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  • Solar Tariffs: Throttling America's Biggest Job Creation Machine
    The U.S. Department of Commerce just announced that it will add high tariffs for solar modules imported from China. The Canadian government is also investigating the adoption of similar measures, following recent complaints filed by Ontario-based solar manufacturers. With the solar industry in hypergrowth, it?s not a surprise that these governments are interested in boosting new jobs, protecting their economies, and fostering the solar sector. The problem is that tariffs are a short-sighted approach that actually attack the future of North American solar on its home soil, and likely destroy more jobs than they create.
  • Japan Toughens Rules for Renewable Energy Incentive Payments
    Japan?s trade ministry is setting stricter rules for production and sales of renewable energy in what it says is a drive to speed up development of projects and ensure stable power supply.
  • Renewable Energy Is Driving the Energy Transformation: REWNA Recap Video
    Renewable energy stakeholders are well aware that clean energy is slowly but steadily transforming the energy landscape and that message couldn?t have been more clear at the recently concluded Power-Gen International, the largest show for the traditional power generation industry. Since all forms of power generation are represented at the show through the four co-located conferences, PennWell calls the second week in December "Power Generation Week."
  • Buffett Testing Smart Grid Technology for Home Energy Management
    Warren Buffett wants to tell you the best time to wash your clothes. Or at least his energy company in the U.K does. Buffett?s Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. is working with Siemens AG to test a so-called smart grid that has the ability to control when consumer appliances will be used in the home.
  • British Columbia to Proceed with $7.6 Billion Hydropower Project
    British Columbia plans to proceed with construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in the Canadian province?s northeast.
  • Japan's Prime Minister Re-Election Risks Undercutting Clean Energy Push
    Shinzo Abe?s re-election as prime minister risks undercutting Japan?s commitment to clean energy at a time when incentives are under review and the nation?s utilities say they can?t accommodate capacity already planned.
  • Renewable Energy Matchmaking: Newest Key to Reaching 2020 Sustainability Goals
    The siren call of 2020 corporate environmental sustainability goals is quickly getting louder, as corporate leaders realize they must go further today to achieve their sustainability targets for tomorrow. Increased use of renewable energy is an ambitious goal for some of the world?s largest companies, as 59 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly two-thirds of the Global 100 have set GHG emissions reduction commitments, renewable energy commitments or both, according to a recent Ceres? report, Power Forward: Why the World?s Largest Companies Are Investing in Renewable Energy. One global consumer products company, for example, plans to derive 30 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2020.
  • Threatened by Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuel Companies Highlight Their Role in...
    Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., Peabody Energy Corp. and Glencore Plc have increasingly taken to portraying themselves as champions of the world?s poor. Billions of people in developing countries, they say, need access to cheap oil, natural gas and coal to pull themselves from poverty into the middle class.
  • Powering Up Turkey with Hydropower
    With its dependence on imported fuels and electricity demand growth topping 7 percent per year, Turkey is increasingly turning to development of its domestic resources to meet demand. Coupled with its favorable geography, these factors have seen a swathe of hydropower development.
  • Renewable Energy Expanding in South Africa
    South Africa plans to triple electricity production from renewable-energy sources to help alleviate power shortages that caused rolling blackouts throughout the country in recent weeks.
  • India Plans Renewables Splurge, But Will Not Commit to Carbon Plan
    India, the world?s third-largest polluter, will spend at least $100 billion on climate-related projects but isn?t ready to follow China and the U.S., the top two emitters, in promising to limit its fossil-fuel emissions.
  • Sage Advice is the Highlight of the Women in Power Luncheon
    The advice that Pennwell?s 2014 Woman of the Year, Mary Powell, gave to women in the power industry during Tuesday?s Women in Power Luncheon might come as a surprise to some. It was this: Stop undercutting each other. Powell said the most difficult obstacles she has encountered in her various leadership roles have not come from men, but rather from other women. Small comments like ?I don?t know how you do it [being a mom and holding a high-level job]?, serve to bring doubt and uncertainty to high achieving women in any industry, and ultimately can lead to women exiting their careers in order to fit what they perceive is the societal norm.
  • In Clean Energy, Macro Trends Trump Midterm Political Winds
    Let's review some notable news headlines from the month of November.

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