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  • New York Launches Innovation Lab To Study Renewable Energy and the Advanced Grid
    This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the signing of an agreement between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Polytechnic) that aims ?to create a world-class facility devoted to energy technology innovation and the rapid deployment of smart-grid technology to modernize New York's electric grid.?
  • Clean Energy Makes Up Record Share of UK Power with Coal-to-Biomass Conversions
    U.K. electricity from low-carbon sources accounted for almost a quarter of the country?s generation in the fourth quarter as Drax Group Plc converted a second coal-power plant to burn wood.
  • Lifting State Limits on Local Power
    In the first half of 2014, distributed local solar power constituted over 25 percent of new power plant capacity. This impressive growth continues several years where solar power has grown by leaps and bounds, producing power right where it's needed and juicing up local economies. But many states have limited how much of their electricity can come
  • The Renewable Electricity Grid: The Future Is Now
    Even a few years ago, renewable energy played only a small role in most countries? energy planning. While governments and publics were eager to increase the share of renewables in their energy systems, the economics of doing so were challenging. There were also serious concerns about the impact on the electricity grid of adding too much capacity from variable renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind.
  • Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution
    Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China?s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year.
  • Wind Project Adds 200 Megawatts to Texas Grid
    EDF Renewable Energy, a leading power producer in the green energy sector, has announced that its Hereford Wind Project reached commercial operation on December 22nd, 2014. The Hereford Wind Project is a wind power plant located on approximately 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County southeast of the northern panhandle town of Hereford, Texas. The Heref
  • Ex-Employees Accuse Ormat of Lying to Receive 1603 Cash Grant Awards
    Ormat is a successful developer of geothermal energy projects. Two former employees have brought a lawsuit alleging that Ormat made inaccurate 1603 Cash Grant submissions to obtain grants for projects that should not have qualified for such grants.
  • German Solar Age?s First Eclipse Passes with Brief Surge in Power Price
    Power prices in Germany fluttered as the first eclipse of the emerging solar age passed and utility operators worked overtime to keep the grid supplied.
  • Financing Climate-concious Investments in Latin America
    Following the conclusion of the United Nations climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, last December, a busy schedule of breakout sessions has begun for Latin American business and political leaders in early 2015.
  • Obama Orders US Agencies to Cut Carbon Emissions 40 Percent by 2025
    President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels over the next 10 years by shifting to renewable energy sources such as solar power.
  • Texas Senator Seeks to Dismantle What He Helped Create: The Renewable Portfol...
    Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) has filed a bill that would eliminate Texas? Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) ? a policy that has catapulted Texas to world leadership in wind energy and strengthened Texas? energy diversity. In addition to terminating the RPS at the end of the year, SB 931would make it more difficult to build renewable energy infrastructure. The argument behind the bill is that because Texas has achieved its RPS goals it?s time to move on. Sounds reasonable, right? Well?
  • Amended Russian Power Law Aims to Boost Renewable Energy Generation
    The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has amended Russia?s federal law on the electric power industry. Ordinance No47 lays out a number of measures aiming to stimulate renewable energy sales in the national retail market.
  • Sweden, Norway Increase Renewable Target Amid Power Glut Concern
    Sweden and Norway agreed to boost their target for renewable energy production amid concerns the additional capacity will exacerbate a power glut and strain the region?s electricity grid.

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