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  • Changing the rules for renewable energy in Ontario

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Power Authority have made significant changes to the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP). Questions remain whether this Is simply a mid-course correction to help make room for smaller projects or whether the Ontario government has completely changed the rules of the game. Either way, the move could potentially hurt several renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BIO Welcomes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Rules

    The Renewable Fuel Standard continues to ensure that the U.S. fuel market will be open to advanced and cellulosic biofuels as producers ramp up production. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of proposed RFS rules and volume projections for 2013: “This is a pivotal year for cellulosic and advanced biofuels. ...

  • Controlling the cost of renewable energy

    Measures to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies have been announced today (July 22. 2015). Reducing energy bills for hard working British families and businesses and meeting climate goals in the most cost effective way are Government priorities. The measures set out today will provide better control over spending and ensure bill payers get the best ...

  • Judge Questions EPA’s Delay in Issuing 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Rule

    A federal appellate judge questioned during oral arguments April 7 the Environmental Protection Agency's “egregious” delay in issuing the 2013 renewable fuel standard blending requirements. “Why in the world is EPA so egregiously late on this, and why are they consistently [late]?” Judge Thomas Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Hampshire to benefit from new rules on selling energy

    Rules due to come into force next week will mean that Hampshire County Council could soon start generating cash from their green energy projects. Already seen as a leader in promoting and installing low carbon electricity projects, Hampshire has the potential for several more schemes that will benefit from the changes. Introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the new rules ...

  • UNFC Development Continues: Rules for Application to Renewables Released for Public Comment

    Generic specifications (rules of application) for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) to renewable energy were released today for public comment. Comments are invited from all relevant constituencies until 12 September 2014.  The views of all stakeholders will be critical in ensuring the development ...

  • Common rules and Infrastructure needed to complete Energy Market

    An integrated EU energy market is the most cost-effective way to ensure secure and affordable supplies to EU citizens and mitigate climate change. A completed internal energy market could bring net economic benefits between 16 and 40 billion euros each year. Substantial progress has been achieved to date but in order to reap full benefits more investment is needed in strategic cross-border ...


    By European Commission

  • BIO Comments on EPA’s 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Rules

    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). The comments emphasized that continued stable implementation of the RFS provides companies developing innovative new advanced and cellulosic biofuels confidence that the U.S. fuel market ...

  • Improving the rules on carbon projects

    Climate negotiations must promote capacity building, not impose quotas, if all developing countries are to benefit from the Clean Development Mechanism, argues ZhongXiang Zhang. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an innovative financial incentive built into the Kyoto Protocol to channel funds and technology to developing countries to help them meet their sustainable development goals. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom

    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic ...


    By Associated Press

  • MEDA Announces Legislation on Renewable Energy

    Today the Missouri Energy Development Association (MEDA) announced it will propose renewable energy legislation during the next session of the Missouri Legislature in January in response to the recent renewable energy initiative petition filed by Renew Missouri. MEDA is also evaluating filing its own renewable energy ballot initiative. "We are proposing legislation that will preserve ...


    By Marketwire

  • The tough realities of renewable energy businesses

    I just published an 11-page report called The Tough Realities of Renewable Energy Businesses -- Why Investors and Entrepreneurs are Struggling to Profit in Clean Energy - and I offer it freely to anyone wishing to learn from my experiences as a business consultant in this space. In the report, I note that, even though I'm not invited ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

    California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering California's plugged-in lifestyle, these new efficiency ...


    By Marketwire

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • Greener export credit rules approved

    OECD countries have agreed new rules to strengthen current environmental and social due diligence processes when providing export credits and to create financially prudent incentives to support business projects with low CO2 emissions. A second agreement aims to encourage support for advanced climate-friendly technologies such as carbon capture and storage. The first agreement is an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Finalizes Rules for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

    Eco Power Solutions, a leading provider of advanced emission control technology, said its ...


  • Progress Energy wins US$82m in spent nuclear fuel ruling

    The US Court of Federal Claims has ruled that Progress Energy should be paid US$82.8 million for costs incurred as a result of the federal government's failure to accept spent nuclear fuel from the utility. The award covers the costs incurred by Progress Energy to activate fuel storage facilities at plants in Florida and the Carolinas and costs to transfer used nuclear fuel between plants for ...

  • Imperium Renewables Applauds EPA, Obama Administration for Ruling on Biomass-Based Diesel Requirement for 2013

    Imperium Renewables, a global leader in biodiesel production, applauded today's issuance by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the final rule establishing 1.28 billion gallons as next year's biomass-based diesel volume requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Company founder and CEO John Plaza stated: "This policy will be ...


    By Marketwire

  • Xcel Energy Seeks More Renewables in New Mexico

    Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) is seeking proposals for renewable resources other than wind or solar as part of its plan to diversify its renewable energy portfolio. SPS is seeking, on an annual basis, approximately 88,705 MWh (megawatt-hours) of “other” renewable energy generation as defined by the New Mexico Renewable ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • UK Supreme Court ruling on Air Quality – reaction from the European Renewable Ethanol Industry

    Following last week’s UK Supreme Court ruling that the UK Government must revise its national air quality plans to tackle nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions, a greenhouse gas mainly attributed to diesel fuel use, Robert Wright, Secretary-General of ePURE, the European renewable ethanol industry association, said: “17 Member States of the EU are in breach of their air quality targets and ...

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