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  • Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2015: A Fine February
    After a rough start to the year, My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 posted a strong recovery in February.
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  • India to Quadruple Renewable Capacity to 175 Gigawatts by 2022
    India plans to quadruple its renewable power capacity to 175 gigawatts by 2022 as part of the government?s plan to supply electricity to every household, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday.
  • The Food Waste Debacle
    Last week there was a Fast Food industry fly-in to DC ? arguing for a repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard on the grounds of food price impact. Politico reports:
  • UK Low-Carbon Contract Winners Revealed: Wind Scores, Solar Disappoints
    The first round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) programme ? the UK scheme that is designed to support low-carbon generation and a capacity margin in the energy sector ? has concluded. Contracts were offered to 27 renewable electricity projects with a total value of some £315 million (US$500 million), which include two offshore wind farms with a total planned capacity of more than 1.1 GW, 15 onshore wind projects and five solar projects. In total, more 2 GW of new low-carbon capacity (including renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage) could be built under the CfD scheme.
  • Scientific Research Crucial to Success of New Biofuels Plants
    The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) played crucial roles in the technology that has led companies DuPont, POET, and Abengoa to open commercial-scale facilities to turn biomass into clean transportation fuels.
  • European Commission Unveils Draft Energy Strategy
    The European Commission has unveiled ?A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy,? which is a key plank in the development of its plans for Europe?s energy sector through 2030.
  • Clean Energy Is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple and Google
    Apple and Google have changed our lives forever, both because of their technological innovations and sheer size as global corporations. Now, they?re aiming to reshape the energy landscape.
  • Japan Panel Considers 16 Percent Cut for Solar Feed-in Tariff
    Japan is considering reducing the incentives for developers of solar power projects by as much as 16 percent to reflect lower operating and maintenance costs.
  • Apple To Build Two Renewable-Powered Data Centers in Europe
    Apple Inc. plans to spend 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) building data centers in Ireland and Denmark in its biggest European investment, with the facilities set to run services such as iTunes and maps for users of its devices.
  • Harvard?s Star Alumni Urge Week of Fossil Fuel Protests
    Actress Natalie Portman, environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and other high-profile Harvard University alumni are calling for demonstrations to urge divestment from fossil fuels.
  • Outlook for Bioenergy 2015: What?s in Store for This Versatile Renewable Ener...
    To say that the bioenergy industry is multi-faceted would be a huge understatement. The catchall term ?bioenergy? can be used to describe biomass for power; biomass for heat; biogas ? derived from agricultural or animal waste ? for power; and biofuel for transportation ? which encompasses everything from biodiesel to corn ethanol to second-generation ethanol. Each facet of this enormous industry has its own trade associations, its own set of opportunities and challenges and its own job offerings. It?s often surprising to learn that a forester, an electrical engineer and a chemical biologist can each claim to be part of the bioenergy industry.
  • Geothermal Visual: Capacity Factors for Assorted Energy Systems
    ?Capacity factor? refers to a measure of actual output over a period of time. Capacity factors for various types of energy systems, as recorded by DOE and NREL, are given in the visual above. The capacity factor of geothermal power facilities is very efficient and is usually at or above 90 percent. This is on par with or higher than other baseload

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