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

  • 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 ...

  • Valeport Sponsor Team Hummingbird to Final of the IET Formula 24 Series

    An all-female team of budding racing drivers and technicians from Plymouth High School for Girls is celebrating as they secured a coveted place at the international final of the IET Formula 24 series, a competitive race series for electric vehicles designed, engineered and driven by 11-16 year olds. Sponsorship from Totnes-based Valeport, one of the UK’s leading ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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 ...


  • Renewable energy at the tipping point

    No longer a mere suggestion of what might be, renewable energy is hitting a tipping point, with far-reaching implications. For the first time, understanding the scale and patterns of renewable energy development has become essential to any full analysis of trends that will shape the global energy economy and the health of the planet. That is the story told by a new report that the Worldwatch ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The outlook for renewable energy

    In December 2011 Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that the one trillionth dollar of investment in clean energy had been spent since it began keeping records on such spending in 2004.   This milestone was significant noted Bloomberg, because it happened just as negotiators and world leaders were gathering in Durban for the latest round of international climate negotiations. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The British appetite for renewable energy

    The UK is lagging behind the rest of Europe in adopting renewable energy sources for electricity production. However, a few key players in the most active areas of wind, solar and geothermal could by entering international markets sooner rather than later could avoid the risks associated with fickle government policies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy spurred on in Spain

    General Motors plans to turn the roof of its Figueruelas (Zaragoza) factory into the largest solar plant in the world with production capacity of 10mW. The solar park will cover a surface area of 183,000 square meters on the roof, the equivalent of 42 football fields. The 84,848 solar panels needed are being installed at average rate of 2,000 per day. For its construction, General Motors has ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • India: renewable energy market

    The market in India for the RE business is estimated at $500 million and is growing at an annual rate of 25%. This growth is expected to continue in the coming years as stricter environmental norms and regulatory pressure is placed on Indian industries. The investment in RE is estimated to about $3 billion. Best prospects in sub-sectors that continue to show a high growth rate and are expected ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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