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Expanding investments in wind energy and solar power can free up Egypt’s carbon energy

Expanding investments in wind energy and solar power can free up Egypt’s carbon energy, reduce fiscal spending and create job, said a report released by consultancy PWC here on Sunday. For the biggest Arab country with a population of 86.9 million, its oil and gas reserves are a two-edged sword and developing renewable energy will … Continue reading Expanding investments in wind energy and solar power can free up Egypt’s carbon energy

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Half Of California’s Electricity Will Come From Renewable Energy In 15 Years

Late Friday night, the California State Assembly voted 51-26 to pass SB 350, a landmark bill that would boost renewable energy and make buildings twice as efficient as before. The legislature sent the bill to California Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature, and he is expected to sign it later this month, as the legislation … Continue reading Half Of California’s Electricity Will Come From Renewable Energy In 15 Years

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CarCharging Partners with TWS to Offer Energy Storage and Rechargeable Battery Solutions

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Technology with Spirit (“TWS”), a global industry leader focused on energy storage and rechargeable battery solutions. Through this relationship, CarCharging can now offer TWS’ energy storage and … Continue reading CarCharging Partners with TWS to Offer Energy Storage and Rechargeable Battery Solutions

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Wind energy in Uruguay: Enel Green Power links 50 MW wind farm

Enel Green Power’s 50MW Melowind wind farm has gotten grid connected in Cerro Largo, Uruguay. The company holds a 20-year power purchase agreement with Uruguay’s state-owned utility UTE.   EGP has agreed an initial price of $64 per MWh generated for UTE’s energy offtake, which UTE said was about half the cost of traditional energy. … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: Enel Green Power links 50 MW wind farm

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Don’t be fooled by misleading studies on Clean Power Plan

It seems like a different study attacking the EPA’s Clean Power Plan pops up in the media every other week. But many of these studies are riddled with flaws and funded by competing energy interests, so media and the public should think twice before repeating their claims. A new briefing from the Energy & Policy Institute (EPI) … Continue reading Don’t be fooled by misleading studies on Clean Power Plan

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Wind energy in Uruguay: Vestas receives 50 MW wind farm order

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order of 15 wind turbines V117-3.3 MW for the Florida II wind power project in Uruguay’s department of Florida. The order is placed by Glymont S.A., a project company jointly owned by Akuo Energy and Eurus Energy America, and comprises 15 V117-3.3 MW turbines, which are well-suited for … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: Vestas receives 50 MW wind farm order

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Wind energy and solar power for ships: Renewable energy for greener ghipping

The trend towards using renewable and alternative energy sources on land has gathered momentum over the last decade as the general public shipping companies and policy makers tackle the issues of air pollution, energy security and climate change. However at sea, the shift towards the widespread adoption of alternative energy is only now beginning to … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power for ships: Renewable energy for greener ghipping

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GE expected to win EU approval for $14 billion Alstom deal

General Electric is expected to secure EU approval for its proposed 12.4-billion-euro ($13.8 billion) bid for French peer Alstom’s power business, its largest ever deal. The green light from the European Commission will come 14 years after it rejected General Electric’s (GE) attempt at a $42 billion takeover of Honeywell International, despite clearance by U.S. … Continue reading GE expected to win EU approval for $14 billion Alstom deal

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Renewable energy powers all of Costa Rica for over 3 months

Costa Rica enjoyed a new period of 94 consecutive days during which all its electricity was produced from renewable sources, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said Wednesday.   The country never had to turn to fossil fuels at any time between May 8 and Aug. 9, the ICE said, adding that the pleasant news … Continue reading Renewable energy powers all of Costa Rica for over 3 months

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Chilean mines are turning to renewable energy: CSP, PV and wind power

The mining industry requires a lot of energy to keep moving, and bottom lines depend on keeping the price of that energy as low as possible. To maintain efficiency, the mining industry seems to be increasingly looking to the renewable sector to supply its power, an action that is especially prevalent in Latin America regions … Continue reading Chilean mines are turning to renewable energy: CSP, PV and wind power

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Increased use of renewable energy, solar energy and wind power, helps EU reduce GHG emission

The EU greenhouse gases (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to a new report of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC).   Nearly two thirds of the total savings came … Continue reading Increased use of renewable energy, solar energy and wind power, helps EU reduce GHG emission

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Brazil to turn off thermal plants as rains, wind power help

Brazil will turn off 2,000 megawatts of thermal power generation on Saturday as conditions improve for its hydro power system after recent rains, Energy Minister Eduardo Braga said on Wednesday. A steady stream of new wind power generation capacity coming on line lately and a fall on consumption as consumers feel the pinch of the … Continue reading Brazil to turn off thermal plants as rains, wind power help

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Solar energy and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan

Solar power  and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions by forcing utilities to use renewable sources to produce electricity, the industry said on Monday.   With its 2030 deadline, Obama’s Clean Power Plan offers a degree of stability … Continue reading Solar energy and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan

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Obama set to unveil tougher climate change plan: demands that power plants use more renewable energy like wind power and solar energy

In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s electricity industry.   The rules are the final, tougher versions of proposed … Continue reading Obama set to unveil tougher climate change plan: demands that power plants use more renewable energy like wind power and solar energy

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Iran thirst for energy after nuke deal draws wind energy

Iran’s quest to rejuvenate its energy industry after decades of sanctions is attracting renewable energy developers eager to plant wind turbines on windy ridges across the country. Since 2012 the government has pushed renewables as an alternative to the fossil fuels that supply 94% of its electricity. Developers such as GI Umweltconsult and wind turbine … Continue reading Iran thirst for energy after nuke deal draws wind energy

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Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind energy, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within her first decade in office. Clinton, the front-runner for her party’s 2016 presidential nomination, also pledged to have more … Continue reading Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind energy, solar power

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Renewable Energy in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

In an ongoing effort to solve the region’s significant energy challenges, Pacific Island countries and territories and development partners are meeting this week (July 21 to 23) in Honolulu to share experiences on increasing the use of renewable energy. Key speakers will discuss comprehensive approaches to energy sector transformation, including the importance of enabling legal … Continue reading Renewable Energy in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

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Cambodia Has Big Renewable Energy Potential

Energy is a basic human need that must be fulfilled to achieve sustainable development. This kind of development is not possible without energy and policies to meet energy demand.   In Cambodia, energy is a critical development challenge. Today, only 35 percent of the total population has access to grid electricity, leaving millions of rural … Continue reading Cambodia Has Big Renewable Energy Potential

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under fire from the opposition and investors after ordering the government’s A$10 billion (US$7.45 billion) Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to stop investing in wind and energy solar power.   Abbott, who has described wind farms as “visually awful” and made no secret of his desire to axe … Continue reading Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

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Solar power and wind energy in Australia: Abbott government extends renewable energy investment

Trade minister confirms Clean Energy Finance Corporation will no longer invest in wind power projects, but disputes report that Greg Hunt was outmaneuvered. Clean Energy Finance Corporation banned from investing in small-scale solar energy projects in move industry claims is ‘revenge politics’ that will strangle the sector. The federal government has ordered the Clean Energy … Continue reading Solar power and wind energy in Australia: Abbott government extends renewable energy investment

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