Biomass Energy

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, 10 Jan 2017 15:23:00 UTC

The Clean Tech Primer 2017

In New York, Raymond James released its Clean Tech Primer 2017, arguably the most cogent and concise summary of activity and prospects across the gamut from solar power through to water technology, including all biofuels, biopower and bioindustrials.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:00:00 UTC

Chile will increase small hydropower generation with 3-MW Los Pinos hydropower plant

Chile's Schwager Energy and China-based Shenyang Yuanda Commercial & Investment Co. signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 3 to build the 3-MW Los Pinos run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant in southern Chile's Lagos region, according to BN Americas.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:15:00 UTC

Part IV: Justice Delayed — Will Politics Trump Justice in the Case of the Clean Power Plan?

By the time this column is published, oral arguments in the legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan will have already been made. The en banc panel of 10 appeals court judges is not likely to render its decision before the New Year.  No matter the opinion, it will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:23:00 UTC

World Bank makes US$390 million loan Pakistan's Tarbela hydroelectric plant extension

The World Bank has approved US$390 million in additional financing to be used by Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority for extensions of its Tarbela hydroelectric plant.

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:17:00 UTC

US and China Join Paris Agreement, Bringing it Much Closer to Taking Effect

The United States and China on Sept. 3 formally joined the Paris Agreement in a ceremony in Hangzhou, China, ahead of the G20 Summit. President Obama and President Xi both deposited their country’s official instrument with United Nations Secretary, General Ban-Ki Moon.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:51:00 UTC

The Clean Power Plan: Justice Delayed

In the case of the Fossil Fuel Industry, et. al. VS Earth, et. al., I find myself asking—not for the first time—is justice delayed, justice denied? It should come as no surprise that I am convinced it is.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:41:00 UTC

Will the G20 Spur Post-Paris Climate Action? 3 Signs to Look For

The G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, this September brings together leaders of the world’s largest economies for the first such gathering since the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate. G20 Leaders Summits traditionally focus on economic growth and financial stability, but since more than 190 countries collectively agreed to greatly enhance mitigation of the causes and impacts of climate change, the need to tackle a changing climate and foster clean energy has become a clear economic and business reality.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:29:14 UTC

How A Land Use Plan For the California Desert Turned Climate Change Allies Into Foes

CHUCKWALLA VALLEY, Calif. - Just after noon on a 110-degree summer day, the 5.6-square-mile Desert Sunlight Solar Farm - the biggest of its kind erected on U.S. federal land - is proving why this desolate spot is such a good one for harnessing the sun's rays.… read more
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 UTC

New Heatspring Author

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:53:00 UTC

How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course

The United States, and indeed the world, would do well to reconsider the promise and the limitations of its infatuation with renewable energy. "The issue is, how do we decarbonize the electricity sector, while keeping the lights on, keeping costs low and avoiding unintended consequences that could make emissions increase?"… read more
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:18:00 UTC

Where Now on Climate Change for the UK?

It was a gamble that went spectacularly wrong for Tory Prime Minister David Cameron: Allow the UK to decide through a national referendum on their future participation in the EU and hope that they choose to remain.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:48:00 UTC

Brexit: Insights from Renewable Energy Businesses

Brexit; It’s been the buzz word dominating the media recently and it’s likely to continue for some time. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left both supporting sides of the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ campaign in a somewhat collective state of uncertainty as to how this decision will impact the country right now and in the future years.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:01:00 UTC

Raising Our Game in Clean Energy Innovation

Recently I traveled to San Francisco to participate in international efforts to meet the challenge of climate change and accelerate the global transition to clean energy. The main event was the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7), a meeting of 23 countries and the European Commission.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 12:10:00 UTC

What’s Next? EU, US and Colombia Show They’re Moving Forward with the Paris Agreement

Less than two weeks after 175 nations signed the pivotal Paris Agreement on climate change, a question lingers: What happens now?

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