Geothermal Energy News
- Solar Tariffs: Throttling America's Biggest Job Creation Machine
The U.S. Department of Commerce just announced that it will add high tariffs for solar modules imported from China. The Canadian government is also investigating the adoption of similar measures, following recent complaints filed by Ontario-based solar manufacturers. With the solar industry in hypergrowth, it?s not a surprise that these governments are interested in boosting new jobs, protecting their economies, and fostering the solar sector. The problem is that tariffs are a short-sighted approach that actually attack the future of North American solar on its home soil, and likely destroy more jobs than they create.
- Japan Toughens Rules for Renewable Energy Incentive Payments
Japan?s trade ministry is setting stricter rules for production and sales of renewable energy in what it says is a drive to speed up development of projects and ensure stable power supply.
- Renewable Energy Is Driving the Energy Transformation: REWNA Recap Video
Renewable energy stakeholders are well aware that clean energy is slowly but steadily transforming the energy landscape and that message couldn?t have been more clear at the recently concluded Power-Gen International, the largest show for the traditional power generation industry. Since all forms of power generation are represented at the show through the four co-located conferences, PennWell calls the second week in December "Power Generation Week."
- Buffett Testing Smart Grid Technology for Home Energy Management
Warren Buffett wants to tell you the best time to wash your clothes. Or at least his energy company in the U.K does. Buffett?s Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. is working with Siemens AG to test a so-called smart grid that has the ability to control when consumer appliances will be used in the home.
- East African Countries Move to Adopt Renewable Energy Technologies
The East African region is leading the continent?s charge to embrace renewable energy, including solar, geothermal and wind power.
- Japan's Prime Minister Re-Election Risks Undercutting Clean Energy Push
Shinzo Abe?s re-election as prime minister risks undercutting Japan?s commitment to clean energy at a time when incentives are under review and the nation?s utilities say they can?t accommodate capacity already planned.
- Renewable Energy Matchmaking: Newest Key to Reaching 2020 Sustainability Goals
The siren call of 2020 corporate environmental sustainability goals is quickly getting louder, as corporate leaders realize they must go further today to achieve their sustainability targets for tomorrow. Increased use of renewable energy is an ambitious goal for some of the world?s largest companies, as 59 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly two-thirds of the Global 100 have set GHG emissions reduction commitments, renewable energy commitments or both, according to a recent Ceres? report, Power Forward: Why the World?s Largest Companies Are Investing in Renewable Energy. One global consumer products company, for example, plans to derive 30 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2020.
- The Dream Becomes Real: Touring the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Site
On a crisp fall day in late-September, three white vans crept up a winding Oregon dirt road lined with thick forestry. The pitted, unwelcoming path made for a rough ride ? a likely indicator that many don?t often brave the ride to the top of the crater. Midway through the journey, the lead van stopped beside a hunter readying to traverse the dense, uninhabited wood for prey. Little did he know that the woods were uninhabited for a reason.
- When It Comes to Large-Scale Renewable Progress, Preparation Is Key
The Renewable Energy World, North America conference sessions began Tuesday afternoon, and the Large Scale Renewables Track emphasized lessons learned from which every technology can benefit. The session included insights from the geothermal, wind and bioenergy fields, and each panelist offered insights that encompassed topics ranging from project siting to stakeholder communications to on-site safety, which all boiled down to one major lesson: preparation.
- India Plans Renewables Splurge, But Will Not Commit to Carbon Plan
India, the world?s third-largest polluter, will spend at least $100 billion on climate-related projects but isn?t ready to follow China and the U.S., the top two emitters, in promising to limit its fossil-fuel emissions.
- Sage Advice is the Highlight of the Women in Power Luncheon
The advice that Pennwell?s 2014 Woman of the Year, Mary Powell, gave to women in the power industry during Tuesday?s Women in Power Luncheon might come as a surprise to some. It was this: Stop undercutting each other. Powell said the most difficult obstacles she has encountered in her various leadership roles have not come from men, but rather from other women. Small comments like ?I don?t know how you do it [being a mom and holding a high-level job]?, serve to bring doubt and uncertainty to high achieving women in any industry, and ultimately can lead to women exiting their careers in order to fit what they perceive is the societal norm.
- In Clean Energy, Macro Trends Trump Midterm Political Winds
Let's review some notable news headlines from the month of November.
- Renewable Energy World LIVE - 2014 Edition - Starts Now
Renewable energy stakeholders from all across the world, representing all facets of the industry, have gathered Orlando, Fla. for one of the best all-inclusive renewable energy events of the year. Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America, co-located with POWER-GEN International, Nuclear Power International and the Financial Forum are convening for Power Generation Week, an action-packed five days complete with educational sessions, technical tours, workshops, award ceremonies, keynote addresses, networking breakfasts, parties and so much more.