World Bank Puts Fossil Fuels On Notice
The World Bank Group (WBG) yesterday during the One Planet Summit in Paris said that, as of 2019, it will no longer finance exploration for and production of oil and gas.… read more
Israeli Solar Panel Cleaning Tech Firm Raises $13 Million
Israel-based Ecoppia yesterday said that it has raised $13 million, led by investors Swarth Group, GlenRock Israel, Gandyr Group, and Harel Group Insurance and Finance.… read more
Brazil's Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar
Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 MW of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo State, but has plans to build another 450 MW.… read more
DOE Announces New R&D Effort for Offshore Wind
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry on Dec. 12 announced a significant new DOE commitment to advance offshore wind energy.… read more
California Storage Providers Help Balance Renewables on Japan's Grid
Two California energy storage providers say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. Stem Inc., a California firm that provides energy storage solutions, said it’s deploying a network of systems with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray into Asian markets.… read more
Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Re-Power Puerto Rico Includes DERs, Renewables
If Hurricane Sandy, during which millions of New Yorkers lost power and damage to the electric grid was substantial, was the spark that ignited New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision, aka REV” then perhaps Hurricane Maria will be the spark that ignites a new energy vision for Puerto Rico.… read more
Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs
CHP No Longer Perceived Negatively by Utilities
Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference.… read more
The View from Washington On Energy Regulations
And interview with Emily Fisher, Vice President, Law, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute about the view from Washington following a Thursday, December 7 Plenary discussion at POWER-GEN International. Fisher describes the two different avenues that President Trump is pursuing regarding regulations and the energy industry.
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3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN, Energy Imbalance Market, Solar Trade Case
Today's topics include highlights from POWER-GEN, the largest show for the power generation industry, the energy imbalance market, Azeb Asnake, the solar trade case and more.
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A global north-to-south shift in wind power by end of century
GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy
After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels.
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China Three Gorges Starts World's Biggest Floating Solar Project
China Three Gorges New Energy Co. started building the 150-megawatt project in July and part of the plant has connected to the grid, according to a Dec. 10 statement. The project features panels fixed to floats on the surface of a lake that formed after a coal mine collapsed, according to the unit. The entire facility is expected to come online by May 2018.
Trump Will Have to Wait Another Month for a Plan to Rescue Coal
The Trump administration, which was looking to have a plan in place this week to bail out America’s coal country, will instead have to wait until the new year.
Kevin McIntyre, sworn in Thursday as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asked for a 30-day extension to act on a sweeping proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants. Perry, who had called on the commission to come up with a plan by Dec. 11, granted the delay late Friday, saying he “respects the reasons” but “looked forward to swift action.”… read more