Thursday, 17 May 2012

News around the world on renewable energies.

Estas son algunas de las noticias publicadas en la segunda semana de mayo 2012.

Renewable Energy in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Energy production faces unprecedented uncertainty. Increased awareness about the effects of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels has prompted policymakers and scientists to rethink their strategies. The Renewable Energy industry in Australia ...
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GCL Solar Energy Places Order for 22.5MW of Satcon Equinox 500kW Inverters and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, May 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Satcon Technology Corporation(R) (NASDAQ:SATC) , a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that it has been selected by GCL Solar Energy, ...
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Solar project in desert gets boost from California Legislature
Los Angeles Times
(Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times / November 4, 2011) By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times Despite strong opposition from environmentalists, the state Assembly on Thursday approved controversial legislation that allows a solar energy developer to bypass ...
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Los Angeles Times

Truth Needle: Inslee's claims about renewable energy half true
The Seattle Times
It's impossible to quantify how much the state's Initiative 937 — which set the renewable-energy quota for large utilities — was responsible for attracting new investments in wind, solar and biomass technologies. By Susan Kelleher Inslee is proud of ...
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The Seattle Times

CBD Energy Signs Definitive Deal For Westinghouse Solar
Wall Street Journal
CBD Energy Ltd. (CBD.AU) agreed to acquire Westinghouse Solar Inc. (WEST) in an all-stock deal that values Westinghouse at roughly A$2.49 million ($2.5 million) as the Australian renewable energy company looks to gain access to the US market.
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Renewable Energy Solution Systems Creates Investor Relations Packet
MarketWatch (press release)
PORT WASHINGTON, NY, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Renewable Energy Solution Systems, Inc., (RES Systems) a publicly traded Nevada corporation, (pinksheets:RESS) has made available an Investor Relations information packet in response to the ...
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Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, May 9, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (OBB:AVRW) ("Aventine" or "the Company"), a leading producer of clean renewable energy, announced today its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
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Alternative energy projects at risk
Kennebec Journal
s $1.4 billion transmission system upgrade isn't designed to handle the power that can be made available at times from new and existing alternative energy plants in northern and eastern Maine, federal utility regulators and the region's grid operator ...
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On renewable-energy priorities, 'a good step forward'
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Gabrielle Stebbins, executive director of Renewable Energy Vermont, with the solar panels on the roof of ECHO in Burlington on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. / Free Press file photo Gabrielle Stebbins is executive director of Renewable Energy Vermont ...
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Thor Renewable Energy wants to expand Brevard operations
Florida Today
Megan Lizotte, an FIT graduate, works for Thor Renewable Energy Inc. at its Melbourne facility The Brevard County Commission will consider Thor Renewable Energy Inc.'s request for financial incentives during its meeting that begins at 9 am Tuesday at ...
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Alternative-Energy Stocks to Watch
Smartmoney.com
By PAUL B. FARRELL Yes, there are lots of deals in alternative-energy technology stocks. Your research just has to dig deeper. That's what I discovered when I was publishing my financial newsletter years ago. So when I saw Wired magazine's new feature, ...
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Westinghouse Solar and CBD Energy Sign Definitive Merger Agreement
NASDAQ
CAMPBELL, Calif., May 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westinghouse Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:WEST), a designer and manufacturer of integrated rooftop solar power systems, and CBD Energy Ltd. (ASX:CBD), a diversified renewable energy company, today jointly ...
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California Legislature OKs disputed solar power plant in desert
Kansas City Star
By LOUIS SAHAGUN LOS ANGELES -- Despite strong opposition from environmentalists, the California Assembly on Thursday approved controversial legislation that allows a solar energy developer to bypass local agencies in seeking to build a large-scale ...
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Energy Conversion Devices Cancels Going Concern Auction of United Solar
MarketWatch (press release)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 7, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. ("ECD") , a leader in materials science and renewable energy technologies, and its wholly-owned subsidiary United Solar Ovonic LLC ("USO") today announced ...
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Renewable Energy Group posts quarterly profit
Reuters
(Reuters) - Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI.O) posted a first-quarter profit and said sales of its biodiesel jumped by 69 percent from a year earlier as it ramped up production. Net income rose to $40 million, or 6 cents per share, from a loss of $5.3 ...
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Green Energy Won't be Soiled
Forbes
And while the administration's critics will say that renewable energy is not viable without lucrative tax breaks, the president's team is plowing forth. “At the beginning of 2009, not a single, large-scale solar energy project had been approved for ...
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Forbes

