Renewable Energy News


All the latest blog posts and breaking news to keep you up to date with developments in renewable energy.

Turkey, Germany seek closer cooperation in renewable energy Turkish and German energy authorities aim to expand the energy cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the area of renewables, as both are increasing efforts to broaden the share of electricity generated from renewable resources.

Political Protests Of the roughly 9000 blog posts here, perhaps 100 or so mention political protests in one context or another, raising the question: do they have any value?

How IoT is Transforming the Energy Industry Affixing IoT sensors to generation, transmission and distribution equipment can enable energy companies to monitor it remotely. These sensors measure parameters such as vibration, temperature and wear to optimize maintenance schedules.

Ukrainian mega-wind project secures phase 2 finance The €107.6 million deal was signed with a syndicate of development banks including Proparco, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank and Finfund. Recently Saudi Arabian conglomerate Algihaz took a minority stake in the project, along side Total Eren.

Website Photography - Knockbain Farm, Dingwall Highland photographer Karen Thorburn shares her landscape photographs of a farm near Dingwall in the north of Scotland.

Wind and solar grab share from former king coal in Texas grid The two renewable technologies through March supplied more energy in ERCOT than coal, whose share in the nation's largest state power market continues to dimini.

Wind loses to solar in combined German tender Solar projects swept the board in the results of a 200MW solar-wind joint tender held by Germany's Federal Network Agency. In total, the BNetzA awarded 18 bids for photovoltaic projects, totalling just over 210MW.

ECOWAS inks partnerships to boost renewable energy The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and the Private Finance Advisory Network have signed a partnership agreement to promote renewable energy within the Economic Community of West African States.

Engie turns sod on 160MW Jumbo Hill The wind farm, in Andrews County, will use 57 GE turbines and is scheduled to be online by spring 2020. Each turbine has a 127 metre rotor and is more than 2MW in capacity. Wanzek Construction will build the balance of the facility.

World's first 100-metre-plus wind turbine blade out of moulds GE Renewable Energy-owned LM Wind Power has unveiled its first LM 107.0 P, the gargantuan blade to be flown by the 12MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine - and the world's first 100-metre-plus model. "The LM 107.0 P is one of the biggest single-components ever built.

Mayor: PG&E assets are 'great' opportunity to bring clean energy to San Francisco San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.'s bankruptcy to take over some of the company's assets for the city's power needs, a move that would shake up California's largest utility and remake the state's energy landscape.

Arcola Energy to Open Facility in Liverpool City Region Doctor Ben Todd, CEO of Arcola Energysaid, "I look forward to working with all of our partners across the Liverpool City Region and beyond to contribute to delivering the clean air aspirations of the city region.

Duke Energy to build North Carolina solar estimated at $404M Will develop six utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina that may cost up to $404 million as part of the state's bid to boost renewable energy. The projects total about 270 megawatts, with most expected to be online around the end of 2020, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke said in a statement Wednesday.

Opportunity zones knock in post-subsidy US The opportunity zones programme, which gives tax benefits for those investing in low-income areas across America, could provide renewable energy developers with an a competitive source of capital, according to an FTI study titled 'Are Opportunity Zones Truly an 'Opportunity' for Renewables'.

PV sweeps latest 200MW German wind-solar tender Average prices for winning projects edged up to €56.60/MWh in oversubscribed auction that received no wind bids.

Madison Gas & Electric, shareholders fight over renewable energy proposals With climate change impacts becoming more visible, environmentalists are turning to Madison Gas and Electric, the energy giant powering the city and its suburbs, in a bid to speed up its green energy initiatives.

Ireland 'facing 2030 renewables shortfall' Ireland risks missing its 70% renewables by 2030 goal due to lack of assets, research by Cornwall Insight Ireland has revealed. The Irish Government recently announced a commitment to having 70% of all electricity generated coming from renewable sources by 2030.

Opportunity Zone funds can be a pool of capital for renewable energy projects This is according to a new report from the Global Clean Energy Practice at FTI Consulting, entitled Are Opportunity Zones Truly an "Opportunity" for Renewables? However, in order to fully capitalise on the incentive, investors must act by the end of 2019 or miss out on the full 15 percent tax exemption.

Solar hits 500GW In the IEA Photovoltaic Power System Programme latest Snapshot of Global Photovoltaic Markets 2018' report, by the end of last year 505GW of PV capacity was installed worldwide in PVPS markets and other key countries. During 2018 99.8GW was installed, according to the figures, compared with 98.9GW in 2017.

U.S. needs coal and nuclear as well as renewable energy But what if we extend the comparison to coal and natural gas power plants? Over the past decade, the United States has been transitioning its electricity production from coal-fired plants to natural gas and renewable energy. Since 2010, roughly 40 percent of America's coal fleet has been shut down or designated for closure.

Marlow Offshore, Seazip launch recruitment JV Stephan Nunnink will manage Netherlands-based MarZip Offshore Personnel, which will provide qualified professionals in all areas of offshore wind, including planning and inspection, technicians and electricians, vessel coordination and health and safety.

Renewable Energy Data Book Shares 2017 Stats Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory: From the April 2019 Issue. In the United States, renewable electricity grew to 19.7% of total installed capacity and 17.7% of total electricity generation in 2017, compared to 18.3% of total installed capacity and 15.6% of total electricity generation in 2016.

Altitec opens technician training academy in Australia Altitec is a leading provider of wind turbine rotor blade repair and maintenance services and technician training. The first training course at the new academy will take place on 6th - 17th May 2019, offering people securing places on it the essential skills to develop a career in the wind energy sector.

Duke basks in 270MW of Carolinas solar Under the state's Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy programme a total of 602MW of capacity was awarded, comprising 14 utility-scale photovoltaic projects. Duke will develop six of these.

India and Denmark to cooperate on renewable energy India's Union Cabinet gave its approval for a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India and the Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate of the Kingdom of Denmark, earlier this week.

Oserian Development named best renewable energy company in Kenya Investment in geothermal energy to power operations, use of electric tugs to transport flowers and use of sheep to mow grass are among initiatives that have seen Naivasha-based flower farm Oserian Development Company crowned winner in the Renewable Energy category of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Energy Management Awards 2019.

IEA: Ireland not likely to meet its 2020 green targets Germany is also seen as unlikely to meet its 2020 target. Eurostat said that only 11 of the 28 EU member states have reached their national 2020 targets. Two more - Latvia and Austria - are very close to meeting their 2020 objectives.

Europe invests €27bn in wind in 2018 "1MW of new onshore wind capacity now requires only €1.4 million capital expenditure, down from €2 million in 2015. And 1MW of new offshore wind capacity requires €2.5 million, down from €4.5 million in 2015," states WindEurope's study.

Subsea 7 secures HKZ installation prize The marine contractor will be responsible for transporting and hammering in all in 76 monopiles and laying in-field wires at the zero-subsidy project, located 30km from shore in the North Sea. Subsea 7's main office in the Netherlands will lead the job, which will be carried out in 2022 subject to a final investment decision.

Seaway 7 tapped by Vattenfall for zero-subsidy HKZ 1&2 Diversifying offshore oil and gas contractor Subsea 7's heavy-lift outfit Seaway 7 has been chosen by Vattenfall to partner on the 760MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm off the Netherlands.

California college invests in 1-MW solar carport to offset 100 percent of its energy use Yuba College, a community college part of the Yuba Community College District, this week completed a 1-MW solar carport installation that it says could result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The District purchased the solar outright, which resulted in optimal savings.

Europe splashes €27bn for record wind build-out Plummeting prices for on - and offshore mean sum spent in 2018 will lead to 16.7GW in new projects, says WindEurope.

