- EPA's Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions
The news about the Environmental Protection Agency?s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) can save the power industry and its customers ? us ? as much as $2 to $4 billion in 2020 and $6 to 9 billion in 2030, while cleaning our air and modernizing the electricity sector.
- What a Thoughtful Idea! Renewable Energy Gift-giving for the Holidays
It?s that time of year again. Are you prepared for the gift giving season? In case you need some extra help, we here at RenewableEnergyWorld.com (REW) wanted to give you some ideas for holiday gifts that you might not have thought of yourself. Below please find some ideas to inspire you to give the gift of renewables. Disclaimer: Part of this list
- A Big Change in How the IEA Views Renewables
The future is tough to predict. The International Energy Agency recently came out with its World Energy Outlook 2014, a comprehensive analysis of global energy demand and the underlying supply mix through 2040. Along with BP?s annual forecast, it is one of the most authoritative documents of its kind. But even the IEA can miss a trend. In the 2014
- Investing in Innovative Ideas for a Clean Energy Future
The clean energy revolution is now, and the U.S. Energy Department is stepping up its commitment to help innovators commercialize their best ideas. At the recent Industry Growth Forum (IGF) in Denver, Colorado, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the new Lab-Corps program to accelerate the transfer of clean energy technologies from the national laboratories to the marketplace, so that game-changing innovations don't languish for lack of money and equipment.
- Wind Energy Provides More Than Two-Thirds of New US Generating Capacity in Oc...
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41 percent) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October 2014. Specifically, five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Texas came on line last month, accounting for 574 MW of new capacity.
- 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.