renewable energy development News

  • The Renewable Energy Developers Guide

    In terms of economic profit the average range of ROI increases with the scale of the renewable energy project. With capacity above 1,000kW or a 1MW, returns are usually above 10% to 15%. At the smaller scale due to the construction costs and the reduction in efficiency of the resource harvesting, ROIs are typically 2% to 8%. As a result of the uncertainty and technical risk of many renewable ...


  • Linking renewable energy and rural development

    A new OECD report shows that producing renewable energy can stimulate rural economies when linked to local industries that already exist. Using case studies assessing 16 regions in Europe, Canada and United States, the OECD report - Linking Renewable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • National Wind Technology Center begins first Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility. Representatives from Columbia Power Technologies, NREL and project partners celebrate the start of generator testing for the Columbia Power wave energy generator. ...

  • Energy audits and renewable energy development assistance grants

    The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  05/27/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click ...

  • GRC 2017 Annual Meeting Announced - Call for Papers Issued

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest geothermal conference of the year taking place October 1-4, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Themed “Geothermal Energy - Power to do More” the 41st GRC Annual Meeting will reflect the world-wide availability of a clean, dependable renewable ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • EMPSi Receives Award for Renewable Energy Development

    San Francisco, Calif. (February 2011) — Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ), a business research publication providing strategic business intelligence to the climate change industry, honored Environmental Management Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi) with the CCBJ Award for Project Merit: Renewable Development. EMPSi was recognized for its work with the Bureau of Land ...

  • New renewable energy development resources for Tribes

    A primary focus of the DOE Office of Indian Energy is to provide Tribes with reliable, accurate, timely information that empowers them to put their energy visions into action. In support of this mission, the Office has released a comprehensive tribal renewable energy development course curriculum and five new publications that provide in-depth guidance on renewable energy development ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Reducing renewable energy investment risks in developing countries

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released a guide to help in promoting investments in renewable energy in developing countries. The goal of the guide - "Derisking Renewable Energy Investment" - is to support transparent policy-making using different public instruments to lower the risk factors for investments in renewable energy. Around the world, developing countries are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New York to build 2400 MW of offshore wind by 2030

    Just one day after announcing the closure of one of the state’s biggest nuclear power plants, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forward a grand plan to build 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, beginning with a 90 megawatt (MW) project off the coast of Long Island. In one of a series of speeches of his unconventional “State of the State” tour, Gov. Cuomo urged the Long ...

  • Developing a Regional Renewable Energy Roadmap for Central America

    The Worldwatch Institute and INCAE Business School explore renewable energy status and potential in the regionWashington, D.C.—Nearly 22 percent of the world’s electricity is now supplied by renewable energy, and Central America is part of this global transition. The region is a worldwide leader in hydropower and geothermal energy, and most Central American ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Tribal renewable energy development potential webinar

    Learn about opportunities for feasible tribal renewable energy development in a new webinar, Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands, to be held on Wednesday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. This is the second in a series of free tribal energy webinars sponsored by the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • WM expands renewable energy program to develop landfill gas-to-energy project

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMI) has announced that it plans to use its expertise as the nation’s largest developer of landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) projects to partner with private and municipal landfill owners to develop the country’s untapped landfill gas resources. Waste Management is the first in the waste management industry to launch such a program. Waste Management’s third-party LFGTE ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • EPA and U.S. department of energy to develop renewable energy on previously contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory are evaluating the feasibility of developing wind or solar power production on three previously contaminated sites in New York State. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today visited the community near the former Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, one of two Buffalo ...

  • Energy Department to Lead Workshop on Tribal Renewable Energy Development in Oklahoma

    Proposing and leading energy projects is a complex process. Each project and local energy situation is unique. Oklahoma tribal energy leaders have an opportunity to explore the tribal energy project development and financing process hands-on at an interactive workshop being hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy on June 9–11 at the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • January 29 Webinar to Highlight the Latest Developments in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration (Western) will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Market Updates, January 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. Technical experts from ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • State of play in renewable energy

    States' policies are important to solar and wind energy development and in reducing energy use says a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The findings are in report, State of the States 2010: The Role of Policy in Clean Energy Market ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewable energy technologies are competitive

    During 2011 the investments in the renewable energy industry globally reached a record 260 billion dollars, and surpassed investments in fossil fuels for the first time. Thus, the renewable energy revolution is emerging. At World Bioenergy 2012 leading representatives of the global renewable energy industry will present how to achieve a global 100% renewable energy system and at what ...


    By Elmia AB

  • MENA Renewable Energy 2013

    A comprehensive review of trends and prospects in the renewable energy sector across the Middle East and North Africa region The Middle East this year enters a new era in which renewable energy will play a strategic role in delivering electric power to agriculture, industry and urban areas. Total renewable energy capacity will grow to more than 30,000MW by end of 2020 and total expected ...


  • Japan – renewable energy

    The Japanese market for environmental products and services has been growing steadily since the introduction of stricter legislation in the late 1990s. The 3Rs (reduce, recycle, reuse) now form the basis of all environmental policies. The country’s commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and a high level of public awareness of environmental issues also contribute to the growth in this sector. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewable Energy Technologies in Sweden

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Sweden Renewable Power Market Analysis and Forecasts' analyzes the key players and their strategies in the Swedish renewable energy market. Sweden Renewable Power Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015This report provides detailed analysis and forecasts of the Sweden Renewable Energy industry. Sub-chapters in the report ...


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