A call for 100% renewable energy at Barnard In March of 2017, Barnard's board of trustees voted in favor of divestment from fossil fuel, coal, and tar sands companies that deny climate science or otherwise undermine efforts to mitigate climate change.

Engie again employs innovative hedge for US wind project Proxy revenue swaps represent a relatively new financial hedging instrument in the US wind market, allowing project developers to secure stable revenues and reduce the impact of power-price and weather-related fluctuations. They are gaining popularity as developers become more comfortable with their intricacies.

Climate Change Tipping Point In response, a reader notes: Stop with this agenda pushing. This article is from a portal for scholarly articles on physics called phys.org. I was unaware that physics had an agenda.

India-focussed renewables PE fund manager Berkeley looks to sell biz The founders of renewables energy investor Berkeley Energy have hired U.S. investment bank JP Morgan to evaluate options, including a sale, for the company's investment funds, which could be worth around $500 million, banking sources said.

Maine company launches renewable energy system designed to power remote communities around the world BRUNSWICK - Maine-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. has already powered more than 30% of the remote Alaskan community of Igiugig, but with the launch of a new marine renewable energy system, it wants to increase its current reach and spread to isolated and indigenous communities around the world.

Maine company launches renewable energy system to power remote communities The Ocean Renewable Power Co. has 20 Maine employees and has spent more than $37 million statewide with an economic reach in 14 of the state's 16 counties, according to John Ferland, president and chief operating officer.

Science Is a "Democrat Thing" Science, according to a Trump appointee at the Department of the Interior, is "a Democrat thing." Those words were reportedly used to justify the abrupt 2017 cancellation of a study into the health effects of mountaintop removal for coal-mining.

Maryland Renewable Energy Legislation Will Impact Energy Costs On April 8, 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 516, which has been entitled the Clean Energy Jobs Act. This legislation now moves on to Governor Hogan's desk for review. The Governor may support the bill, but also has the option to allow it to go into effect on October 1, 2019 without his signature or to veto the legislation.

Rocky Mountain Power Moves Forward With 2030 Renewable Energy Goal As Feasibility Questions Linger Some Utah cities may soon have a chance to cut down on carbon emissions, but consumer advocates are worried about rising costs and other unanswered questions about the program. A new state law, passed in the Legislature's General Session as H.B.

Report: Going 100% renewable power means a lot of dirty mining Weighing those trade-offs - between supporting mining in environmentally sensitive areas and sourcing metals needed to power renewables - is likely to become more common if countries continue generating more renewable energy.

Three strategies for building solar and wind energy systems on potentially contaminated lands Building solar and wind energy projects on potentially contaminated lands can be a golden opportunity, both effective and cost-effective, for developers.

Westpac commits to renewable energy "As the largest financier to greenfield renewable energy projects in Australia - renewables make up 71 per cent of Westpac's lending to the electricity generation sector - becoming a customer to this industry is an important step for us," he said.

Brazil's blade maker Tecsis enters US repowering business By designing and manufacturing blades exclusively for repowering projects, Tecsis hopes to tap a growing $25bn market in the US alone.

Renewables job numbers hit three-year high - led by Australia's coal states Full-time equivalent jobs created by the renewable energy industry has been estimated at 14,820 in 2016-17, a 33 per cent jump in from the 2015/16 period, and the highest numbers seen since the boom-time of 2012-13.

Puerto Rico is targeting 100% renewable energy. The Trump administration has other ideas. Ricardo Rosselló has placed a definitive bet on wind, water, and sunshine. Last week, he signed a bill, the Public Energy Policy Law of Puerto Rico, to power the island solely by renewable energy by 2050. Along the way, the island must draw 40 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2025 and give up coal by 2028.

Senvion signs €100m loan agreement Senvion has signed a binding €100m loan agreement with its lenders and main bond holders to allow the German turbine manufacturer to continue business operations following last week's self-administration filing.

Enerkem Closes a New Round of Financing This injection of additional capital will help foster the company's growth by continuing the development of its other projects, including in Varennes, Québec, and Rotterdam, Holland.

Senvion gains breathing space with €100m loan The deal with debtors is likely to give the company breathing space to continue operations in coming months after the manufacturer last week had filed for insolvency under self-administration at a German court.

The Empire Strikes Back As anyone could have predicted, the growing dominance of solar and wind, based largely on their plummeting costs, is quite correctly perceived as a threat to the enormity of the fossil fuel industry, which is taking aggressive measures in several states to combat these clean energy resources.

Heat Pumps Gain Traction as Renewable Energy Grows Asked about that, Richard Murphy, managing director of energy marketing for the American Gas Association, said heat pumps are not competitive in colder parts of the United States.

Navajo Nation embraces renewables as it turns from coal The Navajo Nation will now "pursue and prioritize" renewable energy development on its sprawling reservation across four states, as it transitions from thermal coal that has underpinned the economy of America's largest Indian tribe for decades.

IREC's career map shows climate change related employment opportunities on the rise A new career map, Careers in Climate Control Technology, provides a first-of-its-kind interactive, visual tool to showcase the employment opportunities that exist in the swiftly growing HVAC/R industry - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

GE Renewable Energy Announces New Solar + Storage Hybrid Project In New York GE Renewable Energy announced on Monday that it will partner with Helios Energy to develop a new hybrid solar + storage system in upstate New York, which is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2020.

Method Soap's factory runs entirely on renewable energy and produces 1 million pounds of food a year from its rooftop greenhouse Method's factory is the first green factory of its kind with its LEED Platinum certification. The Soapbox factory creates less waste and uses less energy.

In Northeast, more research needed on offshore wind's impact on fishing As plans for wind farms across New England's waters progress, fishermen continue to express concerns about the impact of the burgeoning offshore wind industry on their livelihoods. And while wind development is moving rapidly, scientific research on the impacts on fisheries has struggled to keep up.

Wärtsilä announces Engine+ Hybrid Energy solution GEMS, the control platform, automatically dispatches available assets and takes into account any operational constraints to ensure optimal operation.

Carbon Trust taps five for next-generation floating wind cables UK body the Carbon Trust has named the five winners in its competition to develop new high voltage dynamic power export cables for floating wind turbines - seen as a key technology pinch-point in the nascent sector's industrialisation.

Duke Energy to add 14 PV projects in solar-hungry Carolinas Duke Energy will produce or purchase 602MW of electric power from 14 new utility-scale solar projects to be located in North and South Carolina, solidifying their combined second place PV generation capacity behind US market leader California.

RWE CFO Says Company Looking to Expand Renewables Footprint in U.S. - Reuters The CFO of Germany's RWE AG said the utility is planning a large expansion of its businesses in the U.S. over the next few years, Reuters reported Wednesday. Markus Krebber said the company's focus would be on wind - and solar-generated power, the report said.

Spark snaps up 120MW Oz solar park The project, near Wagga Wagga, has a power purchase agreement in place with Westpac to purchase just over a quarter of Bomen's output for the first 10 years of operation. Westpac said the PPA agreement will enable it to reach its commitment to source the equivalent of 100% of its global electricity consumption through renewable sources by 2025.

Granada lands Moray East order UK outfit Granada Material Handling will supply 100 davit cranes for the turbine foundations at EDPR's 950MW Moray East project off Scotland. One crane will be fitted to each of the wind farm's 100 jacket foundations and the scope of the contract includes the design, manufacture and commissioning of each unit, the company said.

SEPA helps demystify transactive energy in new report This week the Smart Electric Power Alliance released a report that is says will help utilities and other industry stakeholders understand and prepare for the grid of the future. As the grid evolves, the growth of distributed energy resources. particularly behind the meter and out of visibility of the utility.