CBD Energy Secures US$25 Million Line of Credit
MarketWatch (press release)
SYDNEY, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CBD Energy (asx:CBD) ("CBD" or "the Company"), a diversified renewable energy company focused on solar power installations, wind farm developments, energy efficiency design and solar module assembly in ...
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Lincoln Renewable Energy Officially Dedicates Its NJ Oak Solar Project, the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
FAIRFIELD, NJ, May 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lincoln Renewable Energy (LRE), a leading developer of solar and wind projects, today held the official dedication ceremony for its 12.5 mega-watt NJ Oak solar project. Local officials joined LRE ...
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Saudi Arabia Plans $109 Billion Boost for Solar Power
Bloomberg
The world's largest crude oil exporter aims to have 41000 megawatts of solar capacity within two decades, said Maher al- Odan, a consultant at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy. Khalid al-Suliman, vice president for the ...
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High Capital Costs Limit Renewable Energy Projects In Chile -IEA
Fox Business
SANTIAGO – Despite the Chilean government's plans to boost renewable energy sources, high capital costs remain a significant entry barrier for renewables, the International Energy Agency's Deputy Executive Director Richard Jones said on the sidelines ...
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Meadowlands Landfill Solar Farm Dedicated
MarketWatch (press release)
KEARNY, NJ, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) today joined the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and SunDurance Energy to dedicate the Kearny Landfill Solar Farm, the first solar project on a ...
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Got a deck? Solar panels now a plug-in appliance
CNET
It's a green-energy geek's dream do-it-yourself project: attach a few solar panels to your deck and watch your electric bills go down. Now one company is selling such a product. SpinRay Energy has developed a system that lets consumers install up to ...
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Renewable Energy Group to Attend Upcoming Investor Conferences
MarketWatch (press release)
AMES, Iowa, May 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) announced today that the Company will participate in the following investor conferences: On Monday, May 14, 2012, REG Chief Executive Officer Daniel Oh will attend ...
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Salem conducting acoustic testing to determine impact of proposed wind turbine ...
Boston.com
After a tour of eight potential wind turbine sites in Salem by UMass Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (RERL) last year - including the Salem Willows and Forest River Park - Mayor Kim Driscoll endorsed the idea of putting one on Winter Island.
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Solar energy: Government planning to set up 10000 water systems
Times of India
Ramesh said that this project marked the convergence of the twin aims of developing rural areas and promoting use of renewable energy. "For the first time we have taken the programme and said that lets address this issue of renewable energy because ...
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Sullivan Solar Power Stands Up in Recent Statewide Net Metering Debate
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
San Diego Solar Energy Company Contests Utilities to Ensure Renewable Energy Growth San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 The solar energy industry has come together to dispute the investor owned utility companies' efforts to destabilize the net metering ...
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European Power, Renewable Energy and Engineering Leaders Join to Develop Wave ...
CleanTechnica
European utilities are deepening their involvement in the development of renewable marine energy resources, a sign that wave, tidal and other renewable ocean energy technology may be poised to come of age. Vattenfall, Europe's sixth-largest power ...
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Europeans Look To China For Renewable Energy Expansion
ThinkProgress
By Climate Guest Blogger on May 11, 2012 at 10:33 am by Jeffrey Cavanagh Even in the midst of an economic crisis, most European countries are staying committed to deploying renewable energy. But with demand starting to lag due to fiscal constraints, ...
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ThinkProgress

Willing to Pay (a Little) More for Clean Energy
New York Times (blog)
By JUSTIN GILLIS The perception that the American public is adamantly opposed to higher energy costs is at the root of most political opposition to policies favoring the adoption of renewable energy. But a new study of public opinion finds that people ...
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New York Times (blog)

