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What Can We Learn from Failed Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Initiatives?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 19:53
After surveying how crowdfunding is kickstarting the renewable energy transition, it’s important to note that for every successful project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo an average of two go unfunded. The reasons behind such failures vary from project to project: too ambitious of a funding goal, unrealistic projects, an overall lack of exposure, or countless others.

Trump Administration Announces Offshore Wind Progress

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:24
Last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast. Continuing with the Trump Administration's all-of-the-above energy policy, the Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1.) much-anticipated wind auction in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts; 2.) the environmental review of a proposed wind project offshore Rhode Island; and 3.) the next steps to a first-ever wind auction in federal waters off of California.

Europe's Biggest EV Markets Need $17B in Infrastructure Investment

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:17
The growth of electric cars in Europe’s two biggest vehicle markets will require billions of dollars of investment in ways to keep them charged.

Regulations, Not Resource Determine Wind Energy Costs in Northern Europe

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:58
Regulations governing the construction of wind farms vary considerably between countries. Indeed, these differences can have a stronger impact on generation costs than differences in wind resources. In the future, northern European cross-border renewable energy auctions should take diverging regulatory conditions into account, a new study argues.

A Solar Movement Grows in New York City

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:45
New York, a city of soaring towers and ever-changing shadows, has designs on something that requires open skies: solar power.

E.ON Pilots Efficiency Funding Scheme for UK Consumers

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:35
Integrated energy company E.ON and BNP Paribas Personal Finance are piloting a new energy efficiency financing scheme for UK consumers.

Astaldi receives stop work order for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project in Canada

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:30

Nalcor Energy has issued a stop work order to Astaldi Canada Inc., the main contractor on its 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project, and is arranging for the company’s about 500 workers in Labrador to return home.

New Partnership Explores V2G Solutions for Europe

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00
Last week San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation and European-based EDF Group announced a strategic partnership that will leverage Nuvve’s expertise in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies in support of EDF Group’s Electric Mobility Plan on “smart charging.”

Could Sustainable Clean Energy Securitization Save the Planet?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:19
The financial instrument that nearly collapsed the global economy is being re-engineered to create a new market with a lofty goal: to save the planet.

Industry and Academia Partner To Train Next Generation of Digital Grid Experts

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:00
Last week, Siemens and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) announced a new new academic partnership that they say will provide students with the skills needed to operate and advance the nation’s energy grid.

Energy Storage in California is About to Get MUCH Cleaner. Here’s How.

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:47
California recently joined other leading states, provinces, cities, and corporations around the world by setting an ambitious 100 percent carbon-free electricity target. It’s a landmark, not because California was the first, but because it is the biggest. The state ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world.

Voith and Siemens to collaborate on hybrid plants that include hydropower

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:00

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower.

Global Electrification Goals Are Driving Microgrid Market

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:05
According to the Microgrid Market Growth Potential - Industry Size Outlook Report 2024, the microgrid market is expected to reach $19 billion by 2024, nearly five times the original valuation of this business space in 2016.

Denmark Does U-Turn on Electric Cars to Reach Fossil-Free Future

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:08
Denmark plans to postpone tax increases on electric vehicles as part of a slew of new measures the government is seeking to consolidate the country’s reputation as a “green pioneer” and help it achieve its climate goals.

Cybersecurity Pact for Europe’s Energy Sector

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:57

A European cybersecurity pact has been agreed that is intended to make “the tools of the energy transition safe for citizens and secure for providers”.

SoCal Edison Selects esVolta for Energy Storage Projects

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:00

The projects, which are pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission, include the Wildcat Energy Storage project (3 MW/12 MWh) near Palm Springs and the three Acorn Energy Storage projects (total combined capacity of 6.5 MW/26.5 MWh) in Thousand Oaks.

Walmart Procures 233-MW Wind-Energy PPA from EDP Renewables

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:30

The deal with Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart includes three wind farms—all developed, owned and operated by EDP Renewables—in the states of Illinois and Indiana. 

HSBC Pension Pledges $329 Million Investment in Green Energy

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:30
HSBC Holdings Plc’s pension manager plans to invest 250 million pounds ($329 million) of its pension scheme into renewable energy infrastructure for wind and solar in the U.K., joining around 30 other firms making similar climate change pledges.

8 Things You Need to Know About the IPCC 1.5˚C Report

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:19
While all countries committed under the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5˚C-2˚C (2.7-3.6˚ F), major questions remained: How can the world achieve this temperature goal? And what happens if it doesn’t?

Drax to Buy U.K. Hydro and Gas Plants from Iberdrola in Coal Shift

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:07
Drax Group Plc agreed to buy some of Iberdrola SA’s power plants for 702 million pounds ($923 million), boosting its clean energy assets in a further shift away from burning coal.