- US Government Recommits to Renewable Energy Ramp-up
Today the Obama administration issued an executive order re-establishing one of the proclamations from the climate change plans it issued this summer: significantly boosting the U.S. federal government's support of renewable energy to supply 20 percent of its energy consumption by 2020.
- Energy Storage Roundup: Ontario and California, Imergy, Stem, Hitachi
Many see energy storage as the holy grail for renewable energy integration. We think it's important enough that we recently added a new technology category to our site to track this topic. We see a lot of headlines related to energy storage cross our desks; here's a sampling from the past few days.
- Latin America Report: Gauging Mexico's Wind Energy Market
The U.S. market for wind energy is something of a contradiction: it's one of the world's larger markets and fastest growing with its own supply chain, yet it's still heavily reliant upon a production tax credit, which was renewed at the last minute last December (yet late with enough uncertainty to chill many projects in the pipeline), and this time its renewal is even less certain.
- Ocean Energy Development: Now Is Not the Time to Be Faint-hearted
Last month the European Ocean Energy Association hosted its first conference outside Brussels at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. It was a great event.
- What the Energy Future Looks Like: West Village, University of California at ...
In the global competition for appealing clean energy solutions, a leading entry is the new West Village at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis), which today celebrated significant progress toward its goal of becoming the largest planned ?zero-net energy? community in the United States.
- UN Conference Overlooks Rising Power of Wind and Other Renewables
Another annual United Nations conference on climate change has ended and international negotiators once again failed to agree to a new treaty on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. Countries gathering the past two weeks in Warsaw made earnest speeches, said they understood the challenge that humans face from increasi
- Navigating New Developments in Turkey?s Growing Renewable Energy Market
In February of this year, Turkey?s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, announced plans to increase the ratio of the country?s renewable energy resources to 30 percent of total energy production by 2023. Over the next ten years The Turkish government is seeking considerable investments to fund projects in wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and geothermal energy, believing a thriving renewable industry to be pivotal to future economic growth. Turkey has already enticed major international investors such as General Electric and Siemens AG; General Electric opened the 22.5-megawatt (MW) Sares wind farm and 10-MW Karadag site, and is scheduled to supply turbines to Fina Enerji Holding AS; Siemens is contracted to supply turbines to a 50-MW wind farm, and the firm expects to be involved in further projects in 2014.
- Renewables and Nuclear: Why Can't We Be Friends?
"The color of your skin don't matter to me, as long as we can live in harmony." - WAR, "Why Can't We Be Friends?" The above verse was written about how differences in people should not matter in the grand scheme of life, but the words can also apply to the relationship between nuclear and renewables in the grand scheme of power generation. It's a w
- THAT'S HOT - Online Advertising
I've blogged on this subject before and, you guessed it, online advertising continues to grow more rapidly that ever before! It's time to learn more and get on the online advertising bandwagon today. I hope you find this helpful. ? Peter ------- Don't you just love online advertising? I know I do ? it is easily trackable. You, renewable energy, s
- Top Five Cool Renewable Energy Projects
Gadgets, libations, installations and even a documentary are proving that renewable energy entrepreneurs are working hard to make our lives better in every way possible. As chief editor of RenewableEnergyWorld.com, I read and hear about a ton of developments in the renewable energy industry. I would guess that our newsroom receives in the neighbor
- Pumped Storage in the Spotlight
I have always found pumped-storage hydropower to be a fascinating technology. According to Wikipedia, the first use of pumped storage was in the 1890s in Italy and Switzerland. And the first pumped-storage plant built in the U.S. was in 1930 by the Connecticut Electric and Power Company, using a reservoir near New Milford, Ct., and pumping water fr
- FERC: Almost All New US Electricity Generation Coming from Solar
The U.S. brought online nearly 700 MW of new electricity generation in October, and practically all of it was large-scale solar energy, according to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects.
- TidalStream Seeks Partner to Test Ocean Turbines in Deep Waters
TidalStream Ltd., a maker of platforms for tidal-power turbines, is in talks with energy companies and utilities to test its technology in deeper waters.