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  • France Spurs Efficiency, Renewables with $13.4 Billion Energy Plan
    France?s planned energy law will mobilize about ?10 billion (US $13.4 billion) in investment through tax credits and low-interest loans to spur efficiency and renewable power, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.
  • A Grand Vision of a Potential US Energy System
    If all energy production channels were employed, the United States has sufficient resources to eliminate all coal, gasoline and diesel combustion in all demand sectors and replace them with natural gas, wind and solar electricity firmed and shaped with both grid-scale and distributed energy storage. I believe that we can reach a zero-air-pollution, coal-free, crude-import free, all-electric low-cost energy future. We have energy rhetoric and technology to get there; do we have leadership and will?
  • New Jersey Moves Forward with Distributed Energy Resource Plan
    New Jersey state regulators approved a subrecipient agreement last week with the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) to work jointly in the establishment and operation of the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB), which will support the development of distributed energy resources at critical facilities throughout the state through a $200 million allocation from the state?s second Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
  • Fifteen Clean Energy Yield Cos: Where's The Yield?
    In the first article of this survey of yield cos, I noted that many of the recent yield co IPOs have risen so far as to "lend the very term "yield co" a hint of irony" because rising stock prices are accompanied by falling annual dividend yields.
  • Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collec...
    Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5 percent of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, but it?s Marin Clean Energy in California that stands a
  • German Utilities Paid to Stabilize Grid Due to Increased Wind and Solar
    Germany?s push toward renewable energy is causing so many drops and surges from wind and solar power that more utilities than ever are receiving money from the grids to help stabilize the country?s electricity network.
  • As US Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Focused on States and Cities
    Clean Edge?s recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others. As has been the case in recent years ? even with encouraging national-level initiatives from the Obama administration ? states and cities continue to be where most of the action is.
  • Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot
    Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ?freeze? on the state?s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving Ohio backward as other states move forward, developing job-creating  CO2-neutral/CO2-light, clean renewable energy. This new state law freezes economic growth in a sect
  • UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction
    The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur low-carbon electricity.
  • Wind Energy Innovation: Vortex Generators
    The wind energy industry has doggedly pursued higher energy yields and lower costs of energy with each successive generation of wind turbines.  As a result, the wind energy industry has lowered its costs by over 40 percent in just the past four years.  Innovations in wind turbine design, materials, and the sub-component supply chain are continually
  • EU Approves UK Payments for Renewables, Capacity Guarantees
    The European Commission approved the U.K. government?s renewable energy contracts and so-called capacity payments, saying the program that benefits power plants complies with state-aid rules.
  • Europe To Build Only 192 GW of Wind Power Capacity by 2020
    Falling power demand and an economic slump in Europe prompted the region?s wind-turbine industry group to cut its forecast for installations through 2020.
  • ABB Hit by Wind, Solar Charges for Third Consecutive Quarter
    ABB Ltd. earnings dropped for a third consecutive quarter, missing analyst estimates, amid mounting charges at the unit for offshore wind and solar projects.

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