Renewable Energy

New wind turbine efficiency so great, utilities ‘repowering’ farms early

<i>Featured Image Source</i><p>Warren Buffett owned MidAmerican Energy is upgrading wind turbines in Iowa early in their lifetimes in order to take advantage of the newest innovations in gear boxes and blades. Since only small parts of the already developed wind farms need be upgraded – these moves will …

Energy

The war on coal is over. Coal lost

Coal can’t compete with cheaper clean energy. The Trump administration can’t save expensive, dirty energy.<p>Last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced, “the war on coal is over.” If there ever was a war on coal, the coal industry has lost. According to a new report from the Union of …

Climate

A new sulfur-based battery takes on the problem of energy storage “at the terawatt scale”

Renewable energy sources are only as reliable as the natural world that fuels them. A cloud passing overhead cuts off solar power; the wind stops blowing and windmills stop working. In order for us to depend on undependable power sources, we need a grid-sized backup to acts of God.<p>In 2012, …

Batteries

This Blockchain-Based Energy Platform Is Building A Peer-To-Peer Grid

WePower is creating a new cryptocurrency to help facilitate a more democratic system of funding and buying renewable energy.<p>Residential solar customers are already used to selling power back to the grid. When their rooftop panels produce more electricity than is needed at any time, they can send …

Energy

Strong backing for energy plan but Labor, states not convinced

Malcolm Turnbull has won the backing of his MPs, business and industry for a new energy plan but faces an uphill battle to deliver it with the …

Climate

This Incredible Power Plant Produces Nothing But Electricity And Stone

Amazing work Iceland 👌<p>In a bid to tackle climate change and stop the world from reaching the upper limit of two degrees warming before 2020, …

Energy

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of the country's power from wind and solar energy, in a setback for compliance with climate change commitments<p>Conservation groups have condemned the ruling conservative coalition for abandoning …

Business

Lancaster California Is “Solar Power Capitol Of The Universe”

<b>Published on</b> October 16th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>October 16th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than …

Energy

Solar Industry Sees the Opportunity to Build Puerto Rico's Grid of the Future

It began with a question posed by Richard Birt, a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue captain: What do you need?<p>The answer for the San Juan fire house was simple …

Business

Greenpeace report praises Apple’s closed-loop supply chain goal, slams device repairability

Greenpeace today has released a new version of its Guide to Greener Electronics. This breakdown offers a look at how several tech companies, such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, are handling their environmental and renewable habits. The organization gives Apple an overall grade of B-…<p>Mores …

Apple

U.S. Wind Firm Seeks $700 Million in Damages From Poland

The biggest U.S. backer of Polish wind farms is accusing the east European nation of undermining its investment by deliberately depressing renewable …

Business

How could Trump lose his base? Betraying America's farmers with this proposal

President Donald Trump's proposed cuts in biofuels will hurt American farmers and create a "cannibalistic" battle between Middle American farmers and …

Political Action Committee

Taiwan solar cell manufacturers shine on merger plan

Three Taiwanese solar cell manufacturers jumped on Tuesday after announcing plans to merge as Taiwan moves to increase the proportion of electricity …

Solar Panels

Blockchain technology is contributing to big digital disruption in energy sector

Business

How to Make Enemies in Solar Energy

First Solar's stance on import tariffs won't make it any friends in solar energy.<p>In the battle over solar tariffs proposed by bankrupt manufacturers</b> …

Investing

The truth about hydro in Ontario: an updated fact check

Adjusting for the most recent rate cuts in Ontario, the Ministry of Energy calculates that Ontario now averages 14.12 cents per kilowatt hour for …

Energy

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

SEOUL, South Korea – Greenpeace says technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.<p>The report issued Tuesday faults many of the biggest technology companies for failing to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, use …

Business

You may soon need to register and pay Nersa for your personal generators and solar panels

When the amended Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) comes into force, it will regulate the use of small scale electricity generators by requiring …

Bay Street

How SEIA’s New Model PPA Will Enable Wide-Scale C&I Solar Deployment

Success in our highly competitive solar market is often defined by “transactional efficiency," or the ability to simultaneously lower costs and …

Energy

Huge battery in the UK holds the energy equivalent of 500K smartphone batteries

A large new battery storage project could help the United Kingdom’s grid handle power from more renewable sources. The 10 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion …

Batteries

Malcolm Turnbull is playing a losing hand on energy policy

There are four main reasons why the government’s latest energy policy will not go down well with the public<p>Right now, Malcolm Turnbull is giving his best impression of a poker player about to table a royal flush, but this week’s Essential Report suggests that he’s actually playing a losing hand …

Opinion

Energy Policy: Australia To Be Entirely Powered By Tony Abbott’s Bullsh*t By 2020

Tony Abbott’s ongoing bullsh*t will provide enough energy to power the nation for a generation, a Coalition policy report claims.<p>Announcing the new …

Clean Energy Target: SA Premier Jay Weatherill lashes out at Prime Minister over CET rejection

SA Premier Jay Weatherill has savaged the Federal Government's decision to scrap the Clean Energy Target (CET), describing it as a "complete victory …

Jay Weatherill

Cummins delves further into energy storage

Cummins (CMI +0.6%) is acquiring the assets of Brammo, which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications.<p>"To be a …

Business

Queensland, China collaborate on game-changer research

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been …

University of Queensland

Africa:Africa's Largest Wind Power Plant Could Relocate From Kenya to Tanzania

Kenya's failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in Malindi, south-east of the country, has resulted in the developers …

Energy

Startup LevelTen Energy Wants Companies to Buy Renewables Like Mutual Funds

After years of work and billions of dollars of investment, Google recently announced that this year 100 percent of its offices and data centers will …

Energy

Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW Solar Projects in the

State of Gujarat and Maharashtra(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial …

Energy

Turnbull delivers Abbott plan: Premier

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the federal government's energy plan won't cut power bills or cut carbon emissions and ignores the advice of …

Climate

Renewable energy jobs up 16 percent in Minnesota

A nonprofit study shows renewable energy jobs in Minnesota grew by 16 percent from 2015 to 2016.<p>The research by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota says …

Energy