Category Archives: Other renewables

First Solar Set to Build Largest Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Latin America

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced it has received board approval from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for financing to support construction of the 141MW(ac) Luz del Norte solar power plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The loans, which … Continue reading First Solar Set to Build Largest Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Latin America

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Renewable Energy in the 50 States

The Northeast Region Report, the first portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) 7th annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, was released today. The first in a four-part series, this portion focuses on the renewable energy sector in the eleven Northeastern states plus the District of Columbia (ME, NH, VT, MA, … Continue reading Renewable Energy in the 50 States

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Mexico’s largest rooftop photovoltaic solar energy array features SolarWorld panels

The system will power the Mexico operations of Plantronics, a global producer of audio communications headphones. The project is the second of SolarWorld solar panels at a Plantronics facility. In 2011, the headset manufacturer installed 608 kilowatts of roof-mounted and carport-mounted solar arrays at its headquarters in Santa Cruz, Calif. “Being responsible with the environment … Continue reading Mexico’s largest rooftop photovoltaic solar energy array features SolarWorld panels

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Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of a groundbreaking report titled Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy. Jointly authored by ACORE members ScottMadden, Sullivan & Worcester, American Clean Energy, RES Americas, Abengoa Solar and Siemens, this resource explores key issues and provides recommendations related to evolving utility and other business … Continue reading Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy

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Wind power provided 4 per cent of Australia’s overall electricity demand in 2013, with 1639 wind turbines

This year’s report shows that 14.76 % of Australia’s electricity came from renewable sources in 2013, enough to power the equivalent of almost 5 million homes. The total was boosted significantly by some of the strongest hydro generation in recent years, while household solar and large-scale wind also made record contributions. Here are some more … Continue reading Wind power provided 4 per cent of Australia’s overall electricity demand in 2013, with 1639 wind turbines

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Alstom Board Chooses GE Offer

GE [NYSE: GE] was informed today that the Alstom Board of Directors has unanimously decided to positively recommend GE’s offer to acquire the Power and Grid businesses of Alstom. With this decision, the transaction will proceed with Works Councils consultation, customary regulatory approvals and Alstom shareholder approval. The deal is expected to close in 2015. … Continue reading Alstom Board Chooses GE Offer

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72% of Australians want to keep or expand renewable energy, as Abbott government considers abolishing it

Australians overwhelmingly want the renewable energy target to be retained or even increased, as the Abbott government considers abolishing the incentive for new renewable projects. Polling for the Climate Institute shows 72% of Australians want to keep or expand the renewable energy target (RET), which requires that 20% of energy is sourced from renewables by … Continue reading 72% of Australians want to keep or expand renewable energy, as Abbott government considers abolishing it

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Italy geothermal energy leader in Europe

With EGP’s 34 plants, which have produced 5,301 GWh in 2013, Italy is fifth in the world and first in Europe for geothermal power generation. With its installed capacity of 875 megawatts, Italy ranks fifth in the world and first in Europe as regards electricity generation from geothermal source. This was found by “Another Kind … Continue reading Italy geothermal energy leader in Europe

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Acciona Agua leads a european R&D project to reduce water treatment costs by 25%

The LIFE-RENEWAT project aims to synchronise waste water treatment plants with the availability of in-plant renewable energy sources integrated to reduce their energy dependence by up to 30%. A reduction of dependence on conventional electricity grids would imply a reduction of a quarter of the cost of treated water. The pilot project is being implemented … Continue reading Acciona Agua leads a european R&D project to reduce water treatment costs by 25%

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New Hope for the Climate, by Al Gore

In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place. The forward journey for human civilization will be difficult and dangerous, but it is now clear that we will ultimately prevail. The only question is how quickly we can accelerate and complete the transition to a low-carbon civilization. There … Continue reading New Hope for the Climate, by Al Gore

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IRENA calls on all governments to scale up renewable energy efforts

As the global community faces important energy choices, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) director-general has called on all governments to scale up their renewable energy investment in order to reach a ” sustainable energy future.”   Adnan Amin told Xinhua in an interview that “IRENA’s vision is to be the global voice of renewable … Continue reading IRENA calls on all governments to scale up renewable energy efforts

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UAE’s Masdar, Saudi’s KACARE Sign Deal To Develop Clean Energy

UAE’s Masdar and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) announced an agreement that will allow increased cooperation between the two Gulf Arab states in developing renewable energy in the region. The agreement will facilitate joint investment by both agencies in clean energy projects and green technology investment funds, official news … Continue reading UAE’s Masdar, Saudi’s KACARE Sign Deal To Develop Clean Energy

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BP Statistical Review shows strength of global energy system amid disruptions and shifting world economy

The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2014 – launched today at the World Petroleum Congress meeting in Moscow – reveals how the world of energy echoed broader global themes in 2013. Emerging differences in global economic performance, geopolitical uncertainty and ongoing debates about the proper roles of government and markets are all reflected in … Continue reading BP Statistical Review shows strength of global energy system amid disruptions and shifting world economy

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First Solar selected to build 150 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in California

First Solar announced that it has been selected by independent energy company Tenaska Solar Ventures to design and build the 150 megawatt (MW)AC Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project near El Centro, California. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Tenaska”. First Solar will provide full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services on … Continue reading First Solar selected to build 150 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in California

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Iberian Peninsula’s geothermal energy can generate current electrical capacity five times over

The temperature increases by 30 ºC for every kilometre further underground. This thermal gradient, generated by the flow of heat from the inside of Earth and the breakdown of radioactive elements in the crust, produces geothermal power. About 500 power stations around the world already use it to generate electricity, although there are yet to … Continue reading Iberian Peninsula’s geothermal energy can generate current electrical capacity five times over

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French nuclear more costly than renewables by 2020

  Electricity produced by onshore wind and solar plants may become more competitive with power generated by upgraded nuclear plants in France by the end of this decade, a study by environmental group Greenpeace showed on Thursday. The study comes a week before Energy Minister Segolene Royal presents the broad lines of a much-delayed framework … Continue reading French nuclear more costly than renewables by 2020

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Renewable energy (wind energy, hydro) generate 84 percent of Uruguay’s energy

The small South American country has long relied heavily on hydroelectric power. It has been pushing for an energy diversification policy focused on developing wind power and solar energy since 2008. Uruguay’s government says that 84 percent of the country’s energy last year came from renewable sources. The national energy director said Thursday that Uruguay … Continue reading Renewable energy (wind energy, hydro) generate 84 percent of Uruguay’s energy

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China adjusts taxation to promote solar photovoltaic (PV)

China’s taxation authorities announced on Wednesday that buyers of distributed photovoltaic (PV) power should invoice for purchases, a move to reduce the tax burden on PV power producers and promote green energy. The buyers, mainly companies of the State Grid, will be required to invoice power generators from July 1 to make PV power transactions … Continue reading China adjusts taxation to promote solar photovoltaic (PV)

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