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POLAND: Poland's share of renewables in energy consumption in 2016 fell short of what is needed to meet its 2020 target, and the gap is likely to grow, the wind industry has…
03.24 / 10:44
windpowermonthly.com
The Public Service Board’s proposed rules are a significant reduction from the current limits and even from a “discussion draft” released in January. The post New noise limit would end turbine development, say advocates appeared first on VTDig…
03.24 / 09:45
vtdigger.org
This week the University of Massachusetts – a public system that enrolls about 73,000 students – earned some new credentials in environmental sustainability. The university dedicated a net-zero facility at its flagship campus in Amherst on March 22 and; the next day, began receiving power at its Boston campus from a remote, 3.9-MW solar array that has been pegged as the largest operational rooftop installation statewide. The post UMass Dedicates On-Site Net-Zero Building, Even As Remote 4-M…
03.24 / 09:14
energymanagertoday.com
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced plans on March 23 to extend the Bay State’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement for the initiative. The post Massachusetts Extends SREC-2 appeared first on Energy Manager T…
03.24 / 09:14
energymanagertoday.com
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine, adjacent facilities in Honolulu, have joined with Hawaiian Electric on a demand-response demonstration project that uses battery energy storage to deliver power during periods of peak energy use, according to a March 21 report by Pacific Business News. The post University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO appeared first on Energy Manager…
03.24 / 09:14
energymanagertoday.com
overnor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on March 23 that the the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) would offer $11 million in funding for 11 microgrid projects across the Empire State as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition. The post NY Prize Offers $11M for Stage 2 Community Microgrid Competition; and NY Green Bank Provides $50M for Stage 3 Buildout appeared first on Energy Manager…
03.24 / 09:14
energymanagertoday.com
Norwegian firm Statoil has completed the previously announced stake purchase of 12.5% in the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm from…
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), a leading alliance of the building sector, is focusing on a new goal: proactive engagement with public policy for energy efficiency and carbon…
03.24 / 08:27
triplepundit.com
In the world’s deepest gold mine, workers will venture 2.5 miles (4 km) below the Earth’s surface to extract from a 30-inch (0.8m) wide vein of gold-rich ore. While these depths are impressive, mining is limited by the frailty of the human body. Going much deeper would be incredibly dangerous, as limitations such as heat, [&#…
03.24 / 05:28
peakoil.com
Over the long run, the oil business is under threat. There are various arguments about why that might happen. Peak supply people argue we are running out of oil. Peak demanders say that market saturation, efficiency, and new technologies will cause oil demand to peak and decline. Similarly, clean energy proponents argue oil will be…
03.24 / 05:28
peakoil.com
Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Statoil ASA and Eni SpA are moving into multi-billion-dollar offshore wind farms in the North Sea and beyond. They’re starting to score victories against leading power suppliers including Dong Energy A/S and Vattenfall AB in [&#…
03.24 / 05:28
peakoil.com
Following a decade-long trend of expansion in coal-fired power capacity globally, new coal power plant construction fell by almost two-thirds (62%) in 2016, PV Magazine has reported. It’s the finding of a new report by green groups Sierra Club, CoalSwarm, and Greenpeace. The report concludes that new coal power in in “freefall”, with a 48%…
03.24 / 05:07
the9billion.com
Whether inside your laptop computer or storing energy outside wind farms, we need high-capacity, long-lasting, and safe…
New York experienced nearly 800 percent growth in solar installations over the past five years, but a recent report says the state may have actually lost solar jobs in 2016. The Solar Foundation’s annual solar jobs census found New York to be one of just six states in the country to lose solar-based jobs last […
03.24 / 00:00
westfaironline.com.
Anyone who has attended the annual meeting of the House Energy Subcommittee has watched the Republican majority vote down all manner of legislation designed to improve Virginia’s poor ranking on energy efficiency. Since energy bills have to survive this subcommittee before the rest of the General Assembly gets to hear them, this little band of naysayers effectively holds back progress on initiatives that would save money and reduce energy use. Why would they do that? As…
03.23 / 23:18
dailykos.com
Ottawa will channel $1.4 billion in financing to the sector through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development…
Ottawa will channel $1.4 billion in financing to the sector through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development…
WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, after the State Department delivers a positive recommendation to start construction on a long-delayed project that has served as a flashpoint in the debate about climate change. Two senior officials said Tom Shannon, the undersecretary of state for …
03.23 / 21:04
fuelfix.com
Claudia Cattaneo: It’s as if the election of Donald Trump didn’t happen and preserving the competitiveness of a major sector of the economy so it attracts capital someone else’s job…
  The Japanese government should consider a fundamental change in its current nuclear energy policy if it wants to recover the public’s trust in nuclear power, writes Tatsujiro Suzuki, Director of the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University. According to Suzuki, staying on the current path will undermine Japan’s economic and political […
03.23 / 20:38
peakoil.com