Wind Power News
- Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review
A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.
- Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses
A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.
- Plunge in UK Distributed Energy Investment Forecast for 2019
Investment in the UK?s distributed power generation market will witness a significant decline from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million by 2019, according to new analysis.
- Expect $1.6 Trillion in Clean Energy Investments Through 2020, Says IEA
Investments in new clean-energy capacity will total $1.61 trillion through 2020 even as the expansion of renewables is expected to slow, the International Energy Agency said.
- US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data for the first six months of 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.3 percent of net U.S. electrical generation. Conventional hydropower accounted for 7.0 percent, while non-hydro renewables provided an even larger share at 7.3 percent.
- South Africa Seeks to Improve Process for Renewable Energy Deals
South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said her department wants to address weaknesses in the process of commissioning renewable-power projects.
- Infrastructure Upgrades Mean Texas No Longer Wastes Wind Power
According to a report by the Energy Information Administration, wind curtailments in Texas have dropped steadily and substantially since 2011 thanks mostly to the state?s completion of 3,500 miles of transmission lines as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones program. A curtailment refers to and event where a power plant is asked to slow
- Chile Attracts $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Investment
Chile, the wealthiest nation in Latin America, is attracting $7 billion of renewable investments from Abengoa SA to SunEdison Inc. as the government seeks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to supply cheaper power to the mining industry, which provides a third of the world?s copper.
- One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today
It?s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it?s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33 percent renewable energy by 2015 and to ultimately deliver a carbon neutral electricity supply. They will reach 48 percent renewable power in 2017 and met the carbon n
- Thailand's Energy Absolute to Invest $1.4 Billion in Solar, Wind Projects
Energy Absolute Pcl, whose Bangkok- listed shares have more than tripled this year, plans to spend about 46 billion baht ($1.4 billion) over the next three years to boost generation capacity from renewable energy.
- Suzlon in Talks for Japanese Offshore Wind Partner
India?s Suzlon Energy Ltd. may seek a Japanese partner to make offshore wind turbines, attracted by access to cheap yen loans as projects at sea get costlier and more complex.
- New Cable Technology Can Carry Twice as Much Power from Offshore Wind Farms
ABB Ltd. said a power-cable technology that allows offshore wind farms to transmit more than twice the energy of current set-ups will boost orders at the company?s power systems division in coming years.
- Renewable Energy Accounts for 100 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Cap...
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatts (MW) of wind, 21 MW of solar, and 5 MW of hydropower.