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June 29th
When I first got into solar, Florida seemed to be a natural market. After all, it’s the Sunshine State. In spite of the sun, there is one big problem that was holding back the market: the state of Florida prohibits residents from purchasing electricity fr...
June 28th
A new issue advocacy group has been formed under the name American Wind Action with the goal of helping elect candidates who are strong advocates for wind power in the U.S.
June 28th
In the eastern Australian state of Queensland, developers plans to transform a disused gold mine into a 450-MW pumped-hydro storage facility at a fraction of the cost typically associated with pumped-hydro projects.
June 28th
In the renewable energy industry, many companies worldwide find that distances between offices and installation sites pose a significant challenge for surveying and project management.
June 28th
Hydroelectric power developer Snowdonia Pumped Hydro has withdrawn its application for environmental permits for the 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage plant from Natural Resources Wales.
June 28th
In part one of this article, we discussed Section 1222 — entitled “Third-Party Finance” — of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Here, we look closer at Section 1222 put in practice with Clean Line Energy’s Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project
June 28th
Around the nation, that chatter you hear is the buzz about drones (or the more official term - small unmanned aerial systems - sUAS). Duke Energy is grabbing its share of buzz. It's one of the few utilities testing drones and looking to make them part...
June 28th
SunEdison Inc., the bankrupt clean-energy giant, sold a 7-MW portfolio of rooftop solar projects in India to Amplus Energy Solutions Pvt.
June 27th
Historically, the siting of electric transmission facilities was the exclusive province of state public utility commissions. In the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005 or Act), Congress gave the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) ...
June 27th
Idemitsu Kosan Co., a Japanese refiner, is set to begin drilling surveys for a geothermal project in Fukushima with 10 other Japanese companies, highlighting efforts to promote clean energy in the prefecture after an earthquake in 2011 triggered the worst...
June 27th
Recently I traveled to San Francisco to participate in international efforts to meet the challenge of climate change and accelerate the global transition to clean energy. The main event was the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7), a meeting of 23 coun...
June 27th
Molten salt technology is being developed for use in mineral processing in the mining industry to reduce energy and water costs.
June 27th
When Toto pulls back the curtain in the Wizard of Oz to reveal that the Wizard is just a normal man with no special powers the Wizard says: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. In the case of the proposed stock acquisition of SolarCity by Tesla...
June 27th
In the second half of June, Armenia launched reconnaissance drilling of geothermal wells near Kyarkyar City in the southern part the country, according to a recent statement from Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Hayk Harutyunyan.
June 27th
With the United Kingdom’s referendum gone to vote, the decision to “Brexit” has come at a critical time. The UK’s debate to leave the European Union is heavily rooted in history, with popular consensus at about an even split. While issues such as imm...
June 24th
One of the formative moments in my career was participating in an Energy Department competition called FutureCar — known today as EcoCAR 3 — which challenges students to develop more fuel efficient and sustainable vehicles. Participating in that competiti...
June 24th
A little-known Tokyo-based company’s commitment to biomass has made it a darling among investors.
June 24th
Ontario is going geothermal. The U.S. is shortly behind, and here’s why: Geothermal heat pumps provide the only reasonable solution to heating without combustion. Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan identifies geothermal 10 times as the go-to heating (an...