EGEB: Vermont utility 100% renewable by 2030, major US solar project, German wind, and more Vermont's largest utility company, Green Mountain Power, announced it has set a goal to use 100% carbon-free energy by 2025, and 100% renewable energy by 2030. The company announced its plans at an Earth Day event this weekend, WCAX reports. CEO Mary Powell said,.

Scots bank backs £1m tidal The developer is continuing its testing and demonstration programme in preparation for the build out of a larger project at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy in the Bay of Fundy.

Leeward Renewable Energy Completes Repowering and Financing For Mendota Hills Wind Farm Dallas, TX - Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC today announced the company has successfully completed the full-scale repower of its Mendota Hills Wind Farm located in Lee County, Illinois. Leeward achieved a financial close with a subsidiary of Citi, which provided tax equity financing for the project.

Addressing Food Security and Boosting Development with Geothermal Heat Ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition, and creating sustainable food production systems, are some of the goals that renewable energy can help achieve. Food production is energy-intensive and around 30 percent of global energy consumption is used to produce, process, and distribute food.

Leeward Completes Repowering and Financing for Mendota Hills Wind Farm The full-scale repower of Mendota included the decommissioning of the existing wind turbine generators and the installation of new foundations and WTGs to maximize efficiency and extend the life span of the wind farm. Mendota replaced the 63 legacy Gamesa WTGs with 29 SG 2.6-126 WTGs, increasing the capacity from approximately 50 MW to 76 MW.

Vermont utility launches vision for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 This weekend at its "Earth Day Every Day Fair," Green Mountain Power announced an energy vision to have a 100 percent carbon free energy supply by 2025 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The utility said the move is among the most aggressive carbon targets for a utility of GMP's size in the country.

PNE offloads 300MW US giant to NextEra PNE Group has sold its interest in the up to 300MW Burleigh wind project in the US state of North Dakota to NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary Burke Wind. The site, based near Bismarck, holds 24 land leases for over 6070 hectares with private landholders in Burleigh and Emmons Counties.

Carbon Trust reveals floater cable winners The Carbon Trust has picked five winners of a dynamic export cable competition within its Floating Wind Joint Industry Project. The successful companies are Norway's Aker Solutions, Japan's Furukawa Electric, Greece's Hellenic Cables, JDR Cable Systems in the UK and Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable in China.

Vestas dominates 2018 turbine installations The first edition of GWEC's annual 'Global Wind Market Development - Supply Side Data 2018' report found that 20,641 wind turbines were installed in 2018, with a combined capacity of 50.6GW. After Vestas, Goldwind and Siemens Gamesa came next in terms of market share, in a global market comprising 37 turbine manufacturers in total.

GE Renewable Energy to implement solar plus storage in New York GE Renewable Energy has reached an agreement with Helios Energy to deliver two energy storage systems to be integrated with solar arrays for the Lenox Solar / Energy Storage project in Lenox, New York. The hybrid system will be installed in upstate New York at the end of 2019 and is expected operational by the second quarter of 2020.

Ireland takes helm on ocean energy project The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is leading the Ocean Power Innovation Network project which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector. The €2.6 million pan-European initiative will run for three years.

Nordex bags 1GW in Q1 2019 Europe accounts for 41% of the total order volume in the first quarter, Latin America for 44% and the rest of the world, including Australia, 15%. Nordex said its latest Delta4000 series accounts for more than 35% the order intake.

Nordex Q1 2019 order intake stable at 1GW Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group recorded an order intake of 1.035GW in the first three months of the year, helped by strong demand in Latin America and its European home market. That compares to orders of 1GW in the first quarter of 2018. "We continue to see strong demand for our wind turbines," chief executive José Luis Blanco said.

Westpac Banking : Commits to 100 Percent Renewables By 2025 SYDNEY, Australia, April 17. Westpac Banking issued the following news release:. Westpac today announced its commitment to source the equivalent of 100 per cent of its global electricity consumption through renewable sources by 2025.

Global Renewable Energy Market 2019 Trends: Players Enel Green Power, ENERCON GmbH, Nordex SE, Senvion S.A. Thorough evaluation of Global Renewable Energy Market considering rivalry, segments, revenue outcome, regional markets, and robust players. Global Renewable Energy Market research report is a significant analysis that provides comprehensive technical and financial details of the global Renewable Energy industry.

Tasmanian renewable energy jobs surge, with plenty more to come News, local-news, Tasmania, jobs, renewable energy, Guy Barnett, economy Tasmanian renewable energy jobs have surged by 10.6 per cent in a year, with wind energy jobs more than doubling.

Kenya: Oserian Named Kenya's Best Company in Renewable Energy Naivasha - Oserian Development company goal of creating a carbon-free environment by 2020 has received a major boost after it was recognized as the renewable energy champion last week.

Nicola Sturgeon to face union chiefs over renewable energy jobs broken promises The First Minister will be put on the spot when she visits the STUC congress in Dundee. A report from the trade union umbrella group points out the Scottish Government's 2010 Low Carbon Strategy predicted the sector would boast 130,000 jobs in Scotland by 2020.

Tectonic shift as network owner buys solar farm, points to renewable future Spark also owns a stake in Transgrid. The project should therefore avoid some of the connection issues that have plagued other wind and solar projects. The Bomen solar farm this week locked in long-term contracts for nearly all its output with Westpac and retailer Flow Power, over a range of tenures from 5 to 10 years.

How to make a Mini Wind Turbine from a Dollar Store Pinwheel I'm teaching a Renewable Energy venture this quarter, and I wanted to make activities for the students involving wind, solar, and hydroelectric power. Purchasing mini-wind farm kits online is really expensive, so I experimented with making my own wind farm.

Green new deal electricity - what really bothers the feds For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model.

Orkney Islands Are Key To Renewable Energy In The UK In the UK, the Orkney Islands, located off the northern tip of Scotland, are being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together in harmony.

Fears for 300 jobs as renewable energy plant 'mothballed' months before completion Port Clarence Energy Plant will cease construction at the end of May until its owners find new contractors.

Whither Goest the American Job Market? I'm curious, right now the US is experiencing the highest levels of employment and wage growth for over 40 years and yet you are still complaining. What's even more amazing is wage growth is being achieved without accelerating excessive inflation.

GE Renewable Energy to Implement DC-Coupled Solar and Battery Energy Storage in New York The project will enable dispatchable renewable energy penetration into the grid, helping power New York state with reliable renewable energy. Integrating solar and storage solutions together enables an overall higher availability and capacity factor while delivering dispatchable and predictable renewable energy into the grid.

Renewable Energy Group to Report First Quarter 2019 Financial Results on Thursday, May 2 Renewable Energy Group, Inc. today announced that it will release financial results for the first quarter 2019 after the market close on Thursday, May 2, 2019. An investor conference call will follow at 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. The call will be hosted by Cynthia Warner, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chad Stone, Chief Financial Officer.

PM Barzani: Kurdistan will join international efforts to protect environment, use renewable energy He called on people to join a week-long campaign to clean the Kurdistan Region's environment by removing litter and reducing pollution.

Could wave power be the next boom in renewable energy? Wave power, which captures electricity generated by the movement of ocean waves, is a resource that could supply 10% of the world's electricity needs, says John McCarthy, CEO of Ocean Energy, the Ireland-based company testing the first device, the 826-ton, 125-foot-long Ocean Buoy.

Norway chooses digital and renewable energy sectors to be prime targets of Norfund's investments in Africa Norwegian minister of international development Dag-Inge Ulstein recently indicated that renewable energies and the digital sector would be the prime target of future interventions of the Norfund in Africa. According to the official, fintechs can greatly facilitate financial inclusion in some poor countries.

