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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Make Rapid Progress in Range, Durability

EVWIND “The project results show that fuel cell electric vehicles have advanced rapidly,” said Keith Wipke, acting manager of NREL’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Program. The National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final Report shows progress in extending vehicle driving ranges and increasing fuel cell durability and discusses NREL’s key findings from the … Continue reading Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Make Rapid Progress in Range, Durability

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Masdar Institute’s Second Annual Summer Internship Program Concludes

A special ceremony on the occasion was attended by Dr Ken Volk, Head of Outreach, faculty members and officials of Masdar Institute. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced it marked the successful conclusion of the second annual research-based summer internship program, … Continue reading Masdar Institute’s Second Annual Summer Internship Program Concludes

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Chinese photovoltaic companies are starting to look to domestic market

German company SolarWorld AG has filed a petition with the European Union to request an anti-dumping investigation on solar power products imported from China. If the EU follows the US precedent and launches an anti-dumping investigation, the Chinese solar industry could suffer a serious blow, according to a joint statement issued by more than 30 … Continue reading Chinese photovoltaic companies are starting to look to domestic market

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NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Awards $533,500 in Funding for Research in 2012

EVWIND   After a successful year of research at three sites to examine the potential impacts of wind energy development on sage-grouse, the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative has awarded a total of $533,500 to continue the research in 2012. These funds will support continuing research for the following two projects: • … Continue reading NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Awards $533,500 in Funding for Research in 2012

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AWEA: Wind Energy Installation Momentum Continues In Q2

EVWIND   With the production tax credit (PTC) Dec. 31 in-service deadline looming, the wind power industry continued its momentum in the second quarter, installing 1.2 GW of new generation capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) recently released second-quarter market report. U.S. has now surpassed 50 GW of cumulative installed wind energy … Continue reading AWEA: Wind Energy Installation Momentum Continues In Q2

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EGP for environmental protection in Spain

EVWIND Green energy is essential o promote the competitiveness of the productive system in various countries. Indeed, the widespread production of electricity from water, solar power, wind energy and the Earth’s heat helps achieve energy independence, while also supporting environmental protection, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change. EGP is committed to the environment … Continue reading EGP for environmental protection in Spain

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Massachusetts Keeps Solar Power Shining

EVWIND   Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the 2012 Energy Act. Among other provisions, this comprehensive energy bill raises the cap on an important solar program called “net metering.” Most solar electric installations are connected to the grid and feed excess power produced to other utility customers; net metering rules gives customers credit for … Continue reading Massachusetts Keeps Solar Power Shining

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After energy efficiency, Bill Clinton said solar power is the next clear opportunity

EVWIND After energy efficiency, Clinton said solar is the next clear opportunity. Solyndra failed because the Chinese came in with billions in subsidies and even bankrupted some of its own domestic solar firms, said Clinton. Clinton also sang the praise of waste to energy technology, saying he wanted more waste to energy technologies to be … Continue reading After energy efficiency, Bill Clinton said solar power is the next clear opportunity

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Wanxiang plans to invest in A123 Systems Inc, a producer of lithium-ion batteries

EVWIND Wanxiang Group Corp plans to invest up to $450 million in A123 Systems Inc, a US-based producer of lithium-ion batteries, to take advantages of opportunities in China’s booming electric battery industry. The two parties signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding that could give Wanxiang an 80 percent stake in A123, which has reported losses … Continue reading Wanxiang plans to invest in A123 Systems Inc, a producer of lithium-ion batteries

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AmeriLithium (AMEL): Time to Look for Undervalued Lithium Explorers

The Nevada-based AmeriLithium Corp. (OTCQB: AMEL) is positioning itself to join the leading players in the global Lithium industry. AmeriLithium is best known for its Nevada-based projects but also has large projects in Alberta, Canada and Western Australia.  AmeriLithium is trading close to all-time lows and has a market of nearly $2.6 million, making it very attractive … Continue reading AmeriLithium (AMEL): Time to Look for Undervalued Lithium Explorers

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Iberdrola Plans To Expand Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

The 215 wind turbines at Whitelee wind farm on Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, can generate 539MW of electricity. Iberdrola is seeking permission from the Scottish government to build five more wind turbines on land in East Ayrshire, to the west of the existing site. It believes the project could involve up to 60 construction jobs. … Continue reading Iberdrola Plans To Expand Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

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Andalusia launches over 500 new MW of concentrating solar thermal power

Andalusia has been launched in the last year 517 MW of concentrated solar thermal power, for a total of 847.7 MW installed, which has exceeded the target in the Andalusian Energy Sustainability Plan, which reflected a target to 2013 of 800 MW. Andalusia has been launched in the last twelve months over 517 MW of … Continue reading Andalusia launches over 500 new MW of concentrating solar thermal power

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Wind energy in Uruguay: IDB loan for a wind farm with 44 wind turbines

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will give a credit of $ 65 million for the wind power project that foresees the Liberator install a wind farm of 66 megawatts. The total investment will require the wind farm is estimated at $ 169 million and will be located in Lavalleja, 10 miles south of Minas. Be … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: IDB loan for a wind farm with 44 wind turbines

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Iowa wind energy contributes to milestone

The American Wind Energy Association announced that the U.S. has exceeded 50 gigawatts, or 50,000 megawatts, of installed capacity. The following community wind projects in lowa contributed to reaching the goal: • AG Land 5 and 5 (3.2 MW) • Cumberland Rose Wind Energy (1.6 MW) • Forward Fontanelle Power (1.6 MW) • Greenfield Wind … Continue reading Iowa wind energy contributes to milestone

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Solar, wind-energy projects could win federal OK

The Mohave County Wind Farm Project and the Quartzsite Concentrated Solar Power Project are two of seven renewable-energy projects on Western public lands for which the Obama administration said it is expediting its review. Federal officials said Tuesday that they are on track to decide by early next year whether two new utility-scale renewable-energy projects … Continue reading Solar, wind-energy projects could win federal OK

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Wind energy: PTC has been ‘successful,’ should be extended

Following last week’s favorable vote by the Senate Finance Committee on draft legislation including an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released a statement regarding his support for the extension, calling the PTC “successful in developing clean, renewable, domestically produced wind energy and the jobs that go … Continue reading Wind energy: PTC has been ‘successful,’ should be extended

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