- Clean Energy Investment Rises 9 Percent, Led by Solar-Power Demand
Clean energy investment rose by 9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier on surging demand for rooftop solar panels from the U.S. to Japan.
- Run-of-River Hydropower Market Worth $1.4 Billion in 10 Years, Says Expert
Tocardo International BV, a Dutch maker of turbines that generate power from water, said the market for installing its devices in rivers may be worth as much as 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 10 years? time.
- CEO of German Utility RWE Says It Should Have Invested in Renewable Energy So...
What?s a beleaguered utility to do when forced by the government to close its profitable nuclear power plants?
- Turning the Tide on Barrage Technology
For countless centuries the power of the tides has been known and understood. It is perhaps remarkable that this prodigious energy been used to generate electricity only within the last half a century. In a bid to rectify this apparent omission, over recent years significant research and development dollars have been ploughed into the development of numerous novel marine hydrokinetic technologies, such as tidal current turbines, which are only now emerging commercially.
- Distributed Generation Shines in Thailand
Electricity generation today is moving towards a more decentralised model where generation is close to demand. Possible benefits are diminished transmission and distribution losses and investments, improved energy efficiency, and increased security of supply. Implementing a large central power plant is extremely challenging in terms of site availability, as well as public concern about environmental issues.
- When Renewables Meet the Oil and Gas Industry, Opposites Attract
At first glance, pairing renewable energy with the oil and gas sector would seem an unlikely match. But behind the curtain, romance could be blooming.
- Global Renewable Energy Should Triple to Save Climate, UN Panel Says
The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said.
- Post-Fukushima Japan Taps Coal Over Renewables
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan?s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he?d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables.
- Russia Sets Renewable Energy Auction Dates
The Russian Government has announced that renewable energy source (RES) investment project auctions (IPA) for the years 2015 through 2018 will be held May 28 through June 10, 2014.
- Capital for Clean Energy Easier to Find as Investors Seek Simplicity
Simplifying finance vehicles for renewable energy will lure more investors and lower the costs of capital.
- Utilities Threatened by Competitive Renewable Energy Growth
Technology is catching up with Thomas Edison?s electricity industry, eating away at the utility business model that hasn?t changed much in a century.
- UN Climate Change Panel to Discuss Global Transition to Renewable Energy
After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.
- Africa Is ?Next Big Place? for Renewables, Says Enel
Enel Green Power SpA, the clean energy company majority owned by Italy?s largest utility, sees Africa as ?the next big place? for renewables as it seeks to expand in markets with faster growth in power demand.