48 percent renewable power in 2017 and met the carbon n

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Wind Power
Thailand's Energy Absolute to Invest $1.4 Billion in Solar, Wind Projects
Energy Absolute Pcl, whose Bangkok- listed shares have more than tripled this year, plans to spend about 46 billion baht ($1.4 billion) over the next three years to boost generation capacity from renewable energy.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:55:00 GMT
Wind Power
Suzlon in Talks for Japanese Offshore Wind Partner
Indiaís Suzlon Energy Ltd. may seek a Japanese partner to make offshore wind turbines, attracted by access to cheap yen loans as projects at sea get costlier and more complex.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:50:00 GMT
Other, Wind Power
New Cable Technology Can Carry Twice as Much Power from Offshore Wind Farms
ABB Ltd. said a power-cable technology that allows offshore wind farms to transmit more than twice the energy of current set-ups will boost orders at the companyís power systems division in coming years.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:31:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Renewable Energy Accounts for 100 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in July
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatts (MW) of wind, 21 MW of solar, and 5 MW of hydropower.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:07:00 GMT
Wind Power
Third US Offshore Wind Lease Auction Goes to Italy-based US Wind
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held its third auction of offshore wind leases yesterday, this time for prime U.S. federal waters off the coast of Maryland. Italian renewable energy company US Wind Inc. won the 80,000-acre parcel with an $8.7 million bid, well above previous auctions.

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