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Kuwait eyes concentrated solar power, photovoltaic and wind energy to meet growing power demands

“The three power projects include a concentrated solar power plant with a capacity of 50 MW, photovoltaic solar station with capacity of 10 MW and the wind power plant with a capacity of 10 MW, Director of the renewable energy program at KISR,” Dr. Salem Hajraf told KUNA Saturday. Kuwait is embarking a number of […]

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The Gulf between Washington and Corporate America on Climate and Energy

Guest blog by Brandon Smithwood and Bryn Baker. Smithwood is a Senior Manager on the Policy Program at Ceres and Baker is a Manager for Climate Change and Renewable Energy at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Once again, we head into the August Congressional recess with a lot of unfinished business, even on issues where there […]

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Germany Added A Lot Of Wind Energy And Solar Power, And Its Electric Grid Became More Reliable

To hear its critics tell it, Germany’s ambitious push to switch over to renewable energy has delivered an electrical grid that’s capricious, unreliable, and prone to blackouts. But according to data highlighted by ECO Report last week, the reality on the ground couldn’t be further from that caricature. Specifically, the availability of electricity in Germany […]

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Green Storage Revolution

With energy storage hugely important for the development of distributed generation and the integration of renewables into the electricity system, Enel Green Power has been investing its commitment to storage projects. The energy storage market will be worth $50 billion in six years’ time, according to Finding Growth Opportunities in the $50 Billion Energy Storage […]

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How to power California with wind energy, water and solar energy

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices. A Stanford study outlines how power from facilities such as the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power in California’s Mojave Desert can be part of the state’s renewable energy future. Imagine a […]

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Saft to Supply Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System for Kauai Island

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid. Saft’s BESS will be deployed […]

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Lithium Ion Batteries for Consumer Electric Vehicles Will Surpass $24 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have emerged as the leading battery technology for a wide variety of applications, including mobile devices, grid-scale energy storage, and electric vehicles (EVs). The market for Li-ion batteries for automobiles is expected to expand rapidly over the next 10 years, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for consumers drawing the largest share. […]

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Energy Storage Market Rises to $50 Billion in 2020

Energy storage, driven largely by electronics and plug-in electric vehicles, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8% to USD 50 billion in 2020, with dramatic shifts coming from the transportation industry, according to Lux Research. Energy storage, driven largely by electronics and plug-in vehicles, will grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

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Avista testing batteries that store wind power, solar energy

Avista Corp. will use a $3.2 million state grant to test how effectively large batteries store energy from wind power, solar energy and other renewable sources. The three-year demonstration will occur at a Pullman substation, with a battery-storage system built by UniEnergy Technologies of Mukilteo, Washington. The battery system should be able to store enough electricity […]

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New rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles

Researchers have developed new molten air rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles that have a significantly higher storage capacity than lithium batteries. While electric vehicles offer many advantages, at least  one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale adoption: ‘range anxiety’.   Researchers at George Washington University, led by Stuart Licht, have developed a novel […]

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Renewable energy investing in China

Foreign investors visiting China receive a personal introduction to clean energy—or at least its importance. With every breath, one is reminded that China relies on coal for 65-70 percent of its energy needs—40 percent above the world average—and leads the world in carbon emissions. The latest annual environmental report revealed that acid rain fell upon […]

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Finland to lead the way in developing the storage of solar power and wind energy

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has joined forces with Lappeenranta University of Technology and the Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku in the launch of an extensive development project for a brand new energy system and its associated business sector in Finland. The NEO-CARBON ENERGY project, targeting the storage of solar […]

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Climate Change Fact Sheet

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the principal climate-altering greenhouse gas—come largely from burning coal, oil, and natural gas. Coal, mainly used for electricity generation, accounts for 44 percent of global fossil-fuel-related CO2 emissions. Oil, used primarily for transportation, accounts for 36 percent of CO2 emissions. Natural gas, used for electricity and heating, accounts for the […]

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Climate Investment Funds expands to 63 countries

Fourteen developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have been invited to participate in the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Programme (SREP), plus an additional country to the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), expanding the CIF’s reach to a total of 63 countries. The decisions came […]

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