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Corporate America Fuels Demand for Renewable Energy As the federal government retreats from dealing with climate change, major parts of corporate America are moving forward anyway. Some of the largest companies in the United States are pushing for renewable energy, when even local authorities are not. VOA's Steve Baragona has more.

House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus Co-Hosts Annual Renewable Energy Policy Forum On July 12, 2019, the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute co-hosted the 22nd Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum.

Building renewable power in South Africa BioTherm Energy wants to boost Africa's solar and wind power usage - cutting its dependence on coal.

BayWa commits to 100% clean power Renewable energies play an important role in this." RE100 head Sam Kimmins said: "BayWa's ambitious commitment to reach 100% renewable electricity by 2020 sends a clear message that going all in on renewables is a sound business decision.

House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus Co-Hosts Annual Renewable Energy Policy Forum On July 12, 2019, the House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute co-hosted the and amp;nbsp;22nd Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Ef.

LIHI certifies two low-impact hydroelectric facilities The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had awarded low-impact certification status to two hydroelectric facilities:. The 7.5-MW West Delaware Tunnel project is in Sullivan County, New York, on land owned by the New York Department of Environmental Protection.

EDPR appoints new Brazil head ahead of wind push The change comes as EDPR is consolidating its presence in Brazil's fast growing onshore wind and solar power industries with over 1GW of new capacity being buil.

Wind outstripping thermal in changing Brazil power sector Brazilian wind farms are supplying the same amount of electricity as thermal plants, and rapid growth has them well on the way to being the second-largest power source in the country after hydro, latest figures show.

Germany splashes €100m green tech cash The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is providing €100m to 20 research consortia to test out new renewable and sustainable energy technologies, such as hydrogen, under real conditions. A total of 90 proposals were made as part of a nationwide competition, and the ministry is taking steps to expand the programme.

Harnessing Renewable Energy on our Public Lands New legislation would help the U.S. realize the extraordinary renewable energy potential of our shared public lands. It balances renewable energy production with enhanced environmental stewardship and is a key tool to help limit global climate change.

Siemens Gamesa Conditionally Awarded Largest US Offshore Wind Power Order Additionally, SGRE was conditionally awarded the contract to deliver SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the 130 MW South Fork offshore wind power project. Located 35 miles off the coast of Long Island, it is expected to be operational by the end of 2022 and will deliver power to the Long Island Power Authority.

US duo eye 200MW solar spree Independent power producer Soltage the Basalt 2 fund have set up Helios Power to develop up to 200MW of solar projects in the US.

German industrial giant BayWA signs up to 100% renewables Germany industrial conglomerate BayWa AG has joined the global corporate renewables initiative the RE100, officially committed itself to meeting its electricity requirements with a 100% clean-energy supply from 2020 on.

Liberia: U.S.-based group installs 435 solar suitcases Non-profit organization called We Care Solar, based in California, USA says it has installed 435 Solar Suitcases in 430 health facilities across Liberia. The organization working in partnership with the Ministry of Health here is dedicated to improving maternal health care in health facilities through access to renewable energy.

Oman targets 1.2GW PV double The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company has launched a tender to develop two solar farms in the country with a combined capacity of up to 1200MW. A request for qualification to develop the up to 600MW each Manah 1 and 2 projects is available until 29 July.

Kenya's President opens Lake Turkana as Google stays silent Wind farm ribbon-cutting almost a year after first power as mystery surrounds web giant's plans to buy stake.

WPD powers up 32MW French duo Commissioning of the Iwuy and Champcourt projects brings company's total capacity in France to 400MW.

Cuomo Signs Historic Renewable Energy Bill Into Law A new law in New York will require the state to procure 6 GW of distributed solar by 2025, as well as require utilities to get 70% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030. On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M.

ABB modernises Italian wind power utility with cutting-edge automation Wind farms need to rely on technology for efficient operation and utilities usually need to manage sites distributed in many remote locations. To extend equipment life and to optimise production, operators must focus on asset maintenance by deploying advanced control and automation technologies and upgrading their existing infrastructure.

The 150,000-square-meter sky bridge of Shanghai's 'Rafael Gallery' will be covered in solar Solar company Hanergy announced that its thin-film solar modules will cover the 150,000 square meter roof of the 'Rafael Gallery' located at a Tech City in Shanghai.

Michigan green light for 455MW wind sale The Michigan Public Service Commission has given conditional approval to DTE Energy to buy three wind farms with a combined capacity of 455MW for an undisclosed price. The projects are the 383MW Isabella 1 and 2 facilities, which will be acquired from Apex Clean Energy, and the 72MW Fairbanks plant to be bought from Heritage Sustainable Energy.

World's first 'high-wave' floating PV array to be built off Belgium A consortium led by Belgian maritime contracting giant DEME has launched an innovative €2m project to develop a first open-ocean floating solar array concept in the North Sa, as part of longer-term plans to build the technology into future offshore wind and aquaculture farms.

Financing finalised for Scaling Solar projects in Senegal The plants are sponsored by Engie, Meridiam, and Senegalese Sovereign Wealth Fund for Strategic Investments and are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Senegal by 89,000 tons of C02 equivalent per year, the same as removing 17,000 cars from the road.

Largest Central Asia wind farm underway as China eyes region As SPIC chipped in, Beijing last year enlisted Zhanatas as a 'Belt and Road' initiative project and an energy cooperation venture with Kazakhstan. SPIC has selected Chinese engineering powerhouse Sinohydro as EPC contractor and picked Envision to supply 40 turbines of 2.5MW for the project.

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