- Brazil Hydropower Company Advances Major Solar Manufacturing Project
Brazil?s nascent solar industry may finally have found the Green Knight it needs to develop domestic cradle-to-grave manufacturing capability that can supply the country?s growing demand: Itaipu, the world?s largest hydroelectric generator.
- Shining a Light on Women Leaders in the Power Industry
In early 2013, a group of women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Florida to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is male-dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to estimates.
- The 51st State Forum Is Now Open ? Share Your Ideal Energy Market
Innovators are, almost by nature, impatient people. What?s here and now is never good enough; they must tinker with it, always looking ahead to how they would do it differently or better. So, when the first articles appeared about the Solar Electric Power Association?s 51st State Initiative on clean tech websites, including RenewableEnergyWorld.co
- France Ploughs Ahead with Renewable Energy While Australia Scales Back Clean ...
While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy Act, which established the carbon pricing mechanism, according to Pranav Srivastava, an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
- Obama to Pledge $3 Billion for Climate Change Fund
President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion to a United Nations climate-change fund that?s intended to help poor nations boost renewable energy and counter the ill effects of global warming.
- Peru to Unveil Plans for Renewable Power Auction
Peru?s government is set to announce plans for a renewable-energy auction during a global climate conference to be held next month in Lima.
- Marine Energy Making Waves on Both Sides of the Pond
In recent months, a number of initiatives aimed at speeding up the development of the wave energy sector have been launched in the U.S. and Europe. As part of the ongoing work to establish a viable United States wave energy industry, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SANDIA) are working on the creation of a sophisticated open-source modeling tool known as WEC-Sim ? and the U.S. Department of Energy is also enlisting the coding community to help in its development. Meanwhile, the European WavePOD project is an industry-wide initiative that aims to solve the problem of converting captured wave energy into electricity by creating a "standardised self-contained offshore electricity generator for the wave industry."
- Turkey?s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks
Construction work on two of Turkey?s biggest dam projects has ground to a halt, as the country pays a price for simmering tensions between Kurdish rebels and the government.
- DOE Loan Guarantee Program Vilified by Republicans Turns a Profit
The U.S. expects to earn $5 billion to $6 billion from a federal loan program, bolstering President Barack Obama?s decision to back low-carbon technologies.
- IEA World Forecast: Stresses on Energy System Must Not Be Ignored
The world?s decision-makers must not let current events distract them from recognizing and addressing the longer-term signs of stress that are emerging in the global energy system, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned today at the launch of its annual World Energy Outlook 2014 report in London.
- Carbon Breakthrough: US, China Make Milestone Agreement to Fight Climate Change
President Barack Obama pledged deeper U.S. cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions and China will for the first time set a target for capping carbon emissions under an agreement between the world?s two biggest economies.
- Fossil Fuels Reap $550 Billion in Subsidies, Hindering Renewables Investment
Fossil fuels are reaping $550 billion a year in subsidies and holding back investment in cleaner forms of energy, the International Energy Agency said.
- Moving Beyond Utility 2.0, To Energy Democracy
The transformation taking place in the electricity system is enormous, and the prescribed solution ? a version 2.0 electric utility ? offers a way for utilities to remain financially solvent, even profitable, in a massively decentralized and renewable energy system. The prescription is powerful: radically change the desired outcomes of the electri