5 of the Best TED Talks About Renewable Energy Without releasing dangerous carbon pollution into our atmosphere? Double check. Around the world, cities, states, countries, and companies are making the switch to clean, renewable energy to help stop climate change. Better yet? It just makes good economic sense.

Brazil police launch 'Gone With the Wind' $10m fraud probe Inquiry focuses on sale of major project as 'Car Wash' anti-corruption sweep reaches wind sector.

Euro Wind Energy chooses Siemens Gamesa for Thorup-Sletten project The installation of the turbines will commence in October this year, with Siemens Gamesa being responsible for service and maintenance for 20 years through a long-term service programme tailored specifically to Euro Wind.

Production-ready Rapide E debut at Auto Shanghai The Rapide E was unveiled by Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. The vehicle is a pivotal model for the luxury market while also propelling Aston Martin into the electric vehicle sector.

Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea Opened The wind farm has an output of 385 MW and can potentially supply around 400,000 households with renewable energy. Chancellor Merkel said, "Arkona sets a standard for the transition of the energy system. We will discuss how we achieve the climate goals.

Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030 Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante on its commitment to getting its power from renewable sources. Green Mountain Power announced Saturday that it set a goal of getting 100% of its power from carbon-free sources by 2025 and 100% from renewable sources by 2030.

Puerto Rico Enacts 100% Renewable Energy Bill Last week, Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló signed the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, which establishes a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050.

Apple to exceed renewable energy goal for supply chain - Daily Energy Insider Apple recently announced that it has exceeded its goal of bringing four gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020 by an additional gigawatt. Apple said that it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers committed to running their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy to 44.

Starbucks makes 'two-sided' investment in Texas solar farms Is boosting its investments in clean power. The Seattle-based coffee giant is investing in tax equity from a portfolio of eight Cypress Creek Renewables LLC solar farms in Texas, according to a statement Monday. Terms weren't disclosed.

Embrace renewable energy, council urged City council heard Monday from two local activists pressing for more focus on the need to embrace renewable energy. Energy consultant J.P. Pinard and Don Roberts of Yukoners Concerned appeared as separate delegates, but both emphasized the same thing.

GE Renewable Energy to Implement DC-Coupled Solar and Battery Energy Storage Hybrid System in Upstate New York The system will use a direct DC coupled configuration with a single inverter and single point of interconnection shared by the solar array and the storage system, helping improve the overall energy output of the hybrid system while optimizing equipment and installation costs and increasing the overall system reliability.

Equinor looks East as Merkel opens Baltic Sea's largest wind farm Equinor and E.ON have been feeding power into the German grid from the 385MW Arkona array north of the island of Rügen since September, but the wind farm with its 60 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-15 turbines only this year will reach peak production.

Siemens Gamesa replaces GE on 1GW French offshore duo German-Spanish company to supply 7MW turbines to EDF after US manufacturer abandons exclusive supplier status.

German Chancellor christens Arkona Angela Merkel officially opens 385MW Baltic Sea wind farm.

Siemens Gamesa signs major French offshore wind deal France's plans to develop its offshore wind industry have taken a significant step forward with the signing of a deal with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Does Renewable Energy have a Viable Future? 100% global renewable energy. A utopic dream or a future reality? Those on the political right that agree that climate change is a very urgent problem are often unwilling to actually do anything to make the changes necessary.

Duke turns sod on 200MW Mesteno Mesteno will be the developer's fourth wind generation facility in Starr County and has received local support from the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School district, Starr County, Starr County Hospital and South Texas College, according to Duke.

Welsh leader visits Gwynt y Mor Innogy, which owns the offshore wind farm, is the largest generator of renewable energy in Wales. The company is constructing two new onshore wind farms with a total capital investment of £170 million and new community investment of £1 million a year, for the next 25 years.

Taiwan lawmakers seek ban on Chinese offshore wind kit DDP legislator Lai Jui-lung warned about the national security risk of using made-in-mainland-China turbine parts including blades, nacelles, foundations, and electronic systems in the island's offshore wind projects.

Altitec trains Oz wind technicians Centre will support growing demand for wind turbine servicing work in the country.

French press for bolder offshore wind target Industry association SER said at a press conference today that the government should hold more than 2.2GW of additional tenders, on top of those already proposed in a draft energy roadmap. Under the roadmap 5.5GW is targeted but SER recommends the figure be increased to over 7.5GW.

Glennmont bids 'au revoir' to 55MW of French solar Glennmont Partners has completed the divestment of a portfolio of five carpark canopy photovoltaic projects in France, totalling 55MW. Independent power producer Sonnedix has acquired the projects, all in northern France. The portfolio comprises the 10.4MW Batilly, the 11.9MW Douai, the 10.6MW Flins, the 11.8MW Maubeuge and the 10.4MW Sandouville.

Vattenfall applies to extend life at Aberdeen Bay Extension period excludes the time needed to decommission the wind farm. Aberdeen Bay, known also as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, started operations in 2018 and comprises 11 of what are currently the most powerful turbines in the world.

EU wind blows past hydro Record output levels has pushed wind past hydro as the biggest source of renewable electricity generation in Europe, according to energy analyst EnAppSys. Wind overtook hydro - historically the largest source of renewable electricity generation in Europe - for the second quarter in a row, the company's latest report has found.

Microsoft sets stricter renewable energy targets for its datacentres Microsoft claims its datacentre-focused efforts to ramp up the amount of renewable energy used to power its server farms is progressing faster than expected, prompting it to revise its targets.

Renewable Energy Market Increased International Trade Opening New Opportunities The "Renewable Energy Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024", is the most blooming and promising sector of the industry. This overall Renewable Energy Market has been ascending at a higher rate with the enhancement of inventive strategies and a raising customer tendency.

Geothermal Heat Pumps Market is Projected to Witness Extensive Growth by 2024 - Hexa Research Geothermal heat pump is a central heating and cooling system that uses earth as a source of energy. The price fluctuation in convention fuels has resulted in demand for cost-efficient energy solutions. This has been a major factor behind the growth of this market in recent times.

Finally! Peer-reviewed climate research gets to the heart of the problem OK, sorry, that's being overly ethnocentric - possibly many of you are in the same boat as myself. That is, perhaps you understand the feeling of thinking you're speaking the same language as everyone else yet seeing not a lick of comprehension on anyone's face.

Renewable energy use climbs in Japan while CO2 emissions drop to 8-yr low Japan, the world's fifth-biggest carbon emitter, has set a target to cut its emissions by 26 per cent from 2013 levels to 1.042 billion tonnes by 2030. The latest figure represents an 8.4 per cent reduction from 2013 levels, data showed.

Microsoft's ambitious new environmental goals include shifting data centers to 70% renewable energy by 2023 Microsoft is amping up efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and be a global leader in the fight against climate change. On Monday the software giant unveiled sweeping new sustainability goals, including accelerating its timeline to move all data centers to renewable energy.

Microsoft says its data centers will use 60% renewable energy by 2020 In a blog post this evening, company president Brad Smith outlined the steps it'll take to "address sustainability challenges" in a "tech-first" fashion, some of which will involve artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Elizabeth Warren unveils policy plan to protect public lands, increase renewable energy on 'day one' In exchange, we'll get rid of the ads.

Inside Tesla's 100% renewable design for the Gigafactory When it's finished, it will be the largest rooftop solar array in the world. Inside the factory, high-energy manufacturing processes that would normally be powered by natural gas have been redesigned to avoid fossil fuels by maximizing energy efficiency.

100% renewable energy across all sectors possible by 2050 with solar leading the way, study says A global transition to 100% renewable energy is possible across the electricity, heat, transport and desalination sectors by 2050, and it can be done for cheaper than the current global energy system, a new study claims.

