renewable energy development News

  • Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour ...

  • 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 ...


  • Xago Africa and Alevo Analytics partner with US Trade and Development Agency to provide technical assistance for energy storage in Kenya

    USTDA is partnering with Kenyan renewable energy developer Xago Africa and US battery storage manufacturer Alevo USA, Inc and analytics service provider Alevo Analytics to support the development of a utility scale solar photovoltaic power plant with integrated battery storage in Siaya County, Kenya. The project will utilize battery storage technology from Alevo and will be among the first ...


    By Alevo Group S.A

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • Increasing Aridity and Land-use Overlap Have Potential to Cause Social and Economic Conflict in Dryland Areas

    Climate change combined with overlapping high-intensity land uses are likely to create conditions detrimental to the recreation economy, wildlife habitat, water availability and other resources in hyper-arid landscapes, or drylands, in the future, according to a recent paper published in Ecosphere.  Drylands ...

  • EUBCE: 37 Years of Evolving Trends in Bioenergy

    Ever since Europe and its Member States begun developing policies and research programs for renewable energy, the EUBCE has always been an important event to collect the knowledge and to share the views of biomass experts from research, industry, and policy.  At the time of the first “International Conference on Biomass”, held in 1980 in Brighton and organized by the ...

  • 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

  • Breakthrough for the expansion of renewable energies

    The establishment of an International Renewable Energy Agency can now begin: at a conference in Madrid 51 states laid the foundations and agreed on the text of the Statute. The breakthrough has thus been achieved for the initiative launched by Germany, Spain and Denmark and supported by a number of countries from all continents. The IRENA Statute will be signed at an official ceremony on 26 ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Renewable energy plans for Kent

    A planning application has been submitted to Kent County Council for a new Biomass combined heat and power plant at Ridham Dock. If approved, the proposed plant would be capable of processing up to 160,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste wood per annum. Approximately 25MW of power and up to 35MW of low grade steam heat could be produced, with the plant saving about 540,000 tonnes ...

  • Algeria Wants Renewable Energy

    In line with its focus on international business activities, solarhybrid AG intends to invest in Algeria's future and to construct large solar power plants. The North African country would like to install around 22,000 megawatts of renewable energy in the coming years, the largest share of which is to be generated from solar power plants. Talks are currently being held with representatives ...


  • Renewable distributed energy generation

    A new report from Pike Research details how the global electric power industry is evolving from a financial and engineering model that relies on large centralized power plants owned by the utilities to one that is more diverse - both in sources of generation and ownership of the generation assets. Renewable distributed energy generation (RDEG) technologies represent a growing part of the new ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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