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Tag: renewables


News and Policies, State

Solar generation increases in Hawaii

January 20, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Three solar arrays built by Clearway Energy Group totalling 110 MW and Hawaiian Electric’s West Loch solar array producing 20 MW came online on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2019. In addition, nearly 3500 new systems across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for ‘zero-waste’ turbines

January 20, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040. The wind turbine manufacturer explained that its goal would mean operating a value chain that produced no waste materials. This, it added […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Renewables Will Surge to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

January 16, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

A Forecast For The Next Decade Of Alternative Energy

January 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The 2020s will be a defining decade for alternative energy. Over the last decade, renewable energy costs dropped due to advancements in technology due to innovation and design, materials and manufacturing of wind turbines and solar panels. What will the […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar industry asks for central role in Europe’s green investment plan

January 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Solar representatives have called for the energy source to become one of the beneficiaries of Europe’s new green investment roadmap, presented in Brussels this week. On Tuesday, top European Commission figures revealed a plan that would have Europe channel “at […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Five 2020 Energy Predictions: Solar Surge, Coal Crash, Gas Exorcism, Clean Energy Incentives, Public Mobilization

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

2019 may have been the year clean energy irreversibly turned a corner toward dominance in the United States. After all, who could have foreseen last January that America would realize existing coal can’t compete against new renewables, see new solar-plus-storage […]


News and Policies, State

New York Planning 1GW-Plus Offshore Wind Solicitation in 2020

January 9, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New York confirmed plans to issue its second solicitation for offshore wind farms this year, expected to add at least 1 gigawatt to the state’s pipeline. The upcoming solicitation, to be overseen once again by the New York State Energy […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

World’s largest brewer signs 10-year renewable electricity deal

January 9, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, has signed a deal with renewable energy developer BayWa r.e that will see the drinks giant purchase 100% renewable electricity for its brewing operations in Europe. Under the 10-year virtual power purchase agreement, announced […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables’ share of electricity generation surpasses gas for first time in UK

December 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The U.K. saw electricity generation from renewables hit 28.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures released Thursday, just bettering gas-generated electricity. The Department of for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Energy Trends publication shows […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

A Third Of All Americans Live Somewhere That Will Use 100% Green Energy

November 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

The clean energy movement is getting most of its traction nowadays at the local level, where cities and states are behind the sharp spike in demand for renewable energy. And now at least a dozen states and districts and 200 […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits

November 12, 2019

Via: Science Daily Energy

Researchers measured two types of benefits — climate benefits (reductions in carbon emissions) and health benefits (decreased mortality attributable to harmful air pollution) — and developed a user-friendly model to compare how those benefits vary based on where renewable energy […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

October 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other energy sources in the United States for some time. Over the past fifteen years, coal has decreased […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable capacity set for 50% growth over next few years, IEA says

October 21, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Renewable power capacity is forecast to increase by 50% between 2019 and 2024, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Monday. According to its “Renewables 2019” market report, the increase will amount to 1,200 gigawatts (GW) and be driven by drops […]


News and Policies, World

Oil-Rich Kazakhstan Begins The Long March Towards Renewables

October 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

The massive 20%-spike in oil prices following the Abqaiq-Khurais attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities has since completely evaporated. Brent crude peaked at $71.95 per barrel when markets reopened on Monday, September 16, but prices have now plummeted to […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Energy firm backed by Warren Buffett to build a $150 million wind farm in Canada

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Construction work on a 117.6-megawatt (MW) wind farm in the oil-rich province of Alberta, Canada, will start next year. In an announcement Tuesday, BHE Canada — a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy — said the Rattlesnake […]