Govt approves cooperation agreement between India, Denmark in renewable energy New Delhi, Apr 15 : The central government on Monday gave its approval for a cooperation agreement between India and Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind energy and a letter of intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence.

HELP!!! - Part I People who are not consumed by greed or blinded by Trumpism understand that the human race is racing toward self-extinction as a result of careless lifestyle habits in the industrial age.

Envision turbines in Europe debut as TRIG buys French project Turbines from Chinese OEM Envision Energy will make their debut in Europe following completion of the sale of its in-development Entre-Tille-et-Venelle wind farm in France to investment fund The Renewables Infrastructure Group.

PSC approves 5-fold solar expansion in Wisconsin Last week at its Open Meeting, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved five interrelated cases that will lead to a five-fold expansion of solar energy in Wisconsin. The PSC approved:.

Brazil's energy planning chief takes long view to 2050 Barral, who took over as president of Brazil's top planning authority EPE at the beginning of the year, said the power contracting process needs to move away from the traditional hydro-thermal model.

Can the US government stop utilities from attempting to kill solar in Montana? In the years since its passage, Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act has provided one of the few options for small producers of renewable energy to access electric generation markets controlled by monopoly utilities.

Starbucks partners with renewable energy company to power 360 Texas locations Has partnered with Cypress Creek Renewables and U.S. Bank on solar farms in Texas, with two of them powering 360 Starbucks locations across…

Green light for Indo-Danish offshore tie-up Areas of cooperation include enhancing India's technical capabilities for managing offshore wind projects, measures to ensure quality of wind turbines, components, certification requirements as well as offshore wind forecasting and scheduling.

Brazilian solar sets out to leave wind in the shadows Better-performing, cheaper technology, affordable land and an impressive operational track record are helping Brazil's solar industry to go head-to-head with wind - and PV could be set for its best ever showing in the country's next power tender.

A call to implement marine renewable energy across Europe Ir Peter Scheijgrond, M.Eng, M.Phil. Project coordinator. MET-CERTIFIED Dutch Marine Energy Centre Tel: +31 6 11 38 76 [email protected]: www.met-certified.eu: www.twitter.com/METCertif. *Please note: This is a commercial profile. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

3megawatt continues momentum with 30 GW of renewable energy assets 3megawatt, the leader in renewable asset management software, has reached a new milestone with more than 30 GW of renewable energy assets managed on its BluePoint platform. The milestone solidifies 3megawatt's position as the international market leader for renewable asset management software.

New partnership with China to develop renewable energy technologies The Coalition Government has provided a $4.7 million boost to innovation and science links with China, with a focus on developing alternative renewable energy security technologies. The funding will go to the Australia-China Science and Research Fund to bolster global partnerships and fuel economic growth.

Royal Haskoning designs Haliade-X foundation Royal Haskoning DHV will design the foundation for the world's biggest wind turbine, GE's Haliade-X 12MW prototype machine. The Danish engineering outfit said it was chosen due to its extensive experience in wind turbine foundation design plus a good knowledge of geotechnical challenges.

TenneT wires up Borssele 1&2 Grid operator TenneT has installed the first offshore export cable for Orsted's 752MW Borssele 1&2 project in the Dutch North Sea. Boskalis installed the NKT-made wire using its Giant 7 construction vessel late last week and will soon add a second export cable, TenneT said.

EU marine renewables roll-out hinges on 'national-level' backing Donagh Cagney, policy director at industry advocacy body Ocean Energy Europe and lead author of the report, said: "The technological progress made by ocean energy has been a true European success story, with project teams from across Europe collaborating within EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Interreg.

Dubai turns to renewable energy for water production Solar-powered reverse osmosis desalination is expected to become the new trend in Dubai's water production as the emirate moves to meet its renewable energy targets. The emirate depends on desalination for its potable water, with a water production capacity of 470 million gallons per day.

Merkel to cut Arkona ribbon German Chancellor among dignitaries set to christian 385MW project.

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EU approves Irish State aid for renewable heat technologies The European Commission has approved Irish State aid for renewable heat generation from technologies including biomass and anaerobic digestion. Having assessed the scheme, the commission found it to be proportionate as the payments granted to beneficiaries would not lead to overcompensation in the market.

Petronas take first steps in renewable energy market Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has announced that it has signed an agreement with global infrastructure investor I Squared Capital to buy Singapore-based renewable energy company Amplus Energy Solutions. The deal is expected to be completed at the end of the month and will be the company's first foray into renewable energy.

ALE adapts for Argentine heavy lift ALE has adapted a crane to reduce the installation time of the Loma Blanca 2 wind farm project in Argentina.

Renewable procurement gaps pose risk for California's climate goals, but what solution is best? In the LSEs' filings, "there is inconsistent, and in some cases, nonexistent, recognition of these realities." Participants in the planning process were concerned that California was going off course, until agreement began to emerge that Assembly Bill 56's "backstop procurement entity" points toward a solution to the gaps in procurement.

Renewable energy advocates in Texas learn to avoid saying “climate change” Renewable energy, particularly wind power, has been hugely successful in Texas, thanks in large measure to a combination of federal, state, and local incentives that began more than two decades ago.

Malin appoints new subsidiary chief Malin Marine has chosen Graham Penman to head the operation of its new subsidiary Malin React. Penman will oversee the growth of Malin React, one of seven businesses belonging to Malin Marine.

Natural Power advises on Yunlin The consortium is taking a 27% stake in WPD's Yunlin offshore wind farm. Construction is due to start next year. Other members of the consortium are Chugoku Electric Power, Chudenko Corporation, Shikoku Electric Power and JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation.

Scots score £50m wind sale The assets include single-turbine sites across the Orkney and Shetland Islands, plus the 4.6MW Curraghderrig wind farm in Ireland and the 9.2MW Port of Tilbury facility.

Utility consortium to accelerate renewable energy projects in Mexico French multinational utility company Engie has partnered with Tokyo Gas to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy in Mexico. The two are investing in Heolios, a 50/50 joint-venture company to develop renewable energy projects in Mexico. Tokyo Gas and ENGIE have a long-lasting relationship which dates back to 1983.

Renewable energy site wants to build yurts for visitors A RENEWABLE energy cooperative is hoping to bring more people to its solar and wind farm by building a new visitor centre. The Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust has submitted a planning application to build two yurts, a toilet block and a cycle shelter on its site in Watchfield, near the Oxfordshire and Wiltshire border.

Modi seals Danish-Indian offshore wind co-operation pact India and Denmark will set up a joint renewable energy 'centre of excellence' with a focus on offshore wind, the Indian government announced. A co-operation pact between the two was signed off by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Vattenfall selects Siemens Gamesa 10MW for HKZ Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa 10MW turbines for use at its 760MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 wind farm off the Netherlands. The developer will install 76 of the 193-metre rotor diameter turbines at the project, which is due online by 2023.

SGRE 10MW turbines set for first zero-subsidy offshore wind Vattenfall is angling to install a first batch of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's new 10MW turbines at its Hollandse Kust South 1&2 project in the Dutch North Sea - in line to be the world's first zero-subsidy offshore wind farm - following the signing of a preferred supplier agreement with the German-Spanish OEM.

EU countries 'lack green goals ambition' According to the study member states covered do not demonstrate high ambition on energy savings and renewable energy, indicating a lack of focus in their actions for the next decade. "This is reflected in the insufficient level of their targets, the lack of concrete policies and measures, or the combination of both," said CAN Europe.

Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to 'Flip the Switch' to Better Health, Renewable Energy Law firm Hogan Lovells has partnered with Barefoot College International to empower mostly illiterate women from off-grid areas around the world by training them as solar engineers, or "Solar Mamas." Throughout the world, 1.1 billion people are still living without power.

Malaysian oil giant Petronas enters renewables State-owned Petronas - one of Asia's biggest oil groups - said the deal marks its "strategic intent to grow in the renewable energy space as part of our strategy to step out beyond oil and gas into the new energy business".

Renewable Energy In Spain: From The 'Sun Tax' To The Promotion Of Collective Self-Consumption A few weeks before the general elections, the Spanish Government approved on Friday 5 a Royal Decree that regulates the new conditions for self-consumption of electricity, which encourage collective self-consumption and establishes a simplified mechanism for compensation of self-produced and unconsumed energy.

Renewable energy beats carbon capture All of these pathways rely on a technology known as "carbon capture", which would capture carbon dioxide from fossil fuel energy plants to prevent it from impacting the atmosphere. As a result, there has been a massive investment of money and resources in this technology.

Helton: Trump attacks Iowa with his lies about renewable energy During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's quotes gave his opponents lots of material to work with. "How stupid are the people of Iowa?" was one of the favorite recitations. This was in reference to fellow GOP-primary contender Ben Carson's childhood story of how he used to get into fights and had a bad temper.

Mariestad, Sweden to share insights on renewable energy and cutting carbon emissions with Warrnambool Representatives from Mariestad will share with Warrnambool their insights on renewable energy and cutting carbon emissions. Mariestad Council has partnered with a Gothenburg-based company Nilsson Energy to introduce technology that stores renewable energy as hydrogen and uses hydrogen to power vehicles and heat buildings.

Solar dominated renewable energy world possible by 2050, and cheaper Major study finds electrifying everything – heat and transport – and powering it through a solar dominated grid is possible by 2050, and will be cheaper and essential for Paris 1.5°C ta…

UK start-up out to cause green power Ripple UK start-up Ripple Energy has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take forward its "unique" plan to offer consumer ownership of clean power assets combined with energy supply tariffs. The campaign launched on European investment platform Seedrs aims to raise at least £750,000 for 23.21% of the company.

The truth about renewable subsidies Wood pellet production causes noise and water pollution for local communities in the Southern US, while both pellet mills and biomass power stations produce dangerous air pollution, including small particulates which can enter the bloodstream and cause cancer, heart disease and neurological problems.

Renewable energy policies on cards Kudakwashe Mhundwa and Kumbirai TarusariraGovernment will next month launch renewable energy and biofuels energy policies which are aimed at increasing the country's power sources, Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, Engineer Gloria Magombo has said.

Renewable Energy Advocates Learn To Not Say "Climate Change" In Texas The TPPF is bombarding the Texas legislature with misinformation designed to show that subsidies for renewable energy are bad for the state. "Wind is bringing prices down, but not in a good way," Peacock says. What he means is that there is so much of it that prices for renewable energy are tumbling.

Australian miners' refreshing approach to renewables Considering the lack of carbon policy in Australia, the mining sector's drive to integrate renewables into its power mix is refreshing proof that going green is now simply smart business. In 2018 alone, 35 large-scale renewable projects were completed in Australia.

Berko: Duke Energy keeps its eye on renewable future Berko: I'd like to purchase 300 shares of Duke Energy to add some income to my conservative growth account. What is your opinion of this utility? - T.L., Kankakee, Ill. Dear T.L. UBS's Daniel Ford is recommending Duke with a short-term $91 price target, and Merrill Lynch recently downgraded it to neutral from buy.

China Promoting Subsidy-Free Renewables China will give priority to the construction of wind and solar projects that can operate without subsidies this year, and will cap new subsidized capacity, the energy regulator said, part of efforts to ease a subsidy payment backlog.

Renewable Energy Could Save $160 Trillion In Climate Change Costs by 2050 In the face of rising global emissions, intensified electrification and an increase in renewable energy could prove to make the difference that ensures we reach future climate goals.

Renewable energy, diesel help Eskom stave off loadshedding The power system has stabilised and there will be no loadshedding on Monday night, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said. Earlier on Monday Phasiwe had sent out a tweet warning that there is a risk of loadshedding given that the power system was constrained.

NT Alderman Tylec pushing for energy efficiency & renewable energy in North Tonawanda North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec is proposing legislation that will bring energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to NT by establishing an Energize NY Open C-PACE financing program.

Sustainable investment in renewable energy With Egypt's goal to generate 42 percent of its energy capacity from renewables by 2035, private investors have prime opportunities to reap the huge potential in solar and wind.

U.S. energy use rises to highest level ever In terms of original power sources, the runaway leaders were petroleum and natural gas which between them took over two-thirds of the total share. Coal and nuclear were a distant third and fourth. Best of the rest was biomass at just over 5% of the total, easily more than wind and solar combined.

American Wind Energy Association endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate Encouraging investment in America's energy storage systems would improve grid resilience, create new clean energy jobs and bring the grid into the 21st century. Senators Heinrich and Gardner introduced bipartisan legislation to create an energy storage investment tax credit.

Renewable Energy: Moroccan-Canadian Partnership to Develop Joint Projects Morocco's Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies and Sherbrooke University of Canada have sealed lately a partnership aimed at boosting their cooperation in renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Massive wind farm to bring more renewable energy to southern AZ Over the next two years TEP will complete two other large solar and wind projects, one in New Mexico, another in Tucson. The Oso Grande Wind Project is set to be completed and on-line by the end of 2020. For more on Tucson Electric Power's upcoming projects, click HERE.

Alberta's renewable energy jobs tied to climate policies The UCP has also campaigned heavily on a promise to scrap Alberta's carbon tax, but Vredenburg says the reality is that many Alberta jobs depend on having some kind of carbon policy in place. For one, the federal government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion disappears if carbon policies are cut.

Global Biomass Briquette Fuel Market 2019 German Pellets, Enviva, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group The report on the Global Biomass Briquette Fuel Market offers complete data on the Biomass Briquette Fuel market. Components, for example, main players, analysis, size, situation of the business, SWOT analysis, and best patterns in the market are included in the report.

Apple procures pledges from Foxconn, TSMC to fulfil its orders using renewable energy Apple has convinced its main manufacturing partners, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Foxconn, to makes its parts and/or devices using green energy by 2020. This achievement is a big part of the OEM\'s current drive towards making its business as sustainable as possible.

Another Installment from Tech Maven Fritz Maffry Long-time 2GreenEnergy contributor Fritz writes:. Disruption is coming to a boil. We have been talking about the super-techs' intentions for disruption, the best examples of which are are Amazon and Tesla, but virtually all the greats of tech are all piling in now: Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon, Softbank, Google, Apple, Tesla and a dozen others.

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Spain's Grenergy Tripled its EBITDA in 2018 The company, which has a diversified business in Latin America with a project portfolio of 2.5 GW, and which once again focuses on Spain where it has a pipeline of 1GW, also saw its revenues grow 16 percent last year to €55.5 million and tripled its EBITDA, reaching €22 million.

Engie names new UK and Ireland chief Engie has named Nicola Lovett as the new chief executive of its UK and Ireland business, effective from 1 May. She will replace Wilfrid Petrie, who will remain with Engie taking up a new position on the Group's executive committee based in Paris.

Clean energy industry applauds Puerto Rico's new 100 percent clean energy law On Thursday, Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló signed into law the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act which lays the groundwork for the island's transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Renewable energy trumps carbon capture Renewable energy combined with power storage offers a better pathway to tackle climate change than implementing carbon capturing technologies at fossil fuel plants, according to a new study.

