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  • Russia Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

    Russia can increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from roughly 3 per cent today to more than 11 per cent by 2030, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of renewables between 2014 and 2030. Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • India joins IEA family, a major milestone for global energy governance

    The International Energy Agency welcomed India as an Association country on Thursday, expanding its partnership for a more secure and sustainable energy future with the world's third-largest energy consumer. The announcement was made in New Delhi during a joint press conference with Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA's Executive Director; Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of State, with Independent Charge ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Illinois launches major utility reform study

    Illinois regulators have approved an ambitious, 18-month study to determine new technologies, business models, and regulatory regimes that will help transform the state’s electric grid into one that is more flexible and allows for greater customer choice. The effort, called NextGrid, is reminiscent of other utility reform initiatives, including New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision ...

  • NRECA Applauds Trump Clean Power Plan Executive Order

    U.S. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson issued the following statement on President Trump'#39;s executive order on the Clean Power Plan: "Affordable and reliable power is fundamental to a successful economy. We appreciate the Trump administration working to protect American families and businesses from the potentially devastating impacts of the Clean Power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Pruitt Previews President Trump`s Executive Order on Energy Independence

    During an interview on "This Week  (03/26) with George Stephanopoulos," U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt previewed the President's upcoming executive order on the American Energy Independence. Administrator Pruitt laid out the core message of the pending action, saying that job growth and a healthy environment aren't at odds. "George, the President is keeping his promise to the American ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • International Renewable Energy Agency: Countries Join Forces to Accelerate Global Energy Transition

    Ministers and representatives from frontrunner countries in energy transition met on the sidelines of the Berlin Energy Transition dialogue to discuss the urgency for the world to move onto a trajectory of sustainable low carbon economic growth while meeting increasing global energy demand and addressing climate change. They also emphasized that the technologies and business models to do so are ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Illinois Commerce Commission Initiates NextGrid Utility of the Future Study

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has launched its consideration of the utility of the future, announcing NextGrid -- a statewide collaborative to transform Illinois' energy landscape and economy. Convened by the Commission and led by an outside, expert facilitator, NextGrid is an approximately eighteen-month consumer-focused and collaborative study. In addition to identifying ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency, signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. This was the result of growing renewable power generation, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, as well as structural changes ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Changes to Scottish Energy-Efficiency Regulations

    In September last year new regulations were brought into effect in Scotland. These regulations relate to the energy performance of large non-domestic buildings, and what can be done to improve them. The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 applies to non-domestic buildings of more than 1000sqm. Owners who wish to sell or lease their property will ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • SolSmart Designates Seven New Communities for Removing Barriers to Going Solar

    SolSmart is recognizing seven new communities as national leaders for cutting red tape and making solar energy more affordable and accessible. Two cities received the highest designation of SolSmart Gold: Louisville, Kentucky and New York, New York. Also, five communities were designated SolSmart Bronze: Maricopa County, ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • Alpiq Creates Structures For Future Growth

    Swiss energy company Alpiq notes that the digital transformation of the energy world covers the entire value chain from electricity generation to consumption. The integration of new renewable energies as well as the shift from traditional end customers towards prosumers present new and complex challenges to infrastructure in the energy industry. The Commerce & Trading and Energy Services ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Implementation of Network Codes Boosts Integration of Europe`s Power Markets

    Sixteen transmissions system operators (TSOs) are cooperating to create a Core capacity calculation region that will cover most of continental Europe. In this Core region they will adopt common methodologies to calculate and optimize cross-border transmission capacity. This will ease cross-border trade without endangering security of supply. This important move towards an integrated energy market ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Growing the Mexico – California Renewable Energy Alliance

    The Honorable Guillermo Zúñiga of the Mexico Energy Regulatory Commission Set to Keynote the Renewables Rush Conference in April NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mexico and California have taken bold steps resulting in agreements to forge common efforts to pursue clean energy and address climate ...


    By Penton

  • California Energy Commission Adopts 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update

    The California Energy Commission recently approved a major report assessing energy trends and issues facing the state's electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors. The 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update highlights the state's recent slate of legislative ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Western lawmakers vow to increase state renewable energy portfolios

    With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and limit greenhouse gas emissions. With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and ...

  • New Zealand can play leading role in smart energy systems, says new IEA report

    New Zealand has long been a global leader in developing effective energy markets, renewable energy and establishing robust policies for electricity security, linked to its unique natural resource base and geography. Over the past decade, New Zealand's growing energy needs have outpaced improvements in energy efficiency, mainly because of the country's expanding economy and growing ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Dominion Solar Investment In Virginia Approaches $1 Billion

    Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers, according to the company. Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages. "Our company has made a major commitment to develop significant blocks of solar generation to meet customers' energy needs going forward," said Paul Koonce, CEO of Power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • European Commission Endorses Three French Initiatives To Produce More Than 2600 Megawatts In Renewable Energy

    The European Commission recently endorsed three French schemes to support solar and hydropower energy generators in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will allow France to develop around 2600 megawatts of additional solar capacity and 60 megawatts of additional hydropower capacity. The two solar schemes together have a provisional budget of 439 million per year (or a total of 8.8 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Edison Electric Institute to Wall Street: Delivering America's Energy Future

    Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn and three other EEI officers - David Owens, Phil Moeller, and Richard McMahon - recently briefed Wall Street analysts, bankers, and investors on the state of the U.S. electric power industry. Kuhn and the panelists ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Protea To Attend The UK Air Quality Show May 2017 At Telford International Centre

    Protea will be in attendance at the Air Quality and Emissions Show (May 24th & 25th - 2017) on booth 57. The 9th in the series of Air Quality & Emissions Events will focus on industrial emissions and stack monitoring of (Part A) processes regulated by the Environment Agency, ambient air quality monitoring, the emissions to air of Part A2 and Part B processes controlled by local ...


    By Protea Limited

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