A solar boom in India
Washington Post
Among the Group of 20 countries, India's clean energy sector was the second-fastest growing in 2011. India is likely to see a continued rise in renewable energy generation in the next decade. Read related article. Source: “Who's Winning the Clean ...
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Westinghouse Solar removes CEO after CBD buyout deal
Reuters
May 9 (Reuters) - US solar power systems maker Westinghouse Solar Inc said it removed Chief Executive Barry Cinnamon from his position and appointed an interim CEO, after Australia's CBD Energy struck a deal to buy the company. In a regulatory filing, ...
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Alex Salmond trip in bid to forge Norway energy link
BBC News
Mr Salmond will be the keynote speaker at a renewable energy conference in Bergen, hosted by Norwegian employers federation Norsk Industri. He is expected to tell delegates about Scotland's "renewables revolution", as the country aims to reach a target ...
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Community Power vs. the Kochs
Huffington Post
Although renewable efforts in states like Iowa and California have kept the US on the map in the wind and solar sectors, our lagging position in renewable energy innovation, along with the dependence that comes from our chronic over-consumption of ...
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NIB helps tap renewable energy in India
Reuters
NIB helps tap renewable energy in India The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and India's Axis Bank Limited have agreed on a USD 50 million loan for seven wind turbine parks in India. Altogether, 208 wind turbines of 0.85-2.10 MW will be set up, ...
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Solar, wind and the Saudis: reading the energy tea leaves
Examiner.com
Ka-Care otherwise known as King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has announced an investment program in excess of $109 billion for wind, solar and nuclear on May 8, 2012 based on the growing realization their oil reserves will not last ...
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Energy Storage: It's All About The Software
Forbes
Novel batteries for storing solar and wind energy have gotten a lot of attention from researchers and investors, but they can't do their job without software that tells them when and how much energy to charge and discharge. A startup called Growing ...
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Forbes

Pacific Islands Aiming For Energy Self-Sufficiency
Voice of America
A renewable energy project in Tokelau, supported by UNDP, converts solar-generated power to electricity. (Photo: UN/Ariane Rummery) A renewable energy project in Tokelau, supported by UNDP, converts solar-generated power to electricity.
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Voice of America

Corps using renewable energy on battlefield
Jacksonville Daily News
The demonstrations made it clear that renewable energy is the future of warfare. The new Marine Corps is finding that being Green equates to being lean. “Other people are busy saving the planet; this is about saving Marine lives,” Charette said.
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Solar project opens on federal property
Washington Times
The Enbridge Silver State North solar project in Clark County, Nevada, one of at least 28 renewable-energy projects approved by the Obama administration for construction on government land, will produce enough electricity to power about 9000 homes, ...
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Washington Times

Canadian solar to make panels in Japan
MarketWatch
Canadian Solar, which boasts high-quality solar photovoltaic products and low-cost structures, currently has a roughly 3% share of the Japanese market and aims to raise this to 10% in five years. Under the government's renewable-energy feed-in tariff ...
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Lincoln Renewable Energy cuts ribbon on $50 million solar facility in ...
The Bridgeton News - NJ.com
NJ Oak Solar, a facility developed by Chicago-based Lincoln Renewable Energy, cut the ribbon on its newly constructed solar project on Elmer Road Thursday afternoon. While the solar market in New Jersey has been volatile, and uncertainty about the ...
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The Bridgeton News - NJ.com

Renewable Energy Generation Ltd Turbine Order
Power Engineering Magazine
Renewable Energy Generation Limited ("REG") (AIM: WIND), the UK renewable energy group, today announces that it has purchased two Vestas V90 2MW wind turbines for its site at Orchard End in Lancashire. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in early ...
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Solar arrays on schools give Burlington clean energy, revenue
vtdigger.org
“Encore Redevelopment is committed to encouraging a healthy local renewable energy marketplace in Vermont. Toward that end, we worked exclusively with Vermont-based businesses on this project, making it a truly local effort that we hope can be ...
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Nations 'blessed with resources'
The Press Association
Both Scotland and Norway could make a huge contribution to Europe's green energy targets, the First Minister has said. Alex Salmond highlighted the renewables links between the two countries on a visit to Norway. Initial work has got under way on a ...
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Energy Storage – For More Than Renewables
Scientific American (blog)
By Melissa C. Lott | May 14, 2012 | Large-scale energy storage technologies are often hailed as a key to enabling increased use of intermittent renewable energy resources – like solar and wind – to supply the nation's electricity demand.
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