Tag: renewables

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

December 15, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Researchers from the University of Colorado published a new study this week showing that GHG emissions are shifting wind energy resources from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, Wired reported. For companies in the north banking on renewables, this […]

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

The War on Wind (and Solar)?

December 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

While President Trump and some Republicans have been fighting back in the supposed ‘war on coal’, a new battle front has been formed – the ‘war on wind (and solar)’. This battle is playing out the in the current tax […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Goldman’s Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

December 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

When Goldman Sachs decided in 2012 to begin developing a 68-megawatt wind project in Pennsylvania to cut 200,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its annual energy use, it was part of a plan the 148-year old investment bank devised […]

News and Policies, State

Want More Solar in Virginia? Here’s How to Get It

December 8, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

If there is an energy issue that Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it is support for solar energy. It’s homegrown and clean, it provides local jobs, it lowers our carbon footprint, and it brings important national security and emergency […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Far Better Than Fossil Fuels

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Government Department Secures Financing for 15 New Solar Array Sites

December 5, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Standard Solar, a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced it will finance solar arrays on 15 new sites for the DC Department of General Services (DGS), approximately 2,000 megawatt hours […]

Emerging Technologies, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

Commentary: Plotting a path for greater bioenergy use

November 27, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The recent discussions on renewable energy are mostly focused on the rapid growth of wind and solar deployment and their impressive drop in cost. While these developments are remarkable, they also overshadow what remains the most important source of renewable […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Take renewable energy over bitcoin if you want to make a risky bet on the future

November 20, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The hyper focus on bitcoin is causing investors to miss another huge winner this year that they can actually understand. Bitcoin is just one of many cryptocurrencies, and it is hard to embrace, if impossible not to follow, as it […]

News and Policies, World

Here’s why coal mines could be crucial cogs in the transition to renewables

November 17, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Seen by many as Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany is also looking to be a leader when it comes to green energy. Its Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has described the expansion of renewable energy as “one of the […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

OPEC predicts oil and gas to remain world’s most important energy source to 2040

November 15, 2017

Via: PetrolPlaza

The latest edition of the OPEC World Oil Outlook predicts oil will remain the world’s largest source of energy over the next two decades, despite the increasing importance of renewables. Released in an exclusive briefing to senior industry executives at […]

News and Policies, U.S.

The Best Defense Is A Good Offense: 5 Opportunities For Renewable Energy Developers Under Trump

November 13, 2017

Via: Forbes

The Trump Administration’s attempts to support coal have led renewable energy developers to focus on defending their place in America’s energy mix, and rightfully so – there’s no question that the pending solar import tariff decision or the Department of […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Technology and new business models boost electricity access

November 10, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report A new IEA report found the number of people with no access to electricity fell to […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Commentary: Renewable energy offers cost-effective options to cut carbon emissions from industry

November 9, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Reducing long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the industry sector is one of the toughest challenges of the energy transition. Combustion and process emissions from cement manufacturing, iron- and steelmaking, and chemical production are particularly problematic. But there are a […]

Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

The Inconvenient Truth About Renewables and Storage Lurking in Lazard’s Latest Cost Analysis

November 9, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Financial advisory firm Lazard is out with its eleventh annual levelized cost of energy analysis. It shows renewable energy costs continue to inch ahead of conventional generation. But the data is also a reality check. While wind and utility-scale PV […]

News and Policies, U.S.

GOP Tax Reform Plan Sparks Uncertainty for the Clean Energy Industry

November 1, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Much remains unknown about the tax bill House Republicans plan to unveil this week. Politico recently reported that even “rank-and-file House Republicans are increasingly alarmed by the secrecy shrouding the massive tax bill.” The closed process has left solar, wind […]