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EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states and utilities develop plans to cost-effectively reduce carbon pollution to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan, according to new economic analysis from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a nonpartisan branch of the Department of Energy (DOE). EIA’s analysis modeled a range of options for … Continue reading EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

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Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

In a business and climate conference on Thursday, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi ruled out the possibility of reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the short run. In recent times, environmentalists have expressed concerns regarding carbon emissions and are hence urging companies to use more environmental-friendly forms of energy.   According to Mr. Naimi, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

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GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

This week, at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2015 conference and exhibition, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 3 (WWSIS-3). The study, a collaborative effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and GE, showed that, with the use of good, … Continue reading GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

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Renewable energy, wind power and solar energy, seen generating one million jobs in India

The renewable energy sector, a particular focus of attention for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has generated 400,000 jobs till 2014, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   The sector could generate a million jobs by 2022, if the government reaches its goal of 100 giga watts (GW) of solar … Continue reading Renewable energy, wind power and solar energy, seen generating one million jobs in India

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Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

The contract for the 50MW Harweel wind power project in Dhofar will be awarded by Q3 this year, Khalil al Mantheri, renewable energy section head in the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) has said.     He was speaking at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition and Conference 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

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Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

The IRENA report has suggested that Djibouti tap into geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources to generate more electricity.   In the report titled Djibouti Renewable Readiness Assessment, the target could be achieved by shifting focus to geothermal, wind and solar, in addition to strengthening the existing interconnection with the Ethiopian power grid … Continue reading Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

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Wind power and solar energy in Chile

High solar exposure and strong winds, but also market openness, guarantees on long-term investments, economic and political stability and ambitious low carbon generation targets through non-traditional renewable sources. Chile is one of the most dynamic and promising countries in Latin America as regards green energy. A new plant entered into service and the construction of … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy in Chile

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Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

Best-in-class players such as Panasonic-Tesla will achieve 35% reductions over the next decade, while others could lag at over $229/kWh, according to Lux Research.  The electric vehicle opportunity is set to expand, as leading battery developers like Panasonic drive down prices of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs by 35% to $172/kWh in 2025, according to Lux … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

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EU leads world in total renewable generation, clean tech IPOs, wind energy patents

In advance of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) a new report for the first time analyses and ranks the economic and energy performance of the world’s 50 largest GHG emitting nations.   Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition charts country GDP, emissions, energy productivity, renewable energy generation, clean tech investments and other key … Continue reading EU leads world in total renewable generation, clean tech IPOs, wind energy patents

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Renewable Energy Target in Australia: 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy

Under the new deal, the RET – which was a bipartisan commitment of five  per cent clean energy by 2020 – will be cut from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy by the end of the decade.   After more than … Continue reading Renewable Energy Target in Australia: 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy

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Yemen turn to solar power out of necessity

Since launching his small solar business a couple of years ago in Sanaa, Emad Adel al-Sakkaf has tried to get people excited about alternative energy sources. It has been a challenge for him. Yemen’s populace has little disposable income to invest in such projects and government policies have maintained a status quo of dependency on fossil … Continue reading Yemen turn to solar power out of necessity

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The Great Transition to Renewable Energy, Solar Power and Wind energy

The global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossils is well under way, with remarkable developments happening every day. The Great Transition by Lester Brown, Janet Larsen, Matt Roney, and Emily Adams lays out a tremendous range of these developments – here are seven that may surprise you.     1. … Continue reading The Great Transition to Renewable Energy, Solar Power and Wind energy

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Geothermal energy capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years

Geothermal power’s global electricity capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years, while its power for direct uses has increased by 45%. Geothermal energy also drives employment – 34,000 new jobs each year across the world – businesses and local areas, as shown by Enel Green Power and Tuscany.   Geothermal power keeps … Continue reading Geothermal energy capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years

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Punjab targets 1,000 MW solar energy by 2017

The Punjab government is targeting solar power generation of 1,000 MW by 2017 with a major investment in this sector coming from Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), a minister said on Tuesday. “Renewable energy is fast emerging as ‘sun-rising’ sector for NRIs due to investor friendly unique policies of Punjab with more than Rs.1,500 crore worth of … Continue reading Punjab targets 1,000 MW solar energy by 2017

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Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First 100% Renewable Energy Requirement

Hawaii lawmakers voted 74-2 this week to pass the nation’s first 100% renewable energy requirement. The measure, House Bill 623, makes Hawaii a global leader in renewable energy policy by requiring that 100% of the islands’ electricity must be generated from renewable energy resources–such as wind energy, solar power, and geothermal energy-no later than 2045. … Continue reading Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First 100% Renewable Energy Requirement

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EDC to expand Burgos solar power plant in Philippines

As of end-December, EDC had a total power portfolio of 1,441 MW — of which 1,159 MW are geothermal energy facilities. The rest covers solar energy, wind powerand hydro projects. The Energy Development Corp. (EDC) plans to expand its 4.1 megawatts solar power facility in Burgos, Ilocos Norte with a “perfect formula.” ENERGY DEVELOPMENT Corp. … Continue reading EDC to expand Burgos solar power plant in Philippines

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Uruguay, the Quiet Green Revolution

Due to its lack of important fossil fuel fields, this Latin American country has been ‘forced’ to choose green sources, which account for 60% of its domestic electricity generation, so this has become one of the most interesting country in the continent, with Enel Green Power also building its first wind farm at Melowind, in … Continue reading Uruguay, the Quiet Green Revolution

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Turkey aims 30 percent wind energy and solar power usage by 2023

Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants.   Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants, Mustafa Yilmaz, head of the authority, revealed Wednesday. Addressing the opening session of the … Continue reading Turkey aims 30 percent wind energy and solar power usage by 2023

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EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the deal between lawmakers to reform the Emissions Trading System before 2021. The EU-28 Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to introduce a market stability reserve in 2019 to tackle a glut of over 2 billion excess permits in the ETS. The surplus of allowances is currently … Continue reading EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

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If Tesla’s new solar power batteries are as good as its electric cars, they could be a game changer

Tesla Motors is expanding beyond its electric vehicles business into the energy industry’s another fast-growing area by making inroads into residential and business battery systems.   “The issue with existing batteries is that they suck. They’re really horrible,” Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told a large crowd of business partners and reporters late Thursday at … Continue reading If Tesla’s new solar power batteries are as good as its electric cars, they could be a game changer

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