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Trump Approves 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Panel Imports; Trade Industry ‘Disappointed’

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:02

President Donald Trump has agreed to a recommendation by the International Trade Commission to grant U.S. solar manufacturers relief from unfair trade practices in the form of tariffs on solar cells and modules imported to the U.S.

Inside Renewable Energy: How Can Renewables, Climate Communities Make a Difference in 2018 US Elections?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:07

In this episode of the Inside Renewable Energy podcast, we look at the issues the renewables and climate communities face before the midterms and the concrete actions they can take starting now to cause change.

There Is Not Enough Transmission to Meet US Corporate’s Renewable Energy Demands

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 20:11

According to a report released on January 16 by the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF), U.S. corporations have committed to signing deals result in 60 GW of renewable energy capacity being added to the grid in coming years. However, transmission planners are not accounting for this large uptick of potential near-term procurement.


Auto, Home, Grid Create Smart Energy Network in Audi Pilot Project

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:11

Audi last week said that it is participating in a pilot project that is testing a smart energy network that uses software to control solar and batteries and interact with the main power grid. Audi is working with the project’s partners to run the pilot project for homes in southern Germany and northern Switzerland.

Canadian Repository Study Hits Milestone (With Video Clip)

Nuclear Power - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:40
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) of Canada said they had completed drilling its first borehole near Ignace in western Ontario for the purpose of studying the area for future construction of a nuclear waste repository.(read more)

Landis+Gyr Provides Tech for Conway Corp’s Smart City Initiative

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:34

The utility plans to leverage the IPv6 communication capability of the network to streamline back-office management of multiple systems and expand consumer offerings in the future

Bitcoins and Hydropower: What’s the big deal?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:30

There is so much buzz these days about bitcoin mining, particularly with regard to the high amount of energy required and how hydropower can help.

'Every New Vehicle Will Be Electric' by 2025, Disruption Expert Says

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:29

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author has explained how electric vehicles will disrupt and change transportation across the world. But first, Tony Seba — who is an instructor in disruption and clean energy at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, explained to an audience at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, exactly what the nature is of a “disruptor.”

Canadian pension firm buys Renew Power share

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:27
INDIA: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is to acquire a 6.3% stake in developer Renew Power, further expanding its wind power portfolio.
Categories: Wind Power

Texas Cities, Businesses, and Schools Know the Economic Upside of Clean Energy

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:41

Recently, the message on Texas clean energy has been getting clearer — the market is driving the clean energy economy forward. And some of those spreading the message are making it loud and clear.

San Francisco Startup Secures $55M to Expand Solar, Storage in Africa

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:28

Off Grid Electric, a San Francisco-based company that develops rooftop solar and battery systems in Africa, has raised $55 million as it expands into Ghana. The Series D round was led by Helios Investment Partners and included GE Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of General Electric Co., Off Grid said in a statement Thursday. The company’s Ghana expansion is part of a partnership with Electricite de France SA.

SGRE India confidence grows with 326MW order

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:30
INDIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won deals to provide 163 turbines across 26 wind farms across the country.
Categories: Wind Power

Port deal signed for Japanese harbour project

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:22
JAPAN: Local developer Hibiki Wind Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kitakyushu City authorities to use port facilities for an offshore wind project.
Categories: Wind Power

Vestas wins first Kazakh order

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:39
KAZAKHSTAN: Vestas has received its first turbine order for a 52MW project in northern Kazakhstan.
Categories: Wind Power

Expedition ANTARCTIC BLANC - Expedition Preparation Report

Global Warming - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:00
Diplomacy: 17 Nations from around the world are officially supporting the privately organised expedition ANTARCTIC BLANC. Challenging in ten days under sails twice the Drake Passage to Antarctica to establish a peaceful international dialogue.

Myung-Hyun Kim Celebrates More than 10 Years of Professional Excellence

Global Warming - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:00
Dr. Kim was a postdoctoral fellow for the National Institute of Agricultural Science from 2005 to 2011 and the National Institute of Forest Science from 2004 to 2005

A Texas Renewable Energy Roundup As DistribuTECH Heads to San Antonio

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:40

On January 23, DistribuTECH, one of the fastest growing conferences and expos in the country is set to open. Affectionately called “DTECH” by those in the know, the show is designed to showcase innovation in the transmission and distribution space, which most Renewable Energy World readers know, is undergoing a mega-transformation as solar, energy storage and other forms of distributed energy resources have a growing presence on the grid

Green Builder to Begin Covering Office Buildings with Perovskite Solar Cells

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:31

Sweden-based green builder Skanska this week said that it has secured a deal that will allow it to cover office buildings with perovskite solar cells on a commercial scale.

Shell Buys Output of England’s Largest Solar Plant

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:43

Shell Global unit Shell Energy Europe has agreed to buy the power from the largest solar power plant in England.

Canada Elevates Biomass Energy to Innovate on Forestry

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:39

The Canadian government has allocated funding to support research and development of biomass projects for heating and power in an effort to innovate the country’s forest sector and combat the effects of climate change.