- New York Launches Innovation Lab To Study Renewable Energy and the Advanced Grid
This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the signing of an agreement between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Polytechnic) that aims ?to create a world-class facility devoted to energy technology innovation and the rapid deployment of smart-grid technology to modernize New York's electric grid.?
- Clean Energy Makes Up Record Share of UK Power with Coal-to-Biomass Conversions
U.K. electricity from low-carbon sources accounted for almost a quarter of the country?s generation in the fourth quarter as Drax Group Plc converted a second coal-power plant to burn wood.
- Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution
Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China?s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year.
- Ex-Employees Accuse Ormat of Lying to Receive 1603 Cash Grant Awards
Ormat is a successful developer of geothermal energy projects. Two former employees have brought a lawsuit alleging that Ormat made inaccurate 1603 Cash Grant submissions to obtain grants for projects that should not have qualified for such grants.
- Tidal Lagoon?s Next Plant May Produce Power on Par with Nuclear
The U.K. company planning the world?s first tidal-lagoon power station said its next plant may generate electricity at almost half the price.
- Financing Climate-concious Investments in Latin America
Following the conclusion of the United Nations climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, last December, a busy schedule of breakout sessions has begun for Latin American business and political leaders in early 2015.
- Obama Orders US Agencies to Cut Carbon Emissions 40 Percent by 2025
President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels over the next 10 years by shifting to renewable energy sources such as solar power.
- Texas Senator Seeks to Dismantle What He Helped Create: The Renewable Portfol...
Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) has filed a bill that would eliminate Texas? Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) ? a policy that has catapulted Texas to world leadership in wind energy and strengthened Texas? energy diversity. In addition to terminating the RPS at the end of the year, SB 931would make it more difficult to build renewable energy infrastructure. The argument behind the bill is that because Texas has achieved its RPS goals it?s time to move on. Sounds reasonable, right? Well?
- Amended Russian Power Law Aims to Boost Renewable Energy Generation
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has amended Russia?s federal law on the electric power industry. Ordinance No47 lays out a number of measures aiming to stimulate renewable energy sales in the national retail market.
- Sweden, Norway Increase Renewable Target Amid Power Glut Concern
Sweden and Norway agreed to boost their target for renewable energy production amid concerns the additional capacity will exacerbate a power glut and strain the region?s electricity grid.
- Carbon Emissions Stop Rising for First Time in 40 Years
Global emissions were unchanged last year, the first time that?s happened amid economic growth in four decades, according to the International Energy Agency.
- Market Forces Signal Clean Energy?s Watershed Moment
Business leaders have an important decision to make this year: to continue operating under the status quo or to join the list of successful companies creating a more sustainable future by contracting or investing in renewable energy and making a positive impact on their brand, customers, employees and bottom line.
- Chile Gets Cleaner at a Profit with Renewable Energy Push
Policies favoring clean energy and increased competition would normally dim prospects for existing producers. Not in Chile, where foreign investors are driving a renewable boom at a time of surging returns by local utilities.