Tag: renewable energy

News and Policies, U.S.

Clean Energy Supporters Begin to Make Inroads With Republican Policymakers

March 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, railed against House lawmakers for “holding back the American economy” with what she characterized as uninformed attitudes toward renewable energy during an event in Washington, […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Is The Corporate Demand For Solar Energy Stronger Than Trump’s Tariffs?

March 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Amazon is shooting for the sun and is about to rev up one of California’s biggest solar rooftop systems that spreads 23 rooftop-acres. It’s a microcosm of the trend sweeping across corporate America. But is this wave more powerful than […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Wind Industry Frets as Major Transmission Lines Stall

March 9, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

A contested 780-mile Midwestern transmission line for wind, the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, may have another chance at life. A Missouri judge ruled recently that the state’s utility commission “erred” in denying the project, putting a final decision in […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

World’s First Floating Offshore Wind Farm Achieves 65% Capacity Factor After 3 Months

March 1, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Statoil recently announced that its pioneering offshore floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, achieved an astounding 65 percent capacity factor from November through January. Not only does this far surpass onshore wind farms — the United States’ wind fleet enjoyed an […]

Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Cost, not climate, is driving transition to renewables: BlackRock’s Jim Barry

February 23, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

BlackRock has almost $5 billion invested in renewables, the global head of BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group told CNBC on Friday. “As I look at infrastructure, I’m looking for where the structural shifts (are) underway, and there’s a massive structural shift […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

First Solar To Build 200 Megawatt Solar Project In Georgia, The Largest In Southeast US

February 22, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Leading American solar manufacturer First Solar has announced this week it will proceed with the development and construction of a 200 megawatt solar farm in Twiggs County, Georgia, which was first awarded to the company as part of a 525 […]

News and Policies, State

Local Balancing Is the Key to California’s Clean Energy Future. Regionalization Isn’t

February 21, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California needs a sustainable and affordable energy system that can deliver an all-renewable energy supply and manage that supply cost-effectively. Instead of creating an interstate entity that may not be aligned with California’s renewable energy goals, we should build an […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance

February 15, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Despite the Trump administration’s recent decision to levy a 30 percent tariff on solar, we see tremendous opportunity ahead for the industry. In the next year, the solar industry will develop, construct, and finance $25 billion to $30 billion in […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas

February 13, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract […]

News and Policies, State

Who Is Strangling Solar Panels In The State Of Kentucky?

February 5, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The Canadians? Seriously? An organization with ties to Canadian tar sands oil is apparently behind an aggressive anti-solar lobbying campaign that recently fired up in Kentucky. The campaign is intended to rally support for a new state law that which […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

America’s Clean Power Plan Is Good For Our Planet, Our Economy, & Our Health

February 2, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Here’s the deal: The Trump Administration is working to repeal (and possibly replace) America’s Clean Power Plan. Backed by powerful oil, coal, and gas companies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind Expected to Surpass Hydro as Largest Renewable Electricity Generation Source

January 31, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

As one of the first technologies used to generate electricity, hydroelectric power has historically provided the largest share of renewable electricity generation in the United States. However, this year EIA expects wind power to surpass hydroelectricity, based on forecasts in […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump’s solar tariff gamble pays off for now

January 31, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Well that was fast. Barely one week after President Donald Trump announced a stiff 30 percent tariff on Chinese-made solar panels, a leading Chinese solar company announced plans to build a plant inside the United States. Jinko Solar made the […]

Energy Consumption, World

Commentary: More policy attention is needed for renewable heat

January 25, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As winter temperatures plummet in the Northern hemisphere, renewable heat is increasingly being used to provide heat for warmth and comfort. Yet it has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuels, which currently provide more than […]

Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy Secured $10.4 Billion In Orders In 2017

January 25, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

GE announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 results this week, and its renewable energy division GE Renewable Energy highlighted its own performance, including a total of $10.4 billion worth of orders and $10.3 billion of sales. GE Renewable Energy […]