Solar-dominated 100%-renewable world 'cost competitive' Research claims unique modelling shows viability of PV-rich, heavily electrified global energy system by 2050.

Floating wind power plays the generation game The two designs will both be installed off the Canary Islands next year, in waters not far from the installation site of EnerOcean's part-scale W2Power prototype - the world's first twin-rotored floating wind power platform - which is about to sail out of a construction yard on Gran Canaria.

100% RE is 'economically competitive' Energy Watch Group report finds solar would provide almost 70% of energy output by 2050.

Get 'renewable therapy' during next week's Solar Education Week In each two-minute installment, the pair explores questions that nag environmentalists when it comes to renewable energy. Watch the first episode below.

'Vacant Land Myth': Hundreds Of US Localities Are Resisting The Spread Of Green Energy Michael Bastasch - Energy Editor. From New York to California, localities have taken action to stymie solar and wind energy projects to preserve their way of life, according to Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce.

Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025 Close to half of the UK's electricity will come from renewable sources by 2025, according to Carbon Brief analysis of new government projections. This marks a significant increase on earlier projections, which as recently as 2016 saw renewables meeting less than a third of demand in 2025.

Why the renewable power industry is hitting its stride Many observers point to improvements in battery storage as the next big step for renewable energy because they will resolve the challenges posed by intermittent wind and sunshine. "Originally, that was a crazy-expensive proposition.

Hormel Foods to become Powered by nearly 50 Percent Renewable Energy Hormel Foods Corporation, maker of SKIPPY, SPAM, HormelNatural Choice, Hormel Black Label, Columbus and many other branded food products, has announced a virtual power purchase agreement for wind energy. Through this and other initiatives, the company will be supplied by almost 50 percent renewable wind power.

Apple's Supply Chain Meets More Sustainable Renewable Energy Commitments Apple revealed that another nine of its suppliers have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy for their work connected to the company. In total, 23 of Apple's suppliers now have sustainable initiatives.

American Wind Energy Association issued a statement reacting to President Trump's new executive orders on energy and infrastructure Evwind, News Menu, OpEd, Other renewables, System Operator, Uncategorized, Wind Energy, wind energy The American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement reacting to President Trump's new executive orders on energy and infrastructure: "We agree enhancing U.S.

Siemens Gamesa to supply Denmark's largest onshore wind farm The order for the 77MW Thorup-Sletten project comes after the Nordic country last year vowed to reduce the number of onshore turbines.

Puerto Rico governor signs 100% renewable energy mandate "We have to create a harmony between the transition and the investment in the transitional infrastructure in order to be able to move into renewables without a lot of debt from natural gas infrastructure," he said. "That's part of the IRP."

Danes offer Thor sounding session Danish authorities have invited potential bidders in the country's looming up to 1GW offshore wind tender to a technical dialogue session in Copenhagen. Slated for 13 May, the session will allow bidders and technical experts to discuss the breadth and depth of feasibility studies for the so-called Thor wind farm.

Ofgem unveils OFTO shortlist for 2.5GW trio The projects are the SSE-led 588MW Beatrice off northern Scotland, Orsted's 1218MW Hornsea 1 off Yorkshire and ScottishPower's 714MW East Anglia 1 off the east of England. Aegir is a consortium of Macquarie Corporate Holdings and Frontier Power, while Core Transmission Partners is a consortium of BBGI SICAV and Semco Maritime.

Vattenfall pilots salt technology with 10x the capacity of water storage Experiments have shown the ability to store ten-times the capacity of water, and for months on end. It is hoped the technology will help overcome any weather-related fluctuations in renewable generation from wind or solar. The salt-based "salt battery" technology was developed by fellow-Swedish company SaltX Technology.

Saudi windpower market set for 6 GW growth Saudi Arabia will become a regional heavyweight in windpower by the early 2020's, according to new research. A report by analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables states that developers will build 6.2 GW of wind capacity between now and 2028.

Eon starts 220MW Texan wind build It will feature 100 Vestas V120 2.2MW turbines and will supply electricity to the ERCOT south market. Eon chief operating officer North America Silvia Ortin said: "We're excited to announce another one of the projects in our Texas coastal pipeline is under construction and will be brought online this year.

Siemens Gamesa seals 77MW Danish delivery Siemens Gamesa is to supply turbines to Eurowind Energy's 77MW Thorup-Sletten wind farm in Denmark. The project, which will be the largest onshore wind project in Denmark, will feature 18 machines with an individual output of 4.3MW and 130-metre rotors.

Sabella tidal device undergoes maintenance The D10-D1000 will undergo servicing for about three months at the port of Brest to resolve the problem and also to review the conditions of the device's other components. Sabella said the technology will be redeployed and connected to Ushant Island grid at the beginning of the summer for operation until 2021.

Vestas feeds 200MW Mesteno in Texas The project in Starr County will feature 180-metre tall V136 3.6MW machines. Construction is underway and the wind farm is scheduled to be operational by the end of the year. Vestas sales and service division president in the US and Canada Chris Brown said: "We're pleased to expand our tall tower technology and V136-3.6MW platform.

China to give priority to subsidy-free renewable projects in new plan BEIJING - China will give priority to the construction of wind and solar projects that can operate without subsidies this year, and will cap new subsidized capacity, the energy regulator said on Friday, part of efforts to ease a subsidy payment backlog.

Spain unveils renewable progress The CNMC, Spain's competition watchdog and manager of the Guarantee of Origin System, says it has certified 92,384 gigawatt / hours of renewable energy as the Iberian state makes impressive strides towards its 2030 targets. The electricity came from 38,136 renewable energy sites totalling 46.3 GW.

American Council On Renewable Energy Expands Leadership Team The American Council on Renewable Energy has announced an expansion of its senior management team. Bill Parsons, former chief of staff and legislative director to Congressman Chris Van Hollen, has been named ACORE's new chief operating officer.

Ocean Energy elects new co-president DP Energy managing director and OEE co-president Simon de Pietro said: "I am delighted to share the OEE presidency with Jochen, who has a wealth of experience in ocean energy.

Japanese JV reveals 500MW offshore plan A joint venture of Hitachi Zosen Corporation and Eco Power is planning to build a 500MW offshore wind farm off the coast Aomori prefecture in Japan. The Aomori Nishikita Offshore Wind Power Joint Company aims to have the up to 125-turbine project operational some time after 2025.

Apple 'set to beat renewable supply chain goal' Apple is among a clutch of US technology majors - Google and Facebook are others - that emerged as early corporate backers of renewables, either by signing deals to power their own operations or investing in projects. That trend has since been followed by a growing number of industrial corporates, such as automakers GM and Ford.

Spaniards unveil multi-turbine floater The platform, which includes two 6MW turbines, will be installed at the Plocan test site in the Canary Islands in the coming weeks, Ghenova said. EnerOcean president and technical director Pedro Mayorga said: "This prototype is the result of more than 10 years of systematic research, technical collaboration and technological innovation.

European duo target ageing wind fleets Swiss-Danish technology and service company Romo Wind is partnering with Italian outfit Eta Blades to provide solutions that extend the lifetime and improve the performance of older wind farms.

Vestas takes German developer stake Vestas has taken a minority stake in the German renewables developer Sowitec, with an option to acquire the whole company within three years. The Danish manufacturer has acquired a 25.1% interest in Sowitec, which has about 60 wind and solar energy projects totalling 2.6GW across the world.

Renewable energies increase household poverty Diogo Santos Pereira, António Cardoso, José Alberto. Are renewables affecting income distribution and increasing the risk of household poverty? Energy, Volume 170, 1 March 2019, Pages 791-803. The worldwide electricity mix has become diversified, mainly through the exploitation of endogenous and green resources.

