Renewable Energy News

  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • IEEE and FERC to Address Energy Infrastructure and Market Challenges

    December 2, 2016 -- IEEE has announced the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address energy infrastructure and related market challenges due to the significant changes in energy supply, demand and technology. The MOU was officially signed into order by Barry L. Shoop, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Illinois Energy Bill Passes Without Anti-Solar, Anti-Consumer Provisions

    December 2, 2016 -- Illinois legislators voted to pass energy legislation (S.B. 2814) without anti-consumer, anti-solar proposals like mandatory demand charges and ending net metering, and will revise the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The removal of demand charges and reinstatement of net metering in SB 2814 happened in the wake of a backlash from the public and consumer ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Illinois House Energy Committee Passes Streamlined Future Energy Jobs Bill

    November 30, 2016 -- Exelon Generation and ComEd applauded the House Energy Committee's passage of a streamlined version of the Future Energy Jobs Bill that is designed to maintain Illinois' competitive electric rates, preserve and create thousands of jobs and expand clean energy at a cost substantially below 25 cents per month for the average ComEd residential customer. The Committee voted ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ormat Technologies Signs 25-year Power Purchase Agreement for the Ormesa Geothermal Complex in California

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today announced that its subsidiary entered into a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to deliver electricity from its Ormesa geothermal complex in Imperial Valley, California beginning November 30, 2017. The SCPPA PPA will supersede Ormesa’s current 30-year Standard Offer Contract No. 4 (SO#4) ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • UK Small Scale Wind Incentives to Continue with Feed in Tariff

    Following a recent announcement from the UK Government that the Renewable Obligation for Onshore Wind will close at the end of March 2017, we would like to highlight that the closure of the Renewable Obligation is not the same scheme as the Feed in Tariff which will continue for Small & Medium Scale Wind Turbines. The Feed in Tariff scheme has been very successful and despite a reduction in ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Toshiba Promotes Move to Hydrogen Economy with Construction of Integrated Hydrogen Application Center

    Toshiba Corporation today broke ground on a new Hydrogen Application Center at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. Scheduled to start operation in April 2017, the center will be built around a newly designed H2One hydrogen power system that will use renewable energy to produce hydrogen and supply it to fuel-cell powered ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • #GivingTuesday: 5 powerful non-profit energy initiatives

    #GivingTuesday is all about the power of giving, so today we are focusing on the giving of power – to address the growing problem of fuel poverty, that is. Fuel poverty is defined by the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation act as “the condition of being unable to afford to keep one’s home adequately heated.” ...


    By DEXMA

  • Fingrid: Electricity Markets Transitioning to a Market-Based Path

    The Finnish Government's objective of switching to carbon-free, clean and renewable energy is a worthwhile target, as long as the transition to green energy is cost-effective and does not compromise power adequacy. This is the view of Finland's transmission system operator Fingrid, commenting on the Energy and Climate Strategy published recently by the Finnish Government. "The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Charlotte AD Facility Achieves COD

    Blue Sphere Corporation–(OTCQB: BLSP) (the “Company”, “Blue Sphere”, “we”, “our” or “us”), an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) that is globally active in the clean energy production and waste to energy markets, released today that the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility that it has been developing in ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • ADVANCE RIKO Introduces `F-PEM` Atmospheric Thermoelectric Module Evaluation System

    ADVANCE RIKO, a supplier of advanced thermal management and evaluation systems, has developed a new system which evaluates thermoelectric modules (TEMs) that generate power from waste heat in the atmosphere. Based on patents developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the new 'F-PEM' Atmospheric Thermoelectric Module Evaluation System goes on sale ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Renewable Fuels Announcement Strengthens Energy Security

    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the release of new standards to support American jobs and energy security. The group applauds the administration for working to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The real winners with this announcement are American consumers who will now have access to even more ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Permit approved for Great Northern Transmission Line

    Construction on a 224-mile transmission line bringing Canadian hydropower to Minnesota will begin early next year after the project secured a crucial presidential permit from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The permit approves the cross-border facets of the Great Northern Transmission Line, a 500-kv line that will deliver 383 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from a hydroelectric dam in ...

  • Illinois lawmakers introduce massive Exelon energy bill

    Amid vocal opposition, Illinois lawmakers finally introduced a massive energy bill last week backed by Exelon Corp. which would dramatically remake the state’s electricity market. The legislation includes a New York-style provision to subsidize a pair of Exelon nuclear plants which would otherwise be shut down in the next two years.  The bill also implements a mandatory residential ...

  • Accelerating zero-emission building ambitions in the MENA region

    Ecofys leads a consortium of local consultants and agencies to accelerate the use of more efficient and renewable energy-based heating and cooling systems in buildings in the Middle East and North Africa. The project will support relevant private actors pilot projects in the MENA region, covering energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy systems in buildings. With a participatory ...


    By Ecofys

  • High Renewable Electricity Growth Continued in 2015

    The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and ...

  • U.S. Energy Department Highlights Top Three Hydrogen and Fuel Cell States with More Focus on Domestic Manufacturing

    The Energy Department's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has announced the top three states in hydrogen and fuel cell industry activities while now seeking stakeholder feedback to improve standardized manufacturing in the industry. According to the newly released State of the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • H2scan Corporation Appoints Michael Allman as CEO

    H2scan, the fast-growing provider of hydrogen sensors for industrial markets, today announced that Board Chairman Michael Allman has been appointed CEO of the Valencia, California-based company. Over the past three decades, Mr. Allman has been a leader in developing growth initiatives in the renewable energy sector and forging vital global relationships for Fortune 300 corporations and consulting ...


    By H2scan Corporation

  • £1.7 billion economic boost thanks to energy efficiency savings

    New analysis released today shows the productivity of the UK economy rose by £1.7 billion between 2010 and 2015 as a result of industrial, services and domestic sector energy efficiency investments. The 2016 UK Energy Productivity Audit, published ahead of the launch of the Government’s discussion paper on its Industrial Strategy, outlines a strong case for putting energy productivity ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Clarke Energy Participates in COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakech

    The Conference of the Parties is the leading climate change conference organised through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) and twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP12) was held between the 7-18th of November in Marrakech, Morocco. ...


    By Clarke Energy

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