Tag: renewable

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Bank Set to Lift Ban on Supporting Nuclear Power

July 8, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A government-run development bank is expected to end its ban on investment in nuclear energy, a move that could allow U.S. companies to take a greater role in foreign nuclear power projects. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Central Asia Needs A Financing Solution To Low Oil Prices

March 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

The ongoing slide in global oil prices – catalyzed by the novel Coronavirus and fueled by structural issues including excess supply from oil giants like the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia, and slowing demand growth – is creating a new […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

eBay Reaches 100% Renewable Power for Utah Office

July 11, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Over the next two years, the eBay office in Draper, Utah, will have 100% renewable energy through a partnership the retailer formed with Rocky Mountain Power and their Blue Sky program. This partnership allows the company to purchase renewable energy […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US solar tax credits survive but demand could yet take a hit

December 18, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The solar investment tax credit (ITC) has survived a major round of tax reform in the US. Fears over an effective shortening of the ITC and the wind power industry’s equivalent, the production tax credit (PTC), to just four years […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Natural gas generation and electricity imports used to follow load in California

September 8, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the entity responsible for maintaining the balance between supply and demand for electricity throughout most of the state, operates in a setting where demand peaks in the late afternoon or early evening on summer […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Moving Offshore—The Future of Tidal Energy

May 17, 2016

Via: Renewable Energy News

As the planet increasingly looks to curb greenhouse emissions, it is not uncommon to see solar and windenergy take center stage in the debate. However, a sometimes-neglected form of energy could play a major role in preparing economies for a […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation in 2015 were lowest since 1993

May 16, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation totaled 1,925 million metric tons in 2015, the lowest since 1993 and 21% below their 2005 level. A shift on the electricity generation mix, with generation from natural gas and renewables displacing coal-fired […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Apple Operating At 93% Renewable Electricity Worldwide

March 24, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

Speaking at Apple’s Monday ‘Loop You In’ event, the company’s VP of environment, Lisa Jackson, claimed 93% of Apple’s facilities worldwide run on renewable electricity. Apple has been targeting the running of all its facilities — stores, data centers, manufacturing […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewables = 69% of New US Electricity Capacity in 2015

February 15, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

Using data from FERC and rooftop solar power estimates of my own*, it seems that 69% of newly installed US electricity generation capacity was from renewable energy power plants, with 67% from solar and wind power. In the month of […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Realizing our True (Solar) Potential

February 9, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Nations worldwide are increasingly embracing solar power as an alternative electricity source for homes, buildings, and even the grid. Since 2008, installed solar capacity in the United States alone has grown 17-fold, from 1.2 to 20 gigawatts (GW), according to […]

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

US Power Costs Falling With Low-Carbon Energy: ‘We’ve Entered a New Era’

February 9, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

The impressive numbers for renewable energy in 2015 keep coming. Just as there has been a tipping point globally in clean energy, the same is true in the U.S., according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

San Diego Gas & Electric to Use Electric Cars to Integrate Renewable Energy

February 8, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

California just took another key step in expanding the market for electric vehicles (EVs); 3,500 charging stations will be installed in the San Diego area under a “Vehicle Grid Integration” program approved by the California Public Utilities Commission recently that […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

World is embracing clean energy, says expert

February 2, 2016

Via: Science Daily Energy

Renewable, energy efficient and flexible electricity sources are being adopted by policy makers and investors across the globe and this is sign of optimism in the battle against climate change, a University of Exeter energy policy expert is suggesting. In […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Facebook Building Data Center in Ireland

January 26, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

Facebook said last week that it is building a data center in the small Irish village of Clonee, which is near Dublin. The story at Venture Beat says that the facility, which will be located on a 227-acre site, will […]