Drones Assisting in the Effort to Achieve Renewable Energy This post is also available in: עברית. In the last couple of years, drone technology has really taken off. With applications in military combat, agriculture, mapping, delivery and more, it comes as no surprise that drones may be our segue into the next technological revolution.

Engie and Tokyo Gas create a joint venture in renewable energy in Mexico Heolios EnTG will be responsible for the development, financing, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of six renewable energy projects in Mexico. Two of the projects are onshore wind farms, while the other four are solar photovoltaic projects, with a cumulative capacity of 898.7 MW, enough to power 1.3 million Mexican households.

Vestas to buy 25.1% in German developer Sowitec Vestas is continuing in its strategy to diversify beyond its traditional wind turbine business through the announced acquisition of a 25.1% stake in German renewables developer Sowitec. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer also has the option to buyer the entire company within three years.

Entities form renewable energy partnership - Daily Energy Insider Storage and information management services firm Iron Mountain has partnered with RPD Energy, a national leader in green energy solutions, to form a renewable energy partnership. RPD structured the deals providing Iron Mountain with access to 100 percent renewable power for its facilities in Texas and Illinois.

Home solar system shines in Vietnam With a recently ­released incentive policy for renewables, as well as a solar panel price drop, solar rooftop installations are expected to contribute to meeting Vietnam's increasing energy demand and alleviating grid pressure. Hundreds of households have been benefiting from homegrown solar power systems.

ABB supporting the ambition of buoyant renewables development Vietnam is blessed with immense potential for clean renewable energy development, in which wind and solar power are considered as the key sources of energy for the future. Brian Hull, country managing director of ABB in Vietnam, discussed his belief that the country can soon realise this dream.

Hormel aims to become powered by almost 50% renewable energy Hormel Foods said it will be powered by almost 50% wind power, as the company signs a virtual power purchase agreement for wind energy. A new wind farm located near Milligan, Nebraska, will help the maker of Columbus meats and Skippy peanut butter achieve the goal alongside "other initiatives".

Spain's CNMC certifies 92,384 GWh as renewable in 2018 April 12 - The CNMC, Spain's competition watchdog and manager of the Guarantee of Origin System, certified in 2018 a total of 92,384 GWh of renewable energy, according to the latest report published last week. With cogeneration included, 103,466 of GdOs were issued last year.

PM questions ministry on admin procedures spiking renewable energy prices PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Ministry of the Industry and Trade to report after local media quoted Nguy Thi Khanh, director of the Hanoi-based Green Innovation and Development Center, as saying many investors were interested in renewable energy but faced challenges in administrative procedures that increase energy prices.

Crown Estate explores tailor-made renewables Crown Estate Scotland has released a new report focussing on offshore renewable energy research in coastal and island communities across the country - including Orkney. The organisation believes that its findings may provide a potential way forward for a more localised approach to offshore renewable energy deployment in these areas.

Renewables way to gain energy independence, German minister says The transition from dirty to clean energy is often perceived only as an effort to cut global carbon emissions, but such a perception has already been left behind as global leaders start to believe that it is also a way to gain energy independence for each country in this planet.

Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-joon Pivots Marketing of New Renewable Energy around the US Power Market Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation has announced the entry of their industry-leading Energy Storage Systems into the fast-growing U.S. market. The ESS department, part of Hyosung Heavy Industriess Power and Industrial Systems Performance Unit, recently formed and opened their business in the U.S.

Renewable energy to power electrification of Welsh rail line Community-owned renewable energy sources are to electrify Welsh train lines after the Green Valley Lines project was granted £110,000 by the Rail Safety and Standards Board to develop its plans.

Foxconn and Other Apple Partners Pledge to Use Only 100% Renewable Energy for Apple Production Apple on Thursday announced it has nearly doubled the number of supplier s that have committed to run their Apple production on 100% renewable energy, bringing the total number to 44.

Clearway Energy Inc Class C and Innergex Renewable Energy Head to Head Review Clearway Energy Inc Class C and Innergex Renewable Energy are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Critical Review: Innergex Renewable Energy vs. Clearway Energy Inc Class C Innergex Renewable Energy and Clearway Energy Inc Class C are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Puerto Rico goes 100% renewable as Trump Administration calls for more gas The signing of the 100% renewable energy law comes as the U.S. Department of Energy is calling for the island to deploy more natural gas infrastructure. According to UtilityDive, this week DOE Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker argued before a U.S.

Vestas to Acquire Minority Stake in SOWITEC With sustainable energy's share of the energy mix set to grow from around 10 percent today to more than 30 percent by 2035, hybrids are a key part of Vestas' objective to develop sustainable energy solutions with wind at their core." On a stand-alone basis, SOWITEC is expected to report 2018 consolidated revenues of approximately €30 million.

Apple announces it has doubled the number of suppliers who are committed to running Apple production on 100% renewable energy Apple crossed the 100% renewable energy goal for its own operations this time last year. However, the company is also convincing supply chain partners to go green too. Today, Apple announced that it has doubled the number of suppliers who have agreed to run Apple manufacturing on 100% renewable energy too.

As coal shuts down, Navajo nation embraces renewable energy The 2.25 gigawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Arizona has provided electricity to customers in Arizona, Nevada, and southern California since 1974.

Hohe See, Albatros feet up All the foundations have been installed at EnBW's 609MW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind complex in the German North Sea. A2Sea vessel Sea Installer installed transition pieces, while GeoSea jack-up Innovation completed monopile installation. Work on the foundations restarted in February following a six-month hiatus caused by a vessel accident.

UK boffins back Catapult powertrain hub The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is partnering with the University of Sheffield to carry out research on offshore wind turbine powertrains. The University will contribute at least £1.7m over five years to the project, while £700,000 will come form the Catapult.

AES refinances solar portfolio with help of insurance against underperformance KWh Analytics, a leader in solar risk management, this week announced the first refinancing supported by the Solar Revenue Put. The portfolio of 41 projects, owned by AES, totaling approximately 28 MW DC of capacity is located in Arizona and Massachusetts.

German clean power output 'up almost 25%' Strong winds and plenty of sunshine boosted renewable energy output in Germany to 49.4 terrawatt-hours in the first three months of 2019, up nearly 25% on the 39.6TWh generated in the same period of 2018.

Apple says 44 of its suppliers have made clean energy commitments Global manufacturer Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44.

EU backs French offshore duo The European Investment Bank has approved loans for an undisclosed amount of funding for the French offshore wind projects Saint-Nazaire and Fecamp. EDF and Enbridge are developing the 480MW Saint-Nazaire and 498MW Fecamp projects off the French Atlantic coast.

How billions of helpers are producing methane from CO2, water and renewable energy They are now producing methane from carbon dioxide and hydrogen in the STORE and GO PtG demonstration facility in a process called biological methanation. At the demo site, hydrogen is produced by electrolysis, which is powered by nearby renewable energy sources.

Iron Mountain Goes 100% Renewable In Texas & Illinois Iron Mountain Incorporated, one of the world's leading storage and information management companies, announced this week that it has expanded its commitment to powering its data centers with renewable energy through new transactions which will ensure their Texas and Illinois facilities are powered by 100% renewable power.

Vattenfall explores if new energy storage is worth its salt Swedish utility Vattenfall will test a new salt-based energy storage system for storing wind and solar electricity production, as part of a 10MWh pilot project at its Reuter thermal power plant in Berlin, Germany.

The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa Kathu Solar Park is a Concentrated Solar Power Independent Power Producer project currently on commercial operation. Cutting-edge energy generation and storage technology is pumping 100MW into the national grid and providing 179,000 households in the Northern Cape with constant power.