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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 […]


Energy Consumption, World

EIA predicts that renewables will provide nearly half of world electricity by 2050

October 4, 2019

Via: Energy Global

EIA’s international outlook includes analysis of eight countries and eight multi-country regions. Different regional and technology specific factors influence the growth rates of renewable technologies throughout the world. Resource availability, renewable policies, regional load growth, and declining technology costs drive […]


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

US Solar Industry Rallies Behind 20% Generation Target for 2030

September 24, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry met in Salt Lake City with a more sweeping and disciplined message than in some years past: Rally to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit and buckle up for a decade of massive industry growth. The hosts […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Unilever achieves 100% renewable electricity across five continents

September 20, 2019

Via: Energy Global

As far as possible, Unilever’s transition to renewable electricity has been delivered through supporting the development of local renewable energy markets, with 38% of its grid electricity supplied through corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and green electricity tariffs. Where it […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Gas, renewables and CCS must work together to secure a rapid energy transition, DNV GL reports

September 18, 2019

Via: Energy Global

DNV GL’s 2019 Energy Transition Outlook provides an independent forecast of developments in the world energy mix to 2050. By this time, gas will account for nearly 30% of the global energy supply, providing the world with a base of […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

2020 Looks Like Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How a not-for-profit charity is helping Apple, Goldman Sachs and others to embrace renewables

August 23, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit charity. It operates a “global disclosure system” which allows businesses, states, regions and cities to “measure and manage” their impact on the environment. With offices and partners in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Kroger Announces its Largest Solar Energy Project to Date

August 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Ralphs, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., recently announced the installation of a photovoltaic solar power array at its automated distribution center in Paramount, Calif., a 555,000-square-foot building that provides products to 190 Ralphs stores and 95 Food 4 Less […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How two global organizations are helping to lay the foundations for a renewable energy future

August 9, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Around the world, big businesses and governments are searching for ways to increase their use of renewable sources of energy and, at the same time, reduce their impact on the environment. Organizations such as REN21, which describes itself as an […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

PV-Tech research establishes technology-leadership scorecard for top-100 module suppliers

August 1, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Finlay Colville is the Head of Research, PV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd. He joined Solar Media in June 2015 as head of the new Solar Intelligence activities. Until October 2014, he was vice president and head of solar at NPD […]


Energy Consumption, World

New Energy Technology Requires Understanding People First

June 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

The production and consumption of energy – from wind and solar to fossil fuels and renewables – plays an enormous role in our economic and political systems and therefore elicits strong public reactions. In a new paper in Nature Energy, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat

June 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

In 2008, Jason Urichich was at a crossroads. He lost his home and landscaping business in Youngstown, Ohio, and decided it was time for a change. He decided to pursue a six-month program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Bank of America Expands Onsite Solar to More Than 60 Locations

June 6, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Bank of America is installing onsite solar at more than 60 locations across the country, including financial centers, ATMs, and offices. The investment bank and financial services company expects that their onsite solar initiative will generate more than 25 megawatts […]


News and Policies, World

Chile’s cheap power — sign of a solar future?

June 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

In Chile, Spain’s Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica has installed the first panels at its Granja Sola plant. The plant is due online by the end of the year, at which point it will become the cheapest generator of electricity anywhere in […]