Renewable Energy News

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:29:52 UTC

EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there. EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of former industrial sites, air quality monitoring and education, among other things ― and told not to discuss this order with anyone outside the agency, according to a Hill source with knowledge of the situation.… read more
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:15:00 UTC

Hydrogen Council launched in Davos as 13 major companies join to promote hydrogen

Thirteen leading energy, transport and industrial companies chose the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland to launch the 'Hydrogen Council', a global initiative that provides a united vision and long-term ambition for using hydrogen to foster the ‘energy transition’ to sustainable energy.… read more
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:53:00 UTC

DOE Ups HydroNEXT Funding for Pumped-storage, Conventional Hydroelectric

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $9.8 million in funding toward pumped-storage and hydroelectric power conversion technologies as part of its HydroNEXT program.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:55:00 UTC

Theresa May Seeks Clean Energy to Buoy Vision of Global Britain

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to try to turn the nation’s early adoption of clean energy into a global business after Brexit, according to a new industrial-strategy paper.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:14:00 UTC

China to Invest $100 billion in Wind Power Projects by 2020

China will invest more than 700 billion yuan (approx. US$100 billion) in wind power facilities from 2016 to 2020, according to the National Energy Administration of China’s latest wind power development plan.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:08:00 UTC

Waste-to-energy Plant Planned for Sharjah, UAE

A “cutting-edge” waste-to-energy plant is to be built in the United Arab Emirates. The plant in Sharjah is planned to take up to 300,000 tons of waste each year and convert it into electricity.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:43:00 UTC

Masdar Clean Energy Investment Tops $2.7 Billion

The chairman of UAE renewables company Masdar last week revealed that it has invested $2.7 billion in clean energy projects since it was formed in 2006.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:43:00 UTC

Report: US Solar, Wind Jobs Up; Geothermal Jobs Down

From 2Q15 to 1Q16, U.S. wind power jobs increased 32 percent and solar jobs increased 25 percent, while geothermal jobs decreased 25 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:34:00 UTC

Funding Deal Secured for Jordan’s Biggest Solar Plant

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to oversee the funding of what will be the largest solar plant in Jordan. The World Bank company has been appointed by UAE renewables firm Masdar, whose subsidiary Baynouna Solar Energy Company is developing the 200-MW project.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:30:00 UTC

IRENA Chief on US Renewables and Trump — ‘Wait-and-See’

The head of the International Renewable Energy Agency is taking a wait-and-see approach on Donald Trump’s actions on climate change, but has stressed that the clean energy sector in the U.S. is a business case too powerful to ignore.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:15:00 UTC

Jinko Leads in 2016 Solar Panel Production as Prices Slump

JinkoSolar Holding Co. is poised to become the latest solar-industry leader to learn coming in first doesn’t always make you a winner.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:34:00 UTC

Has California Reached “Peak Solar?” Not Even Close.

Solar detractors are pointing to the 2016 dip in California solar installations as the beginning of the end of the solar boom. Others see it for what it is; a sign of a maturing industry settling into a sustainable growth rate. On January 1st of this year, breitbart.com pronounced “Peak Solar Hits California.” The use […]

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:27:00 UTC

Trump Administration Removes References to Climate Change at Whitehouse.Gov

At about noon on Friday January 20, immediately after Donald J. Trump took his oath and became President Trump, all references to climate change and renewable energy were removed from the whitehouse.gov URL: https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change

In its place is the official Whitehouse.gov website for the new administration.  The energy link is here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:26:00 UTC

Trump Inauguration Puts Climate Campaigning at the Starting Gate

This is the day we’ve been waiting for. Though not in the way we usually mean it. With Donald Trump now sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it is the day most anyone with an interest in climate change and energy has been anticipating, preparing for, and significantly dreading, ever since we awoke November 9 to an unfathomable election result. For some of us, it will be a moment we’ve been training for, for most of our lives.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:46:00 UTC

Italy to Venture into Offshore Wind

Shortly before the end of 2016, Italy concluded a renewable energy auction that will see some 870 MW of capacity introduced into the nation’s energy mix.

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