Renewable Energy

Old Coal Is King Even With Another Renewables Record in Germany

For all the new wind parks, solar farms and hydro plants that will help Europe’s biggest economy generate yet another renewable energy record this …

Business

Tariff Threat Already Taking a Bite Out of Solar Installations

Solar installations in the U.S. were down in the third quarter. There's one big reason.<p>The simple threat of solar tariffs in the U.S. is already …

Energy

Global coal consumption forecast to slow

International Energy Authority says burning of fossil fuel is falling fast, driven by drop-off in use by EU, China and US<p>Every major country in the world except India reduced its consumption of coal last year, with demand for the dirty fuel forecast to stagnate for the next half decade, according …

Business

China's New Policy Will Move Solar Closer to Where It's Needed

China’s plan to introduce a system to monitor and evaluate the solar-power market will help direct new investments to regions where fewer plants are …

Business

The National Australia Bank Will No Longer Lend to New Thermal Coal Projects

Low-Carbon Australia<p>The National Australia Bank (NAB) is officially the country’s first bank to begin to phase out coal support. While the bank will …

Climate

Electricity prices look set to fall as variable wind and solar generation comes online

Electricity prices are set to fall across the country over the next two years, offsetting this year's price increase.<p>The Australian Energy Market …

Richard Di Natale

Artificial intelligence is helping astronomers discover new planets

Forget self-driving cars and computers that can beat humans at chess, artificial intelligence is helping astronomers make huge steps towards solving …

Artificial Intelligence

WA power bills set to soar

December 18, 2017 7:55AM<p>WEST Australians will face the biggest increases in power prices of any residents in the nation, with more than $200 added to …

Energy

Power prices forecast to fall over next two years but AEMC warns they won't last

Entry of new renewable capacity will send bills lower but this is unlikely to last without the right energy policy<p>Power prices in Australia rose almost 11% during 2017 but a new forecast says they will fall over the next two years because of the entry of 5,300 MW of new generation capacity into the …

Energy

Arizona utility regulators explore forest biomass for power

Arizona utility regulators are exploring ramping up the use of forest biomass for power.<p>The first-ever workshop on forest bioenergy was hosted by the …

Business

AEV spending P50B in ’18 for power, infra projects

Conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) expects to spend up to P50 billion in the coming year to complete new power generation projects and …

Philippines

XsunX Solar + Storage Ideally Suited for California Cannabis Industry

<b>California utility regulators reviewing preparedness for energy-use surge from passage of California's Prop. 64 legalizing recreational use of</b> …

Cannabis Industry

SA's power prices tipped to drop

Power prices in South Australia will drop over the next two years thanks to new renewable energy projects, a report has found.

Energy

How to earn sweet, green energy subsidies by burning toxic trash

Last week we learned about the Maryland paper mills which are raking in big taxpayer dollars in green energy subsidies by burning a foul-smelling …

Conservative View

Australian canola for European biodiesel emits half the greenhouse gas of fossil fuels - ABC Rural - ABC News

Australia has secured access to a billion-dollar European biodiesel market for canola, just two weeks away from a cut-off date.<p>The CSIRO has found …

Climate

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Quibble Over Who Has the Power to Settle Electricity Disputes

One set of long-pending disputes revolves around whether discoms must pay the fixed charges for power supplied by private companies such as GMR, GVK …

India

Still no end in sight to renewables impasse

JOHANNESBURG - There is no end in sight to the impasse between Eskom and the renewable energy industry about the conclusion of power purchase …

Energy

Tax Bill Largely Preserves Incentives for Wind and Solar Power

WASHINGTON — The final text of the Republican tax bill made public Friday largely preserves key tax credits for wind and solar power and electric vehicles, reversing language in earlier versions that could have slowed the growth of renewable energy across the United States.<p>The last-minute changes, …

Environment

Netherlands Launches Landmark Zero-Subsidy Wind Power Auction

The Netherlands has launched the world's first “zero subsidy" tender on Friday to build 700 megawatts of offshore wind. Shortly after the …

Energy

Clean Energy Is Upending Today's Energy Industry

Fossil fuels are being pushed out by clean energy and the trend is only picking up steam.<p>Clean energy has already upended the coal industry, …

Energy

9% Yield In Renewable Energy, 9 Straight Quarterly Hikes, Pullback Presents A Great Buying Opportunity

EVA is in the business of making wood pellets for use as fuel in electric generating plants. Its business is growing steadily, and there is an …

Stocks

BMW Is Burning Cow Pies for Renewable Energy

It might not sound clean, but the results speak for themselves.<p>Cow poop and chicken droppings? You might not expect to find those among the fuel sources automakers are tinkering with. But BMW is among a number of automakers harnessing the power of biowaste—not to power its cars, but the factories …

Energy

Costa Rica Passes Law Promoting Electric Vehicles

Costa Rica, which has among the cleanest electrical grids in the world, has just passed a law promoting electric vehicles (EVs). The transportation …

Liberal View

Northern China shivers as shift from coal to gas sputters

BAODING (AFP, REUTERS) - With temperatures dipping below freezing in a northern Chinese village, a group of parka-clad women tried to stay warm as …

Energy

CEFC backing 1 gigawatt of new solar projects

The federal government has made three new appointments, including the former Westpac deputy chief executive Philip Coffey, to the board of the Clean …

Energy

12 Solar Christmas Lights for Spreading Some Festive Cheer

The countdown to Christmas is almost up and so are your indoor Christmas decorations, now share a little of your joy with the outside world by …

Christmas

US Company to Put Solar Panels into Space This Year, Premise for Space-Based Solar Weapons

It’s no sci-fi plot. Pacific Gas and Electric, a U.S. based company plans to send a set of solar panels into space that will beam clean energy to …

Energy

Deadline for offshore wind farm proposals approaching

Offshore wind farm developers are preparing to submit proposals for large-scale operations off Massachusetts.<p>The state set Wednesday as the deadline …

Business

German bank grants PLN 85m euro loan for Kumbih III hydro power plant

State-owned electricity company PLN has secured an 85 million euro (US$ 99.9 million) loan from German development bank Kreditanstalt für …

Energy

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games venue to be powered by solar roof panels

The City of Gold Coast unveiled a 300 kilowatt solar system for the Commonwealth Games Aquatic Centre as British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta said a …

Energy